64 episodes

Dig Deep to Fly High. Karl Staib interviews passionate people in business, so you can unlock your life's work and make a bigger impact in the world. In these interviews you'll learn how to grow your business and career, so you can help more people around the things that you truly care about.


It can start with a side hustle and expand into a business or it can be a passion project that helps people. As long as you are doing things that excite you and helps you grow, that's what matters. We dig deep to understand what stories we are telling ourself, learn from them and find the opportunities that were hidden from us because we haven't taken the time to process and calibrate our direction.

Dig to Fly Karl Staib

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

Dig Deep to Fly High. Karl Staib interviews passionate people in business, so you can unlock your life's work and make a bigger impact in the world. In these interviews you'll learn how to grow your business and career, so you can help more people around the things that you truly care about.


It can start with a side hustle and expand into a business or it can be a passion project that helps people. As long as you are doing things that excite you and helps you grow, that's what matters. We dig deep to understand what stories we are telling ourself, learn from them and find the opportunities that were hidden from us because we haven't taken the time to process and calibrate our direction.

    Embrace Your Inner Volatility with Wylie McGraw

    Embrace Your Inner Volatility with Wylie McGraw

    Wylie McGraw is a performance coach. He helps people find ways to figure out what is holding them back and how to optimize their current actions to make big gains.


    Highlight from the show:


    How he digs deep to help people get to where they want to go.Why his best still wasn’t good enough for his father.Being pushed to be perfect.Understanding why his strive for perfectionism was so toxic.How he got into the sport of bull riding.Finding what he wanted to do on his own.How he found his gifts in the armed forces.Embracing his inner volatility.Utilizing our energy so we can get the important things done.Why leaders are struggling in today’s environment.Giving himself permission to be present.Can you sit with an emotion that feels uncomfortable?Being introduced to Mickey Mantle.Why do we hide behind the labels that we create?Getting stuck in labels.Surrendering your control over things.How to face difficult feelings and situations in your life.We are going about success the wrong way.How he deals with his anger.How we harbor our unresolved stress.Allowing ourselves to dig into our uncomfortable conversations.Developing self-mastery.

    You can learn about Wylie over at his website WyleMcGraw.com. You can also follow him on LinkedIn.


    And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you love the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!

    • 57 min
    Finding Opportunities at Any Stage with Devin Ambron

    Finding Opportunities at Any Stage with Devin Ambron

    Devin Ambron is an entrepreneur, marketing strategist and productivity specialist. He shares how he has built a successful business and is now in a pivot as he figures out his next move. I love how honest he is in this interview as he explains his strategy and process.


    Highlights from the interview:


    Why he graduated high school with strangers.Learning about what he liked and what he was interested in.How he learned why medical school wasn’t for him.Digging into the clues that helped him figure out his passion.How he got fired from a sales job.What he learned from his time as an Uber driver.You can only map backwards. This is important to finding our threads in our careers.When to let an idea go and move on to the next thing in your career.Seeking change is healthy when balanced within a career.Test, move and shift how you can help your customer.Finding opportunities at any stage in a business.Optimizing your productivity by understanding your personality.The important questions you should ask yourself before you take on a new task.How we can leverage other people’s skills to help grow stronger together.What the first problem is in everyone’s business.Learning the basic processes of business when you have to start over.The power of structuring your business, so it makes you happy.Creating things for ourselves and not judging ourselves on the results.Measuring yourself against yourself and not anyone else.Finding your tribe.Dealing with uncertainty.Everyone’s favorite part of the show - Rapid fire questions.

    You can learn about Devin over at his website Devin Ambron. You can also learn more about him over at LinkedIn.


    And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you love the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!

    • 54 min
    The Power of Core Values with Tony Hsieh

    The Power of Core Values with Tony Hsieh

    Tony Hsieh, a Co-founder of Zappos, passed away last year and it’s made me want to listen to this interview from 10 years ago. I interviewed Tony about how he overcame his fears and turned them into fuel to build an even stronger business.


    It’s cool to see how my interview style has grown and also in many ways stayed the same.I cringe at how I ended the interview. I was so nervous that he didn’t even see it coming. It made me laugh out loud.


    Highlights from the interview:


    Why Tony quit his well paying day job.How he looked within and decided what he should do next with his career.How he started Link Exchange and sold it for life changing money.Why money doesn’t matter that much and why we shouldn’t dictate our career decisions.Why Link Exchange almost fell apart.What he learned from Link Exchange and how he used these learnings to help him build a more successful company.When Tony went all in on Zappos.How he looked at going to school at Harvard and his mindset, so he could keep doing the things he loved.Growing his confidence.Putting in the time to master a skillGraduating from Harvard.Most people fail at their first business idea.How his definition of success has changed over time.His latest definition of success. This was a precursor to how he viewed life and how his spiral downward might have led to his death.How he was very afraid when he first started talking to large groups. What he did to become more comfortable speaking to audiences.Why our view of public speaking runs very deep.The most important part of hiring someone for your company.How the Amazon acquisition of Zappos was different from most of the other acquisitions that Amazon had done before.If he had to start Zappos all over again what he would do.How he sped up the communication process inside of Zappos so they could move faster.Why people should understand and appreciate the company’s core values and how it helped Zappos scale up as a company.Your company can’t be all things to all people.The power of adding to what you already have.

    And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you love the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!

