The Startup Chat with Steli and Hiten on Smash Notes

The Startup Chat with Steli and Hiten podcast.

December 31, 2019

Unfiltered insights and actionable advice straight from the trenches of startup and business life. The show hosts, Steli Efti and Hiten Shah, are both serial entrepreneurs who have founded multi-million dollar SaaS startups. Being busy CEOs of fast-growing companies, they know the value of your time and make sure you get the most out of each 22 minute episode. Tune in for new episodes every Tuesday and Friday.

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In today’s episode of The Startup Chat, Steli and Hiten talk about taking the time to remember your journey. They also talk about how self reflection can be used as a powerful tool to gain perspective and gratitude on your entrepreneurship journey.

As an entrepreneur, it can be easy to rush forward without looking back but self-reflection is an essential tool for personal and professional success. Self-reflection gives you the opportunity to recognise your personal growth and can be a tool to motivate yourself towards identifying where you are going.

Positive self reflection should highlight what has inspired you, what actions have brought you to where you are today and where have you grown from the lessons learnt from past mistakes. We are constantly changing and evolving, recognising how far you have come can be a powerful tool to drive you forward.

Tune into this week’s episode of The Startup Chat to reveal how self reflection can be used in your life to empower your vision and fuel your growth. As well as Steli and Hiten’s personal examples of how to actively use this in your life, on the path to success.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

00:38 The personal experience that introduced self reflection

04:10 Think positively, use self affirmations, stop negative inner dialogues and create self belief

05:25 The whole idea is to give you a prospective

07:35 The story of a 1,000 applications and the determination to succeed.

08:50 An exercise for transformation and self reflection.

09:32 Transformational opportunities for self reflection are all around us

10:36 A personal account of identifying professional growth

14:13 Take time to remember

14:36 Self reflection is not just for the end of the year

15:55 Practical benefits of remembering

3 Key Points:

The gratitude to remember that we all start our journeys at a different points

It is so easy to get caught up in where you are today and forget where you were a long time ago

It inspires me to have hope in the future, as I can see I have grown



Steli Efti: Everybody this is Steli Efti.



Hiten Shah: And this is Hiten Shah.



Steli Efti: And today on the Startup Chat we wanna talk about ... I'm not even sure what we wanna talk about. I wanna share a little story ... A little Uber ride story I was on.



Hiten Shah: People like talking about more than just sales and Marketing.



Steli Efti: We just wanna bullshit and chat about business and life, and hopefully while we're doing that provide a little value to people.



Hiten Shah: The world's best business podcast!



Steli Efti: Oh!



Hiten Shah: Shit!



Steli Efti: Shit! We got it!



Hiten Shah: We're people trying to get shit done. Yeah.



Steli Efti: Done. We don't want to give you feedback that's bullshit.



Hiten Shah: We want you to do your best.



Steli Efti: And how we put me back to a time when I was just starting out as an entrepreneur. And when I started on my journey of personal growth. And I just wanted to share that with you, and explore that, and hear a little bit about some of your thoughts. And maybe transform you back to the day when you started with some of these things.



Hiten Shah: Sure.



Steli Efti: So the other day I was traveling and I got picked up at an airport by an Uber driver. And usually when I'm in a car I like to listen to either an audiobook or podcast, or music. I'm not really super chit-chatty,

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