Discover Your Inner Awesome Podcast
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An iTunes 5-star podcast!
The ONLY show where you get to eavesdrop on conversations with entrepreneurs, startup founders, artists, and musicians, about the stories, the journeys, the struggles, but most importantly the QUESTIONS--the questions that help creative thinkers better understand who they are, what they're doing, and how they can do it better. These are the REAL thoughts from REAL people doing REAL big things, to show you the REAL side of success. Hosted by Rajiv 'RajNATION' Nathan and Victoria Cohen. Discover Your Inner Awesome is a media property of RajNATION Innovation LLC.
Most Recent Episode
S8E2 - Erik Severinghaus: How Do You Navigate The Abyss?
3 days ago
“Something in the order of 70-80% of companies fail, and they don’t fail because the entrepreneurs are weak, or because they just don’t give up--as the advice suggests. It’s actually a far more complicated phenomenon than that. But we reduce it into this idea that you just keep fighting through the abyss and you’ll get there. And so, this oftentimes ends in tragedy in a lot of ways for entrepreneurs...So what’s crazy is, we take people who, as a population are predisposed to these sorts of challenges. We then push them into some of the hardest and most lonely professional situations imaginable. We give them very little support. And ultimately our advice to them as a society is reduced to, ‘just keep fighting harder. And as long as you’re strong enough (i.e. as long as you’re not weak) you’ll make it and become successful.”
Erik Severinghaus, serial entrepreneur, angel investor, and Chief Strategy Officer of SpringCM, joins us.
Full show notes available at www.discoveryourinnerawesome.com.