As Stackers, it’s second nature to want to be the best at everything; but when is it enough to just be good and not great? Are there instances where “good” may actually be preferable to “great?” Joining Paulette and Len for our roundtable to tackle this tricky topic, we welcome the host of the Money Confidential podcast, creator of the award-winning “Too Ambitious” newsletter, writer, entrepreneur, and all-around awesome human being Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez.
Doug Joe’s mom’s cousin, Diania, will surprise you with a bit of telephone patent-related trivia. Will Stefanie do OG a solid and make the year-long competition a 3-way tie? Will Paulette pull ahead again and put Team Paulette/Paula (#teamPP) in the lead? Will Len arise from his bunker under Los Angeles to win the day? Be sure to tune in and find out!
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Our Topic: How can you redefine success so being good is enough, and when is being good actually preferable to being “the best”?
It’s OK to Be Good and Not Great (Outside Magazine)
During our conversation, you’ll hear us mention:
- Our natural inclination to strive to be great
- Recognizing how you can be at your best
- Dealing with procrastination: resistance or acceptance?
- The perils of perfectionism
- Facing your truth and finding what works for you
Watch the full episode on our YouTube channel:
A big thanks to our contributors! You can check out more links for our guests below.
Joe’s Mom’s Cousin Diania (aka Diania Merriam)
Special thanks to Diania Merriam for taking over the heavy lifting while the star of the show was out. Learn more about Diania and the EconoMe Conference by visiting her EconoMe speaker profile page. Learn more about the conference and get your tickets to next year’s EconoMe Conference to be held in Cincinnati March 15-17, 2024 by visiting the EconoMe webpage. Take advantage of Joe’s Mom’s cousin Diania’s special discount code (exclusively for Stackers): STACKINGBENJAMINS (all one word, all caps) to save 10%.
Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez
Another thanks to Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez for joining our contributors this week! Hear more from Stefanie on her show, Money Confidential, at tooambitious.com/podcast.
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Doug’s Game Show Trivia
- What year was the first wireless phone patented?
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Written by: Kevin Bailey