Ep184: Entrepreneurs Can’t Get No Satisfaction

25 minutes

Billy Joel and Hamilton sang about it, but what is your relationship with satisfaction? How can entrepreneurs, with their knack for always striving, develop a relationship with satisfaction, and is it even important to do that? 

Why is that important for business? 

Is there an incompatibility with entrepreneurship/business leadership and being satisfied? Is it a cardinal sin to say, “yeah I’m good”, or is that foolish?

Satisfaction lives on a spectrum, and even if it might not be necessary for an entrepreneur to find their way all the way to contentment, it might be important to develop the capacity to at least appreciate. One version of an unhealthy relationship with satisfaction is not even being able to notice the point where you achieve a goal. But it is also true that not a lot of entrepreneurs come at life with an abundance of satisfaction – the itch for striving might be a necessity for this kind of leadership. 

So how do you cultivate a healthy relationship with satisfaction, and do you think it’s even important to do? It takes fuel to stay at the same altitude, and there is a danger in relaxing into satisfaction or contentment too much, but where does being “unsatisfiable” cheat you out of enjoying what is there and has been created?

Sometimes, it is important to look back and consider what parts you are satisfied with, where you simply maintain altitude. 

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