Is it true that winners never quit?

Is it true that winners never quit?

  1. Can I build my success as a musician in Nashville – even as an outsider?
  2. How do you balance winners never quit with not being stupid?
  3. Can I really make money on eBay and Amazon?
  4. How can I find a grant to teach character, respect, patriotic values, and community?
  5. Will a social entrepreneurship model work for my coffee and retail business?

Show Notes

Episode – 03-25-16

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Summary:

In this episode, Dan talks about the importance of soul, creativity and passion while tackling some pressing questions from the 48 Days Community. Listen as Dan deals with everything from patents to personal development, using real-life examples from successful entrepreneurs, as well as his own experiences as a highly respected coach, speaker and author.

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Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:01 – Preview of today’s topics and questions
    • Is it true that winners never quit?
    • Can I build my success as a musician in Nashville – even as an outsider?
    • Can I really make money on eBay and Amazon?
    • How can I find a grant to teach character, respect, patriotic values, and community?
    • Will a social entrepreneurship model work for my coffee and retail business?
  • 01:54 – Today’s Quote
    • “If I had but two loaves of bread, I would sell one of them and buy white hyacinth to feed my soul” – Albert Hubbard
  • 04:00 – Are you looking for ways to bring art and beauty back into your life? Come to Innovate
  • 06:25 – Today’s resources
  • 10:40Can I build my success as a musician in Nashville – even as an outsider?
    • Dan recently had lunch with Csilla, a musician working in Nashville who within a month had booked 5 concerts
    • Csilla spends two hours every morning on Wednesdays and Thursdays phoning churches to get bookings
    • Promote yourself—you don’t have to be the best, but you have to get in the game
  • 00 – Question from Archie: Can you give a brief explanation of how to go about patenting a new device?
    • First: build a prototype.
    • Don’t worry about protecting your idea at first – go out and talk to your potential market…Do people even want your invention?
    • Check out Quirky and Edison Nation
  • 20:40 – Question from Chris: In your webinar you mention that the idea “Winners never quit” is silly…but how do you balance that with committing to a business?
    • I started my newsletter in August 2000 with 67 people and never missed a week: I now have 150,000 subscribers
    • Try to have a gauge of when it’s too soon to quit. I would recommend making at least a one-year commitment, no matter how tough things look.
    • If you’re only making $200 a month after a year, it might be time to try something else
    • Either you win or you learn
  • 24:22 – Question from Harry: Can you really make money selling things on eBay and Amazon?
    • Yes! Lots of people are making money doing this.
    • Learn how to do it well: Read Silent Sales Machine by Jim Cockrum
  • 25:55 – Question from Ursula: I’m a public schoolteacher who wants to fill in the gaps in the system. How can I find a grant to teach character, respect, patriotic values, and community?
    • Micki Vandeloo at Lakeview Consulting produces the Grants4All training manual: we have a discount code on that.
    • Do you really need a grant to teach it? See what you can do without the money.
  • 28:31 – Question from DeMarius: I’m starting my own business helping coaches and authors…how do I juggle personal development and education without information overload?
    • I dedicate 2 hours a day to personal development: listening to podcasts, reading books, attending seminars
    • Don’t get bogged down: just do what you can, and do it consistently
  • 32:17 – Question from Laura: I work at a law firm and hate my job…I loved working in a coffee shop and want to help those in need. Could a social entrepreneurship model work for my coffee and retail business?
    • If you’re doing what you love, don’t be pressured to join the ‘responsible’ corporate world. The responsible thing to do is to stay in touch with your passion.
    • One caution: it’s very challenging to make a retail business work. To open a coffee house you need to be in exactly the right location. You’ll be training entry-level employees – it’s tough!
    • Make sure your business is profitable enough to support your desire for social change. People won’t help you just because you’re doing something worthy. Make your business successful first.
  • 43:00 – Question from Martin: Can I take you to lunch? You inspired me to turn my hobby of furniture design into a real business.
  • 18 – Upcoming conferences and appearances
    • Launch – Orlando, FL April 3-7th
    • Social Media Marketing World – San Diego, CA April 17-19th
    • Coaching With Excellence – Sanctuary, Franklin, TN May 12-13th
    • Innovate – Sanctuary, Franklin, TN May 26-27th
    • New Media Europe, London – London, England June 18-19th
    • Podcast Movement – Chicago, IL July 6-8th
    • The Ultimate Advantage Cruise – leaving from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Feb 12-19th 2017

 

3 Key Points:

  1. Don’t be pressured to move away from what you love in order to be more ‘responsible’. The responsible thing is to be true to your passion and talents, and find a way to make them pay.
  2. Promote yourself. You don’t have to be the best right off – but you do have to get some skin in the game if you want to be successful.
  3. Consistency is key. It’s okay if you can only afford ninety minutes a day to work on yourself or your ideas: consistently using that time is what will pay off in the end.

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Credits:

  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

 

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  • Archie

    Thanks for answering my question, Dan. I hope that will help others understand better the process of inventions and patents. And by the way, I’m getting great feedback on my idea from other guitarist. You definitely read my thoughts on being worried about someone stealing my idea. I’m over that now. 🙂 I’ll keep you up to date.