Is It Possible To Become The Leader You Wish You Were ? . . . With Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together.

Described as “a visionary thinker with a rare intellect,” Simon teaches leaders and organizations how to inspire people. With a bold goal to help build a world in which the vast majority of people wake up every single day feeling inspired, feel safe at work, and feel fulfilled at the end of the day, Simon is leading a movement to inspire people to do the things that inspire them.

Simon is the author of multiple best-selling books including Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, Together is Better, and Find Your Why. He is best known for popularizing the concept of WHY in his first TED Talk in 2009.

In today’s episode, Simon shares how the concept of WHY started, how to utilize the chemicals we produced in our body the right way and his passion for sharing his thinking to help leaders be the leaders they wanted to be.

What You’ll Learn from this Episode:

  • Why knowing your “WHY” is the key to your success
  • What is the true meaning of leadership?
  • How can you make a positive impact in the lives of your team as an entrepreneur
  • And much more!

“Where we find happiness is when we have the opportunity to serve. When we are in our healthiest is when we have the opportunity to look after those in our charge. I think a lot of entrepreneurs like being the boss and like being in control and they forget that it comes off the element of responsibility."

Topics Covered:

01:05 – Simon shared his story, how he started his passion of writing his bestseller books and the most important for him rather than the number of the book he sold.

05:03 – The hardest part for him when writing his book.

07:30 – What Simon hopes people would do to work and move forward.

09:15 – How entrepreneurs can utilize the four chemicals produced in our body that reward our behavior on the day to day basis.

12:10 – What the circle of safety is all about.

15:00 – The effects of social media now that creates a huge impact on our lives.

19:00 – Books Simon likes to read and the people whom he is honored to meet during his travels.

22:15 – Rock shares how his community started, how they are accountable with each other, how they are giving back to people and ask Simon what’s his thought about this type of community.

29:20 – Simon’s advice to millennials in dealing with habits and to not be caught up with it and his tips to naturally provoke the chemicals on our body that people can focus on.  

34:05 – Simon words of wisdom, “Becoming a parent is a lifestyle, becoming a leader is the same thing, it’s a choice and it’s a lifestyle choice.”

Key Takeaways

“The CEO is not responsible for the numbers. The CEO is responsible for the people who are responsible for the numbers.” 

“Your success will grow exponentially when you take care of the people who are responsible for your success.” 

“Leadership is not a rank it is a choice.” 

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