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The Builder Nuggets Podcast

Mar 28, 2023

Today we welcome back a special guest who always brings insight and passion on the topic of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS). For our listeners that have adopted this game-changing tool in their businesses, we’re excited to bring you the steps to level up and use EOS outside your work. David Hickman shares the details of author Gino Wickman’s new book The EOS Life. He breaks down the simple steps you can use to create a better business and a better life.


Show highlights include:


  • 3:32 Most business owners are exposed to EOS by hearing about it from others

  • 5:47 EOS stands for the Entrepreneurial Operating System

  • 6:35 Vision without Traction is Hallucination

  • 12:04 The 5 things that make up the EOS life:

    • Do what you love

    • With people you love

    • Make a huge difference

    • Be appropriately compensated

    • Have time for other passions

  • 17:35 Stop washing coffee mugs in the sink

  • 18:32 You have to let go of the vine

  • 19:50 We do what’s necessary, we do what’s comfortable instead of being intentional

  • 24:01 We all need to hold each other accountable

  • 28:26 The 10 Disciplines:

    • 10 year thinking

    • Take time off

    • Know thyself

    • Be still

    • Know your 100%

    • Say No often

    • Don’t do $15 per hour work

    • Prepare every night

    • Put everything in one place

    • Be humble

You can learn more about David at


His email is


The EOS Life book is available here: EOS Life - EOS Worldwide. You can email David at his email above for this or any other EOS book.

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