Ep.97 – Jason Feifer – Build for Tomorrow: An Action Plan for Embracing Change

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Jason Feifer, Build for Tomorrow, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur Magazine

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What can an entrepreneur teach a non-entrepreneur?  What value could a relationship like that even bring?  With an open mind, it may help you build for tomorrow.

Jason Feifer is the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur Magazine.  But that is not who he is or what defines what he does.  Instead, Jason Feifer is a person who tells stories in his own voice.

As a successful editor, author, speaker, and podcast host (there isn’t much he doesn’t do), Jason doesn’t work simply with entrepreneurs; he works with all of us through his valuable skill of telling stories that help us build for tomorrow.  But what exactly does that mean?

It centers around not panicking when you see change coming or when it has already arrived.  The ability to learn to apply filters reduces the constant and consistent noise that surrounds us.  And the capability to help liberate ourselves from nostalgia and build a new narrative for our lives.

Jason lays out three important questions we should ask ourselves if we are to liberate ourselves from nostalgia and build a new narrative of our lives.

  1. What did I overcome?
  2. What skill set did I have then that I still have now?
  3. What do I know now that I did not know then?

Throughout our conversation, Jason provides great frameworks for utilizing the following two theories

  • Richard Ryan’s self-determination theory focused on autonomy, competence, and relatedness
  • Bethenny Frankel’s theory of buckets involves understanding that you only have a limited amount of “water” to give.

But one of my favorite topics we covered was at the end when we talked about how LeBron James has an intense focus on “making the main thing, the main thing.”

Please enjoy my conversation with Jason Feifer.

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