Episode Date September 13, 2022
Featured Guest Tom Wiese
Featured Book "End Malaria" by Michael Bungay Stanier

Episode Summary

Tom Wiese reading from Michael Bungay Stanier’s essay “I’m Scarred” from the book, End Malaria, and discussing the choice of your own story.

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I am a charming man. It’s an optimistic view of who I am. But like everyone else, I also have my faults. This means that one of the great gifts of my life are the people who are on my side but aren’t likely to fall for my whole schtick. Do you have people who, in the nicest possible way, hold you to be the very best person you can be?

Tom Wiese is the co-founder of Studio/E, and he’s spent the past few decades designing tools and teaching people how to explore, launch, and navigate their lives and businesses.

Tom reads an essay written by Michael from the book ‘End Malaria.’ [reading begins at 14:05]

Hear us discuss:

  • How a scar became a source of strength. [19:02]
  • Gaining the courage to recognise your scars. [22:07]
  • The myths of leadership: “Self-leadership is creating a vision that you desire for your life, then holding yourself accountable to it.” [24:45]
  • “When you’re in the unknown, you don’t know what’s going on unless you take some action.” [29:34]
  • Finding the balance between courage and safety. [31:34]
  • Knowing when to stop exploring and start making use of your discoveries: “Exploring alone is really hard; you need to have support.” [35:06]

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Michael Bungay Stanier

Michael Bungay Stanier

I'm the author of five books that have collectively sold more than a million copies. I'm the founder of Box of Crayons, a learning and development company that helps organizations move from advice-driven to curiosity-led. I'm the host of the *2 Pages with MBS* podcast.

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