What was the biggest sacrifice you’ve made to get to where you are today?
The financial sacrifices were tough. When we started the business, the majority of my revenue was from coaching and consulting. I could’ve likely continued doing that and made good income without incurring a ton of expenses, but my wife and I decided to put all of our money back into the business and back into myself through masterminds, coaching, and taking courses. That got us to where we are a lot quicker, I believe. But it meant giving up nice clothes and nice cars. We had to live well below our means. That doesn’t mean we will never drive nice cars or buy nice houses, but on the whole, we still live below our means. It’s paid off in getting us to where we are today.
What makes you stand out from others in your field?
I’ve actually proven that I can make a podcast that succeeds. Plenty of people in the podcast production space have never done a lot of podcasting themselves. They might have a podcast, but it doesn’t have great listenership or it doesn’t rank well. I can back up my business with proof. Then you add the people who I know who are way smarter than I am, and you have a winning formula.
How do you define success?
Success is different for everyone, so I don’t think there’s a good universal definition. Not everyone wants to be a billionaire or the next Michael Jordan. Success comes from having the self-awareness to understand what brings you joy and how to pursue it. It also means challenging yourself to be a little better than you think you can be, while still being happy and fulfilled. As long as you’re challenging yourself and not settling for mediocrity, I think that’s success.
Natalia Forrest is a singer/songwriter and guitarist. She is also fantasy author. She is noted for her distinctive style. She writes in a humorous way: Her characters never walk, they clump along, or when someone complains (in a flying machine) that flight is impossible, the other characters agree and show her why she’s right! What’s more she works as a free lance author on Stats Globe.