Episode 108

Published on:

27th Jul 2020

Ep. 57: Learning Languages & Becoming Comfortable with Uncomfortable with Michael McDonnell

Today we talk about learning languages and becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable with Mike McDonnell.

Welcome back to the 57th episode of the Hard Thing Podcast.

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Today I share my conversation with coach Mike McDonnell. You can reach him on Facebook and Instagram.

It was a great show. We start off talking about learning another language. We discuss how it’s very important to put yourself out there and to try and learn the language.

Mike shares his experience of putting himself out there and trying to learn spanish in Spain.

We move on to talk about how we need to push ourselves out and into difficult situations. We talk about how he had experiences where he wasn’t so experienced but then he continued to push himself into those hard situations in order to get comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Mike then left some action items for us:

  1. Engineer challenges to learn and improve
  2. Do something new and start building that up
  3. Do your best to spend as little time in your own head


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The Hard Thing podcast is focused on helping people improve their lives by learning how to do hard things.

Listen as I interview guests who have overcome average by doing hard things. Each of us has to go up against difficult challenges, but it's not the challenge that defines you. It's your overcoming of the challenge. I'll try and extract the methods used to do hard things so that average people like you and me can replicate their success.

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