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Living Into Leadership with Alec Stern

Want to hear what it takes to be a great leader and take your business to the next level? Alec Stern and Daniel Gomez dive in with reminders and insights around confidence, leadership, staying in your zone of genius and more.

Alec has been a co-founder or on the founding team of eight companies, and has had five exits – a couple IPOs and three acquisitions, including Constant Contact for over a billion dollars. Today he’s recognized as America’s Startup Expert.

Episode Highlights

07:18 Building confidence in your life and business
10:28 A new definition of ‘no’
11:06 The proper handling of wins
12:39 Feeling the energy
21:03 Creating Constant Contact
26:12 Being title agnostic
30:52 Being tested
36:15 Progressing, not regressing
39:25 Retirement?

About Alec Stern

Alec Stern is an entrepreneur, speaker, mentor, innovator, and investor.  He has become known as “America’s Startup Success Expert” for performing hundreds of keynote speeches worldwide.

Alec Stern

To me a ‘no’ means ‘not now.’” Alec Stern

Don’t make the mistake of doing something that you need to do or want to do but you’re not ready to. Set yourself up for success.” Alec Stern

Start now, and ask yourself, “What’s the one thing or two things that I can do today to start working towards that partnership, that collaboration, or even getting that new client?” Daniel Gomez

You can’t have a Mount Everest championship win without a Mount Everest team.” Daniel Gomez

A true leader knows that he can’t do it by himself.” Daniel Gomez

It’s not about me. It’s about the fact that we surrounded ourselves with the best people that we could that could take this thing forward.” Alec Stern

Being title agnostic just says that you are confident enough in yourself to be able to excel in your lane and would look at that as an opportunity to bring in somebody who would be able to take this and really drive it forward with success, do some of the things that maybe are out of your comfort zone, or whatever that may be, and they’ve experienced it before — been there, done that — and you can stay in your lane and excel with what you’re best at.” Alec Stern

Accomplishments are something to build on, not rest on.” Alec Stern

Resources Mentioned

Alec’s Gift for You – Text ‘PILLARS’ to 59925