Super U Podcast | Modern Leadership + Fortitude

Today, we’re sharing an interview between Erik Qualman and Jake Carlson from the Modern Leadership Podcast. Erik discusses focus, digital leadership and how life is about stepping up to the plate as much as possible. He even shares the story of when he lost four teeth in a basketball game but didn’t let it stop him.

About Jake Carlson: His obsession is speaking publicly to large and small audiences, spreading the message of Modern Leadership and how it can make a difference both professionally and personally. Seeing people succeed, fulfilling their life goals, and reaching their potential through magnifying leadership qualities is his message. Carlson produces podcasts, writes articles for multiple blogs, and prepares workshops based on leadership skills for companies and individuals.

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 Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling. Qualman is also the inventor of the bestselling board game Kittycorn

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

Super U Podcast | Modern Leadership + Fortitude

Episode Preview:

“So the focus project is my sixth book, and, ironically, is the anti-venom to my first book. So thanks, social dynamics, I’m sitting here going, how has social media changed the way we live and do business, I’m saying you’ve got to get into these tools, you’re going to be left behind if you’re not in these tools. So then I see everyone go way too far to their phones. They go whoa, everybody, let’s pull back. Let’s pull back. Let’s pull back on the screen time here. And obviously gasoline on the fire we think about the pandemic. So I was sitting there every night, my hair was on fire, and all you entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs are listening will really appreciate this. Every night I’d go to bed my hair felt like I was on fire. I said alright, tomorrow, that’s not going to be the case. Then rinse wash repeat happened again. Yeah. So sit there go wait. I’m kind of I’m an author. I own a small company animation studio. I control my own destiny, so to speak, because I’m the owner. And if my hair’s on fire, everyone else’s must be really on fire. Yeah. How does my team feel? Yeah. So I started asking everybody from school teachers to CEOs, and everyone’s in the same boat. So I’m like, alright, that’s a big problem. Everyone can’t focus on the big, they’re all focused on the busy. So that’s why I did the two year project to really figure those two years because the first year was five attempts and failing. Literally, I’d go Alright, I’m going to focus on one thing a month, just to see how powerful it is. And I’m gonna read all these books out there for the last 100 years on how to do this. And whether it’s true or whether it’s not. That’s what we want to test what works and what doesn’t work. And so that was the whole that’s why it was a project. It was a focused project for myself, but I also knew that other people would be fascinated to know what can help me focus on the big versus the busy. How do I make sure my hair’s not on fire?”

Connect with Jake Carlson:

Twitter: @jakeacarlson

Instagram: @jakeacarlson


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