70 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

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 17 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.

    Motivational Needs with Sarah Brown

    Motivational Needs with Sarah Brown

    Dr. Sarah Brown is a corporate coach and trainer who focuses on helping women executives become more successful and enjoy themselves as they build their career. In this interview you’ll learn the tools to become more successful and happier in your career.


    Highlights from the interview:


    Why her nine-year-old self would be impressed with who she has become.How she uses journaling to help her grow.She struggles with downtime.The importance of having uninterrupted time.Looking at our routines can help us find patterns that we can tweak to help us grow.How she describes the voice in her head.Why she gets so excited about running workshops.The speed of information and what to do about it.Finding balance in her career.When someone’s motivational needs are not being met how can you turn it around.How to be more direct to create clarity between you and and employee.How can you outsource other people’s strengths to support your weaknesses.What is self coaching?What tools you need to keep you on task.Understanding what goals you need to support yourself.What the true meaning of the Velveteen Rabbit story is all about.Favorite book, podcast, and speaker.Story of Abraham Lincoln that will inspire you.

    You can learn about Sarah over at her website, Sarah E. Brown. You can also listen to her podcast, The KTS Success Factor. She helps women executives thrive in their career.


    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!

    • 40 min
    Systems Mindset with David Jenyns

    Systems Mindset with David Jenyns

    David Jenyns is the founder and author of Systemology. In this interview you’ll learn the value of creating systems in your business and/or career to help you save time and reduce errors.


    Highlights from the interview:


    How his dad created a game out of behaving and helping around the home.Why his brother struggled with the game.What his personality type is like and how it affects his business.Why the Dig to Fly podcast was started.How he puts a system around his struggles.The ability to not act on the desire to be hands on and let other people use their strengths in a business.Why the biggest gains are hidden in things we resist.Committing your time to the essential things.How to create positive restraints so you work on your difficult project.How to break bad habits and build a better system around changing behavior.Understanding how personalities are different and systems need to be built for different types of people.The value of showing other people how to solve a problem so it deepens your knowledge around it.Why we shouldn’t over engineer our business systems.How do we flip the stories we tell ourselves, so we focus on the essential tasks.The biggest misconception around creating systems in your business.The value of getting into flow while you work.Unplugging helps us get deeper into our work.David’s most impactful book from a business and personal perspective, favorite podcast and favorite speaker.Creating a systems culture in your organization. 

    You can learn about David over at his website Systemology. You can also pick up the book Systemology and get started on improving your systems.


    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!

    • 51 min
    Calm Your Inner Demons with Peter Shankman

    Calm Your Inner Demons with Peter Shankman

    Peter Shankman is serial entrepreneur, author and founder of Help a Reporter Out. His ability to cultivate his ADHD and how he has turned it into a superpower is a fascinating part of this interview. 


    Highlights from the interview:


    What are the voices in Peter’s head like?Why working out helps his massive ADHD.How the diagnosis of ADHD in adulthood helped him understand himself better.The balance of being introverted and extroverted and how he uses this to his advantage in his business.Cultivating the superpowers within his ADHD, so they support his life instead of tear him a part.Understanding what matters is key to living the life that he wants.Accepting that you did the best you could with what you have.Understanding the power of bravery by slaying the demons in your head.Why he sleeps in his gym clothes.Our inner demons are often too strong to defeat.Why he abstains from drinking alcohol.Where he gets his passion for life.How he measures his work happiness.Where he does his long form writing.Humans are not meant to be sedentary creatures and how he figures out ways to keep moving throughout the day.What activity helps him calm his inner demons.Why he focuses on being slightly better than everyone else. He doesn’t believe in being a superstar. How he comes up with all his ideas.Finding unique ways to solve problems.How people can make a big leap in their careers.The importance of grounding yourself in gratitude.Why he sees his ADHD as his greatest gift.How he views failure and how it’s helped him build his resilience.A failed company that was too early to the market.How his cats kept him humble after he sold his company for millions of dollars.Everyone’s favorite part of this podcast - Peter’s favorite things.

    You can learn about Peter over at his website Shankman.com. You can also connect with him on Twitter.


    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!

    • 33 min
    Special Ways to Connect with Judy Robinett

    Special Ways to Connect with Judy Robinett

    Judy Robinett is an author, investor, entrepreneur, former CEO of private and public companies and a wealth of information to help people build their careers. In this interview you’ll learn about how to build connections with anyone and how to deepen these relationships so you can grow your career.


    Highlight from the interview:


    How Judy got over her shyness.How she made talking to people into a game, so she could get better at it.What Judy was like as a kid.Getting over our fears so we can go after what we want.Why we need to challenge our assumptions.How she coached herself to start talking to people, so she could grow her career.The internal flip that she made within herself that helped her create deeper connections with other people.The extra special touches she did after meeting people to help develop the relationship.How she views people through the lens of Oprah or Martha Stewart.The difference between her inner voice in her twenties and now.The greatest gift you can give to someone else.Why adding value should always be your first step when connecting with people.How she processed a big money failure.Understanding the emotional toll a difficulty can take if you don’t process it and let it go.Where we put our focus and why it matters so much.What she loves doing within her business. End of day routine that helps her calibrate and improve her career.The power of a good quote to help with the reflection process.How to cultivate a healthy mindset.What makes you happy and when is the last time you did those things?Why she struggles with the winter.Why she wanted to start her first business.Everyone’s favorite part of the interview: Favorite book, podcast and speaker.

    You can learn about Judy over at her website Judy Robinett. You can also connect with her on LinkedIn and let her know what you think of the interview.


    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!

    • 51 min
    Do Work You Love Part 2

    Do Work You Love Part 2

    This is the 2nd part of "Do Work You Love" based on a workshop that I did with my community. In this episode we dove deeper into understanding yourself and how you can build your career foundation.

    • 36 min
    Do Work You Love Part 1

    Do Work You Love Part 1

    Karl talks about doing work you love. In Part 1 of this live workshop I share stories about how I figured out my formula to do work that I love. I also share stories from people I’ve interviewed and researched to help paint the whole picture. My career has ebbed and flowed, but I’ve always stayed true to my North Star.


    Highlights from the show:


    How we perceive our work.Making little shifts to make a big impact in our careers.Being the captain of your thoughts.Learning how we can coach ourselves to reach our goals.My dream of becoming a great writer.The journey of my career and how I’ve leveraged my value.Peeling away our armor so we can do work that we love.

    Stay tuned for next week. We’ll publish Part 2 of this live talk I did with my community.


    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!

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Charmmeditates ,

Raw and Real

If you are looking for a podcast to give you a “straight no chaser” point of view about life , business and the ish that makes us awesome. This is the podcast for you

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.

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