Reboot Podcast Episode #161 – A Guidebook to Your Own Life – with Ian Sanders

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.


Ian Sanders

Ian Sanders

storyteller, author, trainer, and coach

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Episode Description

In this podcast conversation, Jerry talks with Ian Sanders, author of 365 Ways to Have a Good Day, who found himself at the edge of rediscovery at the beginning of the COVID lockdown. Fumbling and longing for ground, he dove into his past by paging through his old journals. Unearthing the stories of his life at that moment reminded him of who he was and what made him tick.  

His collection of entries from his daily sojourns solidified an understanding of who he was and who he might want to be. In a record of noticing and documenting, we note what brings us joy, what our hurts or anger have to tell us, what we’re scared of, and the glimmers of moments when we feel whole. Jerry adds that in doing so we often develop a guidebook to our own lives.

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Show Highlights

Top Quotes:

“We’re faced with choices every day about how we react to situations and how we react to opportunities.” – Ian Sanders

“I realized that choice comes from a position of privilege…but I guess my call to action is that we have choices. And maybe we need to be courageous enough to make the choice that feels like this is the one that we should take.” – Ian Sanders

“When you’re capturing an emotion while you’re in it, and then you can go back and revisit it, it’s not just a factual, this is what I did today. I’m going back and I’m rediscovering the emotion I felt.” – Ian Sanders

“By noting what makes us sad or what makes us happy, what makes us feel fulfilled, or what completes us we then, in effect, end up assembling perhaps even instructions for how to be ourselves.” – Jerry Colonna

“We can live our life straight-jacketed by what we think we should do and be, or we can live a life true to who we really are. A life of authenticity and fulfillment.” – Ian Sanders

“I think that when we endeavor to create a piece of lasting art, the best art…bridges time, and space, and distance, and experience.” – Jerry Colonna

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