360: Focus on what matters most with guest expert Erik Qualman

Erik Qualman, author of The Focus Project: The Not So Simple Art of Doing Less, Better

Bill Ringle and Erik Qualman discuss strategies, stories, and practical tips for directing your attention and effort where they will have the biggest payoff for you in your personal and business life.

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Interview Insights

Top 3 Takeaways

  • Setting too many goals is setting ourselves for failure.
  • While we focus on achieving goals, the path before us does not only consist of ourselves and the end. People are going to swim in and out of our lanes. Embrace and cherish those moments. But understand that we all have the power to switch lanes.
  • Dedicate your focus and energy on the big, not on the easy.

Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Hall of Famer Michigan State University basketball coach Tom Izzo greatly influenced Erik. They remain in touch even today. [01:42]
  • The importance of not losing sight of your goals and building relationships along the way. [02:39]
  • The barrenness of the busy life by Socrates and why we need to remember to focus on the major items we want to achieve.[04:23]
  • Namesake of the Nobel Prize, Alfred Nobel, is remembered today because he decided to focus on his legacy after a newspaper reported him as dead (mistakenly). [06:47]
  • Write down what will make things easier or unnecessary in your life or business if you do them well. [07:03]
  • The ‘3 Ps’ help you stay true to your goals. [10:44]
  • Erik emphasizes the importance of asking good questions. [15:23]
  • A touching and valuable story of Eric and his daughters as he was training in the pool for his first triathlon. [18:14]
  • My Quest for the Best lightning round begins. [20:32]

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Expert Bio

5x Bestselling Author and Keynote Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached 50 million people.

He was voted the 2nd Most Likeable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling.

He is the host of the popular Super U Podcast and his work has been used by the National Guard to NBCUniversal to NASA.

Contact Info and Social Media for Erik Qualman

Resources Mentioned During the Interview

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Books Authored by Erik Qualman

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