The title of today’s episode is “The Power of Starting Something Stupid”…yes, I said Stupid. This is something that, I’ll admit, I’ve probably had more experience doing than almost anyone. But that isn’t necessarily a bad thing…in fact, it’s something that the highest achievers in all industries do on a regular basis.

Episode 079: The Power of Starting Something Stupid with Richie Norton

In today’s episode, our guest and I discuss:

  • Acting on Stupid Ideas
  • What it actually means to “Crush” fear
  • How pride holds us back
  • The myths of procrastination

…and much more!

About Today’s Guest

Today’s guest is a social entrepreneur, the CEO and Founder of Global Consulting Circle, an international speaker and consultant for the corporate growth and personal development industries, the bestselling author of The Power of Starting Something Stupid, has shared the stage with the likes of Stephen R. Covey, Stephen M.R. Covey and Kevin Rollins, and in 2010 was recognized as one of the Top Forty Under 40 “best and brightest young businessmen” in Hawaii.

But his life hasn’t been all accomplishments and accolades.  He has experienced indescribable pain and anguish, first from the sudden passing of his brother-in-law and only a short time later the death of his infant son.  But he would be the first to tell you that these sobering experiences, while unwanted, have made him the man he is today.  It is these experiences that have given him the drive to act on his stupid ideas and made him determined to not regret a single day in his life.

He is an author, speaker, consultant, coach, entrepreneur, husband and father.

You are going to LOVE this interview with my friend, Richie Norton.

Listen to This Episode

Episode Links and Resources

POST: Get Rid of Procrastination once and for All

POST: Why Ignorance Might be Your Biggest Asset

INTERVIEW: Itay Talgam, The Ignorance Maestro

BOOK: The Power of Starting Something Stupid by Richie Norton


“If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” —Albert Einstein

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Next Episode

Join me for episode 80, the first episode of the all-new World Changer Show. My new co-host, Mark Sieverkropp and I will be talking about the one thing that every leader eventually needs to learn to do well.  This is something that took me a long time to learn myself and is perfect for the first episode in this new format.

What is your “stupid” thing you’ve been putting off doing? What crazy idea have you not yet acted upon?

2 thoughts on “Episode 079: The Power of Starting Something Stupid with Richie Norton

  1. Joshua Rivers says:

    This was great, Matt! Thanks!

    I’m looking forward to hearing Mark on the show as well. It sounds like it’ll be similar to what he was doing with Scott on HTYC, and I loved it there!

    1. Matt McWilliams says:

      A little different than HTYC actually but will be awesome!

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