About the Episode
A particular message is receiving a lot of play these days. The message is clear: if you want to make it in life, you need to put yourself front and center, make your way to the top, become the boss, or do whatever it takes to achieve the success set before you. But suppose there is a different approach. What if there is more to life than just the pursuit of notoriety, wealth, and influence? Tim Schurrer encourages listeners to rethink what it means to be successful and discover a more open approach to reaching our goals throughout today’s episode of the pursuit of learning podcast.
Tim is the CEO of David Novak Leadership and the author of “The Secret Society of Success.” His book, The Secret Society of Success, is a how-to guide for the community of people to learn how to make an impact, whether or not they are in the spotlight. On the other hand, Tim has a keen understanding of what it takes to assemble a champion squad. As COO of two firms, StoryBrand and Business Made Simple; he spent nearly a decade of his career alongside New York Times bestselling author Donald Miller. Also, Tim previously worked at TOMS and Apple Inc. Moreover, he hosts the Build a Winning Team podcast, providing actionable advice to listeners while interviewing some of the most outstanding business leaders.
During our discussion today, Tim discusses how to create your own personal definition of success and how to contribute to your team without worrying about who gets the credit. In addition to this, he emphasizes the ways in which one can have an effect that is felt far beyond themselves, notwithstanding the size of their platform. Moreover, we talk about how to handle living in the conflict that exists between being content and continuing to strive for more. Also, he stresses the importance of shifting from a state of feeling nervous, overwhelmed, and restless in your job to a state in which you are confident in the value you offer to the team and have found meaning and fulfillment in your work.