In the Press: The Journey of Not Knowing
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Julie Benezet discusses the importance of taking risks and being comfortable with the discomfort of outcome uncertainty—and how you can achieve that comfort.
"To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before" is great for Star Trek, but it can be a little scary in real life…
Rogue Valley lawyer/business executive/author Julie Benezet recognizes the difficulties, and offers advice in a book called The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None.
“What’s really interesting about your journey as you go through life and business, etc., is that you may end up wearing many hats over time. You may become something you never expected at any given moment in time. And ultimately you may pop out the other end going ‘Wow, this is really amazing, all the experience that I’ve had and things I’ve done, and now I get to use them in completely different capacities than [I] ever expected.’… Ultimately you are serving people and. . . doing things you care about deeply.” J Massey
Investor, entrepreneur, business owner and educator J Massey and Julie talk about entrepreneurship, the scariness of the new, and what Julie learned about the new and unknown at Amazon. Listen to Cash Flow Diary Podcast Episode #380.
“Leadership is the idea of how to make things better for your relevant stakeholders whether they are your customers, your team or your community. And then bringing other people along to make those better things happen. That’s leadership in a nutshell…In order to do this you have to go into a place of experimentation and that is scary. A lot of people run away from that. That to me is the difference between leadership and management.” — Julie Benezet
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Julie Benezet has devoted her professional life to building companies, real estate and careers. She currently works as an executive coach, following 25 years in business and law. She is the author of the book “The Journey of Not Knowing: How 21st Century Leaders Can Chart a Course Where There Is None”. A hard-wired entrepreneur, Julie spent four years as Amazon’s first real estate executive through the company’s early steep ramp up phase to its emergence as an established business. Listen to the entire interview on BarryMoltz.com.
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Julie Benezet is interviewd by Jason Hartman of The Complete Solution For Real Estate Investors. Interview CW795. Listen to the entire interview on jasonhartman.com.
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