Wil Reynolds shares his thoughts on competition, service, empathy and purpose. Wil talks about the experiences and lessons that set the foundation of his success today – to love losing as much as winning, to “meet people where they are at”, and to spend time working on yourself instead of blaming others. Wil shares how creating a company culture of volunteer work has helped him and his team “check the right boxes” – choosing impact and purpose driven growth over chasing profits. This episode is a raw and real masterclass in business leadership and personal development.
“Love to Lose”
I like to win… I like beating people at stuff and I like getting beat, like I like the feeling of getting beat at something, because there’s no excuses… if they scored more points than you… go home and learn.
“Check The Right Boxes”
The amount of joy that I get off of watching people grow is off the charts. I get so much joy off of watching people come to this company and grow. I throw a lot of money into resources that other people wouldn’t to help people to grow. You can’t change where you get joy from… a lot of people get joy out of watching the number get bigger. They get joy out of that business class flight, that first class flight, they get joy taking those pictures on Instagram and showing people that sh**, they get joy out of those inc 5000 lists. You got to know what boxes you’re trying to check. You got to know what boxes we’re trying to check or otherwise you’ll always be kind of rudderless.