What It Means to Be a Hero

In this episode of the Capability Amplifier podcast, Mike Koenigs and Dan Sullivan share the secrets of becoming a hero -- to yourself and others.
What It Means to Be a Hero
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Who do you want to be a hero to?

This is one of the most powerful questions every business owner, leader and needs to answer to truly know who their ideal client or customer is. This question and the path to finding the answer is this focus of the latest episode of the Capability Amplifier.

No matter what business, industry, product or service you provide -- you need to understand the challenges your customers face so that you can create the right message at the , through the right medium to attract them back to you and your .

And the more intimate that connection is, the more trust you create. Trust creates incredibly valuable brands that last for decades, even centuries. And the stronger that bond, follows.

Related: A Billionaire's Tips to Becoming a Startup Hero

The goal of this article and what I truly want for you as an entrepreneur and person is to earn more, impact more people and enjoy the Four Freedoms: time, money, purpose and relationship.  said, “You will get all you want in life if you help enough other people get what they want.” And that’s what becoming a hero is all about.

In this episode of Capability Amplifier, my podcast partner and founder of Strategic Coach, Dan Sullivan, and I give you the secrets to becoming a hero.

Just like in any great movie, story or business challenge, in every quest, you will encounter barriers to achieving your goal, so we show you how we push through them. How do we become a hero for others and where can we seek improvement? I’d go so far as to say, our complex world is pushing us towards another level as #SuperBeings. We’re entering into a more complex economy and complex times, so how we engage and interact with each other, society and technology is forcing a necessary evolution.

Some of the big ideas we explore in this episode of Capability Amplifier:

  • How the “breakthroughs are in the obstacles.”

  • How “” has become anti-social and people prefer actual reality.

  • How when I was going through my own reinvention and new “reality”, over 18 months ago I was scared as hell to talk about it!

  • Confronting my chaos addiction to being busy. 

  • How as an entrepreneur with a strong ego, my assumption and fear was: “I don't want to talk about something until I fixed it first, because who's going to want to work with me If I'm not the guy with all the answers?”

  • How I finally figured out that the more raw and authentic you are, as you're going through the process as an imperfect being, the more attractive and real you are to your audience.

  • How as soon as I broke through my fear and started talking about it publicly, so many people came to me saying, “Hey, I'm going through that, too. Can you help me?”

  • Dan’s evolution, never-ending growth and learnings over his 45-year career as a top-level coach.

Really important take-aways from this episode:

  1. As we evolve as humans and entrepreneurs, we take for granted our accumulated wisdom and forsake our past. Therefore we often severely undercharge for our services even though our accumulated wisdom has a tremendous amount of value.

  2. We all get exactly who we deserve as customers, based on our own perception of ourselves and our filters. Don’t let your own ego or unwillingness to ask for your true value and worth get in your way.

  3. A huge part of being an effective advisor or coach is listening, asking a lot of questions and crafting incredible stories.

  4. Becoming a great storyteller is an exercise in compassion and empathy.

  5. It doesn’t matter your age or where you’re starting: if you’re an ambitious game-changer, you can choose to be a hero to your clients for the next 25 years and beyond.

  6. My 2%, real business exercise. (This one’s a little scary for entrepreneurs, but a total gamechanger.)

  7. How we are at the very center of a major shift on the planet that we're being forced into because of technology taking over and making us obsolete.

And, there’s more! Dan and I love elevating and amplifying your life so click here to listen to the entire episode Capability Amplifier Podcast.

Every other episode of Capability Amplifier is an interview with an interesting new guest. We have a whole bunch of fun ones scheduled with celebrities, the ultra-successful and people I greatly admire. They all have amazing capabilities and successes -- I want to highlight those who can help you increase the size of your bank account.

Related: Lori Greiner's 4 Questions to Know Whether Your Idea Is a Hero or a Zero

Upcoming guests include a Hollywood talent agent, a successful business coach who has an incredible lifestyle of simplicity and freedom, a comedian you’ll recognize from your past, a woman who runs a business in the funniest niche you can imagine and much more…

If you want to connect with me directly, feel free to book a session on my Entrepreneur.com “Ask an Expert” page. I’d love to help you grow your business, increase your capabilities and help you solve your big business challenges.

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