Society & Culture
204: Daniel Gefen Self-Help Addict
Where do you draw the line between planning to ensure smooth sailing and just getting on with an endeavor that ultimately ends up in learning? On today’s episode, serial entrepreneur, podcast host and author Daniel Gefen talks about the value of authenticity and spontaneity over polished scripts, the beauty of just doing, and how to gain self-respect.
“Self-respect comes from doing hard work and achieving things.” - Daniel Gefen
We don’t consume things far removed from our realities, and we don’t appreciate anything that is deceptively picture-perfect either. But we are also susceptible to putting off what we must do in hopes of achieving perfection. What it ultimately boils down to, however, is the fear of actually taking action.
Self-improvement is important, but there comes a point when we need to stop learning and start doing instead. This applies to a lot of things, from feeling that you lack enough information to start writing the book you want to write about or planning the architecture of a house that won’t built itself. A lot of successful people don’t stall; they just do.
Because it is such a luxury nowadays, people have way too much time to spare thinking too deeply into things. A certain kind of unease usually follows this, and no self-respecting human should subject themselves to such quandaries. But we earn self-respect not through stalling but through hard work and achieving.
There is a fine line between learning to gain self-improvement and doing to learn. With life so unpredictable that we don’t ever truly become ready for it, which of the two is the way to go?
In 2017, he was named one of the top 25 most influential influencers and has been featured in dozens of media publications including Forbes, INC, CIO, Influencive, Success Radio and over 70 leading podcasts.
Daniel lives with his wife Lorren and 4 children in the hills of Bet Shemesh, Israel.
You can listen to his show by searching for 'Can I Pick Your Brain?' on iTunes or other podcast platforms.
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