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Leading through change takes courage, but it also takes common sense. Know your strengths, lean on those around you, and take a moment to assess your plan before forging ahead.
Start-up CEO Mitch Santala and his sidekick, Gil Moegerle, start the program by talking about adaptability and the entrepreneurial spirit. The point of The Whole Enchilada Podcast is to make the word entrepreneur more accessible – it’s not about starting or owning something, but rather about who you are and the spirit in which you lead.
Mitch introduces 15-year financial industry veteran, Karen, and Gil asks her about adjusting her sales strategy in changing conditions.
Karen talks about her leadership style and the three specific steps she took to pivot into the new business environment. Mitch expounds on Karen’s ideas with his own stories from his days leading young hikers through the Northern California mountains, referencing the basic rules of mountaineering: if you’re feeling lost, stop moving forward for a minute and tie yourself to others to survive.
Karen then moves on to her philosophy that leadership not always easy, but how she leans on tried-and-true principles to march ahead even when she doesn’t want to. This resonates with Mitch, as he agrees that times of abrupt, sudden change are not the times to try new things. He even shares his methods for hearing the voice of calm in the midst of the storm.
Finally, Erin Pruetz asks Karen The Whole Enchilada’s most important question: Where is your favorite Mexican restaurant and what are you ordering? Karen quickly answers with Casa Alde in Buda, TX, where she orders a Fattie – a breakfast taco stuffed with potato, egg, sausage, bacon, and cheese. She justifies having one because she won’t be hungry for another 12 hours (although her 16-year-old son can eat two!). Karen ends the podcast by encouraging listeners to support local business whenever they can.
Links: Jumanji 2019: The Next Level
How to Survive Anything: From Animal Attacks to the End of the World (and everything in between)
Casa Alde, Buda, TX