It’s been 1 month since our CEO & Co-Founder, Dan Kirby, released his new podcast: Honey, I Blew Up The Business. Since the launch, he’s had some very candid conversations with incredible entrepreneurs about the failures within business that don’t often get spoken about.
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:
Dan Sullivan, Founder and President at Strategic Coach
Dan shares 50 years of entrepreneurial wisdom, why entrepreneurs need to have a team and why the day that he got divorced and went bankrupt was the single greatest learning experience of his life.
Top tip: Procrastination is a form of wisdom. Your past experience tells you what you’re planning involves work that isn't right for you to do – but there are plenty of people who could help you, they are your Who’s.
Tracey Shirtcliff, Founder and CEO at The Virtu Group
Tracey shares the single experience that led her to leave the corporate world, life's only guarantee and the importance of emotional state in entrepreneurship.
Top tip: Just Do It: “regret is a greater emotion than fear”
Scott Morrison, Founder and Bringer of The Boom!
Scott shares the advice given by his father that heavily influenced this journey, that entrepreneurs must leverage the power of simplicity and why he listened too much to some people and not enough to others.
Top tip: Keep looking for “creative outlets” because a lack of creativity creates a feeling of tension
Geoff Heath OBE, Non-Executive Director at The Tech Dept™
Geoff shares his top three business principles and why entrepreneurs should get on with it (if it’s working!) and stop chasing empty wagons.
Top tip: Entrepreneurs should avoid “chasing empty wagons”. Geoff describes an empty wagon as something that looks great as it goes down the railway track but doesn’t have anything in it.
Charlie Reading, Managing Director at Efficient Portfolio
Charlie reflects on the fact that entrepreneurs can’t ignore health in their quest for a work-life balance and why creating systems is more important than simply setting goals.
Top tip: Health, wellbeing and fitness are often ignored when we create the vision of our future. Charlie shares “to live my best life with my wife and daughters, then I’ve got to be in the best shape of my life”.
Ian Hambleton, CEO of Maze Theory
Ian draws on his immense experience to share insights about how he learned the value of honesty, vulnerability and resilience.
Top tip: Subtraction of ego and the addition of honesty and vulnerability helps you become a better leader…and know when to get out of your own way.
Carl Castledine, CEO at Away Resorts
Carl shares how the challenges of the pandemic have challenged him to take a step back and examine what’s really important. This greater awareness – and mind-management tools like “boxing your chimp” – have helped him discover a higher purpose within his business.
Top tip: Forget finding a niche. Instead, find a massive slice of the market that is currently being “served by mediocrity” and then dominate with a better product or service for that market segment.
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