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At long last! I can share the talk that I gave at Andrea Lee’s Wealthy Thought Leader event with you.
A common meme in business (and in life, in general) says that we need to either Go Big or Go Home, which often discourages a lot of would-be entrepreneurs who want to make a difference without giving up everything to do it. This talk discusses why you don’t have to go big – you can go deep instead.
It’s about 35 minutes long, but I hope worth every minute. Enjoy!
p.s. If you’re interested in bringing me on as a speaker or presenter, check out my speaking page.
the vid didn’t work for me. My comp or your link?
Hmm – it’s working on my end, so the link is good. Did you try it in a separate browser?
Thanks for the heads up. I’m trying to figure out an alternative path for sharing it since Podpress can be a little janky.
Tony Teegarden says
I got a ton of value from this. The four questions were on point and I loved the “deep experiences” walk through.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
Archan Mehta says
I wasn’t even aware of your public speaking skills.
Your speaking engagements will only add to your portfolio.
Your versatility speaks volumes about your skills, talents and abilities.
Thanks for your contributions and adding value to our work-lives through the work you do.
Best wishes on your remarkable life.
Andy Fogarty says
Great talk Charlie and definitely one that more folks need to hear these days.
There’s so many that just want to make a little extra or test out new areas to see if they actually are a fit for them and “going big” really has no appeal.
While I do believe that quick bold actions are generally needed to achieve goals, I don’t believe those actions need to be BIG.
Good stuff as always.
Mars Dorian says
that video is ass-kicking. Your speaking is much more energetic and passionate than you writing – I luv it.
And I especially luv the part about the lurkers, the leaders and your (true) fans – and the medicine you uniquely have to provide to them.
I’m going to re-watch this video again.
Honestly, you should do more of that – not just speeches, but more video as well.
You shine bright !
roslynn tellvik says
I agree with Archan and Mars that speaking is a place your already shining communications take on great new dimension.
I loved your grandfather’s insight about the small fire. When we go camping with friends we notice that the smaller fire almost feels warmer. The efficiency and intimacy of fuel and flame puts out an incredible amount of heat. Our wood lasts longer and sitting a bit closer makes it easier for us all to see one another, too!
I also love this thought, “It seems that it doesn’t matter how long it’s taking you, but whether what you’re building is worth building in the first place.” We once built a fire in the rain and it took a looong time. I held a piece of cardboard over it and two people fanned it consistently for about two hours before the wood finally dried out enough to burn on its own. Was it worth it? Oh yeah.
I’m definitely going to work on your questions at the end.
Thanks for a great talk.
Thanks for sharing!
Absolutely fabulous,brought it right back to the core for me,
Loved your speach when I was there with you in SFO and love it again here on the video. Youre brilliant!
Bonbon Oiseau says
Charlie, A friend sent the link to your presentation and she said it really changed her thinking about her business and thought it could help me too. I wanted to write to say I am truly wowed by what you have to say. I am mulling and thinking about it every day, and have listened to your talk over and over again. My company is small and I am an artist, not an MBA, so I’ve never felt fully comfortable about the traditional ways in which business seems to gets conducted and the idea of going or getting big. I have always wanted to go deep I think, to remain authentic but haven’t always thought that should be my aim. I love your idea that we are contributors, and that we must think hard about what we have to give, to give it well and to know the difference between the different kinds of relationships we have built. I am so inspired by all the thoughtful points you have touched on, and excited again about continuing to build my business and identity considering the concepts you have given for my business.
I will try my hardest to build the small fire and even harder to sit close to it.
Thank you for your unique and wonderful perspective.