Episode 033

033: The importance of role models

No one is born knowing how to lead a successful life. That’s something we learn along the way from role models. In this episode we discuss the value and importance we place on role models and share our attitude towards taking inspiration from them while still following our own path.

“Don’t feel like you need to follow in their exact footsteps, because then you’ll be living someone else’s life and not your own”

— Charli

Key takeaways

Having a role model isn’t about finding one perfect person to model your life after; it’s better to take inspiration from multiple people in different situations.

Role models can help you expand your horizons and discover new ways of learning and doing things. They can inspire you to improve and give you hope when your goals are feeling unattainable.

Rather than copying a role model and following in their footsteps, take pieces of inspiration from the way they work and their mindset and attitude to apply to your own life and forge your own path.

Show timestamps

00:45 – Intro & our focus for July

04:10 – Why are role models important?

08:00 – Role models you know vs those you don’t know

12:00 – Finding role models online

13:45 – Having multiple role models

14:50 – The benefit of having role models

18:15 – Our role models

24:30 – Role models showing you it’s possible

26:20 – Don’t think of your role models as perfect

28:15 – Comparing yourself to others

30:30 – Being inspired by your role model’s mindset

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Our theme tune was created by Camiel van Schoonhoven