Karl Staib shares how to learn from your struggles, so you can become a better version of yourself.
You know I’m also a huge advocate of knowing yourself for yourself, so you can create work that works for you!
He helps entrepreneurs turn their struggles into stepping stones. He shares how he turned his own setbacks with a health scare and losing his job into opportunities to change his life for the better.
Learn more about his work at DigToFly.com.
Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:
- The process he used to reframe his negative mindset.
- Why he pivoted a couple of times to arrive at his current business.
- The Dig To Fly Method to learn from your struggles.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Habit alignment.
- Reframe your mindset.
How Karl Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 6:50 am
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Meditation. 2) Outreach. 3) Experimenting.
- Ideal work environment: In a quiet place – usually in his office – using time-boxing with typically 25 or 50-minute increments.
- Regains focus by: Breathing.
- 90-day goal: Putting experiential stories into his upcoming course and book.
“Freedom comes from understanding who we are.”
“It’s not about this end goal, it’s about where we’re at now and enjoying the process of building something.”
“Everything is manageable, it’s just getting a little bit of mental space to allow yourself to process it.”
“There are so many talented people in our lives and we forget that they want to help us!”
“How can you dig down and really find what’s going on? And when you do, that’s when you can start seeing these things as opportunities and that’s when you can start to fly high.”
Struggling with thinking for yourself? Karl offered this advice for how to think for yourself more often:
1) Take time to reflect on your day at the end of the day. Think about what you did that went well.
2) Remember those things and take time to appreciate what you are able to do.
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