Normalizing Fear with Ron Macklin
In this episode, I talk with Ron Macklin, founder of Macklin Connection, bestselling author, and entrepreneur. Through a unique mid-life transition, Ron left his career as an engineer to pursue a role as a coach, primarily focusing on team building in organizations.
We talk about the importance of acknowledging and embracing fear in the professional environment, underlining that everyone is afraid and it is normal. In his book, ‘Everyone is Afraid, a Fable of Fear, Friendship and Flourishing’, Ron uses a story to help people to notice that they’re not alone because they’re afraid.
Ron is a best-selling author, podcast host/guest, speaker, executive coach, successful entrepreneur, creator of The MacklinConnection Method, executive at two Fortune 500 companies, and winner of numerous awards including Best Place to work in Houston, Texas.
[00:00] Welcome Ron Macklin
[01:57] Ron’s Journey from Engineer to Entrepreneur
[07:39] How did Ron figure out how to start a business?
[11:27] The premise behind Ron’s book “Everyone is Afraid, a Fable of Fear, Friendship and Flourishing”
[17:14] The stories we tell ourselves when we are afraid
[18:01] Just imagine what could happen if your company culture around fear changed.
[21:28] What has been Ron’s greatest lesson from starting later in life?
[24:16] What is Macklin Connection
[27:06] Ron’s Favorite Quote
[28:42] Connect with Ron
Connect with Ron Macklin
- Community: Imaginal Community
- Website: https://www.macklinconnection.com/
- Podcast: The Story In Your Head
- Book: Everyone is Afraid: A Fable of Fear, Friendship, and Flourishing
Join The Late Starters Club Mastermind
We’re looking at business builders, business starters, and business burnout. People who are looking to start something new or grow their existing business. Or maybe you’re just burnt out from something that you’ve been doing and you’re not sure what to pivot into and what to do next. We are passionate about getting people into something new and growing it. And we know the strategies that work and we are great at getting people on the right path and keeping people accountable.
So if you are curious about the mastermind or one of these tracks and just want to learn more about what it might be about, go to latestartersclub.com/mastermind and just fill out the form to show us your interest. We’ll get back in touch and see if it’s the right fit for you. We’re excited to work with these small groups of people and change people’s lives, and we would love the opportunity to work with you.
Watch the Interview
Read the transcript HERE
Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below!