3 Ways to Stop Your External Identity Crisis and Discover Your True Self

December 6, 2023

Episode 163


Dan and Mike are back for another stimulating episode of Capability Amplifier.

In this power-packed conversation, Dan and Mike talk about concepts like finding your identity, discovering your purpose, the danger of seeking external validation, and what you “cannot not do.”

Dan shares profoundly insightful stories and examples (including a brilliant breakdown of Hillary Clinton!). And together, they explore powerful questions that can help anyone struggling with a crisis of identity or a lack of direction.

You'll learn:

  • Why the three most dangerous words are “should, would, and could”
  • The critical difference between internal vs external identity
  • A simple technique to declare yourself “already there” instead of endlessly chasing
  • The entrepreneurial discovery question to unlock your purpose
  • And much more!

Let's not spoil all the surprises here. You've got to experience the conversational flow and lightning bolts of insight for yourself.

Dan is at the peak of his philosophical powers here — somehow getting even wiser and sharper with age. And Mike can tell you that he learned a ton about himself and his own journey in the process.

Key Takeaways

  • (05:48) True identity stems from authenticity and self-awareness.
  • (11:30) Identity, listening, and expression drive entrepreneurship.
  • (16:48) Creating identity, internal vs. external validation.
  • (24:37) Compromised potential, second place, charismatic Clinton encounter.
  • (32:39) Skilled at taking things apart, creating value.
  • (38:11) Efficiency and automation increase business value.
  • (41:10) Discovering personal identity through internal compass. Entrepreneurial discovery.
  • (54:38) Human nature remains constant through millennia of change.
  • (56:32) Value stacking enhances communication and effectiveness.

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