Step Into Your Story: The ‘Hell Yes’ Principle (from the Supermanagers Podcast)

Equalman was recently featured on the Supermanagers Podcast where he sat down with the host and CEO at Fellow, Aydin Mirzaee. Erik explains how to change your perspective as a leader for the best, the difference between multitasking and switch-tasking, and the impact AI will have on leadership. Aydin and Erik also explore the art of saying no and chat about Erik’s journey to where he is today.

Supermanagers, brought to you by the team at, is the podcast for managers and leaders who want to excel at the art of leading teams and organizations. Aydin Mirzaee interviews world-class executives about the habits, thought patterns, and experiences that help them be the leaders they are today.

5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind the Harry Potter series.

Need a sneak peek? Below are the main takeaways from the episode.

Step Into Your Story: The ‘Hell Yes’ Principle from the Supermanagers Podcast

Episode Preview:

“I think that in my life managing teams goes back to college, even as the president of our fraternity, which might have been the hardest role you could ever imagine, where you have to manage 150 Crazy people that are also your friends. So looking back, it was actually probably harder than some of my managerial roles in business, because in business, you got a little more just hierarchy within that organization. But from a business perspective, yeah, I do recall being at Yahoo back when they were kind of the Facebook of the day. I mean, it was white hot. And so yeah, definitely a lot of learnings and mistakes along the way. And so the biggest learning was, I thought everyone thought in executed exactly like I did, which is a huge mistake, everyone’s different. So you’re gonna figure out what are their strengths? What are their weaknesses, and play to those strengths? Well, I thought that if I just said, here’s where we’re trying to go, let’s go do it. That’s because I don’t like a lot of managers, I like managers for me to come to them not micromanage. And so for me as a learning that not everyone wants to be managed the same, and not everyone’s going to be like me, which is a good thing. Because that means you’re gonna surround yourself with people have different strengths. And so that was the biggest learning second biggest learning was that they don’t care what you know, till they know that you care. And so you have to take time to get to know these people outside of work. And so that was a big learning for me because I want to have the mindset, hey, this is work this the job, just do the job, like just get it done. And so it’s really just digging into the why of how, what makes each individual tick. What incentivizes them, some of its money, some, it’s they want to be recognized. Some, they want to be part of a team. So it’s trying to figure out exactly what makes each and every individual tick. So those were some of the big learnings early on. I feel bad for some of the team members that I had to learn as them as kind of guinea pigs, but it all worked out.”

Connect with Aydin Mirzaee:


Twitter X: @aydin

Instagram: @aydinmirzaee



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