As I always remind our Accelerator members, you are the first resource of your business and its biggest obstacle. Steve Glaveski shares why you need to develop yourself to develop your business. Self-development will not only make you a more effective business owner, but will make you even happy in your life and work.
Steve is the CEO of Collective Campus, a training firm that helps organization unlock their transformative growth using design thinking and lean startup principles.
He’s also helping kids in his native country of Australia start their own businesses as part of his project Lemonade Stand.
And he’s recently published a book, Employee To Entrepreneur to help people prepare for the future of work by providing strategies for transitioning out of corporate employment.
Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:
- Why too many of us conform to standards that aren’t true to ourselves.
- How workplace stress often comes down to a lack of control over your life.
- Use your family as the motivation to improve yourself, not an excuse not to find time for self-development.
- How Steve sees work changing in the next decade.
- Why you have to get comfortable hearing the word, “no”.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Tell your story
- Align your habits
- Practice self-awareness
- Manage your energy
- Develop yourself to develop your business
How Steve Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 5:30 am
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Prioritize effectively. 2) Outsource and delegate. 3) Automate.
- Ideal work environment: Often in the office, but with time carved out for uninterrupted work from around 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and some binaural beats to help focus on 2 – 3 key tasks to build momentum.
- Superpower: Helping people unlock their potential.
- Regains focus by: Go for a 20-minute walk.
- 90-day goal: Getting the book onto bestseller lists to reach more people and have greater impact as well as grow Lemonade Stand to a point where they can go public with it.
“My core mission is all about unlocking people’s latent potential to create impact in the world and lead more fulfilling lives.”
“When something becomes a job, you see it as work and you don’t see it as a source of something that can nourish your soul, you just see it as something that generates some income so you can keep paying the bills.”
For first time entrepreneurs, Steve says that this automation tool is a must have:
Linked Helper to get super focused on your target market and start reaching out to them to learn about what they need.
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