The Catch-22 of Leadership: Unspoken Struggles of Leading a 7-Figure Business7-Figure Educator

The Catch-22 of Leadership: Unspoken Struggles of Leading a 7-Figure Business

Welcome to another episode of 7-Figure Educator! In this episode, we explore the concept of a "Catch 22" in leadership – those tricky situations where the perfect solution appears to be just out of reach.

I've got three captivating Catch-22 scenarios to share, and I'm excited to help you navigate the unpredictable and sometimes perplexing landscape of leadership. First, we'll dive into the challenge of not always having the last word. I'll explain why it's essential for leaders to be comfortable with not always asserting their dominance and to let others share their perspectives. We'll talk about hiring – the reality that not every new team member will be a perfect fit. I'll encourage you to prioritize value and performance over mere likability when making hiring decisions.

Lastly, I'll share an example where leaders must maintain their composure during chaotic moments when everyone turns to them for guidance and safety. It's a demanding role, but I'll remind you that playing big often entails facing these challenging "Catch-22" scenarios. So, let's embrace this journey together, and remember that leadership is about tackling these hurdles with resilience and determination. Ready to dive into the wild world of leadership and explore those intriguing Catch-22 moments? Join me in this exciting podcast episode and learn how to navigate the twists and turns of leadership like a pro. Tune in now and level up your leadership game.‍



  • If you are a leader, you must accept that you won't always have the last word
  • Always recognize the challenges of leadership, especially when leading a company
  • Embrace challenges in playing big and running a company for greater outcomes
  • Leadership requires putting the team's safety and well-being above personal emotions



β€œIf you are led by your ego and you feel committed to getting the last word, you will find yourself in a game of whack-a-mole, where you're literally trying to hit and tap out every single narrative." -Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas

"When you're making decisions on who to retain on your team, the human emotional side of you is going make the decision based upon likability, and making decisions based upon likability is a sure way to lose money in your business.” - Dr. Erica Jordan-Thomas‍



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Great episode talking about not only education but how to take a leap of faith. β€œBelieving how much you can make is a great mindset shift.” -Erinn

Leap like you know the net is there.

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Wow! This was amazing morning motivation! Great job Erinn!

7-Figure Educator

This episode was such a necessary listen. I found myself cheering Erinn on, but also refocusing my own approach to career, growth, and finances …. Such relatable stories snd personal experience shared so honestly. Fantastic coverage of so many topics that needed this level of discussion. πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½

7-Figure Educator

Each episode is curated with such attention and detail. So much valuable information and insight shared. I look forward to each new episode. This podcast is an excellent starting point to learn more about how to start, grow, and scale your ed consulting biz! Listening (and watching on YouTube) has been time well spent!

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