Welcome to the fifth episode of The Sandbox, my experimental project to develop interviewing skills and discover the nuances of creating a podcast.
Today’s guest is Kevin McWilliams. In this episode, Kevin shares his story of developing a growth mindset and the impact that shift has had on his life. Kevin and I discuss how to align your time with your priorities to get what you want from life. We also dive into his love for sports, his complicated relationship with his dad, spotting career opportunities, and much more.
This episode is perfect for anyone looking for inspiration to push past their limiting beliefs. I hope you enjoy it!
[3:51] Aligning your priorities with how you spend your time.
[13:48] Communicating with friends you’re falling out with.
[17:50] Is grad school right for you?
[19:33] Kevin overcoming his fixed mindset
[25:20] Two of the most powerful words you can say…I am.
[30:28] Why sports are the perfect parallel to life.
[33:58] Kevin’s relationship with his father and the duality of people.
[44:23] Spotting and evaluating opportunities in your career.
[12:18] I was so unintentional, I was letting life happen to me. As opposed to making it happen for what I want out of it.
[14:36] Who are the people who are bringing you the most joy and who are you bringing joy to?
[29:05] We stop at saying “I am” or “I can’t” but the truth is the people are good at stuff just put in the time.
[34:07] You have a friend until you prove otherwise.
[45:21] I’ve tried to value growth and learning over everything.
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