We discuss Ellory’s “overnight success”, which is really a euphemism for the pay-off that finally comes after a lot of really hard work.
Ellory talks about his transition from employment to entrepreneurship and connects the dots on some issues from his past that may have affected him more than he’d previously realized.
However he got here, I’m glad he’s made it. I love Ellory’s content and you should definitely check it out, too!
Here are some great quotes from Ellory that came out of our conversation.
“We’re afraid of being judged as unworthy to be at the table, but nobody’s worthy to be at the table. Let’s create our own table!”
“Nobody admires someone for doing nothing.”
“All you have to do is be a step or two ahead to provide leadership. You don’t need to have all the answers.”
“If you can be your truest self, the way you feel really alive, and translate that into your business.. that’s when the magic is going to happen.”
“When you get to be yourself, and also get to be around people who share your passions and interests, it’s kind of magical.”
At about 37:30 I ask Ellory about his experience being bullied and if he saw a connection between the lessons he learned from that and the emotion and feelings he had when he was unhappy in his job. His answer started with, “I wish I could say yes. Because if I could make a clear line that A causes B then we could fix that.”
He then went on to make a pretty darn strong argument for exactly that straight line, which is the entire premise of this series.
At 42:30 he makes a pretty significant connection for himself and says, “I had never spent a lot of time thinking about it, but now that we’re talking through it the situations are extremely similar.”
By 43:50 even he is pretty blown away by the turn the conversation has taken.
This is a conclusion I see a lot of my coaching clients come to. We can’t escape the lessons of our past unless and until we face them.
Listen to hear Ellory tell his own story and if anything rings true for you, let me know.
Are you ready to let go?