I’m going to admit something upfront. There are no answers to how to be successful in this podcast. This won’t cleanly lay out the “8 Fast Ways to Be the Most Successful Person on the Planet.” That’s because I truly believe that type of advice doesn’t work and just distracts us from doing the work to find our own success.
So what is this work, you might ask? Well, according to Margo Aaron, founder of That Seems Important, it involves a lot of getting real with yourself about what you’re good at and what you care about, saying no to things in order to say yes to the things that are really important to you, and—perhaps most importantly—not being afraid to try something and fail and then learn from that failure to move forward. It’s uncomfortable and takes longer than following the latest listicle on how to succeed—but it works better in the long run. And in Episode 37: Finding the Real Answers to Success, she’ll explain how.
I’m going to warn you: Margo and I kind of nerd out in this episode. We have so much in common when it comes to our philosophies about careers, business, and life. Amongst other things, we’ll discuss:
Check it out, and then I’d love to hear: What was the last thing you failed at? What “answer” did it give you for moving forward?
Margo’s intro and how she transitioned career paths (2:30)
Tactics for having good informational interviews (8:35)
How Margo became a business owner (13:50)
What That Seems Important is all about (15:50)
Why people feel stuck on the traditional career path (21:30)
How to find the “answers” to success (23:00)
Places we don’t play “big” enough in our business / career (31:20)
How to decide the areas to focus on improving (35:00)
Ways to learn more about Margo’s work (44:20)
Rapid fire travel question (46:00)