#105: Serial entrepreneur Matt Higgins joins Chris discuss how people can stop getting held back from their full potential. They talk about why a backup plan might be what's holding them back. They also lay out a framework to get over reservations, understand your motivations, overcome fears, process failures and handle crises.
Matt Higgins (@mhiggins) is a successful businessman and author. He is currently the Co-founder/CEO of RSE Ventures, but previously was the youngest press secretary in New York during 9/11, Executive Vice President of the New York Jets, Vice Chairman of the Miami Dolphins, a guest shark on Shark Tank, and an Executive Fellow at Harvard Business School. His book is Burn the Boats: Toss Plan B Overboard and Unleash Your Full Potential.
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Book: Burn the Boats: Toss Plan B Overboard and Unleash Your Full Potential
Wharton Research Article: The Downside of Making a Backup Plan – and What to Do About It
Full Show Notes
Introduction to Matt Higgins (00:00)
What sets this story apart from other business books (02:08)
Common obstacles that hold people back (04:16)
Identifying roadblocks (05:54)
“Face Everything” (08:27)
Creating change in the workplace environment (11:31)
Identifying your pathway forward (13:24)
Opportunity cost decision-making and getting buy-in (15:55)
Processing decisions and why it matters (21:09)
The difference between having a plan B and knowing plan B is out there (26:14)
Chris’s valuable membership vision (29:12)
How much commitment is needed to “burn your boat” (30:35)
Consolidating gains (31:48)
Acceptance and growth (35:42)
Focusing on your strengths (36:28)
Processing failures through persistence (38:57)
Never give up (42:10)
Moving forward as a paranoid risk-taker (48:20)
Framework for setting goals (49:38)
Dealing with crises (51:11)
Settling vs. pursuing (54:10)
Publicly committing to plan A: All the Hacks membership (54:55)
Where to find Matt Higgins online (59:11)
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