I joined Matt Bodnar on The Science of Success Podcast and was able to share my story. It would mean the world if you gave this episode a listen.

In this episode we talked about the following and more…

  • Importance of being self taught – most successful people are self motivated and self driven learners.

  • The powerful strategy that can be used to break into ANY industry and become a dominant industry leader, sharing the stage with top CEOs, from nothing.

  • How to build a network, develop relationships, and get access to your customers – without knowing about the industry you want to break into.

  • Power of convening and bringing people together and CURATING other people’s content and credibility

  • Public speaking is an incredible arbitrage of time and leverage. You get on stage, you often get paid to do it, and you get PAID to market yourself.

  • How do you build your personal brand? What should you do if you don’t have a platform and credibility yet but you want to bring your brand?

  • Simplify your story into THREE key points, max. The law of threes.

  • Believe, Partner Up, Orchestrate.

  • The power of co-creation and partnering up. Things don’t seem to happen when you do them by yourself.

  • To do anything BIG you have to get a lot of people on the same page, moving in the same direction.

  • The conductor doesn’t actually play the instruments. He keeps everyone aligned so that the collective result is harmonious.

  • What’s it like to have your back against the wall? What should you do if you’re stuck but you want to take your life and career to the next level?

  • Dare to believe a little bit bigger every time. But have achievable goals. Every time you achieve a goal, build momentum and set a new bigger goal.

  • What’s it like to own a major league sports team?

  • The conductor’s job is to make everybody else look like a rock star.

  • There’s incredible value in highlighting and celebrating other people.

  • What is the difference between management and leadership?

  • Leadership is about vision, values, communication, principles, goals, accountability, integrity, and inspiration.

  • Management is an operational function. It’s about delivering things predictably to your stakeholders. Including employees, investors, customers, etc.

  • The 8 core concepts of business (in order of importance)

    • Leadership

    • Finance

    • Operations (including management)

    • Growth

    • Product

    • Service

    • Sales

    • Marketing

  • The Japanese concept of Ikigai. The intersection between what you love to do, what you’re good at, what the world needs, and what you can get paid for.

  • Entrepreneurship is a creative palette. The most important business skill is self awareness.

  • You’re not good at everything, and you often don’t know until you try. You have to be OK with failure if you’re a creative entrepreneur.

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