In this episode of the UV Effect Podcast, I am joined by entrepreneur, author and speaker, Laura Gassner Otting. I had the pleasure of meeting Laura at Inbound 2017 where we both spoke. After hearing her Bold Talk, I knew I had to have her on the show and bring her message to my listeners. Laura has used her years working at the White House and non-profits to develop an incredible platform for helping people understand where the need is. We discuss the importance of asking the right questions when there is a need, pursuing facts over truths and so much more. Get ready for an honest and thought-provoking conversation about facing the myth of self-importance with Laura Gassner Otting.
"Action doesn’t equal impact"
Laura Gassner Otting
Telling us about yourself. Where did you get your start and what made you shift to the direction you are in today?
You have a company called “Limitless Possibility”. Tell us about what you do and why you started it.
In your Inbound Talk, you spoke about the importance of people asking themselves “How can I help?” Please explain that question.
How can someone who wants to help a cause or solve a problem, figure out what’s within them that will allow them to make the most effective impact in service?
How can a person properly diagnose a problem before they jump into trying to solve it?
Is there anything else you like to share?
We don’t realize what service means.
We feel like we can’t serve others unless we are scarifying of ourselves.
How can I help vs. What needs to happen.
There is a unique place in the world where only we stand.
Own your Onliness.
Ask what does the solution need not what does my ego need.
You have to determine what gives you confidence.
When you start with how can I help you are also asking how am I not helping.
We end up crafting elegant perfectly executed solutions to problems we have misdiagnose.
We have to stop pursuing truths and we have to start pursuing facts
We all are leaders to somebody.