Steve Schlafman - This VC/founder believes being fluid in life is the ultimate ambition!

Steve Schlafman - This VC/founder believes being fluid in life is the ultimate ambition!

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ About the Guest:

Schlaf is a Professional Transition Coach based in New York. He helps high performers in midlife manifest their next calling. He is also the creator of Where the Road Bends, a newsletter and podcast exploring personal evolutions and life transitions. In addition to being a girl dad, this is his life’s work.

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ About the Host:

Sharath is a founder, creator, and community builder. He is also a serial maker who built and shipped 15+ projects using no-code tools. His SaaS product Shoutout generates $30k ARR, which was sold to a UK-based product studio. Prev, Sharath worked for world-changing startups like Product Hunt and On Deck, where he helped build and nurture communities. He also grew his audience on Twitter from 200 to 20,000 using give-first principles and creating high-value content. Currently, he is the Head of Community at Threado and runs a newsletter called Sharath's CliffNotes alongside hosting this podcast.

πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Description:

Tune in as Sharath and Schlaf discuss how to stay present as a founder, stepping away from social media, and forming writing habits.

  • 00:00: Episode Highlight
  • 2:14: Introduction to Steve Schlafman
  • 3:18: Why Schlaf is taking a break from social media
  • 7:28: Achieving success and goals while being online
  • 12:21: How social media affects your work as a founder
  • 22:13: How to build a life without social media
  • 26:33: How to live in the present
  • 30:00: The scariness of being present
  • 32:15: How being present affects work and business
  • 35:23: What success and ambition mean
  • 48:30: What was Schlaf's experience like as a founder? What are his future plans?
  • 53:05: How and when did Schlaf shift from Tactical Schlaf to Philosophical Schlaf
  • 55:25: How did Schlaf start writing and what are his habits?
  • 1:02:25: Where do founders struggle - early-stage, scaling, or other?
  • 1:07:40: Outro and closing thoughts
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πŸ‘‰πŸΌ Where to find Sharath:

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