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How All Your Experiences Are Useful

In coaching successful entrepreneurs for decades, Dan Sullivan has developed the belief that every experience is valuable, and no single experience more than any other. In this episode, he explains why it’s important to allow people to learn and grow from their own experiences, including failure.

Here's some of what you'll learn in this episode:

  • Why you need the full experience of losing to learn the value of winning.
  • How to gain a lifetime lesson from every experience you have.
  • The danger you run into if you avoid doing an activity you don’t want to do.
  • Why trusting someone’s capabilities means you don’t need to protect them from failure.
  • The benefits to the team when every team member has a full experience.

Show Notes:

Full spectrum: Every person has a full spectrum of experiences, from the very negative to the very positive.

Making less capable: If you shield someone from facing their experiences, you’re making them less capable in the future.

Less future difficulty: If you go do something you don’t want to do, you’ll face less difficulty doing it in the future.

95% teamwork: When there’s a breakdown, 95% of it is a teamwork problem, not an individual problem.

Brunt of blame: It’s beneficial for every team member to know that no individual is going to get the brunt of the blame for anything unexpected happening.

Ambitious and unexpected: If you’re ambitious, you’re going to run into situations that you didn’t expect.


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