How Vulnerability Can Skyrocket Your Business Success With Donald Miller

Are you tired of always trying to impress people? Are you making excuses or using crutches to not connect with others around you? In this podcast, Don and I discuss how to drop the act and start being real as a leader.


Don and I both believe that true connection with other humans begins with vulnerability, honesty, and authenticity. Words that are so easy to say, yet difficult to embrace.

In Don’s new book Scary Close: Dropping The Act And Finding True Intimacy, He uncovers the roadblocks that stand in the way of leaders creating depth and meaning in both their work and personal relationships.

In This Podcast You’ll Learn:

  • Don’s Story Of Hiding
  • Simple Steps To Open Up With Others
  • How Leaders Should Think About Self-Image
  • How An Authentic Story Will Build Your Business
  • How Entrepreneurs Can Leverage Story For Marketing

More About Donald Miller


As a leader, do you struggle with feeling like you must impress people? How do you think that affects your relationships? Let me know in the comments below.


Dale Partridge
Dale Partridge is the Founder of He's also a keynote speaker and author of the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling book People Over Profit.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. This is, by far, my all time favorite podcast episode. Don sounds like an extraordinary human. I am on the journey of learning about myself and understanding how to story tell. This was definitely something I needed to hear. Gosh, I have to listen to this again.

  2. Dale,
    I have been a most heavenly Sevenly follower of yours for a long time. Passing along your good mojo with its profound simplicity. So much media out there but you are my go to guy.
    Wanted you to know. Don Miller’s book is a game changer for me, a paradigm shift in my personal life and in turn my business life will be so profoundly changed forever. We truly know we live in abundance, but we seldom exercise the thought of weeding out that which does not serve us well. Loving WELL and working WELL is such a simplistic thought easily “clichรฉd” and yet adhering to it, inculcating it is the very thing that gives us heavenly Sevenly abundance. Your the best. Thank you Dale and Don, thank you for all you do!
    Bryant DeLapp

  3. What a great way to start the morning. Thanks Dale and Don – love the honestly and exploration into self. Don’s walk through the personality>shame>self model was worth listening to again.

  4. Paul David says:

    This is so good! I had the privilege to hear Don speak here in Redding years back at a Moral Revolution event & his words still stick with me to this day… His book A Million Miles In A Thousand Years absolutely rocked my world & my “story” has never been getting better ever since! My Mom & Dad are both doing his life coaching stuff right now too & I am getting the second hand benefits of that too!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Anyways, thanks for this post, I was so encouraged when I saw the two men who have inspired me so much together!

  5. Dale – am touched, really by your podcast and conversation with Don. You both touch on topics that our global village needs ot hear more of – and celebrate: leaders being open, honest and vulnerable. THANK YOU. You inspire me.

    • Thank you Laura. Humbled by your comment. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • I truly enjoyed this conversation and have continued to think it over this week. As a future business leader and therapist, I have been researching some ideas and developing my own philosophy based on past successful leaders. I call them visionaries and count you and Mr. Miller among them. Your work and enlightened advice is inspiring. Thank you. God Bless, Coreen


Learn from the best thought leaders and entrepreneurs.

Sign up to get powerful interviews and articles delivered straight to your inbox.