Ego is a word often-used in the negative context. But whether that part of the human element brings positive or negative results is dependent upon whether we control it … or it controls us. We’ll discuss that in our Thought of the Day. And later in today’s interview, we’ll talk with Ryan Holiday, who wrote a brilliant book entitled Ego is the Enemy. What exactly does he mean by that, and how can we utilize that wisdom for our success and happiness? That and more on today’s show.
Bob’s Thought of the Day
- The benefits of controlling your own ego.
- Why an uncontrolled or misdirected ego is the cause of most of our individual and societal problems.
- How you can have great success in your relationships and benefit others by being aware of both your own ego, as well as theirs.
- The importance of understanding that the other person’s ego is driving their thoughts, words, and actions.
Interview with Ryan Holiday
- How and why Stoic philosophy plays a part in his new book.
- The distinction between ego and confidence.
- Examples of leaders whose strengths became weaknesses, including Dov Charney and Steve Jobs.
- How humility can be a path to greatness.
- Ryan’s “canvas” strategy and how it can make you indispensable in your organization.
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