Super U Podcast | The Two Types of People in This World with Pat Sitkins

Today we’re sharing an interview between Erik Qualman, AKA Equalman, and Pat Sitkins. Erik discusses the power of smiling, what the world’s top CEOs all have in common, the 52 night rule, and how getting 3 teeth knocked out during his college basketball game led to a revelation.

Pat Sitkins is the Founder of Adaptive Jax and an increaser of enterprise value for mid-to-large businesses. Husband & Father of 3, Author, Former D1 Pitcher, Ultra Endurance Athlete, Marketing Executive & Owner of multiple businesses. Pat’s upcoming book includes interviews with CEOs of large corporations, best-selling authors, former Olympians & professional athletes, Ironman World Champion & IM Hall of Famer, Former Navy Seals, and more. Getting unique perspectives from their experiences to answer a simple question, “There are two types of people in the world. What are they?” Providing inspiration, insight, value, motivation, and entertainment from some of the highest-performing people in the world.

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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Motivational Speaker | Erik Qualman has inspired audiences at FedEx, Chase, ADP, Huawei, Starbucks, Godiva, FBI, Google, and many more on Digital Leadership.

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

Super U Podcast | The Two Types of People in This World with Pat Sitkins

Episode Preview:

“The difference between joy and happiness is joy is something you enjoy in the moment. So for example, if I enjoy writing, then that’s what I need to focus on is that joy. Now happiness is also the result. It’s like a result or byproduct, meaning, oh, I’m happy because the book sold really well. So I’m not dependent on anything when it comes to joy. Happiness is often a dependence. So if you’re Matthew McConaughey talks about this quite a bit as well, a fellow Austinite down the road here, but if you talk with Matthew, he’s like, I derive joy from the process of making the film. So not dependent on the box office success that’s really, in his mind, that’s where happiness comes from, as well as like, the result, where it’s really focused and goes after that joy. That’s very interesting.

And you know, I’m thinking in a different kind of setting with this, when you look at top athletes, right, so like, I do some triathlon stuff, sports are great because they’re metaphors for life. And so there’s just looking at it from a standpoint of it, I was lucky, like, I played college basketball at Michigan State University. But my story, I was a waterboy, to walk on the scholarship player. And so what it really taught me was that anything was possible to go from a waterboy, to be able to eventually be a scholarship on the number one team in the country is just once you prove that to yourself, it’s like, okay, anything that I face, this reminds me of that time when I was trying to make the basketball team.”

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