Stever Robbins, Executive Business Coach, podcaster, MIT and Harvard Business School grad, musical writer, producer, actor, singer, investor, and business owner, has made a life out of living in the moment andStever Robbins, Executive Business Coach, podcaster, MIT and Harvard Business School grad, musical writer, producer, actor, singer, investor, and business owner, has made a life out of living in the moment and focusing on the journey, not the goal.
If you listen, you will learn:
- What it means to live an extraordinary life
- Four major myths of living a successful life
- To focus on the journey, not the goal
- The four major aspects or questions of journey
- How your sense of identity may be limiting the things you do in life
Focus on the Journey
Stever spends time looking back at the careers of his clients and going over what their goals had been and where they are today. He finds more often than not that people are not doing what they really want to be doing with their lives even if they have “achieved’ the goal they set out to do.
Most people set a life goal and then figure out how they are going to reach it. Stever explains in the podcast how this is not a smart course of action. Goals will change over your lifetime while you figure out who you are and what you want to be doing with your life. “Things that are attractive to you at 25 that inspire you to create your 40-year plan may not be as attractive at 65,” he explains.
“You don’t know where you are going to want to go because life happens.”
Put yourself out in the world and enjoy the journey. Don’t focus on a goal you made years ago, focus on your journey and allow yourself and your goals to change and evolve. “Decide the journey you want to take and then choose any goal that will force you to take that journey,” explains Stever.
Living an Extraordinary Life
Stever set out on a three-year experiment to just follow his heart and see where it went. He allowed himself to do things he had never done before. He put himself out in the world to see what would happen.
He added author, podcaster, producer, and playwright (among other things) to his resume during these three years.
He did not focus on a goal. He focused on taking the journey. He had conversations he wanted to have with people he wanted to have them with and ended up doing things very different from what he was doing before.
Not Just a Business Person
Stever urges everyone he meets to not limit their self-identity. He explains in the podcast to not base your identity on one single thing. Someone may identify themselves as a “business person.” Identifying as this only limits your life experience to only what a “business person” can do.
Opening up how you define yourself will allow you to do things you have never thought you would have done before. It gives you more options and opportunities in life. This is the only way you can figure out what you like doing and want to continue to do to make every day of your life extraordinary.
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Twitter Handle: @GetItDoneGuy
Stever Robbins creates online and in-person programs to help people “Live an Extraordinary Life.” His programs combine business savvy, “life hacking,” and personal development to help people make their lives extraordinary.
When he’s not being a thought leader himself, Stever is CEO of Ideas Unleashed, a company that helps thought leaders build businesses around their areas of expertise. He is a serial entrepreneur, executive coach, and executive curriculum designer. He co-founded the early internet success story FTP Software, served as COO of Building Blocks Interactive, CEO of JobTacToe.com, and has been an initial team member of ten start-ups, including four IPOs and three acquisitions. He was project manager at Intuit, where he co-led the development of the award-winning Quicken VISA Card. He serves as business plan judge for the Harvard Business School business plan competition, the Pete Conrad Spirit of Innovation Awards, the William James Foundation social enterprise competition, and the Mass Challenge entrepreneurship competition.
His experience developing organizational leaders began as co-designer of Harvard Business School’s “Leadership and Learning” curriculum redesign, and has gone on to include being an advisor and mentor to senior managers in several high-growth companies.
His Get-It-Done-Guy podcast has spent weeks as #1 in the iTunes business category and has been downloaded more than 28 million times. He has been a repeat commentator on CNN-fn’s Entrepreneurs Only and hosted a regular segment on the nationally syndicated radio show Entrepreneurs, Living the American Dream. He is a featured expert in Harvard Business School Publishing’s Harvard Manage Mentor, as well as appearing as an expert in critical thinking and memory in Houghton-Mifflin’s forthcoming Skillbuilders series.
He has been interviewed in numerous publications including The Wall Street Journal, NBC Nightly News, The New York Times, ABC News Now, MSNBC, FOX News, BusinessWeek Online, and Investor’s Business Daily. He has written for Harvard Business Review, The Boston Business Journal and has had columns on Entrepreneur.com, Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, and the Quick and Dirty Tips network.
He is the author of It Takes a Lot More than Attitude…to Lead a Stellar Organization and Get-it-Done Guy’s 9 Steps to Work Less and Do More, an Amazon Business & Investing top-10 best-seller.
Stever holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS in Computer Sciences from MIT He is a graduate of W. Edward Deming’s Total Quality Management training program, a Certified Master Trainer Elite of NLP.