Millionaire Mindcast
The Powers Of Problem Solving, Failing Big, And Doing What You Don't Want To Do | Dave Hollis
May 4, 2020 · 51 min
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In this episode of the Millionaire Mindcast, we have Dave Hollis who shares insights and tips on how to step up on yourself, in your family, and in your business during this pandemic, the right mindset must possess with, turning mistakes to opportunities and uncomfortable things into something comfortable, and gaining momentum on doing the things you don’t want to do!

Dave Hollis is an author, host of a top couple’s podcast –The Rise Together, motivational speaker, coach, and COO at The Hollis Co. Chasing dreams with his wife and CEO, the extraordinary 2x #1 NY Times Best-Selling author, motivational speaker, and world-changer, Rachel Hollis. The Hollis Company exists to arm people with the tools to make positive and lasting change. Creating media, products, inspiration, and community that challenge the audience to reach for a better version of themselves every day.

Also, Dave is a member of the Motion Picture Academy and has previously sat on an innovation board called Fandango Labs, on the board of Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneers, the board of foster care charity Austin Angels and the board of Pepperdine's Institute for Entertainment, Media and Culture.

Dave was born where achievement as a commodity was important for him. It’s his way of achieving the life and things he wanted. But he believes that people should reframe your relationships with failures. There is so much power in appreciating that you cannot take your business and your life to where you like it to be. You cannot grow as a leader or you cannot feel the sense of fulfillment you’d like on either level if you aren’t willing to put yourself in places where you can feel, learn from those failures, equip yourself with a new confidence that makes you a stronger leader or a stronger business. You’re going to learn where you could be better. It’s turning uncomfortable things into something comfortable and fruitful.

Moreover, one bad thing leads to a few good things. These good things stuck on top to change the way their business built their brand. Dave’s team had used breakdowns for future breakthroughs and attacking those gaps and optimizing themselves for better. When something holds you back to step up during this crisis, start with the story that you believed in but don’t forget to check if it’s credible. Put yourself into a mindset that you’re not alone to try new things. You’re not going to be alone pushing yourself into something that makes you uncomfortable.  Do what you don’t want to do and make a breakthrough from that. With the new and unexpected things that come on your way just be agile and move faster.

We all struggle but it’s just the willingness, to be honest with our struggle we are able to afford the opportunity and gain empathy from the people. Take this time the inconvenience of the quarantine as the thing for us, use the time to think about what are the pieces of normal that are actually worth rushing back to. Give the gift of clarity of what things to focus on or need to let go of.

 Currently, Dave and his team are taking the steps to meet the audience and bring the world-class conference in your living room (The Rise Conference).  Doing a live stream event is the thing that their team swore not to do but now with this chaos, they would do the things that they don’t want to do to reach the audience and support the learning of the community they’re building on. 

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How would you rate your overall temperature, mood, and mental perspective on everything that’s going on right now as 10 being extremely optimistic & excited and 1 being doomsday? (00:35)
  • How does somebody right now get out from being paralyzed by fear, resistant to go all in this aspect of life, procrastinating, but take this potentially once in a lifetime opportunity and turn into something? (06:22)
  • What’s been one of the best failures looking back that you’re so glad about your experience that you wouldn’t be where you are today without it? (12:15)
  • What do you think is your secret sauce in how you show up for your community that has made you guys into what so many people all around the globe now are so attracted & connected to?  (15:31)  
  • How much do you feel like the transparency, access, and providing that window into your life to build a brand?  (20:39)   
  • How do you find balance in your routine and in your schedule during this chaos? (24:31)   
  • What problems are you paying attention to right now that you guys are maybe thinking about staying in front of and learning more about or focus on what's on your plate at the moment and keep it short term?  (32:08)
  • What are you most excited about coming out of the CoronaVirus? (39:16) 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Two kinds of people during this hard time (01:27)
  • Creating opportunities in the problem, we’re facing today (02:17)
  • Choosing what you could possibly do in this state of discomfort (08:43)
  • Why achievements are important for some people like Dave. (09:07)
  • The only way to grow yourself and your business (11:09)
  • How to make you close to your audience. (20:00)
  • How to create the centeredness to unlock the overlap that you’re looking for (25:40) 


  • “New problems create new opportunities.”
  • “In the environment where you’re avoiding failure, you are choosing to avoid the opportunity for growth.”
  •  “One bad thing leads to a few good things.”
  • “Vulnerability is a superpower.”
  • “Questions are like the lenses that you can try on to see the world differently based on the answers you find and it shapes.”
  •  “Once you decide to leave the dock, you inevitably head out to the choppy waters where you’ll grow, where you’ll be challenged, and all of your triggers will be triggered.”
  • “If they can see themselves in your story, that’s a huge win.”

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