Bob Burg Shares His Struggles with OCD while Writing International Bestsellers and a Thriving Speaking Business


In today’s episode you’ll hear from a former failed news reporter turned to best-selling business author and world-renowned speaker, Bob Burg.

Bob is a sought after speaker at company leadership and sales conferences. He regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 people. He has shared the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes, and political leaders including a former U.S. President. He is coauthor of the international bestseller, The Go-GiverGo-Givers Sell More, Endless Referrals and numerous other books.


More than a million copies sold in total, The Go-Giver has been translated into 21 languages and his newest book is Adversaries Into Allies: Winning People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion. Bob is an unapologetic animal fanatic and serves as vice-president of the board of directors of Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic in his hometown of Jupiter, Florida.

You’ll hear some of his top tips for becoming…


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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • Bob’s top tips for becoming better at selling
  • The key mindset shift you need to make to remove resistance to selling
  • His story of personal struggle that anyone can relate to
  • The Five Laws of Stratospheric Success from his book, The Go-Giver, and which one people struggle with the most
  • The difference between an obsessive or compulsive personality and OCD


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Links mentioned in this episode:

Bob’s Website

The Go-Giver

Go-Givers Sell More

Endless Referrals

Adversaries Into Allies: Winning People Over Without Manipulation or Coercion

Furry Friends Adoption & Clinic

Jeff Herman’s Guide to Publishers, Editors, and Literary Agents

The Power of Failure by Fran Tarkenton

OCD Foundation – Boston, MA

International OCD Foundation


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