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The (strictly no-business) podcast that shall never become yet another to-do item in a busy CEOs life. A storytelling playground and save space for irresponsible experimentation. We willll talk martial arts, ponder the nature of life, have conversations with weirdos and misfits, shamelessly fail in public, and share what we learn along the way.

The Steli Efti Podcast Steli Efti

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The (strictly no-business) podcast that shall never become yet another to-do item in a busy CEOs life. A storytelling playground and save space for irresponsible experimentation. We willll talk martial arts, ponder the nature of life, have conversations with weirdos and misfits, shamelessly fail in public, and share what we learn along the way.

    026: Fatherhood odyssey: Homework struggles

    026: Fatherhood odyssey: Homework struggles

    Being a dad also means dealing with a lot of mundane little issues. Things like making sure your kids do their homework.
    To be honest—I’m not big on homework myself. I was terrible at school. I don’t think school is a great preparation for life.
    But I do strive to look at mundane little issues and ask: What’s an important life lesson that’s contained in here? What’s something meaningful that I can pass on to my sons?
    Recently, my eldest son kept saying he’ll do his homework later. Inevitably, the day turned into night, with not enough time left to actually do the homework.
    Not only did it mean he wouldn’t be able to present his homework, it also affected his little brother and me, because we didn’t get to spend some quality time playing together.
    My eldest son very much comes after me. When he realizes that he failed at something, he can be very hard on himself.
    On the one hand, I want him to set high standards for himself and strive to live up to them. On the other hand, I don’t want him to beat himself up. I want him to learn the lesson and use it to become a better version of himself. I want him to cherish his wins and learn from his mistakes.
    In this episode, I’ll share

    how I dealt with my son’s homework struggles,
    how I deployed storytelling to teach him the importance of fulfilling your responsibilities
    how I shared my own challenges to help him have compassion for himself

    Finding the right balance between self-discipline and self-compassion is a challenge I’ve been grappling with myself, so I’m not surprised to see this in my son. Hopefully, he’ll learn this much earlier than I did.
    As always, I’d love to hear from you. Drop a comment here https://steliefti.com/fatherhood-odyssey-homework-struggles/

    • 14 min
    025: Out of touch with my emotions

    025: Out of touch with my emotions

    I've been out of touch with my emotions for a long time—without even knowing it. In this episode, I share how this realization dawned on me.
    I also share how I'm using an "emotion tracker" to become more aware of my own feelings.
    As always, I'd love to hear from you. Get in touch:
    https://twitter.com/steli
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/

    • 23 min
    024: The Angry Samurai

    024: The Angry Samurai

    What do you do when you get angry?
    Do you let the negative, desctructive shadow-side of anger take over? 
    Do you just control or suppress your anger?
    Or do you have ways to transform the energy that comes with anger into creative work?
    My oldest son recently had more frequent angry outbursts, and I made up the story of the Angry Samurai for him. I'm a huge believer in the power of stories, and I believe that storytelling is a great teaching vehicle.
    But as I was discussing this topic with a good friend of mine, I realized that I myself have some work to do when it comes to dealing with anger. 
    This is not the typical episode format we have here—it's a actually a recording of a conversation. But we decided to turn it into an episode and share it with you, because anger is one of the core human emotions we all have, and yet few of us have probably mastered our own anger.
    As always, we'd love to hear from you!
    Get in touch:
    https://twitter.com/steli
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/steliefti/

    • 25 min
    023: The moment I realized I would be great at sales

    023: The moment I realized I would be great at sales

    Salesmanship is in my blood. I discovered 20 years ago that I have a natural talent for it. Closing deals always came easy to me.
    In this episode, I share the story of my first major close. And more importantly, I share why my greatest strength was also the flipside of my greatest weakness—and how I finally overcame that. 
    You can also check out this episode as a video: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/moment-i-realized-would-great-sales-steli-efti/
    As always, I'd love to hear from you!

    • 18 min
    022: Just a tree in your path - A short story from Mike Tyson's book IRON AMBITION

    022: Just a tree in your path - A short story from Mike Tyson's book IRON AMBITION

    Today I want to share a little story I read. The story is about Cus D'Amato, an infamous boxing trainer, most known for training Mike Tyson. But his influence on the boxing world went way beyond just Iron Mike.
    He was one of the first boxing trainers that really focused on the importance of mentality in combat.
    He really focused on the mind, not just the body. And he was interested in hypnosis, the subconscious mind, affirmations, positive psychology. And he used Mike Tyson as a star pupil to apply some of these philosophies and instill a mentality in Mike that would make him the most feared fighter alive, still one of the most iconic boxers of all time.
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/just-tree-your-path-steli-efti/
    https://twitter.com/Steli/status/1258316677353107456

    • 3 min
    021: The only asset worth investing in during this crisis

    021: The only asset worth investing in during this crisis

    Many friends and fellow entrepreneurs come to me for investment advice during this crisis. The first thing you need to understand is that I'm not an investor. So don't put too much stock into my advice.
    That being said—I do have strong opinions.
    There are a lot of attractive opportunities out there nowadays: gold, cryptocurrencies, foreign currencies, certain stocks that took a dive due to the crisis but will almost certainly come back strong once things get better.
    I believe for most of the people that are going to read this, there's really only one thing you should invest in right now:
    You yourself.
    Unless you yourself are a skilled investor, I don't think that you should make big investment decisions during this crisis in anything other than yourself.
    How can you invest in yourself, and grow?
    Maybe this is the time to build a side business.
    Write that book, and promote it. Experiment. Learn something new. Stretch yourself beyond what your current limitations.
    Level one area of your live up. If you already had a side business, start investing into ads, make the design look real slick, sharpen your copy, ramp up your marketing, improve your product, sharpen your skills by signing up for a course or finding a coach.
    But invest into something that's actually yours, and that doesn't rely on a currency moving one way or another, or a big multinational corporation hitting certain revenue numbers... invest into yourself. It'll not only save you a lot of anxiety when things don't go the way you expect them, but also sharpen your focus on the things that really matter: those things that you can actually impact yourself.
    As always—I'd love to hear from you. Hit me up on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/only-asset-worth-investing-during-crisis-steli-efti/

    • 10 min

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