Curing Your Self-help Addiction with Daniel Gefen: Lead to Succeed 28

In this episode, Naphtali interviews Daniel Gefen, host of the acclaimed podcast Can I pick your brain? Daniel shares the importance of switching off a self-help attitude. Daniel also delves into his social media strategy and shares the importance of being your authentic self. Tune in to listen to this wise and wildly successful entrepreneur and podcast host.

Podcast Highlights:

  • 01:16 – Naphtali introduces Daniel Gefen
  • 02:38 – Defining a self-addict; learn why it is such an important area to tackle
  • 04:00 – Daniel talks about how he was overly cautious and prone to procrastinate
  • 07:19 – Learn how we use education as a crutch for delaying decision making
  • 10:48 – Learn how Daniel finally managed to switch off his self-help attitude
  • 11:41 – Daniel shares how he gained control over this thought process
  • 14:28 – Learning to understand the child within you for greater progress
  • 18:44  – Daniel discusses his social media strategy
  • 19:22 – Learn to be the real you, and do not get overly obsessed with what others think about you
  • 22:51 – Is it possible to be your authentic self when interacting with people via social media?
  • 24:56 – Is it a good idea to display humility in professional life?
  • 26:00 – Daniel shares the reason behind the incredible support that he received for his book

Rapid Fire:

  • 29:02 –  Tell us something about Israel that you wish everybody knew Contrary to the popular notion, it is a beautiful and peaceful country
  • 31:00 – What are you not good at? Lots of things. Daniel is great at recognizing his strengths and weaknesses
  • 31:50 – Something other than coffee that gets your energy flowing Music

Connect with Daniel:

  • 32:50 – Get in touch with Daniel via his website or his


  • 34:12 – One Final Life Lesson: Take action

Interesting fact:

Well over a quarter of a million podcast shows exist today. Buy before seeping into mainstream, podcasting was not for everyone and was not as user friendly and accessible as it is today

Leadership quote:

Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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