46 minutes | Nov 2nd 2020

283: Jeff Haden – Ask the Right Questions, But Take No Shortcuts on the Road to Success

Jeff Haden, author of The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win

Jeff Haden and Bill Ringle discuss the practical implications of The Motivation Myth for small business leaders.

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Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview
  • Success is repeatable and predictable. It’s about doing the right things diligently, the right way, over and over.
  • When you consistently do the right things, success is predictable, even inevitable.
  • There are no shortcuts, but there are many ways to make the process fun.
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Interview Insights

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Jeff’s grandfather inspired him to do the hard work. Going the extra mile leads to success. [1:15]
  • You can find some shortcuts to success on the preparation side, which also involves hard work. [5:22]
  • Bill Gates asks two questions insights: “who’s dealt with this problem well?” and “what can we learn from them?” [8:06]
  • Model someone who has done what you want to do because they are more aware of the fundamentals that matter. [11:50] 
  • Opportunities for people who work from home to shine even through the pandemic. [16:49]
  • Feedback versus advice – and a better way to ask for constructive advice. [19:20]
  • Ask a clarifying question that allows the other person to realize that you really listened. [21:31]
  • Jeff shares his experience with Inc Magazine and his writing best practices. [25:46]
  • Jeff says that less is more when it comes to will power. [29:35]
  • My Quest for the Best Lightning Round begins [34:01]

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Expert Bio

Jeff Haden is a speaker, a ghostwriter, LinkedIn Influencer, contributing editor for Inc. Magazine, author of The Motivation Myth. One of the most-read Inc. columnists with approximately 2.5 million readers per month.

He had also ghostwritten over sixty non-fiction books, including seven Amazon category #1s. Along with thousands of columns, articles, presentations, speeches, eulogies. Otherwise, he’s an over-the-hill motorcycle racer and fitness enthusiast of minimal repute.  

Contact Info for Jeff Haden

Web address: https://www.jeffhaden.com/

Travels from: Virginia Beach, VA

Social Media Links

Twitter | LinkedIn 

Books Authored by Jeff Haden



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