So many of us have dreams of starting a business, but it’s often fear of the unknown that stops us from pursuing those dreams. If you’re an employee, giving up those golden handcuffs can be difficult. Sometimes it takes waiting until the pain of our current situation is unbearable to necessitate change.
For Brian Scudamore, founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK and its parent company O2E Brands, that pain was realizing that what started out as a way to pay for college was actually what he was meant to do – even if that meant disappointing his family.
Now, over thirty years later, Brian is sharing what he knows about building businesses in his new book, BYOB: Build Your Own Business, Be Your Own Boss.
When you’re starting towards a new goal, it can be deflating to attach yourself to an ideal outcome and constantly measure your success by whether or not you’ve achieved it. Instead, align yourself with the journey and know that each step is a victory. If you want to get started on a business of your own, check out Brian’s new book, BYOB: Build Your Own Business, Be Your Own Boss.
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In this episode, you will learn...
- [02:37] What inspired Brian to write the book BYOB
- [04:10] What stops most people from taking the leap into business ownership
- [07:15] Finding the commitment necessary to build a business
- [12:03] The mistakes most new entrepreneurs make
- [18:12] Finding vision in your business
- [22:50] How to identify your role in the company and what else needs leveraging
- [31:00] How to dream big
- [35:31] What to expect from BYOB
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