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Two Axioms For Entrepreneurs To Live By

Every entrepreneur has developed certain mindsets, but some of those mindsets result in unnecessary stresses. In this episode, Dan Sullivan and Shannon Waller explain the benefits of being able to ask the right questions and of recognizing that the world wasn’t created for you.

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

  • Why you don’t need to know the answers if you know the right kinds of questions.
  • How you can fine-tune your questions over time.
  • Why answers have a shelf life.
  • Why many people are bothered by circumstances in the world.
  • The freedoms you can gain by not feeling entitled.
  • Why people who feel entitled are the least likely to give anything back.

Show Notes:

Unless you ask: You can’t access someone’s answers unless you ask them your questions.

The only expert: Each person is the only expert on their own experiences, but that doesn’t mean they’re experts on putting their experiences together.

Think new thoughts: If you connect past experiences you’ve had, you’ll think new thoughts as a result.

Set for life: Human experience tends to be constant, so if you get a handle on the kinds of experiences that are really important to people, you're set for life.

Change your interpretation: The past is done, but you can change your interpretation of it.

Can’t complain: If you recognize that the world wasn’t made with you in mind, you have no basis to complain about how things are.

Right to rearrange: You have the right to rearrange things to suit you, and so does everybody else.

Creative mode: If you have a habit of complaining, that makes it difficult to shift into creative mode.