Dave Hollis is the CEO of the Hollis Company and a co-host of Rise Together Podcast.
Are you thinking about making a big change in your life? Have you felt like you needed to leave something you've known for something you needed? Enter my next guest, husband, father, author, and entrepreneur, Dave Hollis. The former Disney film distribution chief responsible for the relaunch of the Star Wars franchise, the Avengers series, and mega-hits like Frozen and Beauty and the Beast, left his prestigious post at Disney last year to lead The Hollis Company along his wife Rachel. This episode is packed with some many powerful pearls of wisdom. We get into how to weather the storm of uncertainty and trailblazing. Dave shares how he's dealt with struggle, in particular something we all need to be reminded of: struggle doesn't mean we're broken, it means we're human.  We go deep into the idea of fulfillment, a keystone subject of his book Get Out of Your Own Way: A Skeptics Guide to Growth and Fulfillment and Dave helps us breakdown old narratives and breaking through the status quo. Enjoy! Today's episode is brought to you by CreativeLive. CreativeLive is the world's largest hub for online creative education in photo/video, art/design, music/audio, craft/maker and the ability to make a living in any of those disciplines. They are high quality, highly curated classes taught by the world’s top experts -- Pulitzer, Oscar, Grammy Award winners, New York Times best selling authors and the best entrepreneurs of our times.
How can you get out of your own way and see through the lies you tell yourself? Dave Hollis, CEO of the Hollis Co, author, speaker, coach, and podcast host was at the top of the career ladder, but felt unfulfilled when there was no room left to grow. So he dropped his ego, joined the Hollis Co, and has led the company to incredible growth. He shares how to bring your struggle into the light, serve your customers by offering overwhelming amounts of value, change your relationship with failure, and raise your capability to survive the hardest challenges. - Join the book club! cathyheller.com/bookclub - Sign up for our newsletter cathyheller.com/newsletter - Follow Dave on Instagram and Facebook @mrdavehollis! - More of The Hollis Co at Thehollisco.com - Get Dave's book Get Out of Your Own Way https://bit.ly/2Rv71us - Thanks Shipstation! Try 60 days free at Shipstation.com, code dreamjob
Dave Hollis has always been somewhat skeptical about self-help, but in the long run that skepticism has served him very well. He always questions the hypotheses being put forward, both by self-appointed gurus and his own subconscious. As a result, he combines incredible vulnerability and self-awareness with a rigorously logical and brutally honest mindset. On this episode of Impact Theory with Tom Bilyeu, Dave Hollis goes into incredible depth on the connections between failure, growth and fulfillment. While describing those connections he talks about his experiences with therapy, explains how he uses journaling so effectively, and even shares a few tips on marriage.   This episode is brought to you by: Podcorn: Visit https://podcorn.com/brands/ and use coupon code IMPACTTHEORY Women of Impact Podcast hosted by Lisa Bilyeu: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/women-of-impact/id1435217865 Better Help: Get 10% off your first month at https://betterhelp.com/impacttheory Blinkist: Go to https://blinkist.com/impact Try it FREE for 7 days and save 25% off your new subscription.   SHOW NOTES:   Dave explains why he still calls himself a skeptic [3:20] Dave admits that he had to get super-stuck in order to embrace self-help [4:58] Tom and Dave discuss the power of negative visualization [8:32] Motivation is built through consistent habits and constantly pushing yourself [12:15] Dave talks about how he finished a challenge he thought might be impossible [15:53] You must test the truth of the stories you’ve been told [19:54] None of us are broken, but we all have seasons of brokenness [20:53] Dave explains how he uses journaling to get down to the subconscious [23:38] Dave describes the reasons why therapy was so helpful for him [25:38] Are other people’s opinions real? Are they important? [27:41] Dave and Tom discuss the connection between growth. discomfort and fulfillment [29:42] It’s a guarantee in a startup that you are going to experience failure [36:15] Dave talks about how difficult it was to no longer be the primary bread-winner [39:00] Dave gives a few tips on marriage [44:14] Dave shares the impact he wants to have on the world [47:11]   QUOTES:   “If there’s something in a story that was given to you through the lens of someone else’s fear, you have to test the hypothesis of your truth.” [19:33] “None of us are broken. We have seasons of brokenness.” [21:51] “If you are in a position where you can’t fail, you are also in a position where you will never be fulfilled.” [33:01] “You cannot mute the anxiety without also muting the joy.” [34:02]   FOLLOW DAVE:   WEBSITE: thehollisco.com  INSTAGRAM: https://bit.ly/2xthYFv  FACEBOOK: https://bit.ly/39HsqYc  TWITTER: https://bit.ly/2IDklb0      BOOKS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:   “Get Out of Your Own Way”, Dave Hollis https://amzn.to/2UbB7DR  [2:50] “Spark”, John Ratey https://amzn.to/38EY6fH [29:58]
Are you your own worst enemy? There are going to be hundreds of obstacles that we face when trying to pursue greatness.Some people will tell you that you're not enough.Others will say your ideas are unconventional and crazy - "it's never going to work!"Maybe your own family doesn't believe in you.The pressure from other people can be insane and paralyzing, but sometimes, we are our own worst enemies. We can get in our own way when it comes to our dreams. Insecurity has a way of tripping us up when we try to get out of our comfort zone. Thoughts like, "I'm not enough," play on repeat.Other times, pride has a way of convincing us that we're doing everything right, when we're actually not, and that's not great either. We always need to be willing to change, to humble ourselves when necessary, and to get out of our comfort zone.On this episode of The School of Greatness, I've got Dave Hollis in the house to tell you his story about struggle, adaptation, and success.Dave Hollis is one half of the dynamic, powerhouse duo that is Rachel and Dave Hollis. He's the former Disney film distribution chief who was responsible for the relaunch of the Star Wars franchise, the Avengers series, and mega-hits like Frozen and Beauty and the Beast, but he left his prestigious post at Disney last year to lead The Hollis Company alongside his wife Rachel Hollis.In addition to running a company and raising his four beautiful children, Dave is touring the US, regaling tales of how one former personal development skeptic became a spokesperson for growth.Dave understands the path to success well and acknowledges that it's a path full of change. It requires not only strategy but also the willingness to grow and adapt to situations you never saw coming.I had Dave's wife, Rachel Hollis, author of Girl, Wash Your Face, on my podcast a while back, and I was so excited to have Dave on here as well! He gets vulnerable talking about their marriage and how they've navigated all this crazy stuff together.I think you all are really gonna enjoy this one. Join me on Episode 926 to learn how to get out of your own way so you can reach your fullest potential with Dave Hollis.What has been the biggest area of growth for you in the last 2 years? (9:06)Is there anything in your marriage that still isn’t resolved since Rachel’s career took off? (19:30)What have you learned is the common thing that holds women back from their greatness? (40:37)What’s your biggest fear about the next 5 years? (46:20)Why did you decide to step out and write your own book and brand? (51:47)Why Dave is okay with going from CEO to COO (0:30)What happens when you have a huge lynchpin product in your business (4:18)How to shift your perspective on vulnerability and transparency if you think they are liabilities (6:10)Why Dave shifted his relationship with alcohol to focus on running (10:28)How to unpack the stories that run your life (17:30)Where to draw the line with what you share publicly (26:35)How to make tough business decisions for the health of your business (36:29)Plus much more...
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