{VIDEO} Your Ego is The Enemy

{VIDEO} Your Ego is The Enemy

4/26/2016


I’m so excited to introduce this week’s episode of LCL featuring Ryan Holiday — one of the most incredible young creators and thought leaders I know. From dropping out of college to becoming the director of marketing at American Apparel, and publishing three bestselling books, Ryan’s ideas are actually used as case studies by some of the largest media companies in the world. His work is even discussed in college classrooms. Talk about leaving an impact.

He’s got the mind of a genius and the humility of a true leader. He chalks his success up to having the right kind of mentors from the beginning, and also being willing to accept change when it comes, and to not pigeonhole your desires.

“Your willingness to take risks, especially when you’re young, is the difference between an average life and an extraordinary life”

In this video he touches on why it’s important to not get attached to one specific goal, and instead to focus on heading in a general direction as your goal, being open to opportunities that arise as they might be unexpected, but far exceed what you could have imagined.

Ryan is truly a leader who creates more leaders, and he has poured his heart and soul into his written work, to really share the inner workings of his mind and the greatest lessons he has learned.

The biggest takeaway from this video? The importance of overcoming ego.

We all have one. It’s a question of understanding when we’re thinking from a limited, internal viewpoint, rather than a broader, inspired perspective. Ryan has a new book coming out called Ego is the Enemy, and I think it’s amust-read for all of us.

There’s no question that our stubborn beliefs about who we are, or aren’t, and what we’re capable of, or not, are what truly hold us back from achieving greatness.

“Ego always prevents you from accomplishing the success that you personally want to have.”

I hope you enjoy this episode as much as I do. May we all keep our egos curbed.

’Til next week,

Gerard


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