Reboot Podcast Episode #142 – Signal & Noise – with Jeremy Bloom

The Reboot podcast showcases the heart and soul, the wins and losses, the ups and downs of startup leadership. On the show, Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and Startup Leaders discuss with Jerry Colonna the emotional and psychological challenges they face daily as leaders.


Jeremy Bloom

Jeremy Bloom

Founder/CEO of Integrate

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Episode Description

Jeremy Bloom is a 3x World Champion, 2x Olympic Skier and former football player for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is the founder of Wish of a Lifetime and CEO of Integrate, a venture-backed marketing software company.

In this conversation, Jeremy shines a light on the burdens elite athletes face and describes the toll it has on mental and emotional well-being. Jerry and Jeremy discuss the striking parallels between the pressures elite athletes encounter and the everyday stressors entrepreneurs endure. The duo contemplates the inertia that arises from failure and considers the perils of allowing our self-worth to be defined by the attainment of our goals. Jeremy shares why the hardest aspect of leadership is managing your own psychology and why honing the ability to differentiate signal from noise is paramount for today’s leaders.

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Show Highlights

Top Quotes:

“I think there’s a lot of similarities to the pressures that entrepreneurs feel and the pressures that athletes that have a spotlight on.” – Jeremy Bloom

“I think oftentimes our anxiety around pressure is the unknown. It’s not that we can’t handle the challenge in front of us. It’s like not knowing when the challenge is going to arise or what that moment is going to feel like.” – Jeremy Bloom

“I learned how to differentiate between the signal and the noise.” – Jeremy Bloom

“People will merge their sense of self-worth with the attainment of those goals and then if anything thwarts that, all of a sudden they’re wracked by the depression by humiliation, by shame.” – Jerry Colonna

“There’s an amazing amount of inertia in failure.” – Jeremy Bloom

“If we can just understand as human beings that we’re not our failures, we’re not those things. It really liberates ourselves and our egos.” – Jeremy Bloom

“Sports prepared me to be a CEO founder more so than anything else because I believe that the hardest aspect of being a founder CEO is managing your own psychology.” – Jeremy Bloom

“We never share the moments that we’re down or we’re, we’re failing, so we’re always thinking like everybody else’s life is better.” – Jeremy Bloom