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Dorie Clark on How to Create Success Playing the Long Game

Have you ever heard these myths about long-term success? That you have to choose between a job you love and a high-paying career, that playing the long game means giving up short-term rewards, and that there is only one correct path to success. Fortunately, Dorie Clark has the truth to share with career-driven individuals who seek long-term success: How to Create Success Playing the Long Game.

We often psych ourselves out when it comes to pursuing our passions, but the truth is, if we persevere, the competition becomes easier as we progress. But it takes courage to face who we are and what we want and set our minds to it. What will you do?

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“It is unrealistic to expect to achieve success overnight. However, the good news is that you can substantially increase your chances of achieving success rapidly if you are dedicated to showing up and implementing strategies that align with your goals.”

Dorie Clark

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Dorie Clark Joins Me To Discuss How to Create Success Playing the Long Game

Dorie Clark, an accomplished author and thought leader, was once, like many others, unsure about her career path. When her plans to be an academic failed, and she got laid off from her job as a journalist, Dorie was faced with the harsh reality that life could change in an instant. Through a series of reinventions, she eventually found her way to entrepreneurship and has since become a successful business owner. In her most recent book, “The Long Game,” Dorie shares the valuable lessons she’s learned from her own experiences and those of others. She emphasizes that the key to creating long-lasting success lies in perseverance and consistency.

Drawing from her own experiences and those of countless others, Dorie demonstrates that it’s not about the number of competitors at the starting line but the few who make it to the finish. By being persistent and consistently evaluating one’s desires and motivations, anyone can find success playing the long game.

By listening to Dorie and John, you will be able to:

  • Uncover secrets to achieving lasting success in your career and personal life by focusing on the long game.
  • Develop a robust, resilient mentality by employing strategic thinking and taking small, calculated steps.
  • Unleash your full potential through persistent learning and fostering a growth mindset based on curiosity.
  • Establish a distinguished personal brand and solidify your digital footprint for maximum impact.
  • Maximize your reach by effectively harnessing social media and online platforms for increased prominence.
  • And much, much more!
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More From My Conversation With Dorie Clark

The Long Game

The long game refers to the concept of focusing on long-term goals and success rather than being constantly driven by short-term wins. By adopting a long-term perspective, individuals can make more strategic decisions, develop resilience, and cultivate a growth mindset that will serve them well in both their personal and professional lives. The long game requires patience, perseverance, and a dedication to constant learning and improvement as a critical component of long-term success.

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In the Passion Struck podcast, Dorie Clark shares how playing the long game has helped her transition from a journalist to an award-winning author and speaker, revealing her method for building resilience, strategic thinking, and cultivating a personal brand. By learning from her experiences, listeners can gain valuable insights into achieving long-term success and happiness.

The Exponential Power of Perseverance and Patience
Perseverance and patience play a crucial role in achieving long-term success. Success may not come instantly, and it is essential to remain focused on one’s goals and not become disheartened by setbacks. By demonstrating perseverance and patience, individuals can surpass the competition and achieve exponential growth in their careers.

During the interview, Dorie Clark highlights the importance of making peace with patience and persevering in one’s chosen field. She emphasizes that the rate of the payoff is not linear but exponential, and by putting more dedication and effort into one’s craft, one can experience a compounding effect that results in escalating success.

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  • Reflect on your career path and pivot when necessary to adapt to changing circumstances.
  • Cultivate multiple sources of revenue and develop passive income streams for financial resilience.
  • Consider the emotional aspects of your identity beyond your career, and plan for personal growth and fulfillment.
  • Diversify your life with hobbies, philanthropy, and other interests to create a more balanced sense of self.
  • Pursue consistent effort and focus on long-term thinking, aiming for incremental to exponential growth in your endeavors.
  • Build connections with others who are dedicated to playing the long game, as these relationships can lead to unexpected opportunities.
  • Establish boundaries to protect your time and energy for the focused work necessary for long-term success.
  • Read Dorie Clark’s book The Long Game: How to Be a Long-Term Thinker in a Short-Term World for more insights and strategies.
  • Read Dorie’s books Stand Out Marketing, Reinventing You, and Entrepreneurial You.
  • Consider joining the Recognized Expert Online Course and Community to connect with others working to gain visibility and grow their platforms.
  • Reflect on your own answer to the question What do you do? And consider ways to redefine your identity beyond your job title.
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About Today’s Guest, Dori Clark

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Dorie Clark, a top 50 business thinker as per Thinkers 50, is a world-renowned communications coach, consultant, and keynote speaker who has helped countless individuals unlock their potential and achieve long-term success. With years of experience teaching executive education at prestigious institutions such as Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School, Dorie brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. As a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, her books, including The Long Game, Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You, and Stand Out, have garnered recognition and praise from industry leaders.


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John R. Miles is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of Passion Struck. This full-service media company helps people live intentionally by creating best-in-class educational and entertainment content. John is also a prolific public speaker, venture capitalist, and author named to the ComputerWorld Top 100 IT Leaders.

John is the host of the top-ranked Passion Struck Podcast. The show focused on exploring the mindset and philosophy of the world’s most inspiring people to learn their lessons to living intentionally. Passion Struck aspires to speak to the humanity of people in a way that makes them want to better, live better, and impact the world.

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