EP6: Why Successful People Focus on the Mission, Not the Method w/ Jim Stovall (@Stovallauthor)
The sixth episode of the Empowered Podcast let's us listen in on a conversation with best-selling author and Emmy Award winner, Jim Stovall.
Jim shares part of his story, from going blind in his twenties, to starting several businesses and becoming a deca-millionaire.
My Favorite Jim Stovall Quote:
We're only as big as the smallest thing it takes to divert us from where we should be.
How Jim defines empowerment:
I think it means recognizing the gift and power that we have in us. You just have to turn it on. When we empower people, we help them use the talents, skills, the gifts they already have inside of them.
What Jim and I talked about:
How did you empower yourself to make the changes necessary to get you to where you are today?
I took a personal inventory. I asked, “What do I have?” Particularly when you have a disability or some other issue, you can spend too much time focusing on you disability instead of your ability, that is your mission, not your method.
When you decided to do what you're doing now, what types of Resistance did you face?
People laughed at me and didn't take me seriously but I used it to refocus and recommit to my goals.
What does a typical day look like for you?
I have 5 things I do. I do TV, movies, books, columns and speeches. I envision my businesses like a four-sided pyramid – the point is what I'm doing right now but it's supported by the other things that I'm doing.
How do you unwind and relax?
I read a lot and listen to sports on satellite radio. I'm a huge St. Louis Cardinals fan as well as the Oklahoma Thunder.
EPIC Question: What is one tip, or one piece of advice you can give people who are just starting?
This life we are living is not a practice game. Visualize the greatest life you could live, the greatest self you could be, and begin to pursue that. If you're pursuing a goal in your life and you know how to do it, how to get from here to there, you have not picked a big goal. Pick what you want and then figure out how you're going to do it.
Resources and Links Mentioned in This Episode:
- The Ultimate Gift by Jim Stovall
- The Millionaire Map by Jim Stovall
- Starve the Doubts Podcast with Jared Easley
- Entrepreneur Showdown Podcast with Dan & Joe
- Oh So Pinteresting Podcast with Cynthia Sanchez
- The Holiday Mashup
Connect with Jim!
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