I not only saw today’s guest speak, but I talked to him a lot about my then soon to be released product VelocityPage. His insights were invaluable to me and I am so glad he agreed to join me today to share his knowledge of business, because he knows his stuff.
The idea of creating art as a business, rather than just for arts sake, is an idea that I have always been intrigued with. I have often wondered why more artists don’t choose to take that route in order to turn their art into a business.
This realization is one of the things that I wish I would’ve learned earlier on in my business journey and the conversation I had with today’s guest would have helped me immensely.
I know that it is common for interviewers to refer to their interviews as conversations, this makes them sound more personal.
This is something that has always baffled me — I come from a place where if you don’t have customers and revenue, you don’t have a business.
Today’s guest founded and runs not just two startups but 2 startups based on sales and helping you close and earn more revenue.
Almost 2 years ago today, I was preparing to attend my first online business conference and it was being held in Las Vegas. Two things from this time make it very memorable and meaningful.
First off, the day before I was to leave I was struggling to get a simple landing page up on WordPress, with the intention of sending people to it so they could give me their email and I could keep in touch — 2 years ago this was no easy task. After pulling my hair out and slamming my laptop shut, it dawned on me that I can’t be the only person with this same struggle; this was the birth of VelocityPage.
We all have pivotal moments in our journey to becoming entrepreneurs. Some are defined by mistakes and others by successes that we’ve enjoyed.
The moment that I am thinking about in my journey is prior to any of this and it takes me back the the learning phase, before I had even taken my first steps into online business.
It’s the summer of 2010, and I can remember reading two books that didn’t necessarily change my perspective, but they helped me to feel something that I needed to feel in order to move forward.
We see headlines filling our Twitter timelines daily with another startup being bought for some insane amount of money and we wonder how we would feel if it happened to us.
When we get so immersed within our work and projects that we lose this focus on the big picture we tend to end up doing things that we shouldn’t be doing.