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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.

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Dec 27, 2016

Never give up. You hear it said a lot these days but it’s not always so easy to decide if it’s good advice. Jake Atwood, founder of Buzzbuilder knows the struggle to make the decision intimately. In the journey to create Buzzbuilder, an amazing software that allows sales professionals to automate their cold email outreach, he had to make the decision between startup success or going to find a corporate job. By never giving up he’s bgeen able to make it his singular focus to make it easy for salespeople to pack their pipeline with qualified leads. He shows a warmer approach for prospecting to busy executives besides the dreaded cold calling methods. has tools and programs that have been implemented by over 25,000 sales professionals. Thanks to John Corcoran for introducing us


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

  • [0:23] Jeremy’s introduction of Jake Atwood and BuzzBuilderPro
  • [1:42] The lowest point in Jake’s career so far.
  • [6:17] The big revenue break 4 months after a self-imposed deadline.
  • [6:58] Jake’s proudest moments in business.
  • [9:03] Who Jake goes to for advice and mentorship.

In this episode…

Put yourself in Jake Atwood’s shoes. He had a truly great idea for a software product and got the ball rolling. But he wasn’t making much headway on the sales side of things - which means revenue was not coming in. He was stuck in that place of deciding whether he should keep pushing forward or just give up and get a corporate job. Sound familiar?

What might happen if you set a self-imposed deadline for the monetary success of your company? What if your deadline was only 6 months away? That’s not much time. Do you know what would make the difference between you achieving that goal or not? It’s whether you allow yourself to give up or not. Jake Atwood tells the story of how he made the decision to make success happen in spite of the obstacles, on this episode of Inspired Insider.

Jake Atwood discovered that if you want something bad enough AND are willing to put in the work to see it happen, success WILL come your way. When you reach that point of commitment, giving up is not an option. The success of Buzz Builder Pro is the result of Jake’s hard work and commitment to never give up, and you can hear his story on this episode.

Who are the people you go to for counsel and advice about the way forward for your business? Maybe it’s not one person, but a group of people like a Mastermind group. Jake Atwood tells how he gleans help and insight from the people in various groups he’s a part of and why he thinks that kind of feedback helps him get outside his own head and think of possibilities he never thought of before, on this episode.

How do you know if you should keep going when hard times hit? Isn’t there wisdom in giving up sometimes? It’s hard to know the answer, isn’t it? In this conversation Jake Atwood shares how he discovered the will to push forward when no money was coming in, and why that decision made all the difference. You’ll enjoy hearing his story and will be inspired by his attitude.

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