When we choose ambitious goals, we’re going to create stories about them. But nothing lasts forever: our jobs, our achievements, our friends, our relationships… or our stories. If we attach our identities to ephemeral stories (and aren’t all our stories ephemeral?), we will suffer.
Noah Rasheta, the host of the Secular Buddhism podcast and author of three books on Buddhism, abandons the story he told himself and others, that he was a successful entrepreneur. He takes us on a journey of self-discovery, finding comfort with unknown challenges, changing stories, and new pivots that may be needed. From entrepreneur to school bus driver to … well, you decide if he’s an entrepreneur or just having fun.
- Mindful Agility Web Site, for links to the Mindful Agility podcast, resources, and blog
- Secular Buddhism Web Site, for links to the Secular Buddhism podcast and resources
- Steve Blank, “Why the Lean Startup Changes Everything,” Harvard Business Review (May 2013).
- Eric Ries, The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses, Currency (2011).
Matthew Zimmerman, Divya Maez, Jay Beale