This is a fascinating conversation and one that will have you thinking long after the interview is over. On the show is Matt Higgins, the author of Burn The Boats: Toss Plan B Overboard and Unleash Your Full Potential. Matt, is the co-founder and CEO of the private investment firm RSE Ventures, an executive fellow at Harvard Business School, where he co-teaches the course Moving Beyond DTC, and has also been a guest shark on ABC’s Shark Tank.
His story is one of growing up in poverty, living on government cheese, and having his own “burn the boat” moment as a teen which becomes a pivotal decision that changes the trajectory of his life leading to success on his terms. You’ll hear Matt’s story, how he navigated hardship, the importance of listening to your own voice, and what it means to burn the boats to unleash your potential. This was one of my favorite interviews! You will walk away with many actionable tips as well as wisdom you can apply to your business and life.
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WHAT YOU’LL LEARN:
1️⃣ Why Matt wrote the book now and who he hopes to serve.
2️⃣ The importance of making yourself indispensable at your job.
3️⃣ Matt’s early trauma that led him to make a pivotal decision in his life at 16.
4️⃣ How we don’t get to choose the moment of our opportunities but why we need to take them.
5️⃣ What Burn the Boats means and why you are less likely to succeed if you have a plan B.
6️⃣ He walks us through his risk-taking matrix.
7️⃣ Why he asks himself daily – “What is the highest use of my time, energy, and intention right now?” “What can I do now that I couldn’t do yesterday?”
8️⃣ How to connect your future dots intentionally, the importance of having a great partner/relationships, what living a good life means to him, and more.
Matt’s Website: https://www.burntheboatsbook.com/
Matt on IG: https://www.instagram.com/mhiggins/?hl=en
Matt on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-higgins-rse/
Matt on YouTube
ABOUT THE GUEST
Matt Higgins is the author of Burn The Boats: Toss Plan B Overboard and Unleash Your Full Potential. He is the co-founder and CEO of the private investment firm RSE Ventures, an executive fellow at Harvard Business School, where he co-teaches the course Moving Beyond DTC, and has also been a guest shark on ABC’s Shark Tank.
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