The seventh episode of the Empowered Podcast features two rising stars in the world of podcasting, Dan Franks and Joe Cassandra.
Dan and Joe, or Joe and Dan, I'm still not sure which comes first, share their experiences of starting their entrepreneurial journey's from scratch. They'll share tips and tricks for organizing your time to be the most productive while still spending time with family.
Dan & Joe's Mission:
To go head to head each and every week debating the hottest topics in entrepreneurship and online businesses.
How Dan & Joe define empowerment:
Dan: Giving yourself the ability to blaze your own trail rather than following someone else's. Getting outside of your comfort zone and giving yourself permission to do it.
Joe: Thinking creatively; what is happening in front of me isn't by chance but because I'm creating it. Taking control of your life; you create the path to go where you want.
What we talked about:
What is the best way to empower other people?
When you decided to do what you're doing now, what types of Resistance did you face?
Dan: We are full-time employees for someone else….does that make me disingenuous in saying that I'm an entrepreneur? Am I being disingenuous to my employer because I'm spending so much time, energy and money on another passion?
Joe: I hit walls when I start over-thinking things and I start caring about what other people think. Which is something you shouldn't do, especially when you're in a space that a lot of your friends and family don't understand much less know anything about. I realized that I can recognize and accept that those types of conversations may make me uncomfortable and vulnerable but I don't need to try to fix it or push it on them.
How do you unwind and relax?
Joe: play guitar; read; spend time with his wife and dog; sometimes plays Madden.
What was the last movie you saw?
Dan: Bad Grandpa
Joe: About Time or Hope Springs
EPIC Question: What is one tip, or one piece of advice you can give people who are just starting?
Dan: Be yourself and don't be afraid to show that self to other people; especially as an introvert it has always been difficult for me .
Joe: Learn the value of providing of value in a networking relationship; Don't waste time on vanity numbers.
Resources and Links Mentioned in This Episode:
- Get Rich Slowly by JD Roth
- The Startup of You by Reed Hoffman
Connect with Dan & Joe!
- Web – http://www.entrepreneurshowdown.com/
- Twitter – @JoeCassandra and @dmfranks or @ShowdownPodcast
- Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/EntrepreneurShowdown
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