Serial entrepreneur and bestselling author Lauren Maillian is here to teach you how to align your talent with your motivation. Allowing you to thrive, even through difficult times.
Serial entrepreneur and bestselling author Lauren Maillian is here to teach you how to align your talent with your motivation, allowing you to thrive, even through difficult times.
2:15 – Introductions
4:09 – Working from your strengths vs. comparison
Lauren argues that the beauty of entrepreneurship is being able to leverage what is unique about you as a person. It allows you to specialize in your area of strength, instead of trying to generalize or be good at what other people are good at.
When you’re working on what only you can do, that’s also how you find what you should scale.
6:34 – Lauren’s zone of genius (as someone who has broad interests)
8:05 – How to optimize your talent
Lauren shares that it’s digging deeper into what you do well, even after finding your genius. Try to figure out what makes you good at what you do.
If you’re trying to figure this out for yourself, here’s a good question to ask: What is the consistent skill that’s helped you be successful over years of work and various kinds of projects?
11:40 – Lauren’s personal motivation
15:05 – How can a business owner determine what motivates them?
Before jumping to a new business or idea, think: Would you be excited to do that thing 100 times?
You can enjoy things that are not actually what you’re meant to do with most of your hours.
18:30 – How you and your business can thrive in adversity
The pandemic definitely taught a lot of people how to flex their resiliency, and to save for a rainy day.
A key part of entrepreneurship is resourcefulness – you probably won’t have all the solutions. Sometimes you have to go find it for yourself. Getting more comfortable with your own capabilities and ability to bounce back will ultimately help put you ahead.
22:30 – Lauren explains the thought behind a key question: “Even if I fail, is it worth it?”
24:40 – Where does Lauren’s confidence come from?
26:52 – Lauren’s operational definition of success
Hint: It has to do with saying “no”.