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INspiredINsider Show with Dr. Jeremy Weisz features interviews with successful entrepreneurs, Ecommerce founders, & visionary leaders.

Leaders reveal deeply personal stories and explore the tough journey, big challenges, and mistakes that they overcame to achieve success.

You will find inspiring stories from: Founders of Atari, Baby Einstein, P90X, Einstein Bagels, Skymall, and many more.

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Nov 14, 2019

Gino Wickman is the founder of EOS Worldwide, an organization that has helped over 70,000 companies use and implement EOS tools - the Entrepreneurial Operating System. They have built up an international team of over 300 professional and certified EOS Implementers. Gino is the author of many books including Traction, Rocket Fuel, How to Be a Great Boss and many more. His latest creation is called Entrepreneurial Leap: Do you have what it takes to become an Entrepreneur? Gino created it to help entrepreneurs-in-the-making get a huge jump-start on taking their entrepreneurial leap. 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn: 

  • [2:45] Jeremy welcomes his guest, Gino Wickman. 
  • [5:15] Gino talks about his relationship with his father. 
  • [11:30] Understanding the roles of visionaries and integrators. 
  • [15:30] What is scorecarding? 
  • [21:00] Gino talks about his “Guardian angel.” 
  • [26:00] Avoiding “Nightmare” scenarios. 
  • [30:00] Hiring and pricing challenges that business leaders face. 
  • [34:30] Gino opens up about how business got off the ground. 
  • [37:00] Struggling to turn a profit. 
  • [41:40] Why Gino created a succession plan for his business. 
  • [49:00] The importance of discovering your passion. 
  • [50:30] Nature or nurture? 
  • [53:00] Is there a good process to learn how to be a successful entrepreneur? 
  • [55:00] We teach what we need the most. 
  • [59:30] Gino’s favorite books and resources. 

In this episode…

What was it that led you to the line of work you find yourself in today? Did you happen upon your line of work by chance or did you train for it over many years? One of the best assets you have as a leader is your passion! On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator Gino Wickman. In his conversation with Jeremy, Gino opens up about his childhood, why he looked up to his father, what it took to get his business off of the ground, lessons he learned along the way, and so much more. You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to learn from Gino’s seasoned perspective! 

Who was the most important person in your childhood? Were you really close to a grandparent, sibling, or parent? Did you have to look outside of your family circle to find someone you could connect with? While Gino Wickman has had a lot of positive influences in his life, none quite compare to the impact his father had on him. A mentor in both life and business, Gino often turned to his father for advice and how to proceed in his career. Do you have someone like that in your life? 

Is it time to start something from scratch? What are you waiting for? Let’s face it; many leaders avoid taking the leap into the unknown because they have no idea what is on the other side. To help boost his fellow entrepreneurs' confidence levels, Gino Wickman wrote a book, “Entrepreneurial Leap.” Gino’s book is an easy-to-use guide that will help you decide, once and for all, if entrepreneurship is right for you—because success as an entrepreneur depends on far more than just a great idea and a generous helping of luck.

One of the best hallmarks of a competent leader is someone who is willing to learn from and avoid repeating the same mistakes. Have you embarked on that critical journey of self-discovery that can equip you with the insights you need to thrive as a competent leader? If you want a little help in that department - Gino Wickman has you covered! He has mapped out six essential traits that every entrepreneur needs in order to succeed, based on real-world startups that have reached incredible heights. You don’t have to leave it all up to guesswork - make sure to check out the link to Gino’s book located in the resources section at the end of this post. 

At the end of the day, all the skills and personality traits will only get you so far - if you really want to go the distance, you need to tap into your passion. What fires you up and keeps you headed to the office each day? Are you still trying to find that thing that lights you up? If you find yourself struggling to find meaning in the work you are doing - you have a passion problem! One of the best was to get your mindset in a healthy place is to start focusing on what brings you life and joy - then you can drill down and locate your passion! 

Resources Mentioned on this episode

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