Steli inspired today’s episode. One of his biggest business tips is always being yourself, but being able to recognize your strengths, your weaknesses, your quirks, and all of the things that make up who you are is not necessarily an easy thing. Knowing who you truly are and being true to yourself means pushing your ego aside and recognizing all of the things that inspire, motivate, and define your behavior and self-esteem. We know that self-esteem doesn’t mean you’ll avoid struggle and conflict, but knowing yourself will definitely give you the strength to overcome these struggles and embrace success.

Success comes in different forms, and knowing yourself will help you recognize your success as your own. Not only that, but you’ll know how to succeed the right way when you know yourself. Being yourself will give you the insight you need to find the right motivation to create and achieve the goals you set yourself. It’s time to stop worrying about what other people think about you, and start worrying about what you think about yourself!


  • What inspired Steli’s unique piece of advice
  • Why knowing/accepting yourself is hard and how to overcome it
  • How knowing yourself improves your business attitude
  • Letting go of ego and accepting struggle as a part of the job
  • Looking at what you don’t like in others and how it reflects on you

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