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The Inventive Journey

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Take a journey with different entrepreneurs and inventors on their path to startups and small businesses to hear their ups and downs, their successes and failures, and how their journey has been on the startup road.

Take a journey with different entrepreneurs and inventors on their path to startups and small businesses to hear their ups and downs, their successes and failures, and how their journey has been on the startup road.

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United States

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Take a journey with different entrepreneurs and inventors on their path to startups and small businesses to hear their ups and downs, their successes and failures, and how their journey has been on the startup road.

Language:

English


Episodes

"Take The First Step" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/Naveen Bisht

9/22/2021
Take the first step. If you don't take this step, you will just keep thinking shoulda, woulda, all those kinds of things. I think you have to take the first step but, at the same time after that, you have to be very flexible. You also have to be very persistent. Don't give up. And just keep meandering through because it's a rollercoaster ride. One day you'll feel high. The next day was low cause you were expecting customers to sign up, and they don't sign up. You were expecting investors to...

Duration:00:29:07

"Aloha Leadership" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Eric Jara

9/20/2021
It's called aloha leadership. Aloha, as most folks know, is a way of saying hello. What I learned is that it's a lot more loving. It's a loving way of saying hi. It is a welcoming feeling and vibe. They have always taught us that it's that kind of leadership that actually makes things happen. As an entrepreneur and leader in whatever industry and field. Any artist, creator, entrepreneur, you need that kind of leadership. Because if not, you are going to fail. It does not work any other way....

Duration:00:31:28

"Remain Humble" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/Yvan Demosthenes

9/11/2021
There are two of them. Make sure you've got money, number one. Everybody knows that. But secondly, I think that an example that I can share from what I just shared with dropping the ball and all those opportunities is to remain humble. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-inventive-journey/message

Duration:00:27:19

"Improve Yourself First" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/Daniel Marsh

9/10/2021
The biggest advice is to make sure you are improving yourself first. There is a really cool statistic out there that some of the most successful companies are started by forty-year-olds. People in that age range. Why is that? Probably because they have all this professional experience that they had where they know the opportunities. They know how to execute things. They have made mistakes and learned off of other people's dollars how they can go do it for themselves. --- Send in a voice...

Duration:00:28:19

"How To Deal With Conflict & Work Relationships" Expert Advice For Entrepreneurs w/Jerry Fu

9/9/2021
The clearer and more specific plan you give when you start to notice the expectations slip, the more likely you are to actually act on it. Now you have a clear plan lighted steps forward to be sure that to say ok, I need to engage and, I feel scared and default to comfort and avoidance if I don't have something. If I light this staircase up and I have the exit ramp lined up for me now I am more likely to engage in the behavior I know I need to do for the benefit of me, my relationships, and...

Duration:00:34:08

"Outsource To Experts" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Heather Cox

9/8/2021
Outsource to experts whenever possible. Whatever you don't need to be involved in, outsource to experts because if you don't have time and money to do it once you for sure don't have time and money to do it twice. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-inventive-journey/message

Duration:00:28:54

"Don't Believe Your Own Lies" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Jeff Heggie

9/7/2021
Don't believe your own lies. I think from a young age we start telling ourselves a lot of lies in our self-talk. Why do I think I can do that? Why am I the one that could be able to do these things? We have a lot of that negative self-talk and I think we just need to change that to why not? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-inventive-journey/message

Duration:00:31:18

"Decide To Start" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Deborah Johnson

9/3/2021
You have to decide to start and actually start because I have heard people that have had this plan. I've known people that have been on these albums. They have been working on the album and never finished them. So you have to decide to start. Then right along with that is to put some sort of date on finishing and actually launching. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-inventive-journey/message

Duration:00:28:27

"How To Start A Podcast" Expert Advice For Entrepreneurs w/ Ryan Estes

9/2/2021
Just avoid judging the podcast harshly. Tell yourself I am not going to judge this podcast until my hundredth episode. Until I get there, I am going to just put out content. In that process, you are going to get better in all kinds of different ways you did not even think of. The thing that kills most podcasts is people just get too self-conscious with it. The delta of where they are and where they want to go just seems too high to climb. Just keep doing it. Nobody is listening to my...

Duration:00:36:56

"Don't Wait" The inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Priyanka & Shannon

8/18/2021
It would just be not to wait until you have a ready product to start building your community and start marketing your product. If you have an idea and you know you are going to go after it, create a landing page, create a newsletter, create any social media page Twitter, Instagram, etc. Just start talking to people about it. Get them to start talking to you because their feedback is everything. You will figure out their pain points and opinions. Even before your product is ready, you can...

