Episode 050 – The dark side of false humility: Why playing small often just means you’re running scared

Have you ever found yourself backpedaling from an opportunity to step on a “bigger stage?” You passed on the moment because you didn’t want to “seem arrogant.” Maybe you were worried how you might come across? You certainly didn’t want to be “that guy” or “that gal.”

What if the truth is you were just scared? What if trying to come off as humble is just a twisted form of pride? After all, pride is simply a fixation upon ourselves. We can focus on ourselves for how great we are. But we can also focus on ourselves for how unworthy we are. In either situation the focus is us.

In this episode Tim Walk and Kary Oberbrunner unpack the Dark Side of False Humility. Tim also shares some powerful, relevant truths from his new book—ENLIST

About The Author

Kary Oberbrunner

KARY OBERBRUNNER is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Best-Selling Author and CEO of Igniting Souls Publishing Agency, a global company that runs on EOS. Its core focus is helping people write, publish, and market their books the right way and turn them into 18 streams of income. He’s an award-winning author of ten books, a screenwriter, and he’s been featured in Entrepreneur, CBS, Fox News, Yahoo, and many other major media outlets. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, Kary ignites souls. As an international speaker, he loves topics that capture his heart and mind such as: leadership, personal growth, human performance, blockchain technology, and entrepreneurship. As a futurist and host of the Blockchain Life podcast, he often consults on marketing, branding, IP, and NFTs. He has several earned degrees including a Bachelor of Arts, Masters in Divinity, and Doctorate in Transformational Leadership. He lives in Ohio with his family.

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