Episode 21 of the Empowered Podcast features the founder of Inspiring Innovation magazine and the Inspiring Innovation Podcast, Meron Bareket.
You'll hear Meron tell his story – how he never finished high school and started a software business from a hospital bed. If you've ever thought you had to be in the right place at the right time, and never found yourself in either, this episode is for you.
To provide a constant dose of entrepreneurship inspiration, lifestyle, and business. To inspire your innovation.
How Meron defines empowerment:
“Giving someone the power to pursue his deeper meaning”
What Meron and I talked about:
When you decided to do what you're doing now, what types of Resistance did you face?
“I had self-limiting beliefs, and sometimes I still fight them. Fear of failure is still a huge resistance. ”
From your parents, family, friends?
“My family, to this day, doesn't really understand what I am doing and why I am wasting my time on this and not getting some job at a start-up company.”
What challenges did you overcome when you first started out?
“I was in a car accident at the age of 17 which caused me to be bedridden and in physical therapy for two years. During these years, I listened to many audio books which inspired me to start my own software company that was a competitor to Word Press…. we all know who won.”
How did you face and overcome those challenges?
“I consider myself privileged to be given two years of vacation from life just to reflect and watch. A lot of life's dramas seem less dramatic and less important when you take a step back.”
EPIC Question: What is one tip, or one piece of advice you can give people who are just starting?
“Don't expect it to be easy. It's not going to be easy. It's not going to be quick. It's not going to obvious. It is going to be challenging. it is going to be tough. It is going to be sometimes devastatingly tough. Which is why such a little amount of people do it…this is why they call it resistance.”
Resources and Links Mentioned in This Episode:
- Read: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
- Read: The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss
- Read: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It by Kamal Ravikant
- Read: The Go Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann
- Read: The Small Army Strategy by Srinivas Rao
- Read: Let Go by Pat Flynn
- Read: Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook by Gary Vaynerchuk
- Listen: Pat Flynn's podcast with Gary Vaynerchuk
- Attend: Meron's podcast bootcamp
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