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Tim Hyde – Don’t Conform to People’s Expectations of You
8th October 2021 • My Worst Investment Ever Podcast • Andrew Stotz
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BIO: Tim Hyde is a fixer, a business growth strategist, an Infusionsoft Certified Partner, and is Australia’s leading authority in sales and marketing automation for small businesses.

STORY: Tim regrets spending years trying to live up to what he thought were other people’s expectations of him instead of living the kind of life he wanted.

LEARNING: Stop trying to conform to other people’s expectations. People don’t think of you as much as you think they do.

 

“Who is the person you really want to be, and are you being true to that or just being who you think people want you to be?”
Tim Hyde

 

Guest profile

Tim Hyde is a fixer, a business growth strategist, an Infusionsoft Certified Partner, and is Australia’s leading authority in sales and marketing automation for small businesses.

He works with business owners on their sales and marketing strategy, with a particular focus on optimizing their sales lifecycle and marketing automation.

He provides the advice, support, and tools his clients need so that their business gives them more time, money, and freedom.

Worst investment ever

Tim spent a lot of his teenage years building sales enterprises and other side businesses. However, he still went down the familial path of expectation that when he finished college, he’d go to university and then get himself a job.

No matter how much Tim succeeded with his enterprises, he kept falling back to this expectation of who he should be, rather than being true to himself. He believes his worst investment ever is the years he spent at university trying to meet the expectations he thought other people had of him.

Lessons learned

  • Stop trying to conform to other people’s expectations because you end up losing opportunities to explore and express who you are and the impact you have. Do what feels right to you, not what you think other people want you to do, and you’ll be happier.

Andrew’s takeaways

  • If you want to get something, you have to take a risk. You won’t go far if you stay in your safety net.
  • We imagine all kinds of things of what other people think of us, and the reality is that that’s all in our mind because people are thinking a lot less of us than we think they are.

Actionable advice

When you look at yourself in the mirror every single morning, ask yourself who is the person you really want to be and if you’re true to that. Then ask yourself if those are your expectations of yourself or your perceptions of what you think other people expect from you. Secondly, look at how you project your expectations on others and ask yourself if it’s your expectation of what you want for them or you’re enabling them to be the best that they can be.

No. 1 goal for the next 12 months

Tim’s number one goal for the next 12 months is to enable other people to be their best now through his business and help people build more resilient and effective businesses.

Parting words

 

“Take advantage of the resources around you to live your best life and leave a legacy.”
Tim Hyde

 

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