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S4 | E11: How Do You Find Support? +Emily Drake

Having a good support system is necessary in all areas of life. This week, we sit down with Emily Drake, CEO of Flank5 Academy, and discuss how to find it.

We explore:
+How to build your support squad
+Finding positive support from different sources
+Having different “buckets” of support
+Asking for support takes a lot of vulnerability
+Finding a balance when filtering your support systems
+Asking people for advice is sexy
+Asking “what are you struggling with?” over “how can I help?”
+The importance of consistently producing content
+How partners hold each other accountable
+Building in accountability to support systems
+How to get “past the inertia” and follow through with a project
+The first try is not the final product
+The most effective way to form relationships with others is to integrate them into your projects
+Finding complementary styles of support
+Understanding the differences among support from all genders
+Sharing the struggle is required for growth
+Humility is the basis of support
+Find people to help you be a better person versus a better entrepreneur
+Complete your “Brady Bunch Tiles” with people who will further your pursuits
+Challenge people you love
+Being honest with yourself about your true passions

Find Emily Online:
Twitter: @flank5academy @emdrake
Facebook: Flank 5 Academy


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S3 | E2: Are You Doing This Because You Want To, Or For Approval? +Adrian Granzella Larssen

“You have to love the journey, because you might not ever make it to the goal”


In this episode of Discover Your Inner Awesome, we sit down with Adrian Granzella Larssen, Editor-in-Chief of career advice website The Muse. In our discussion, we go into the depths of decision-making, and the differences between doing things because we really want to, versus because we want to gain approval.

We explore:

+How our brains crave validation and approval
+Understanding your comfort zone
+How we involuntarily feel a need to validate other people during conversation
+What Zumba class tells us about our social behavior
+How to admit you don’t know something
+Busting the myth of feeling like you have to have it all figured out
+How to become comfortable with asking for help
+How to become comfortable with delegating work
+The 70% rule in delegating work
+Our default mindset is often a distrust of others, which blocks our ability to be honest with ourselves
+Being honest with yourself about wanting THE job versus A job
+Why companies need to keep employees happy
+The Law School/Graduate Degree trap
+Incorporating your passions into your work by finding a job that orbits your interests
+Adrian’s decision to ‘take a leap’ and join The Muse
+Thinking about “WHO” you want to be instead of “WHAT” you want to be
+The story of Rajiv’s cousin in India who had to pivot quickly when she found she couldn’t be a doctor
+How Martin almost traveled the world for a year, but listened to what he really wanted and decided not to go
+The story of rapper Hoodie Allen’s refusal to settle
+Why giving up on your dream can sometimes be a good thing
+Loving your journey, regardless of the goal
+Understanding outcomes versus processes
+The importance of listening to yourself
+Rajiv’s coin flip strategy

Find Adrian at
@themuse on Instagram and Twitter
@AdrianGranzella on Instagram and Twitter

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