There are going to be hundreds of obstacles that we face when trying to pursue greatness. At times ourselves can be our own enemy but for Dave Hollis, we can get out of our own way.
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. We are too paralyzed by fear that we end up not accomplishing anything.
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. Maybe you’re gotten too comfortable in your own way of thinking. You’re not willing to consider other ways of handling things, and you’re too consumed with your own process that you don’t see the value in trying something different.
If we want to achieve success in the workplace and in our relationships, we need to be willing to change, to humble ourselves when necessary, and to get out of our comfort zone.
We usually don’t get it right the first time. But getting it right the second time or the third time or the fourth time is way better than getting it wrong all the time.
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.
Who is Dave Hollis?
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.
In this interview, Dave is vulnerable and shares about his marriage with Rachel as well as his previous dependence on alcohol. He says that after first reading his wife’s now-famous self help book, Girl, Wash Your Face, he didn’t want her to publish it. The vulnerability of the book scared him, and made him uncomfortable. Now, Dave embraces vulnerability as a superpower.