Astrophysicist turned media wiz tells listeners what leadership is all about: The Tim Laskis interview

Tim Laskis is a psychologist, but unlike most of them, has done things in life, including starting and selling a company and coaching others. He specializes in business and sports. Read more about him below.
The Tim Laskis Show
He also interviewed me for his podcast, The Tim Laskis Show, a genuine, fun, rewarding, and, I believe, engaging and informative conversation. We talked about success, failure, what it takes to achieve, how to make it through, what works, what doesn’t, and more.

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Tim Laskis interviewing Joshua Spodek
Here is more background on Tim from his about page:


No one understands the psychology of human behavior and success strategies better than Tim, especially as it applies to business and sports. He grew up in a family of entrepreneurs, he has the academic training, experience consulting with business owners and professional athletes and he successfully started and sold a business. However, Tim also knows failure very well.

Tim almost failed out of high school and graduated at the back of his class with grades of C’s, D’s and F’s. Also, he failed at almost every sport while growing up. He simply did not fit in anywhere. He even went to work with his father who owned an automotive air conditioning company and was quickly demoted to sweeping floors.

Tim experienced ongoing failure while growing up.  He simply felt insecure in every way.  He was not gifted in any area. However, he turned everything around and earned a Ph.D. in clinical psychology with an emphasis in organizational behavior. He has successfully worked in the mental health field for approximately 24 years and has helped hundreds of clients. He also has worked as an organizational consultant, executive coach, professor and mental skills coach with some of the world’s fastest professional motocross athletes.

Tim has learned to step out of the box and take calculated risks. In January 2006 he quit his secure job and sold everything to move to Costa Rica where he married his true love, bought and sold land for a profit and wrote a book, Finding Your Costa Rica. As an experiment, Tim started a commercial building service company an hour and a half away from his home.  His childhood friend, Todd Coleman, owns a successful commercial building service company and provided Tim with his blue print.  Tim had worked with business owners for years, however, he had never run a company with employees and felt it was important to gain this experience.  After five years of building his company as a side project, with six employees, he sold the business once he reached 100k in sales.

Stepping into social media is a new challenge for Tim. He initially dabbled in social media when it first became popular, but quickly took an unplugged position. However, Tim realized that the power of social media cannot be ignored.  Join Tim on his new journey as he helps aspiring entrepreneurs achieve their goals and dreams with his new podcast, YouTube show and webinars.

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