    • 45 min
    Difficult Conversations Spur Growth with Thanh Pham

    Difficult Conversations Spur Growth with Thanh Pham

    Thanh Pham is the founder of Asian Efficiency. He’s a productivity expert who has learned how to dig deep into himself and come out a better leader and friend. You are going to love how open he is about how he has learned to have difficult conversations so he can continue to grow.


    Highlights from the interview:


    How his busy parents raising style helped form his personality.The super smart system his parents used to help him get in his home when his parents were working.Why he is working on deepening his ability to feel empathy for others.Why he started working with a sports psychologist.He grew up in a household that didn’t talk about feelings and how he worked at becoming more comfortable with sharing his feelings.Communicating in a more meaningful way.Why difficult conversations spur growth.What he learned from a difficult conversation with a friend that helped him.The importance of having a coach/mentor/therapist to help you have an outside perspective, so you can process what is really going on in your life.Why great relationships are so important to living a healthy life.What is a fixed mindset?What is a growth mindset?Learn how you can cultivate a growth mindset to grow your career.Why he hires people with a growth mindset.How he cultivates having deep conversations with his employees that doesn’t talk just about work, but he wants to have personal conversations with them as well.The power of helping people feel heard so you can be a better leader.Favorite book.Favorite podcast.Favorite speaker.Thanh is a productivity master and he shares his number one productivity tip to our community.

    You can learn about Thanh over at his website Asian Efficiency. You can sign-up for his newsletter where he shares productivity tips. He also has an amazing podcast called The Productivity Show.


    And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you love the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!

    • 54 min
    Why Meditation is Not Optional with Manuj Aggarwal

    Why Meditation is Not Optional with Manuj Aggarwal

    Manuj Aggarwal is business mentor and strategist. He has dealt with a lot of ups and down in life and it’s fascinating what he larned and how its influenced his business.


    Highlights from the interview:


    How Manuj dealt with bullies in his neighborhood at the age of 9.The rollercoaster ride of starting his career.How he went from the boss from hell to the calm and caring boss that he is today.How he encourages personal growth within his company.The importance of meditation and how his practice influenced his life.We all have different ways of learning.His main focus when teaching new employees.Showing them the step by step process that he uses to teach his employees.Honing his storytelling skills to help people get onboard.Painting a clear picture so people can latch on to the idea.Dealing with a rocky relationship with his father.It’s not about the solution that you are selling, it’s about how you make them feel.Understanding the key aspects of the sales process.The dominant emotion when trying to build connection is mistrust.Figuring out ways to get a deeper understanding of people to build real connections.Online credibility is a must.How do you build a credible brand?Why meditation is not optional.The myth of the advantage of pulling all nighters to accomplish projects.Understanding the consequences of your current habits if you don’t improve them.Your internal motivation.Favorite book, podcast and speaker.

    You can learn more about Manuj over at his website, Manuj Aggarwal. You can also connect with him on LinkedIn.


    And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you love the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!

    • 52 min
    Doing the Hard Thing Despite Our Fear with Jeff Brown

    Doing the Hard Thing Despite Our Fear with Jeff Brown

    Jeff Brown is the creator of the Read to Lead podcast and now it’s a book too. In this interview you’ll learn so many powerful lessons. My favorite might be about halfway through the interview. He talks about how he keeps moving forward when he gets knocked down.


    Highlights from the interview:


    Why Jeff struggled in school.What he wished he could do differently in his 20’s.How the book Purple Cow changed how he looked at life.How reading and talking with other people about what he was reading helped him grow faster.Standing out in his career at a radio station.How he iterated on his ideas.Why our perspective of ourselves determines our success.A great note taking technique that you can use to retain what you read.The concept of taking notes for your future self.Why he listens to an author’s audio book while also reading the written word book at the same time.The power of teaching what you learn.How to get your kids to read more.The current struggle of putting out a book into the world and dealing with negative reviews.The failure of his first product launch.Making micro adjustments to help yourself reach your goal.Book - 48 Days to the work and life you love by Dan MillerThe powerful habit of developing positive self talk to grow your career.How to stop your perfectionism.Doing the hard thing despite our fear.Why you shouldn’t be the smartest person in the room.The mistake he made as a young leader.Building rapport with people that you interview.Favorite book - Tiny Habits by BJ FoggFavorite podcast - Akimbo from Seth GodinFavorite speaker - Michael HyattHis method of getting things done.

    You can learn about Jeff over at his website Read to Lead book. You can get the first chapter to try before you buy. Read to Lead Podcast. You can also learn more about him on LinkedIn. 


    And as always if you have any questions or want to submit a guest for the podcast that you think would be amazing just reach out on Dig to Fly and I’ll do my best to get them on. If you love the interview please take 30 seconds to rate the Dig to Fly podcast on your favorite platform. Thanks!

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

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15 Ratings

15 Ratings

iheartart ,

Honest and Insightful

Rarely will one find a more honest and authentic host than Karl. Dig through the clutter and give this podcast a try. It's a real gem!

John Jantsch ,

Such great conversations

Karl and Dig to Fly offer what I would call genuine conversation. I have the pleasure of being both a listener and guest on the show and as someone who appears on a lot of podcasts I love that Karl doesn't ask canned and obvious questions. He pushes his guests to open up and the impact is awesome.

KJO192837 ,

Enjoyed the Brett Robbo episode

Good insights from Brett Robbo with genuine reactions and interesting questions from Karl. I particularly liked the pause midway to practice breath work - something it feels like more of us should focus on. Nice work!

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