Episode Date September 14, 2021
Featured Guest Naphtali Bryant
Featured Book "The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth" by John C. Maxwell

Episode Summary

Naphtali Bryant reading from John C. Maxwell’s The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth and discussing how ‘being stretched’ fuels personal growth.

I have a new book coming out in January, it’s called How to Begin. The book is about setting a worthy goal for yourself; something worthy of your life, something thrilling, important and daunting. I know you probably want that in theory, but in practice – what does it take to find a worthy goal, and what does it take to commit to it?

Naphtali Bryant, Director of Learning & Organization Development at Netflix, can tell us how to do that. He has lived in two seemingly different worlds: the marines and the world of learning and development. He’s experienced his fair share of being pulled in many different directions, but, much like Stretch Armstrong, he has always been able to keep it together.

Naphtali reads two pages from ‘The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth’ by John C. Maxwell.  [reading beings at 13:10]

Hear us discuss:

  • How tension facilitates growth: “A rubber band is useless if it’s not stretched.” [17:47]
  • Articulating your purpose. [20:48]
  • Choosing projects to pursue: Are your motives pure? [23:19]
  • “Even though you’re being stretched, you will always return to who you are and the core of why you do what you do. It’s not going to break you.” [28:38]

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Resources:

Naphtali Bryant | LinkedIn | John Maxwell Group

John C. Maxwell | The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential

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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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