Put your ego aside and be a great listener, with Dr. Sharon Livingston.

Episode 237

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Dr. Sharon Livingston is a natural born interviewer and trainer. She learned early on to engage with others by asking them questions and helping them to reveal their stories. She uses this ability to train coaches to best identify their strengths and specialties so they can inspire others. She has personally interviewed over 60,000 people and trained hundreds of coaches.

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Secret – timesaving technique

Sharon exercises first thing every morning while listening to audios — start off every morning by working off excess anxiety. ONWARD!

Daily habit that contributes to success

Allow yourself to be excited about the day — Sharon wakes up every morning excited about what the day is going to bring.

Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience

Sharon’s business was severely impacted by 9/11 — and Sharon tells the whole story here.

Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful

“Put your own ego aside and really listen to what people need.”

Most influential lesson learned from a mentor

“Take full responsibility.”


Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”


What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?

I would go back to not knowing anything.

How to exceed expectations and add the most value?

An individual would listen to what I was trying to accomplish and do what they can to help me accomplish that.

What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?

  1. Hire a business coach
  2. Get an accountability partner
  3. Join a mastermind group
  4. Have a specialty
  5. How best to connect with Sharon:


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