Matt Trinetti is a young, intelligent, successful guy with an industrial engineering degree from Georgia Tech. So why did he up and leave his promising job at IBM to travel the world for seven months?
And what does this have to do with leadership?
You’ll have to listen to find out, but here are a few lessons I took from our amazing conversation:
- don’t let life pass by before you get courageous enough to turn your “dream list” into a “to-do” list
- make decisions, communicate them with conviction and live with the uncertainty on the other side
- step out of your comfort zone and ask bold questions, often
- happiness is found in the same three things across cultures (these may surprise you)
- humility comes from submitting yourself to the learning process (the more you see, the more you realize what you haven’t seen; or, the more you come to know, the more you realize you don’t know)
- moments usually seen as negative (mistakes, suffering, setbacks, etc.) are all part of the journey and help you grow
Resources Mentioned In The Podcast
- Podcast: Episode #024 Themes for 2013 and Flying Closer to the Sun
- Podcast: Episode #027 Building a Healthy Business with Mark Abbott
- Article: Thoughts On Coming Home (Part 3): These Things Traveling Taught
- Video: Being Bold Project
- Blog: Stephen Markley (Matt’s writer friend)
- Book: The 4-Hour Workweek, Timothy Ferriss
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