In the past year or so, I find myself increasingly attached to audiobooks. One of the books not only spoke to me emotionally but also offered tactics I am able to apply daily, especially during the preparation and making of feisworld podcast.
Many people jumping into the entrepreneurial world has something different about them. Many people in Silicon Valley (investors, technologists, customers) have a mental image of what a successful startup entrepreneur looks like (i.e. Mark Zuckerberg). If you don't look like that, they may pass you over because you don't fit what they are looking for. Rather than sticking on that point, Dorie explains that if you continue to work hard and push through that early stage, to the point where customers, and later the press have noticed the results you created, you will find that you do stand out. People will have an easier time remembering your face, your name and your company because you don't look like everyone else.
Unlike seeking advice from the world's top 1% who has established a system that worked for them, 10, 20, or even 30 years ago, Dorie painted a path that's recent and relevant to people like us who want to stand out, build a personal brand and a legacy that matters in today's crowded marketplace filled with with influencers, products and information.
How can you get started? Dorie made it easy by offering you this Free Stand Out Self Assessment to do exactly that.
To understand how Dories went from where she was to where she is today, we discussed the turning-point question. In other words, I want to know about the event or person Dorie had experienced that doubled or tripled her speed to success. Find out what a bike sale on Craigslist has to do with this [35:00].
Luck can be essential in many situations, but luck alone isn't enough. When the right opportunity presents itself, are you ready? If not, Dorie's message via this podcast and tactics offered in her book will help you get ready because she believes that "Fortune favors the prepared mind." - Louis Pasteur
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