EP 204 | The Gift of Desperation with John Stein

January 12, 2021

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Hitting rock bottom, while uncomfortable, is often a necessary part of any recovery process, whether from substance abuse or the harmful effects of a work life that lacks balance, reward and satisfaction. Desperation, a gift of hitting bottom, frequently provides the motivation required to make the most important changes in your business. 

In this episode we learn:

  • hitting bottom provides the desperation needed to do the hard work of recovery.
  • you can tune a room to improve acoustic properties
  • a minute of planning saves an hour of work
  • a disciplined financial plan is critical to surviving ups and downs
  • why not me?


Design Intervention

Slow is fast. By slowing down—not trying to eat the whole apple at once—you can actually speed up your pace. Break things down with prioritizing and planning and you can move mountains.


Take Aways

Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profits

About John Stein

John Stein is the founder and president of Kirei, a provider of innovative eco-friendly design materials for commercial interiors. Driven by a mission to “Inspire A Beautiful World,” Kirei has consistently provided materials that are as low-impact to the environment as possible since its founding in 2002.


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