We all suffer from negativity. That’s a business risk for entrepreneurs, since we are in the business of running lots of experiments, some of which will work and some of which won’t. If we process the learning negatively (“I should never have tried that” versus “One more useful piece of knowledge”) we open ourselves up to unproductive disappointment instead of the energizing excitement of discovery.
Anthony Iannarino knows the problem, and knows the solution: take a negativity fast. Just like cutting bad food choices from your diet to improve your metabolic health, you can cut negative thinking to improve your emotional health. He discussed his book, titled The Negativity Fast, and shared his insights with The Value Creators podcast.
0:00 | Intro
02:30 | Dangers of Negativity in Entrepreneurship and Evolutionary Biology
07:06 | Major Triggers: Stress and Optimism Bias
10:44 | Exploring Internal Dialogue in Anthony Iannarino's 'Negativity Fast'
14:09 | Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
16:28 | Empathy as a Key Exit from Negativity
19:35 | Detailed Insights on Empathy by Anthony Iannarino
23:44 | Idea of Radical Acceptance
27:04 | Value of Feedback and Solutions in Entrepreneurship
30:47 | Practice Gratitude in detail by Anthony
34:25 | Emotional and Metabolic Health: Keys to Overcoming Negativity
37:38 Positivity and Negativity: A Matter of Choice
39:26 | Does Positive and Optimistic Approach Link to Better Performance?
41:36| Wrap up: Practical Advice and Mind Hack by Anthony Lannarino