A Harvard Business Review study showed that greater than 50% of venture-backed startup founders/CEOs fail due to two reasons.
Co-founder conflict and immature leadership. While I agree that this is likely true, there is a seldom discussed deeper cause.
On one hand, if your ego isn’t strong enough, you will fail. On the other hand, if it is too strong, you will also fail. So how does one become the master of their ego and maintain the winning balance?
You are about to hear from three veteran founder/CEOs who successfully reset their relationship with their ego by undergoing an ego death and rebirth experience.
Khellar Crawford’s ego reset was accidental. He actually died when his motorcycle was struck head-on by a van. When resuscitated his ego was reborn as a humble servant, changing his orientation to life and business forever.
Bertram Meyer and Henrik Zillmer both experienced their ego resets through ayahuasca, an Amazonian plant medicine containing psychedelic compounds. I want you to hear both their stories because their experiences couldn’t have been more different, but the results were the same. A total reorientation toward life and business.
In this episode, you will learn what the ego-death and rebirth experience was like for each guest, how it changed their approach to business leadership, and their best practices for maintaining a healthy relationship with their ego.
While the stories you are about to hear are emotionally rich and very entertaining, I created this episode to inspire you to consider the role you are allowing your ego to play in your life.
Is it your master or servant?
Are you overdue for an ego reset?
Let’s find out!
Episode Resource Links
- Select YouTube clips about ego death with Joe Rogan, Michael Pollen, and Adyashanti
- A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose – by Eckhart Tolle
Netflix: How to Change Your Mind series with Michael Pollan
Come Alive Creative podcast production company
I’m Michael Costuros. I’m an advisor and executive coach to some of Silicon Valley’s most talented entrepreneurs, and I have a secret to share.