May 30th, 2018

Episode #7

The Winning Mindset

There’s nothing inherently wrong with loving to come out on top. In this episode, Dan Sullivan and Mark Young talk about how your winning doesn’t mean that someone else is losing—and why losing doesn’t have to be a bad thing.

How you win: The winning mindset is that you love coming out on top and coming out ahead in new ways.

Might as well: Oftentimes, you've obligated yourself to show up and perform, and you might as well win if you're going through the effort.

Lessons through failures: See failures as things you did, not as who you are. Consider what lessons you can take from each failure.

Not equal: Even when other people my age had more than I did, I never blamed other people, or society as a whole.

Useful disruption: Everything that's useful in the world should be disruptive when you first hear it. It should throw you slightly off balance.

Win or lose: If you don't put yourself in a position where you'll either win or lose, that means you're living a kind of ignorant life because you're not getting the proper signals from the results of your actions.

Clear-cut proof: You have to have clear-cut proof from the world outside of you that the way you think you're operating is actually a successful way of operating.

Keep striving: When you stop striving and stop growing, your individualism starts disappearing, your ingenuity just doesn't show up anymore, there's no need for wanting to be exceptional, and there's no more teamwork or growth in your life.

Not in competition: Wealth is created. For one person to earn a dollar, it doesn't mean that someone else has to give up earning a dollar.