Duration:00:26:51

"Just Try" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneur w/ Ingor Van Rooi

8/16/2021
The piece of advice that I would give is, start. You have no idea what beauty lies beyond that first step. A lot of us are afraid to try. We are afraid of failing. We are afraid of a lot of things that could go wrong, but what if it goes right? --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-inventive-journey/message

Duration:00:19:32

"Get Everything In Order Right Away" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/Caleb Roche

8/13/2021
Definitely get everything in order right away. It kind of falls back on the worst business decision I made. Getting everything set up to where you have contracts that are in place. And you have a legal framework you can work off of to give you accountability. Then also give your clients accountability. The thing I wished I had done a little bit differently was I viewed my business in the very beginning as I needed to be a cheap as possible. And just kind of survive. Where I wish I had been I...

Duration:00:32:27

"Innovate And Adapt" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/Forrest Tuff

8/6/2021
My greatest fear is running out of innovation. To me, innovation is what keeps us afloat. It keeps me going every day. Sometimes that worried me. As I grow older, will I get more out of touch with what's happening in social media new apps coming up? How much do I want to keep up with? Technology continues to advance. So as you grow, you wonder how much of this technology do you need or handle? So my fear is not being able to adapt because once I stop adapting, that's when I will stop...

Duration:00:25:30

"Look For The Right People" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Nate Zeleznick

8/3/2021
I want to always over-deliver and fear that I won't be able to do that. How I am handling it is I am actively looking for the right people to help me do that. I know I can't do it all myself and, my team can't do it all ourselves. So we are on the hunt for the right people. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-inventive-journey/message

Duration:00:28:28

"What's Your Why?" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/Tygh Walters

8/2/2021
Put Your Goals in front of you and your fears behind you. There is so much that has to happen in a business. And it takes a long time. It's years or a marathon. You have to find a source of motivation and inspiration. Two of those sources are goals and fears. If you can be motivated by those simultaneously, I believe it's a powerful combination to keep doing whatever you need to be doing. I think it's the stereotype and clique that businesses fail because you give up or you quit. There's...

Duration:00:25:38

"Start-Ups Are Marketing Projects" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/Jeff Seckendorf

7/31/2021
I believe there are two reasons to do a start-up. One is you are passionate about something. You want to do a company and, you are willing to ram your idea down the throats of potential clients. That was UTD. The second reason is you see a niche and, you fill it. And that is, coach me strong. So I have had the opportunity to do both of these. You're passionate about something. Create a new product and try to market it. Be open to a niche. Create it, fill it, and then try to market it. The...

Duration:00:44:25

Commitment And Perseverance" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/Kelly Githens

7/30/2021
This Ranger Instructor looked down at me and goes are you committed? I looked at him, and I mean, my face is muddy. I have stuff in my eye that I am trying to get out. I am hacking up stuff and, I say what do you mean Sergeant? and he goes look a chicken is dedicated because he gives an egg. A pig is committed because he gives bacon. He goes do you understand the difference? And I said, yes I do. I have never forgotten that and, those are words I still to this day live by. --- Send in a...

Duration:00:31:40

"Start Right Now" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Wen Zhang

7/28/2021
I would say to some who have not yet started well, start, do it. The world needs you. They need your idea and vision. Whatever you have in your beautiful vision do it. If not now, when? We all could die tomorrow. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/the-inventive-journey/message

Duration:00:26:57

"Make Time For You & Your Family" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Jason Gillikin

7/27/2021
Make sure you carve out time for yourself and your family. When you are running a start-up you can get so focused and so in the weeds of running that business and it can be mentally all-consuming. You can't lose track of what is truly important. Carving out that time to go for a run. Carving out that time for a date night. Carving out that time that is super intentional for your kids. That is going to be beneficial to your family but, also for your business. It will give you that time away...

Duration:00:37:52

"Raise Capital Slowly" The Inventive Journey Podcast For Entrepreneurs w/ Joe Kleman

7/26/2021
Raise capital but, raise capital in a way that you can build on it slowly. I started my entire company using square loans. I got my first one for eight hundred dollars. I worked and paid it off based on my credit card sales and, stuff like that afforded me another one for sixteen hundred dollars. Reallocated the money to what I needed at the moment and just kept building on it. I stayed away from raising big capital and raised what I needed at the moment or where I thought it was at and...

Duration:00:34:08