So many creative pros spend their entire life exchanging their time and skills for money, but never gain an ownership stake in the work they do. However, some have discovered how to build a portfolio of assets that appreciates over time and gives them more freedom to pursue the work they love.
On today’s show, Patrick McGinnis discusses the concept of a 10% Entrepreneur, and how to begin making small side bets that could lead to financial and creative freedom.
Julien Smith is the co-founder and CEO of Breather, a company that allows anyone to book beautiful, private, professional spaces whenever they need them. However, it’s an idea that almost didn’t happen. In this interview, Julien shares why he felt the need to launch something, why it’s important to be an “operator”, and why you need to focus on building something a few people will love rather than something a lot of people will like.
Jane Chen is the co-founder of Embrace Innovations, a company that’s created an innovative product called the Embrace Warmer. It helps mothers of pre-mature babies living in developing countries keep their baby warm at the fraction of the cost of a typical incubator, and it’s a complete game changer.
Many people have ideas they’d like to pursue, whether that’s a new business, or a personal project, but in the choking stress of day to day life, their passion eventually wanes and the idea lies dormant. How do you actually bring an idea into the world, even while you are balancing all of the normal pressures of a job and a family?
What do you do when competitors are knocking off your product? Today’s guest, Dave Munson (founder and CEO of Saddleback Leather), decided to create a video to show them how to do it better. In today’s episode, Dave shares how to build your business around an ethic, why showing your values is critical, and the importance of seeking wisdom and establishing a vision.