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SIMPLE brand #70: Tim Schurrer - The Secret Society of Success


In this week’s episode of the SIMPLE brand podcast,
 I talk with Tim Schurrer, author of The Secret Society of Success: Stop Chasing the Spotlight and Learn to Enjoy Your Work (and Life) Again!


When we think about success, there are a number of messages that have been given to us that say, “If you want to be successful, you have to step into the spotlight, you have to climb the ladder, you have to become the boss, you have to be ambitious, you have to hustle. You have to focus on and chase success, or else you won’t reach it.”

But what if there’s another way? What if there’s something different we should focus on and be chasing?

That’s exactly what this week’s Tim Schurrer teaches. 


Tim is the former Chief Operating Officer of StoryBrand where he worked alongside New York Times bestselling author, Donald Miller to launch and operate two brands, StoryBrand and Business Made Simple.


Today he’s the host of the Build a Winning Team podcast, where he interviews top business leaders to bring you actionable advice to help you improve your leadership. 


And Tim’s the author of The Secret Society of Success - it’s out this week!


Some of the topics we discuss include:

  • Why what we've traditionally been taught about success may not be right

  • How our culture's primary message around success we hear makes us exhausted 

  • What the spotlight mindset is and how to avoid it 

  • The value of surrounding ourselves with others whose strengths complement our liabilities
  • The question we should be asking ourselves instead of "What's in it for me?"

  •  The value of recognizing people who report to you, and people who you report to, for their work 







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