How To Start Next Now

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Bob Pritchett. Bob co-founded Faithlife Corporation (formerly Logos Bible Software) at 19 years old. In just 24 years, he’s landed on Glassdoor.com’s Top-25 CEOs list, won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, and led the company to a Top-10 Best Employer on Glassdoor.com. The life and career advice he doles out in Start Next Now is the sage wisdom he shares with employees, interns, and his own college-age children.

Here’s what he has to say on how to Start Next Now.

PS: Read to the end to find out how you can win a copy of his book Start Next Now.

Start Next Now Bob Pritchett

How To Start Next Now

1. Why do you think people aren’t living the lives they want? What’s holding them back?

Fear.

Are You Still Raising Your Hand To Use The Bathroom?

Think back to early elementary school. Do you remember what that was like?

You had to ask the teacher before you could do anything.

Before you could get up. Before you could get another sheet of paper. Before you could use the bathroom.

You had to raise your hand…

Young girl with hand raised

Image Via Creative Commons

You then had to hope that the teacher would say that you could use the bathroom. If your prayers were answered and she said  “yes,” you were handed a hall pass that was some hideous, large trinket.

Sometimes the teacher didn’t get to a raised hand in time. That was always a disaster. A classmate’s bladder letting loose and creating a puddle beneath the desk.

YUCK!

To an adult this sounds insane. Why didn’t the child get up and go to the bathroom? Why did he wait until it was too late?