In this week’s episode, I spoke again to the “Shrink for Entrepreneurs” Peter Shallard from Commit Action (aff, and recommended!) about our paradoxical desire for “freedom” in entrepreneurship, and about the value of creating systems of accountability.
We touched on goal setting (and the controversies in the science of it), Peter discussed the specific steps for setting yourself up with a powerful in person mastermind group, and we discussed what it means to live a “highly leveraged” life, maximizing human flourishing.
My Favorite Parts of This Chat Were
[4:10] The problem with “freedom” as a goal in business
[6:30] The alternative to freedom seeking & why it’s better
[9:00] Why discomfort is a valuable part of that process
[11:20] What it means to live a “highly leveraged” life
[17:00] Jerry Seinfeld and Noma (in Denmark), as examples
[21:50] What it means to replace freedom with leverage
[23:15] Willpower depletion and the mental gastank
[27:45] Being in the zone, but the wrong one
[34:00] The results of doing high leverage tasks compared to others & why “working on work” depletes willpower
[36:00] Working on work depletes willpower
[38:20] Increasing accountability to transform yourself for the good
[41:25] The problem of isolation and countering it with accountability
[51:45] Learning from others and sharing goals
[59:10] How to set long term goals that matter.
[67:15] Whether it’s better to tell or not tell other people your goals
Even if you missed our webinar offer a couple months back, Peter’s accountability and productivity coaching service Commit Action is still a huge competitive advantage for entrepreneurs that I recommend highly.
What’d You Think?
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