Words of Wisdom from 101 Awesome Entrepreneurs
1. Chris Kilbourn - Focus on the big picture, don't get sidetracked by the small stuff. "Don't get caught up in the busyness rather than the business."
2. Theresa Watts - Make meaningful connections.
3. Alex Genadinik - Get to know your customers.
4. Kai Davis - Pick an income target or goal and go for it!
5. AnarchoFighter - Get out there and hustle. Think about what else can you sell an existing customer.
6. Emma Perez - Just do it!
7. Meron Bareket - Ask for a 10% discount. (Get uncomfortable and embrace the minor failures, what's the worst thing that can happen?)
8. Jeremy Blanchard - Practice just-in-time learning, and just-in-time doing. (You don't need to have a fully built out website to launch) A very lean-startup mentality.
9. Steve Scott - Commit to the daily habit, build an email list.
10. Robert Farrington - Network and get to know others in your niche, take action.
11. Jason Pliml - Just ship it and get feedback, dedicate time to your side hustle.
12. Josh Isaak - Take the word "impossible" out of your vocabulary.
13. Melanie Ida Chopko - Reach out to people in and out of your network for informational interviews.
14. Chris Guthrie - "Stop learning and start earning."
15. John Dumas - "Just start! Stop making excuses. You have the same 24 hours in a day as everyone else. Get up 15 minutes earlier, go to bed 15 minutes later."
16. Ari Meisel - Get a virtual assistant.
17. Benny Hsu - Take a risk.
18. Spencer Haws - Try to be original and be yourself.
19. Lee Drozak - Build that network.
20. Adam Steele - Diversify.
21. Jim Wang - Build your network.
22. Jullien Gordon - Go make a $1 - use your skills. "Go sell something."
23. Brian Swichkow - "You can do anything if you stop trying to do everything."
24. Laurel Staples - Fear is a companion on your journey - get used to it.
25. Vasavi Kumar - Ask, "What can I be teaching?" Don't wait.
26. Josh and Jill Stanton - "Get comfortable w/ the uncomfortable"
27. Jonathan Shank - Develop relationships! "Virtual assistants are valuable team members!"
28. Timo Kiander - Become an early riser.
29. Scott Bold - Reduce your material needs. (simplify)
30. Nick Ruiz - Massive action and massive execution.
31. Tom Morkes - Get started.
32. Jonathan Milligan - Be a scientist!
33. Virginia Roberts - Figure out how to write more like a person.
34. Ryan Cote - Form strategic partnerships.
35. Daniel DiPiazza - Cultivate the skills and the passion will follow.
36. Melissa Witmer - Keep the business fundamentals in mind. The Internet is a tool, not a magic pill.
37. Tess Strand - Find something you're passionate about to put your time and energy into!
38. Freddie Mixell - Build a list.
39. Mike Newton - Charge what you're worth, never compete on price.
40. Montina Portis - Get a coach. Join a mastermind.
41. Alex Harris - Build relationships online and offline.
42. Alex Barker - Pick 1 thing.
43. Pat Flynn - Become a marketing minimalist - focus on those vital few efforts.
44. James Swanwick - Just do it!
45. Chris Ducker - Build your team.
46. Bjork and Lindsay Ostrom - 1% infinity.
47. Nicklas Kingo - Be willing to experiment. What's the least amount of effort to figure out if it works?
48. Jeff Steinmann - Forget about failure, it's just feedback.
49. J. Money - Figure out what you like and ask people to pay you for it.
50. Me - Find your why.
51. Alex Genadinik #2 - 80/20 your efforts.
52. Nick Reese - Give yourself artistic freedom and write daily.
53. Cameron Rambert - Make up in volume what you lack in (perceived) competence.
54. Kimberly Palmer - Just get started.
55. Chandler Bolt - Complete the process instead of perfecting the product.
56. Kimanzi Constable - It's a marathon, not a sprint. Be you, be original, and don't try to copy the A-listers.
57. Grant Baldwin - You can do this!
58. Jon Acuff - Don't be ashamed of fear.
59. Ryan Grant - Get your mind right. Think "how can I make this happen?"
60. Jesse Krieger - Take action and take it one step at a time.
61. Scott Britton - Find other people with your same mission.
62. Corrina Gordon-Barnes - Be alert to overwhelm, and understand overwhelm is a choice.
63. Josh Elledge - Don't put this off!
64. Garrett Moon - Validate your idea.
65. Doug Cunnington - Do it today.
66. Kurt Elster - Solve simple problems.
67. Ryan Finlay - The best opportunities are found only once you're already in motion.
68. Matt Giovanisci - Spend 90% of your time creating and 10% marketing.
69. Harry Campbell - Think outside the box and don't be afraid to try something out.
70. Alexis Grant - Be persistent. Stick with it!
71. Kellie Gimenez - Find something you're passionate about and find a way to make money doing it.
72. Carrie Smith - You are your most important asset, so put yourself first and invest in you.
73. J. Massey - Once you get started, stay started. Focus on your IGAs; your income generating activities.
74. Jasper Ribbers - If you're going to make assumptions, you might as well make empowering assumptions.
75. Rob Cubbon - Be consistent. Keep the products coming.
76. Jessica Lawlor - Wake up earlier and start each day with your most important task.
77. Andy Slamans - Take action. Don't be a career "learner."
78. Scott Oldford - Don't be afraid of failure.
79. Joshua Jordison - All business is done through people. Give them value first.
80. Bryan Harris - Get extremely specific. Read the book Built to Sell.
81. Nick Stephenson - Focus on building your email list.
82. Jon Nastor - Get started today.
83. Sean Marshall - Ask yourself what your values are, what you REALLY want, and what you can create. How do those align with a paying market?
84. Dayne Shuda - Think how BIG could this be 5-10 years from now?
85. Joshua Sheats - Find your actual net profit from your job. It might be less than you think.
86. John Corcoran - Create a "conversations list" of 50 people you'd like to build a relationship with over the next 12 months.
87. Nate Dallas - Be honest with you are and be courageous. Do what you’ve been designed to do. Don’t shortchange yourself.
88. Dan Faggella - Build your list!
89. Will Mitchell - Think big, act small.
90. Jeremy Jacobson - Start today. Compound interest is the most powerful force in the universe.
91. Dorie Clark - Dive in on content creation.
92. Mark Podolsky - Read The 12 Week Year.
93. Steph Halligan - Try something radically different.
94. Daniel DiPiazza #2 - The less I have to do, the more I get done.
95. Lise Cartwright - Done is better than perfect.
96. Melinda Fleming - Do the thing people notice you for.
97. Ankur Nagpal - Just do it.
98. Travis Marziani - Write down 1 idea a day. Start small.
99. Justin Cooke - Find your ONE thing.
100. Tim Johnson - Make your value proposition obvious.
101. Natalie Sisson - Do or do not; there is no try.
You'll notice than many of the tips fall into 3 main categories:
Obviously there's something to these if people keep naming them episode after episode as their "#1 tip." Probably worth reading again to really let them sink in.
What action can you take today to apply those tips? If I asked you the same question, what would be your response?
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