Most people aren’t natural born high performers. They start out just like us. They go to the same schools, learn the same things, and probably even start a traditional career.
But at some point they wake up and realize they don’t want to be just like everyone else. They want a Life Stoked.
I love asking these people about what they see when they look back at that moment. What was something holding you back at the time that you let go of?
Andy Traub shares some incredible wisdom with us today from years of experience, practice, and growth. For Andy the thing holding him back was taking permission. When Andy learned to quit raising his hand to use the bathroom a whole new world of opportunities opened up for him.
On today’s show Andy shares with us some practical steps you can use to take permission and start building your own Life Stoked.
Listen now: 016: Where taking permission can take you (with Andy Traub)
Rapid Fire Questions
One thing holding him back.
Asking permission to “go to the bathroom” (so to speak). Stop waiting to be picked.
One thing he gave up.
Staying up late. Andy believes you can’t fail if you wake up early and go about the business of doing work that matters. Oh, and if you want to get better at waking up early, check out his book The Early to Rise Experience
One characteristic that separates him from average.
I believe I will be awesome. I may not be awesome the first time, but I sincerely believe I can become awesome through practice.
We ran out of time with Andy so I had to cut a couple of the rapid fire questions short. So I’m going to fill this one in for him.
Andy’s book The Early to Rise Experience is brilliant. It’s a practical guide to help you successfully develop the habit of waking up early. Oh, and Andy really isn’t a morning person naturally by the way.
What are you doing to take permission? Let Andy and I know on Twitter or in the comments below.