In this episode, Whitney Johnson, one of the 50 leading business thinkers in the world (Thinkers50), gives simple yet powerful, life-changing wisdom that can change anyone’s life.
She is an expert on disruptive innovation and personal disruption. Her books are life-changing, disrupting your core, and forcing you to identify and face your personal conflicts. You might want to check out her books Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to Work, Build an “A” Team: Play To Their Strengths and Lead Them Up the Learning Curve. (Harvard Business Press, 2018). She is also the author of Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Happen When You Dare to Dream
[00:01:43] Whitney talks about how how she started as a disruption and innovation theorist.
[00:03:03] What is disruptive innovation?
[00:04:56] What is “Disrupt to Ascend”?
[00:05:53] Whitney talks about competitive risk versus market risk.
[00:08:12] Henry talks about how liberating it can be when you decide that you are going to be who you truly are.
[00:08:42] How can you change your beliefs about yourself?
[00:09:58] Henry asks Whitney about practical things that she teaches to help other people be free from their limiting beliefs.
[00:10:49] Whitney discusses how important it is to be aware of what you want to believe about yourself.
[00:11:42] Whitney talks about the differences between the conscious and subconscious mind]
[00:12:27] Whitney says that deciding one thing that you want to be true about yourself can greatly help make that come true.
[00:12:54] Henry shares his experience that proved that telling yourself one thing over and over will eventually make it your truth.
[00:14:13] Henry talks about the importance of discovering what it is that you want to do and tapping into your authenticity.
[00:15:14] Whitney discusses how it can help to be patient if you still don’t know what you want to be yet, but more importantly to be able to recognize it when it presents itself.
[00:16:01] Whitney shares how challenging it was when she was still unaware of what her calling really was.
[00:17:10] Whitney talks about the book Innovator’s Dilemma and what it helped her realize.
[00:17:49] Whitney says disrupting yourself over and over again to reinvent yourself will help you get constructed.
[00:18:25] Henry says how crucial it is to decide to ascend from your current situation that is limiting you.
[00:19:44] Whitney express how she believes it is imperative for every human being to have a dream and to believe that you can contribute in a meaningful way.
[00:20:49] Henry shares his belief that fear is the binding force that keeps people from being doers.
[00:22:02] Whitney talks about failure and how it is not the problem, and how it is actually shame that limits one’s ability to disrupt.
[00:23:40] Henry asks Whitney for advice for those people who wish to be more aware of their strengths.
[00:24:18] Whitney says being aware of what your “triggers” are and knowing when you are getting “triggered” should be your first step.
[00:24:56] Whitney shares that being aware of what frustrates you can help you understand what your strengths are.
[00: 25:56] Whitney says you have to pay attention to the compliments people give you.
[00:26;33] Whitney shares that part of your strength is figuring out what they actually are.
[00:29:30] Whitney says it is essential to look at what you do well and to be present in situations where people around you cannot do the things you do as good as you can.
[00:30:02] Whitney shares a story about Steven Spielberg’s movie Jaw and how he turned limitations into strengths.
[00:30:55] Whitney talks about battling one’s sense of entitlement and how being introspective will help you improve yourself.
[00:32:39] Henry thanks Whitney and reflects on how just appl