Starting an entrepreneurial venture can be a true adventure. And like any adventure, the help of a map and a compass when starting out can really help avoid going down a lot of wrong turns. Sean D’Souza points the way.
Join Ronsley Vaz as he talks with some of the most forward-thinking entrepreneurs around the world, and picks their brain about doing what they love, navigating the challenges and anxieties of a self-made business and how to think outside the box.
If you’ve ever wanted to start your own business — or maybe you already have one, and you love listening to like-minded professionals — this podcast is for you.
In this episode, we continue down the rabbit hole with the wonderfully multi-faceted Sean D’Souza – host of the hugely popular podcast – The Three Month Vacation, author of The Brain Audit and founder of PsychoTactics.com, a resource that unravels the psychology of marketing.
In part two of this conversation, Sean describes the three most important things to think about when starting a new business – dealing with competition, identifying a good teacher and the power of patience and persistence. Not to mention a whole bunch of fantastic podcasting tips and techniques thrown in along the way.
This is a direct, honest and thoughtful interview that will really hit home for any working or aspiring entrepreneur.
In this episode we also get into:
- The influences in his life and the sometimes surprising effects
- The importance of pre-interview preparation (continuing from part 1)
- Thoughts on podcast conventions and when to break them
- How to approach feedback productively
- The dangers of starting a unique business vs an existing market
- How to compete on your own terms
- Overcoming buyer’s remorse
- Identifying a good teacher
- The power of patience and persistence
- Creating elegance
Books: The Brain Audit: Why Customers Buy (And Why They Don’t)