Pilot: Can, Start and a List

Pilot Episode - Can, Start & a List
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Pilot: Can, Start and a List
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Pilot Episode: Can, Start and a List

This episode explores a variety of ideas, and gives you a flavor of one approach I’ll take in this podcast. This episode is also the first in an ongoing series entitled Personal Scatter Plot, which will cover various stories from my 3 decades of business and career experience.

The episode encourages listeners to take action and get started on pursuing new opportunities amidst rapid changes in technology and the economy. Everyone possesses valuable skills, knowledge and life experiences that can be leveraged, despite any perceived limitations or negative self-talk.

Topics covered in this episode include:

Embracing Change and New Opportunities

  • Massive changes disrupting industries and career paths…
  • But also enabling new potential for empowerment and financial freedom…
  • Golden age for business builders, product makers and online creators…

The Power to Start

  • You don’t need a great idea, execution is key…
  • Overcoming distractions and responsibilities is the biggest challenge…
  • And often the hardest part is simply starting…

My Winding Path

  • Odd jobs and college bail-out…
  • To startups and Fortune 500 companies…
  • One foot in business, one in technology (then and now)…
  • Below average qualifications > above-average success…

Overcoming Negative Self-Talk

  • Damaging impact of telling yourself “I can’t”…
  • Re-framing age as a valuable asset…
  • Managing limited time like an investment…

Developing an Action Plan

  • Every perceived blocker has a potential solution…
  • Saying “I can” leads to asking “How?” and forming a plan…
  • Help hold me accountable (to the podcast and more)…

Conclusion

  • Change brings opportunities (that are more accessible than ever)…
  • You have more potential than you realize with your existing skills…
  • The key is managing your life assets carefully and taking action…