Are you planning to start your own business soon but think you don’t have all you need?
Today on the More With Moreira Podcast, Desmond talks to John Clarke, the author of If I Can, You Can, to talk about everything business. Just like him, you can start any business you want from scratch. From growing your knowledge to finding your team to planning your business exit strategy, we’ve got you covered. Desmond also emphasises the importance of being surrounded by the right people (mentor, support system, and loved ones) while you grow your team. Discover and learn more when you tune in.
John advises two stages of the recruitment process. It’s important to know a team member’s attitude and behaviour towards work, co-workers, goals, etc. Be strategic when laying out the process.
Don’t spend massive money on recruitment agencies. Make use of free social media platforms, especially LinkedIn. It’s easier to gauge if someone can be a right fit in your team once you see how they build their public professional profile.
Every business has an exit strategy. Also, a part of the business plan is to make sure that the leadership role serves their purpose in meeting the business goals. If you think the business will flourish more when you let someone step in, then let it happen.
Mental well-being is not something that happens to you; it’s something that’s within you. Keep your team’s mental well-being in check as it affects cooperation and performance.
Always keep it balanced. It helps that you exercise daily and making sure that your goals (finances, career, business, etc.) are progressing.
Advice for those who want to start a business: Get a mentor, read self-help and business books, share your ideas, and learn from the experience of others.
“You’re only good as your team.”
“Over the 7 or 8 years, you learn lots of things. You have to do lots of things wrong often to get it right.”
“You can’t grow a business when you’re working in it.”
“Balance is the key in business.”
“Whoever you are and whatever you’ve done, mental health is something to be managed.”
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ABOUT THE GUEST
John Clarke is an entrepreneur, the author of if I Can, You Can, and the host of The Streetwise Tradesman Mentor Podcast. After qualifying as a plumber and a heating engineer in 2008, he started all of his businesses from scratch. He’s had years of experience in business, property, fitness, and mindset. Through his book and podcast, he aims to share his experience, tips, and advice for people who want to follow suit.
ABOUT THE HOST
I don’t know how this works, but you’re here now listening (hopefully) about my exciting life, so I’m going to try and make this worth your while. I never got inspired at school, I was too busy trying to impress my peers, chasing girls, and being a fool to get inspired. I rejected school. But let me tell you something for free! That was a mistake! I spent the next 15 years in jobs I hated, with no direction, lacked purpose, and motivation for life. Yes, big words, but that was me in a box. A slave to the system! Fast forward to today, and well, I’m not sitting in my ivory tower or anything, but I love life and my career. Yeah, it’s both painful and exciting rolled and wrapped up into one giant subway, and who doesn’t love subway rite? The point is, you only get one life, don’t waste it pursuing things you care nothing for, invest in YOURSELF and grow as a person, be the best YOU by putting YOU first!
- Desmond Moreira