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5 Distinctions of Successful Entrepreneurs (Brian Schwartz, 50 Interviews) 5 Distinctions of Successful Entrepreneurs (Brian Schwartz, 50 Interviews) Presentation Transcript

  • The 5 distinctions of successful entrepreneurs
    Brian Schwartz • www.50interviews.com
    brian@50interviews.com • 970-215-1078
  • Discover a consuming passion
    • The more you share, the more powerful it becomes.
    • It’s worth more to you than a million bucks.
    • You’d be doing it whether or not you were getting paid to do it.
    • When you are doing it, you lose track of time. Q: Do you know what day of the week it is?
    • It feels like an addiction (you truly miss it when it’s not there).
    • You wake up early to do it before anything else and it gives you energy, it doesn’t drain you.
  • Pursue an impersonal goal
    It’s not about you.
    You are serving a purpose greater than yourself.
    Teachers and pastors are great examples.
    It gives you the strength to overcome adversity.
    It’s definitely not about the money.
  • Learn to embrace risk
    Risk = opportunity for something better!
    Risk = reward. (victory is especially sweet when you’ve had to overcome great obstacles)
    Risk = new possibilities.
    Risk = a chance to grow.
    Here’s the secret: You must be willing to first accept the worst possible outcome and you must maintain faith that the right outcome will occur, no matter what.
  • Emulate to learn, innovate to earn
    Emulating is a great way to get onto the field, but all great accomplishment in the world has stemmed from someone doing something different. Eventually, you need to blaze your own trail and innovate to find success.
    It’s the uncommon answer to the common problem (Michael Gerber).
    When you really get this, it is much easier to ‘give it away.’
  • Develop an ability to shift perspective
    Success relies on maintaining a positive outlook, especially when times are particularly tough.
    The secret to maintaining a positive outlook is in the ability to shift your perspective.
    When faced with a new challenge or setback, successful entrepreneurs look at the event from a new perspective.
    Take personal responsibility for all out outcomes (good & bad).
  • Adopt an entrepreneur mindset
    • Uncover a consuming passion. The more you share, the stronger it becomes. Similar to an addiction, they can’t turn it off and it rarely feels like work.
    • Define an impersonal goal. You have discovered a purpose greater than yourself. You do it despite the money. It’s more about the impact on other people than on you.
    • Learn to Embrace Risk. Entrepreneurs see risk as dashing into the future with hope and the possibility to move closer towards their impersonal goal. Many have shared that once they accept the worst possible outcome, they feel empowered to take action.
    • Emulate to Learn, Innovate to Earn. Emulating is a great way to get onto the field, but all great accomplishment in the world has stemmed from someone doing something different. Eventually, you need to blaze your own trail and innovate to find success.
    • Develop an ability to shift perspective. You will no doubt face many challenges and set backs along the way. The key to not letting those setbacks impact you lies in your ability to shift your perspective and see the circumstances from a different light. Faith is at the root of one’s ability to shift perspective. A Faith comes from overcoming earlier setbacks, knowing that in the end, everything works itself out, one way or another!
  • 3 keys to finding fulfilling work
    When you uncover your true passion, it doesn’t feel like work. When you find a purpose greater than yourself, you find the key to overcoming the fear to risk it all!
  • Are entrepreneurs born or made?
    Where do your decisions come from?
    Are your beliefs still serving you?
    How do you adopt new beliefs?
    Change the people you surround yourself with.
    Change your environment.
    Consider the source of your beliefs.
  • The power of perspective
    Often two sides of the same coin, example:
    I quit my job – celebration & possibility!
    I lost my job – despair & scarcity
    The result is the same = no job!
    The same experience can be viewed as a setback or an opportunity.
    Successful entrepreneurs know from experience a silver lining will usually appear from what might first appear as a ‘setback.’
  • Believe in your vision
    Mike Jensen, Fort Collins Real Estate / Keller Williams
    Startup costs: *$0
    *(actually -28,000)
    Business Plan? Yes.
    “Find the win-win.”
  • Find a greater purpose
    Michael Gerber, E-Myth Worldwide
    Startup costs: $25,000
    Business Plan? No
    “It isn’t what you know, but what you are determined to do that makes the difference. Knowing actually gets in the way.”
  • Love your work
    Jim Mofhitz – Humorous Clocks, Wellington
    • Startup costs: $1200
    • Business Plan? No.
    “Follow your passion and everything else will work out”
  • Follow your calling
    Donna Visocky, Bella Spark Productions & Healing Path Magazine, Fort Collins, CO.
    • Startup costs: $50,000
    • Business Plan? No.
    “She wasn’t afraid to think big.”
  • Take a bold leap
    Doug Odell, Odell Brewing Company Fort Collins
    • Startup costs: $50,000
    • Business Plan? Yes
    “If you have a dream, take a chance on it!”
  • It’s not about the money
    Jake Jabs, American Furniture Warehouse
    Startup costs: $80,000
    Business Plan? No
    “If you like what you are doing, you may never have to work another day in your life.”
  • Overcome adversity
    John Comeau, Horsetooth Hot Sauce, Fort Collins
    Startup costs: $4,000
    Business Plan? Yes
    “Try as much as you can, no matter how much you fail.”
  • Stay Grounded
    Kim Jordan, New Belgium Brewing Company, Fort Collins
    • Startup costs: $60,000
    • Business Plan? No
    “Let your life speak”
  • The power of perspective
    Bob Parsons, GoDaddy
    Scottsdale, AZ.
    Startup costs: $32mil
    Business Plan? No
    “We’re not here for a long time. We’re here for a good time.”
  • Ideas to action
    • If you are not where you want to be, surround yourself with those who are.
    • The right questions will reveal new answers from within yourself. Be an aggressive seeker of truth.
    • Discover a purpose greater than yourself.
    • Share your passion with others.
    • Ask yourself regularly if you are still surrounding yourself with the right people.
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