We welcome the host of “How to be Awesome at Your Job,” Pete Mockaitis. Each week, Pete grills thought-leaders and result-getters to discover specific, actionable insights that boost work performance.

He runs an Enhanced Thinking & Collaboration (ETC) Training Program, which aims to improve businesses, foster collaboration and reduce wasted time. He’s provided 1-on-1 coaching to 700+ professionals from elite organizations such as Google, the UN, Amazon, Goldman Sachs, FedEx, McKinsey, Apple and more, across 50 countries and all Ivy League schools.

You’ll hear Pete talk about consulting, starting his own business, and how to channel deep focus for difficult tasks.

Show Highlights:

  • What is attractive about consulting? What are the challenges of consulting?
  • Pete’s love for transforming people and making a move towards entrepreneurship
  • Questions to ask yourself: What is my offering? Who are my customers? How do I acquire my audience?
  • Why he saved 400 days’ worth before quitting to start his own business
  • Happiness is the key to being awesome at your job
  • The importance of scheduling uninterrupted-deep-work time
  • Stay in touch with your network (“Build the well before you’re thirsty.”)
  • Syncing up with your manager

Key Takeaway: When you’re trying to achieve your dreams, you must set yourself up for success. Define what success looks like, have substantial savings to float you for a time and create a strategy for your potential customers.

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