Super U Podcast | Rose-Colored Glasses (with Lime Green Frames)

In today’s episode, Equalman sits down with Josh Linker, the host of the Mic Drop Podcast. Erik discusses how to bring focus to our work, prioritizing the big versus the busy, how to balance a massive speaking business with health and family, cutting through the noise and stand out, how keynote speakers can adapt to international audiences, and much more.

Josh Linker is the #1 most booked innovation keynote speaker on the planet. He founded, built, and sold five companies for a combined exit value of over $200 million. He’s a New York Times bestselling author of three books – in 14 languages – focused on innovation, hyper-growth leadership, startup thinking, reinvention, and leading transformation. Linkner is also a founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners, advised and/or invested in over 100 startups, and the host of Creative Troublemakers podcast.

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.

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Super U Podcast | Rose-Colored Glasses (with Lime Green Frames)

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Maybe you could share a little bit more like if we dug into the book, what are some of the other key findings or insights or, or revelations that you share in the book that again, we could take as speakers and apply to our own speaking practice?

Yeah, first and foremost, just think about and this is covered in a lot of different periodicals over 1000s of years. What’s the one thing that makes everything else either easier or unnecessary? It always goes back to that first principle, what’s the one thing that makes everything else either easier or unnecessary, you’re a huge list because you’ve got 60 things on that to-do list. If I gave you 48 hours, you’re not getting them done. So it’s not a timing issue. It really isn’t. It’s an energy management issue. So number one is what’s the one thing you need to focus on and try to attack that during your power hour. So try to figure it out and this is a simple way to do it. But all you listeners out there, kind of close your eyes. Think of a Saturday, it’s a Saturday morning, and no one’s getting out. There are no alarms, there’s no kid jumping on your head. I know it sounds like a fantasy. But literally, Saturday morning, if nothing was gonna wake you up. When would you naturally wake up? When would you naturally get out of bed? And so if you get up before seven, you know, you’re Robin, you’re an early bird. So you’re a Robin, most of us are eagles, if you got up between seven and 10, you’re an eagle. And then if you got up after 10, you’re a night owl. So the key is, you want to attack your power hour. So basically, after a half hour of you’ve kind of waking, you’re awake after a half hour you do your stuff in the morning, that hour after that first half hour, you naturally wake up you need to attack that one thing that will make everything else either easier or unnecessary before your brain gets drained because like it’s like an iPhone over the course the day that battery drains. So figure out if you’re a Robin eagle or an owl and attack that power hour as much as you can. Some days you can’t do it. But most days just focus on that one thing that really is going to take your speaking business to the next level.

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