Reboot Podcast

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.

#27 – From Caring Comes Courage – with Zoe Weintraub

Episode 27 // November 12, 2015

From caring comes courage.

Guests

Zoe Weintraub

Zoe Weintraub

CEO and Co-Founder of Opus for Work

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Episode Description

It’s wonderful to have the support of so many and have so many who believe in you.  But there is another side to it: the weight and fear of disappointing them.  Zoe Weintraub is the founder of Opus for Work and is our guest on this episode of the Reboot Podcast. Zoe and Jerry discuss both the beauty and burden of external expectations and ultimately find that when you follow the emotion and vulnerability associated with them, they expose your superpower hiding in plain sight.  

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Show Highlights

“The stupid ass startup playbook tells you that there’s no place in your company for love. That’s a lie.”… Click To Tweet

“The goal is not necessarily vulnerability. The goal is authenticity. The goal is being real.” – @jerrycolonna Click To Tweet “I’ve always been someone that feels like you can educate people to empower them.” -@zoeweintraub Click To Tweet The fact you care about people is a superpower - @jerrycolonna Click To Tweet

“Authentically step into their fullness of themselves including the soft and tender spots because that’s where our strength as leaders is.” Jerry Colonna

“We are born programmed to trust our parents.” Jerry Colonna

“When we place and act in love in our relationship we are signing up for pain and disappointment.”  Jerry Colonna

“Not all relationships disappoint all the time, and if they do it’s probably not a healthy relationship.”Jerry Colonna

“All relationships will disappoint at some point, and it’s about accepting that, and not using it as fuel for your own self-denigration.” Jerry Colonna

“I’ve always been someone that feels like you can educate people to empower them.” Zoe Weintraub

“Most people make decisions in their life based on their jobs, and not the other way around.” Zoe Weintraub

“The stupid ass startup playbook tells you that there’s no place in your company for love. That’s a lie.” Jerry Colonna

“The fact you care about people is a superpower” – Jerry Colonna

“It’s better to have a work environment that strives to empower people to empower people than to work for yet another company whose main mission is to optimize hours in order to create profitability.” Jerry Colonna

“Intention defines so much of what we’re about.” Jerry Colonna

“The truth is every single one of our entrepreneurial endeavors is like an art project. Some turn out well, and some don’t turn out so well.” – Jerry Colonna

“I’ve been doing the same work most of my adult life regardless of the express of that as a career.” Jerry Colonna

“The goal is not necessarily vulnerability. The goal is authenticity. The goal is being real.” Jerry Colonna

“Show up in the totality of who you are and lead from there. Sometimes that’s from a vulnerable place, and sometimes it’s from a completely joyous, hysterical, or goofy place.” Jerry Colonna