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If you think it’s a case of “either you’ve got it or you haven’t”, then nothing could be further than the truth. Curious enough to find out more? Then you’re already on your way to becoming a good entrepreneur! Learn the skills to become a successful entrepreneur.

Entrepreneur Academy Podcast John di Stefano

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

If you think it’s a case of “either you’ve got it or you haven’t”, then nothing could be further than the truth. Curious enough to find out more? Then you’re already on your way to becoming a good entrepreneur! Learn the skills to become a successful entrepreneur.

    What Is Business

    What Is Business

    What is your business? What is it you do? These are two completely different questions that most people confuse with being the same thing. This podcast answers your questions about running a business. What is it like? How is it different from having a job? And what you need to do before you call yourself a business owner.

    • 12 min
    How To Manage A Team

    How To Manage A Team

    How do you manage a team? This is one of the most frequently asked questions, coming from business owners and people working for a company.
    This rule applies to both fields: business and career. You’re good at something, you grow, and at some point, more people are involved to help you complete the tasks. What does it mean for you? Your role now changes completely. You don’t have the same responsibilities, assignments, or expectations.
    I talk about three main aspects when managing a team:
    individual motivation
    team motivation, and
    your motivation, as a manager.

    You will learn how to accept different working styles, how to adjust your expectations, and how to align your goals with your team’s goals. I talk about the importance of motivation; how can you motivate each member to contribute to the team and accomplish the goal? How do you find the driving force?
    There are two points every successful manager needs to have in mind:
    motivation, which refers to the team
    the outcome, which relates to achievements

    You will hear how they’re different, and why they are equally important.
    Managing a team, you need to constantly motivate them to be the best possible versions of themselves. I hope today’s episode gives you some ideas on how to do that.
    Enjoy!

    • 16 min
    What Is Entrepreneurship About?

    What Is Entrepreneurship About?

    Would you like to know how we define entrepreneurship at our Academy? Listen to this podcast and find out how I came up with the idea of starting this Academy, how we approach entrepreneurship, what we stand for, and how anyone could become an entrepreneur even if they are not business owners.
    I explain the three main aspects of entrepreneurship:
    deciding on direction;
    taking the right steps;
    creating value.

    There is a difference in the way people define entrepreneurship in Europe and America. I talk about those differences, the advantages and disadvantages of each environment and the core elements of entrepreneurship.
    You will learn what differentiates an entrepreneur from a non-entrepreneur and in what way their mindsets differ. Also, I talk about what we teach at our Academy that helps people develop the necessary mindset and be curious enough to always look for ways to create value.
    You will see what kind of people you will be surrounded with at the Academy and how other people impact your perspective.
    I hope today’s episode inspires you to join us and learn more about entrepreneurship.
    We are looking forward to meeting you!

    • 17 min
    How To Focus And Get Things Done

    How To Focus And Get Things Done

    Have you ever felt that whenever you have something to do, something else comes in the way and you get distracted, even though you know you should do it, but you simply can’t?
    I’ve done a lot of work in this area and today I’ll share my story with you. I will tackle the problem with focus. How do you stop your mind from going everywhere?
    There are a few steps that have proven to be successful and they can be divided into two groups: mental and physical focus.
    You’ll learn about the importance of physical activity, how it affects our focus and what you can do to improve it. I talk about how physical activity changed my mindset and what I use to boost my focus.
    When it comes to mental focus, I explain in detail all about GTD methodology - what it means, how well it worked for me, what I learned from applying it, and so on. Some of the points I cover are:
    preparation for the task ahead;
    working in short time frames;
    motivating yourself with success stories;
    prioritising tasks.

    I hope this podcast helps you find what works best for you, and that you will see the results shortly.
    Enjoy!

    • 13 min
    When You Focus On The Wrong Things

    When You Focus On The Wrong Things

    Are you someone who easily gets distracted whenever you go to get something done? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Most entrepreneurs I’ve worked with struggle with losing their focus and wasting time on irrelevant things.
    In this episode, I talk about my own experience and how I get around this. I talk about GTD methodology and how it helped me organise my tasks better and manage time more efficiently. I organise everything I need to do by its priority, how much time it takes, etc. This methodology has definitely helped me get more things done in a day, without having them on my mind constantly.
    I also explain what I do if I get intrigued by something. What is it that helps me save a lot of money? One simple step helps me decide whether or not to investigate further.
    I hope this podcast helps you become more aware of your priorities and focus on the right things.
    Enjoy!

    • 13 min
    How Much Money Does A Business Need To Make

    How Much Money Does A Business Need To Make

    Have you ever wondered how much money a business needs to make? Even though there is no general rule that could be applied to all the businesses out there, we can still analyse a few different perspectives.
    You will learn about the notion of money. What does money mean for your business? Is it how you measure success or is it the result of the value you create? How relevant is the amount you make for your business?
    I draw a line between two main things that I compare in this episode: the business where you sell your service and the business where you sell your product. The former one is usually related to freelancing and having a rate based on your time. I also touch upon running an online business and how it differs from these other two.
    This episode is your chance to learn about calculating the cost of running a business. How much money should you put aside for yourself? How much money should you expect to make during the first year? How much does it cost to hire an employee? How to choose the right location for your business? Should you buy or lease the equipment? How long does it take until you turn a profit? These are just some of the questions I tackle here.
    Finally, I explain the important difference between running a business and doing a business. That’s something most people overlook when they consider starting a business.
    I hope you pick up a lot of useful information from today’s episode and that it encourages you to step into running a business prepared and confident. What was your experience like? Share your story in the comments, I would love to read it.

    • 26 min

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