There is time for navigating change with Santiago Jaramillo, Indianapolis

August 5, 2021

Santiago Jaramillo knows all about dramatic change, when he was just 10 years old he immigrated to the U.S. and had to figure out how to thrive in a new country that came with its own set of rules.

And thrive he did, to the point where he’s since earned himself titles like CEO and author. As a serial entrepreneur, he took his past experiences and used them to help others navigate change and now he’s in a transition period himself. He’s just sold Emplify, a company he founded, and he’s having to decide what comes next.

 “It’s a little disorienting, but it’s also wonderfully fraught with possibility and it’s both deeply exciting and also terrifying.” What Santi is describing will sound familiar to many of us.

So how does he navigate murky waters and help others to do the same? By making Zero Excuses and embracing change.

Key Takeaways:

  • The ability to adapt makes all the difference
  • Leading by example maybe be a cliche phrase but that’s because it’s a good idea
  • You can either grow and change, or you can be left behind
  • Understanding what motivates a person can get you both on the same page

Things to Listen For:

  • [01:18] What it’s like to create a business and then sell it
  • [01:59] The vision behind Emplify
  • [03:11] Practicing what you preach
  • [05:37] Recognizing opportunities to grow when faced with them
  • [07:20] The power shift from employer to employee
  • [09:20] The valuing in seeing someone as a whole person, not just an employee
  • [11:14] Understanding what motivates people
  • [12:42] Santiago’s immigration journey
  • [14:00] How learning how to navigate change early on shaped Santiago
  • [17:41] The process of finding purpose outside of work
  • [20:38] Focusing on winning well vs. just winning or losing
  • [22:58] Asking deeper questions about yourself can lead to important change
  • [24:34] Creating a vision that people want to be a part of

After You Listen:

More from the Zero Excuses Podcast:

Episode 001: There is time to travel

Episode 002: There is time to not work

Episode 003: There is time to improve yourself

Episode 004: There is time to build the life you want

Episode 005: There is time for laughter

Episode 006: There is time for relationships

Episode 007: There is time for community

Episode 008: There is time for renewal

Episode 009: There is time for loving others

Episode 010: There is time for giving

Episode 011: There is time for the three B’s

Episode 012: There is time for learning

Episode 013: There is time for others

Episode 014: There is time for listening

Episode 015: There is time for action

Episode 016: There is time for reflection

Episode 017: There is time for Zero Excuses

Episode 018: There is time for change

Episode 019: There is time to plan

Episode 020: There is time to start difficult things

Episode 021: There is time to unplug

Episode 022: There is time to choose your perspective

Episode 023: There is time to reinvent yourself

Episode 024: There is time for everything important

Episode 025: There is time to excel

Episode 026: There is time to do the work

Episode 027: There is time for self-reflection

Episode 028: There is time for healthy living

Episode 029: There is time for whatever you want to do with it

Episode 030: There is time to create a listening culture

Episode 031: There is time to say yes

Episode 032: There is time to confront uncertainty

Episode 033: There is time for empathy

Episode 034: There is time to be bold

Episode 035: There is time for improv comedy 

Episode 036: There is time for investing in others

Episode 037: There is time to fit the puzzle pieces together