Chapter 5: The Tectonic Shift, Tsunami, and Undertow: Understanding The Power of Directional Pull (Part A) by Ed O’Keefe

Most people fail at success principles because they don’t know how to handle the reality of the path.  Goals are vital because they give us a directional point, but they aren’t everything.

In this episode, we discuss understanding the power of directional pull.  The idea that you need to have it all figured out before you get started, is a myth.  The stronger choice is to get moving.

We discuss these concepts:

  • Chasing opportunity versus following your passion
  • The three phases: the Tectonic Shift, the Tsunami, and the Undertow
  • The trim tab theory

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 00:51 Teaser
00:51 – 01:03 Ed O’Keefe Show Intro
01:03 – 04:04 Chapter 5: The Tectonic Shift, Tsunami, and Undertow Introduction
04:04 – 07:10 The Dirtiest Man on TV -Mike Rowe
07:10 – 08:44 Tectonic Shifts & Tsunami Wave Success
08:44 – 09:55 The Principle of Trimtab Theory of Success
09:44 – 11:46 Goals are all about directional pull
11:46 – 12:43 Guaranteed to find success and adventure
12:43 – 14:17 Purpose is found in the process
14:17 – 15:38 Who is the mentor(s) who I can hire and learn from
15:38 – 16:34 Wins, Failures, & Momentums
16:34 – 17:48 Options on how you accomplish your goals
17:48 – 20:15 Directional Pull Brief Intro
20:15 – 22:15 Sponsors & Ed O’Keefe Show Outro

People Mentioned:
04:13 Mike Rowe
15:14 Dan Slevin
20:54 Jesse Itzler

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