Getting Over the Success Syndrome [RR 852]

Dr. David Weiman discusses the concept of success and how it can hold entrepreneurs and business people back. He emphasizes the importance of defining success on a personal level and not being held back by societal expectations or comparisons to others. He also touches on the importance of recognizing the value of one’s work and charging appropriately for it rather than treating it as a hobby. Dave encourages listeners to redefine their definition of success and find fulfillment in their work while also recognizing the importance of financial stability.

Dr. David Weiman is the president of Weiman Consulting, a leadership consulting firm in Philadelphia PA. Listen to David’s previous episodes HERE

Show Notes

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  • Getting Over the Success Syndrome (00:00:01)
    How success can hold entrepreneurs and business people back, and the personal reasons behind it.
  • Defining Success (00:03:01)
    The importance of defining success and how it can be deeply personal, using the five why’s method to uncover the true reasons behind wanting to be successful.
  • Money Goes Where It’s Treated Well (00:06:56)
    The importance of treating money well and being conscious about what we do with it.
  • The Value of Money (00:08:35)
    How discussing money can be uncomfortable for some people.
  • Charging for Services (00:10:37)
    The importance of charging for services and not selling from their wallets.
  • Defining Success (00:15:50)
    How success can be defined differently for different people, with personal happiness being a key factor for some.
  • Financial Success (00:18:01)
    The importance of financial success is discussed, acknowledging that it is a valid measure of success and necessary for many people to achieve their goals.
  • Success Syndrome (00:23:20)
    The concept of success syndrome and how it can hold entrepreneurs and business people back.
  • Depression of Success (00:29:09)
    How Olympic athletes often prepare and train and focus so intently on this one goal this one measure of success but nobody prepares them for what happens after that whether or not they succeeded.
  • The Struggle Issue (00:30:45)
    The struggle issue in the automotive industry and how it may be related to the success syndrome.
  • The Value of Automotive Repair (00:32:03)
    The value of automotive repair and how it is essential to customers’ lives and personal expression.

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