Jan 7, 2019
Society has a very narrow definition of success. The expectation is that you go to college, get a corporate job, and make a lot of money. And if you stray from that path and stretch the boundaries of what people can imagine, the naysayers will get nasty. So, how do develop the courage to disregard the naysayers and design a life that aligns with YOUR values?
Tim Alison is the founder and CEO at Screw the Naysayer Productions. In 1988, Tim walked away from a six-figure corporate job in Toronto and moved to a tiny fishing village in rural Nova Scotia. There, he started an educational software company that generated upwards of $10M in revenue. With 30-plus years of experience as an entrepreneur and small business coach, now Tim is turning his attention to writing and podcasting. His show, Screw the Naysayers, offers practical advice on overcoming adversity and shattering limiting self-beliefs.
Today, Tim joins Emerald to offer insight around society’s faulty definition of success and his calling to help young people find the courage to live the life they want. He shares his definition of entrepreneurship as a creative process, explaining how he came to initiate the Screw the Naysayers movement. Tim also discusses how coaching helped him develop a keen self-awareness and how the unconditional support of one person can drown out a thousand naysayers. Listen in to understand how Tim holds himself accountable to achieve his vision and learn how he celebrates success with time outdoors!
Why Tim walked away from a six-figure corporate job
How to create a life and business aligned with your values
Tim’s insight around society’s faulty definition of success
Tim’s calling to help young people live the life they want
How Tim defines entrepreneurship as a creation process
The impetus for Tim’s book/podcast, Screw the Naysayers
How coaching helped Tim develop self-awareness
How the support of one person can drown out naysayers
How Tim holds himself accountable to achieve his vision
Tim’s approach to celebrating success with time outdoors
This episode is sponsored by the Creative Age Consulting Group. Men - Is it time NOW for you to make your mark? Visit timetomakeyourmark.com to apply for an invitation-only consultation.