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The (strictly no-business) podcast that shall never become yet another to-do item in a busy CEOs life. A storytelling playground and save space for irresponsible experimentation. We willll talk martial arts, ponder the nature of life, have conversations with weirdos and misfits, shamelessly fail in public, and share what we learn along the way.

The (strictly no-business) podcast that shall never become yet another to-do item in a busy CEOs life. A storytelling playground and save space for irresponsible experimentation. We willll talk martial arts, ponder the nature of life, have conversations with weirdos and misfits, shamelessly fail in public, and share what we learn along the way.
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United States

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The (strictly no-business) podcast that shall never become yet another to-do item in a busy CEOs life. A storytelling playground and save space for irresponsible experimentation. We willll talk martial arts, ponder the nature of life, have conversations with weirdos and misfits, shamelessly fail in public, and share what we learn along the way.

Twitter:

@steli

Language:

English

Contact:

415-429-3072


Episodes

010: When a Sales Prospect Goes Silent, and You Don’t Know Why... Do This!

11/15/2019
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Have you ever been in the middle of negotiating a deal, trying to close a contract, and then something stalled the deal—but you didn’t know exactly what? Maybe the client has gone quiet and is unresponsive even after you’ve followed up multiple times already. And you’re starting to get worried. Has this deal fallen apart? What should you do next? I’m going to be candid with you: You messed up. You shouldn’t have let things get to this point in the first place. And I know exactly...

Duration:00:07:09

009: Turn Rejection into Progress with This Old-School Mind Hack

11/8/2019
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If you're facing a lot of rejection, here's an old-school hack I learned early on in my sales career. You might have heard this before: The trick is to just turn every rejection as a stepping stone on the way to your goal. Work out the math. If out of 100 people you ask for a yes, 95 give you a no, and you want to get 1 yes per day, then make it your daily goal to get 20 nos. In this episode I dig deeper into why this reframing technique works, share some personal stories, and a few extra...

Duration:00:08:32

008: Broccoli & Sweat

11/2/2019
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Most of us are spending too much time searching for a better way of doing things, and not enough time actually doing them. Yes, there might be a better, more efficient way to lose weight than eating more broccoli and breaking a sweat at the gym. Eating better and working out more works. And it probably works better than at least 70% of the diet systems, weightloss books, slimming widgets, fatloss supplements that all add up to a multi-billion dollar industry. You already know what to do....

Duration:00:06:32

007: How to deal with rejection

10/18/2019
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It's one of the most valuable skills in my life: The ability to get rejected, and keep moving on. In today's episode, I share my principal thoughts on dealing with rejection. Most importantly, how to not let rejection slow down your momentum. If you feel that your reaction to rejection has been holding you back from being all you can be, listen to this episode. I'm even gonna work with some of you personally to change the way you handle rejection.

Duration:00:09:52

006: The Path to Creating Great Work? Create a Lot of Crappy Work First

9/3/2019
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Content is so obvious, so often. Useless. No value. Yet, others are touched, amazed, impacted, and inspired by the most obvious truth of content consumed. Different people, perspectives, and points in their content journey: Challenge of crappy vs. quality content: If you forget how much fun you have creating content, it becomes work. It’s not so fun anymore. Acknowledge, honor, and appreciate your knowledge and expertise with something that needs to be taught, valued, and...

Duration:00:32:23

005: Knocking Down a Bully

7/1/2019
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The first time I knocked someone down during a fight, they collapsed and couldn’t continue sparring. I‘m not bragging or super tough, but it felt good. It inflated my ego. My opponent was younger, shorter, bulkier, muscular, and aggressive. Every gym has a few of them. Those guys who didn’t get the memo that sparring should not be a fight to the death. When faced with frustration and fear, most of us decide to never spar again, ask the bully to take it easy, or ask a trainer for...

Duration:00:36:49

004: Never Ever Stop in the Middle

6/1/2019
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Here’s a Steli Efti exclusive just for you! Never, ever, ever stop in the middle. I’ve given that piece of advice several times, but never publicly; until now. No matter what you’re doing—a sales presentation, keynote speech, podcast recording—finish it. Keep going, even if your inner voice tells you to stop: This isn’t going well. I could do this better. I wanted to say something different. Can I stop and do this again? No! There are no redos in real life. You can’t start over. Don’t...

Duration:00:07:58

003: How to Overcome Your Fear of Creating (And Publishing) Content

5/15/2019
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It’s late at night. I’ve been waiting for hours to be produced. Be excited. Be motivated. To create content! Before you start a blog, podcast, or YouTube channel, ask yourself: Doubts and fears that come with creating content can stop you in your tracks. Do you believe that your content is important and worthy of an audience? Are you afraid that people who like, respect, and know you will think your posts are dumb and boring? If you’re thinking about creating and producing content online,...

Duration:00:10:47

002: How I Lost the Joy of Public Speaking

5/7/2019
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When creating and preparing for speaking engagements, my process is brief, but painful. I suffer a lot during each “joy of birth,” but always follow the same formula: Open laptop, open PowerPoint, and think about what to say. It’s fun for me to step on a stage and interact with the audience. I’m good at it, and people enjoy listening to me. So, why isn’t preparing for talks and speaking as much fun as it used to bei? Show Notes: Links and resources: The Hard Thing About Hard Things...

Duration:00:16:22

001: This Podcast Shall not be another “To Do” Item

6/15/2016
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Welcome to the first episode of The Steli Efti Podcast. Steli is the co-founder/CEO of Close.io, startup/entrepreneur advisor, and author of The Ultimate Startup Guide To Outbound Sales. Once again, Hiten Shah, is by Steli’s side to offer support and content. Hiten has successfully started two SaaS companies, Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics. He’s also an advisor and investor. If you tuned in to listen to Steli and Hiten talk about the business world, that’s a different podcast. The Steli Efti...

Duration:00:11:59