Our CEO & Co-Founder, Dan Kirby, is on a mission to help other business owners avoid his self-inflicted-sabotage, since he blew up the business back in 2017 (things are back on track now otherwise we wouldn’t be here!). So, he’s interviewing top entrepreneurs on his podcast, Honey, I Blew Up The Business, to see how they’ve turned adversity and failure into growth and success.
Every month, we’ll be rounding up the best bits from the podcast to help you NOT blow up your business.
If you’d like to receive a weekly email with the five most practical tips, mindsets and insights from the podcast guests, just subscribe at www.honeyiblewupthebusiness.com.
Podcast Special Guests:
Pip Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO at amicable
Pip shares lessons about combating the fear of making wrong decisions, approaching stressful situations thoughtfully and how to be an effective leader in crisis.
Top tip: Entrepreneurs cannot let stress get the best of them because “in times of crises people will look to leaders to make them feel that there’s a plan and a way forward”.
David Braithwaite, Director and Principal Financial Adviser at Citrus Financial Management
David and Dan have a really candid conversation and get into the practical steps you can take when things are feeling too much, building on lessons learnt from their own tough times.
Top tip: Don’t feel too proud to ask for help as “people around you can be [of] more help if you only stop and just ask for it”. You may feel like a failure in those moments but eventually, you will gain perspective when this major event is in your past.
Paul Mort, Leader Of Men at Unstoppable
Paul talks bluntly about dealing with addiction, bipolar disorder and suicidal thoughts. He shares the truth behind ‘victim mentality’, how and why men hide their insecurities, and extreme ownership of your problems.
Top tip: To get good at something… just keep doing it. The only difference between a white belt and a black belt is simply that fact that the black belt has more practice. Find the thing you want to get good at: and keep at it!
Mike Lander, CEO at Piscari
Mike shares the human and financial impact of getting into things you don’t understand, sticking to your ethics, having a lifelong commitment to learning-by-doing, how NOT to network and seeing business as experiments.
Top tip: Always have a long-term, sustainable pipeline of clients you can choose because it helps you “avoid dumb decisions… just to make payroll”. Analyse the benefits and value that you offer to clients that convert and use it to package your offers to others.
Gavin J Gallagher, Real Estate Mogul & Executive Director at Earlsfort Group
Gavin and Dan explore the depths you can reach when hard times hit, and what you can do to get out. He shares how to keep your ego at bay and take extreme ownership of your life.
Top tip: If you constantly compare yourself with others “you'll never be happy because there’s always somebody who's just bought a newer car or a better model of the watch“ (and it’s probably on credit). You are not your possessions.
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