Reboot Podcast Episode #18 – Taking your Seat – with Jules Pieri

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.

Episode 18 // June 10, 2015

Suppose what you fear
could be trapped
and held in Paris.

Then you would have the courage
to go everywhere in the world.
All the directions of the compass
open to you,
except the degrees east or west
of true north
that lead to Paris.

Still, you wouldn’t dare
to put your toes smack dab
on the city limit line.

And you’re not really willing to stand on a mountainside
miles away
and watch the Paris lights
come up at night.
And just to be on the safe side, you decide to stay completely
out of France.

But then danger
seems too close
even to those boundaries,
and you feel the timid part of you
covering the whole globe again.

You need the kind of friend
who learns your secret and says,
“See Paris first.”


Jules Pieri

Jules Pieri

Co-Founder and CEO of The Grommet

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Episode Description

What if you let go of your own hope to control things, and go back to building and leading from a place of love?

Jules Pieri, co-founder and CEO of the product launch platform, the Grommet has done just that for her growing team of 55 employees.  In this conversation, Jules and Jerry discuss what it was like to embrace the grit of her Detroit working class upbringing, face head on the fears of being a non-prototypical entrepreneur building a new kind of company in one of the scariest economic times in recent memory. Through it all, Jules has been able to move forward with courage to build an organization where people can feel loved and do great work in the process.

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Show Highlights

[bctt tweet=”Claim the wholeness of who you are and step into that as a leader. – @jerrycolonna @julespieri” via=”no”]

[bctt tweet=”We should have the idea of not imaging work as a dreadful obligation, but work as a means to creating something more in ourselves. – @jerrycolonna” via=”no”]

[bctt tweet=”Those things that we are so scared of won’t knock us down forever if we remember our core purpose. – @jerrycolonna” via=”no”]

[bctt tweet=”We can expect more from business by supporting the companies that represent what we want the world to be.” via=”no”]

[bctt tweet=”We live in a culture that lionizes a false aggression that is actually a cover for fear.” via=”no”]

[bctt tweet=”I learned the habit of seeking the scary experiences. – @julespieri” via=”no”]

[bctt tweet=”Grit is as core to me as anything because everything I’ve done since I was young was carving a new path. – @julespieri” via=”no”]

[bctt tweet=”I would have never gotten anywhere if I had accepted what was expected of me.” via=”no”]

[bctt tweet=”What if the things we try to bring forth in to the world are generative to the world, and not taking from the world?” via=”no”]