In This Episode You’ll Learn:
- The importance of making yourself a priority
- The benefits of being open to change
- The value of finding the area in which you are an authority
Reevaluate, Rediscover and Reinvent
Nic Haralambous is filled with ideas. In addition to being a global speaker and best-selling author, he has also successfully made a name for himself as an accomplished start-up entrepreneur. In the past five years, however, he has focused solely on self-development.
Don’t allow your work to become your identity and dictate your life. Nic says it wasn’t until recently that he decided to be honest with himself and question whether his work was truly making him happy. He discovered he was burnt out and couldn’t put his body through another startup. That’s when he decided to reevaluate and reinvent himself.
“We are in this era of ‘busy is cool,’ when actually it’s detrimental. When you put yourself at the top of the priority list, you are a better human to be around and you produce better work.”
Standing The Test Of Time
Nic never reads anything the year it is published. A voracious reader, he has established a plan to only read old authors. Through reading old articles, books and essays, Nic has been able to put the things that he does into context and improve his research.
Different inputs lead to different outputs. If you are reading the same books that everybody is reading you will have the same opinions that everybody has. There has to be some new knowledge that you consume to help you see things in a different way.
Finding Your Area Of Authority
Be prolific, not perfect. Don’t be so worried about what others may think of what you put out into the world. Simply find what it is you want to share with people and go from there. Nic says once you have made a decision with where you want to take your work, it’s important to remain open to transformation.
“You are not a tree. You can move. Your roots aren’t embedded anywhere. It’s okay to change.”
Putting Yourself First
Self care is not selfish. Nic shares that although there is a stigma attached to mental health, it is incredibly important and beneficial to seek help — even if you don’t believe you need it. You can’t take care of others until you take care of yourself.
It’s Okay To Fail
Failure is a natural and human experience. If you get rid of your ego, no one cares if you fail. You simply need to be searching for the growth that comes after failure. The more you speak about it, the better it will get.
“If you are willing to open up to that failure and acknowledge the trauma, you improve yourself.”