Unconventional origin stories from entrepreneurs who've taken deliberately different paths to achieve professional success.
How Many Social Media Followers Are "Enough?" - Jordan Syatt
Jordan Syatt is the ever so rare Instagram fitness "influencer" who got his 10,000+ hours of in-person coaching in before beginning to position himself as an expert on social media. In this conversation we took an in-depth look at the decade of his career preceding his immense social media audience growth.
Listen closely, and you'll quickly begin to understand why this entrepreneur saw his career opportunities scale rapidly in recent years.
Demystifying the World of Finance: Sahil Bloom
In just three months' time, Sahil Bloom has accumulated tens of thousands of Twitter followers by telling relatable stories that make the typically intimidating world of finance just the slightest bit more accessible. In this episode he explains why he decided to take on this task, and how he continues to attack the process on a day-to-day basis.
They Said My Idea Wouldn't Work, So I Sold 100K Units Anyway: AJ Wnukowski
AJ Wnukowski began showcasing his first Lumberlend Bat Mug prototype to friends in early-2016. Feedback skewed more in the skeptical direction than a positive one, but he chose to trust his gut and run with the idea anyway.
He sold his first dozen bat mugs in month-one as a fresh startup, and has since gone on to move well over $5M worth of product roughly four years' time.
In this episode, AJ will share his entrepreneurial story, moving from idea conception, all the way up to seven-figure revenues.
Is "Build It Like You Intend to Sell It" Useful Advice? Zack Gould
In his first job out of college, Zack Gould earned "Rookie of the Year" status selling for Liberty Mutual Insurance. He then began reassessing his career goals upon realizing the dream he was chasing didn't match his values.
Zack pivoted, partnering with friend and colleague Matt Namoli to launch the G&N Insurance Co. They've since earned Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Businesses status, been honored as one of the best places to work in MA, and successfully sold the business.
This is G&N's origin story.