Business owners are typically ambitious, goal-oriented people, and while these are important traits required for success, they have their drawbacks. Whatever our pursuit, when we are so focused on the bottom line and we are hooked on the end result, we forget to celebrate the journey. In this episode, Chris discusses the importance of separating our identities from our results. As a recovered chronic overachiever, Chris knows what it’s like to be fixated on outcomes, and how draining it can be personally, and for those around you. We learn about how growing a purposeful mission makes us less attached to the final product and allows us to simply revel in the pursuit of what we set out to do. Remember, we are human beings, not human doings, and our worth is not tied to what we do, but who we are. Tune in today!
Key Points From This Episode:
– Why the podcast is called ‘Relentless Growth’ and the components of living your best life.
– When we get comfortable, that is when we stop growing, so keep pushing!
– The freedom and responsibilities that come with being a business owner.
– Rather than focusing on the bottom line, stop and enjoy the experience!
– Chris’s story of being a chronic overachiever when he worked in real estate.
– A noteworthy quote by Dr. Wayne Dyer about our identities and achievements.
– Why perpetually doing more only results in suffering
– Can we stop focusing solely on results? Hear what Chris has to say.
– Step back and reflect on whether what you have achieved meets your definition of success.
“The reason I’ve called this podcast Relentless Growth is because over the thousands and thousands of hours of coaching people, I’ve realized I’m just obsessed with achieving the best life possible.” — Chris Goodman [0:01:07]
“Can you think of people, in your life, who are seriously driven, motivated people, who forget to look up and enjoy life sometimes? That’s something I keep seeing as a pattern in business owners that I get to talk with. That they focus on becoming a human doing rather than a human being.” — Chris Goodman [0:04:54]
“I would take a moment and ask yourself, ‘What result am I really chasing and how will I know when I get there?’” — Chris Goodman [0:10:11]
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