Our inaugural episode of The Lead Generation Podcast is here, taking the baton from the success of the ConversionCast show. Hosted by Bob Sparkins, the Lead Evangelist at Leadpages, The Lead Generation features conversations with today’s entrepreneurs willing to tell the truth about what it takes to be your own boss and why they wouldn’t have it any other way.
In this episode, we’re bringing to you the growth story of long-time Leadpages member, partner, and advisor Pat Flynn
For show notes and more, go to leadpages.com/podcast
Pat is the founder of Smart Passive Income, a prolific podcaster, and internet marketing thought leader. This year, he adds Inventor and Live Event Host to his credentials.
In this episode, Pat shares the entrepreneurial journey he’s been on since he was fired from his promising day job, and the frustrations and lessons he’s learned along the way. He also shares a behind the scenes look at the launch of his new tripod for vloggers, the work going into putting together his first live event, and what he thinks about attempting to achieve work/life balance.
Top Takeaways from This Episode
- Serve first. Based on your own expertise, create content that truly serves people by solving the problems they are currently facing. Turn your best solution ideas into products and services that drive revenue.
- You’ll encounter frustrations and setbacks as an entrepreneur. But you can lessen the severity of these by seeking feedback from key people in your life earlier, and asking talented people for help in areas that you’re not an expert.
- Don’t wait until some time in the future to start an email list. Start right away, even if you don’t quite know where your business is truly headed.
- Instead of trying to attain an impossible work/life balance, create your business in such a way that can bring your family closer together so their involvement can be higher, and their understanding of what you’re up to can be sincere.
- When thinking through your next business venture, pretend that you’re in front of the investors on Shark Tank and imagine the kinds of questions they would ask of your business idea.
- The product you currently (or will soon) offer is the start of a relationship, not the end.
Direct download: TLG001_v3.mp3
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