This chapter explores the connection between lifelong learning and success. Unlearning those habits that hinder you allows you to be coachable, humble and creative. We identify where success can be a learning disability, and the practices to unleash your maximum potential.

Practices in the Book:

Do Something New (pg. 115)

20 Things I Love to Do (pg. 116)

Peer Learning (pg. 119)

Gaining Time (pg. 122)

Entrepreneurial Operating System®: Helping Leadership Teams Learn Together (pg. 124)

Leaders in the Book:

Kay Phillips, Co-Founder and former President of ATEK Companies (pg. 117)

Lisa David, Partner at eCapital Advisors (pg. 120)


“9 Books Every Founder Should Read” -Inc.

Harvard Business Review: Emotional Intelligence Collection

Rules for Kicking Ass in Life (infographic)

“Sparking a Peak Performance Culture” (pdf)

“List of Small Business Peer Groups” -Sue Hawkes (blog)

“7 Brilliant Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do When Their Buttons Are Pushed” -Marcel Schwantes

“Top 10 Mastermind Groups Propelling Explosive Business Growth” -R. L. Adams

“The #1 Skill You Need to Develop to Become a Better Leader” -Gordon Tredgold

“Experiences and Your Fear of Engagement” -Seth Godin

“Tim Ferriss’ 5 Books That Influenced Him the Most” -Richard Feloni

“7 Brain Hacks That Will Dramatically Improve Your Intelligence and Success” -Elle Kaplan

“8 Successful People on the Last Time They Overcame Failure” -Evans Levy

“Reading at Work” -Seth Godin

“Books That Are Changing the Way I Work” -Tim Brown

“60 Great Business and Leadership Books, All Written by Women” -Rachel Happe

“5 Amazing Books I Read This Year” -Bill Gates

“You Make or Break Your Life Between 5-7am”– Benjamin P. Hardy

“The 5-Hour Rule” -Michael Simmons

“Best Podcasts of 2018” -Time


“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” -Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and anti-violence activist

“Knowledge is learning something new every day. Wisdom is letting go of something every day.” -Zen proverb

Ali StieglbauerChapter 9: Unlearning to Learn