Mark Modesti - Leadership for Entrepreneurs
Jaime Jay welcomes Mark Modesti - Leadership for Entrepreneurs to the show today. Mark currently works for UPS as a consultant and a guest on TED Talks. He has a wife and three grown children. Mark travels to colleges and universities to speak about leadership, life and what do you want to be when you grow up.
Entrepreneurs are Like Students
Mark says when you are trying to decide what you want to do next in your life, much like students deciding what they envision themselves doing after graduation, it's important to focus your energies on one thing. Narrow your focus and step out into what is the unknown for most. We all want to succeed on our first try but in reality, it's a process of elimination. As you focus on one thing, you discover if that does or does not work for you. If it does not, move on to the next but don't give up.
The Best Job Mark's Ever Had
Mark's role is to expand the conversation as a consultant for UPS. The shipping cost is a small part of your supply chain. Most businesses have pieced their process together as they have grown. Mark helps clients step back and say what does it look like end to end. Then they can look at what can be streamlined or eliminated. He gets to know his customers who are doing lots of interesting things and the opportunity to help is his motivation.
Making Things Worse to Make Them Better - Mark Modesti
Mark's job as a consultant is creating relationships and helping entrepreneurs like yourself become successful as a consultant. There is a big investment in creating relationships, like a salesman and as an entrepreneur, you are a salesman. If you really are helping someone, it will really become fun for you!
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TED Talks The Argument for Trouble on YouTube
Here are the highlights of my conversation with Mark Modesti - Leadership for Entrepreneurs if you are in a hurry:
Who is Mark Modesti? (4:18 Mark)
Deciding what to focus energy on as a entrepreneur (7:21 Mark)
Don't step or leap too soon (9:08 Mark)
TED Talk Trouble as a Positive (19:20 Mark)
What was Mark's break away moment? (34:54 Mark)
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