113. Why Everything You Know About Success is (Mostly) Wrong | Eric Barker

Feb 1, 2018 | 0 comments

Life offers so much – but time is limited, so every day you have to wake up and make choices.   Unfortunately, many of us choose to try to do it all. We have massive ambitions and take massive action but, at the end of the day, we don’t feel like we actually got anything done.   Instead of trying to go wide, we have the opportunity to go deep; to be selective about what we choose to learn, have, and do. To help you take advantage of that opportunity, we are sharing this conversation with Eric Barker, author of Barking Up the Wrong Tree: The Surprising Science Behind Why Everything You Know About Success Is (Mostly) Wrong.  

We recorded this conversation as part of our monthly ONE Thing webinar series. Every month, we feature an incredible author so that you can learn directly from them and ask questions. If you want to sign up for our next FREE monthly webinar, head over to the1thing.com/webinars.  

The ONE Thing to Implement From This Episode:

Think about a time in your life when you didn’t feel fulfilled in your professional life, and you decided to move on.   Was it because one of the four key factors of success was missing? Happiness Achievement Significance Legacy   When you reflect on where you are today, how are you doing in those four areas? What can you do differently?  

In this episode you will learn…

  • [5:20] What the 4 key factors of success are.
  • [26:25] How you can strategically utilize failure to improve your life by using “little bets.”
  • [36:00] Why you should be a (strategic) quitter.  

Links & Tools From This Episode

  • Learn more on Eric’s blog: bakadesuyo.com
  • Connect with Eric: Facebook | Twitter [
  • FREE Training] How to Start Time Blocking TODAY!
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Were you told that if you worked hard and saved in your 401k that, one day, you would retire and secure your slice of the American Dream?   We were told that story, but if you look at the wealthy, that’s not how they got there. We’re excited to introduce you to Patrick Donohoe and his team at Paradigm Life because they specialize in an investment strategy that creates wealth, and they want to share it with listeners of The ONE Thing podcast. If you go to PerpetualWealthStrategy.net, you can download the free report: The Entrepreneur’s Hierarchy of Investment.  

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