Why Most Entrepreneurs Are Slowly Killing Themselves | Phil Drolet | TEDxMileHigh

Why Most Entrepreneurs Are Slowly Killing Themselves | Phil Drolet | TEDxMileHigh
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Can we actually accomplish more by working less? Does the success of our modern icons hide a self-destructive culture? In this persuasive talk, Phil Drolet contrasts the lifestyle of our most famous and celebrated entrepreneurs with one that draws on the training and life patterns of rock stars, athletes and artists to drive excellence and achievement.

Phil Drolet believes that the “work ‘til you drop” mentality that exists in the entrepreneurial world is both destructive and counter-productive. It leads entrepreneurs to sacrifice their health and relationships for a lifestyle of exhaustion and overwhelm, which dramatically affects their business results. After a personal breakdown, Phil Drolet realized that there is a better way to achieve entrepreneurial success. That’s why he began leading a counterculture of entrepreneurs who want to achieve greater results by working smarter, not harder. To become part of the movement, visit his website at

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12 thoughts on “Why Most Entrepreneurs Are Slowly Killing Themselves | Phil Drolet | TEDxMileHigh

  • April 16, 2016 at 7:03 pm
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    Great topic, great speech. I can really relate to this.
    Thank You for sharing.

  • June 1, 2017 at 6:37 pm
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    Working 100 hours per week means no family life and a lot of drugs to keep up with the stress if you want to stay good for more then a few weeks. Perhaps Elon and Mark did not tell how they really did it.

  • July 13, 2017 at 5:48 pm
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    Great talk and great presence! I found you over your how to shower cold advice 🙂 Thank you!

  • August 15, 2017 at 5:23 pm
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    Made me laugh when he said perhaps Elon Musk could be doing better – lol

  • October 8, 2017 at 10:10 pm
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    Or maybe things go better when the hyper-stressed boss isn’t breathing down your neck all the time…just a possibility

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