“The road to success is constantly under construction”
– Shawn Stevenson
You know Shawn Stevenson as creator of the “The Model Health Show” and author of the best-selling book “Sleep Smarter: 21 Essential Strategies to Sleep Your Way to a Better Body, Better Health, and Bigger Success” (Rodale, 2016). His guests are on the cutting edge of health and wellness, and that’s one advantage that’s made his podcast the No. 1 health podcast on iTunes. He’s a gifted speaker—and it’s no surprise that he’s just wrapped up the “Take Control” series of events staged by another renowned speaker, Eric “ET” Thomas, Ph.D.
But the real secret to Stevenson’s success might not be his drive, his business acumen or any other of his many talents. It’s generosity.
Expertise doesn’t make you a great speaker, and Stevenson has, on occasion, found himself coaching great minds to be comfortable on the air and better storytellers. And at the “Take Control” event series, Stevenson has given the next generation of entrepreneurs the wisdom that just might vault some of them into the stratosphere: Take care of your own health and wellness.
“We’re sending people into space on vending-machine food,” Stevenson says, shaking his head. It’s a sobering thought, that rocket scientists are fueling their work with pretzels. Stevenson often points out that people don’t do well because they don’t feel well. “Just imagine what we can create if we get people on the good stuff,” he adds.