Is there something you’re really passionate about? Something that keeps you up at night? Something that really drives you? Have you ever wanted to take this idea and launch it into a successful business?
Scott Duffy, a visionary and entrepreneur who’s worked with top leaders such as Tony Robbins and Richard Branson, joins me on The Inspiration Show to share his tips for success and how you can launch a successful business in just 90 days or less!
Natalie: “So obviously from working with Tony Robbins for a while, something must’ve rubbed off on you that you’ve applied to business. How do you apply what you’ve learned from Tony to the businesses you get involved with?”
Scott: “The common thing between what I learned from Tony Robbins, Richard Branson, and other top entrepreneurs, is this incredible sense of possibility. It doesn’t matter how big the idea is or how big the problem is that you’re trying to solve, it’s about having that monument and chucking it down into small, bite-sized pieces, working backwards and taking it from there. No matter how big the task is - make it seem simple.”
Natalie: “So I actually had the pleasure of meeting Richard Branson, and you know what I like about him, and Tony as well? It’s the way they talk and act about money - it’s completely different. He surrounds himself with a team. What are some of the insights that you got from either Richard or Tony that you apply to your businesses?”
“But what I’ve learned is that it’s this unlimited sense of possibility. If you put the right people around you. And you go about the idea in the right way, you can accomplish anything.”
Scott: “There was a Virgin CEO conference and it was held in Richard’s home on his island. First or second night, we got in these small boats and went to the island next door, and it was completely deserted, and we pull around the edge, there was a little strip of beach with tiki torches and a BBQ. I sat near Richard and some of the others, and they were talking about buying something. They were all really passionate. And I’m like what do you want to buy? The answer was a rainforest. Rainforest? Well, which one? Well, the Amazon of course! When I first heard that, I thought that must be impossible. But what I’ve learned is that it’s this unlimited sense of possibility. If you put the right people around you. And you go about the idea in the right way you can accomplish anything. After I said that doesn’t seem possible, he basically backed out of the problem and said, “If you were gonna buy a rainforest, how would you do it? Buy it or lease it? Do we know enough people that would contribute to the cause?” All of a sudden, we were crowdsourcing buying this rainforest. The purpose was there. The purpose was to preserve the rainforest and all the animals. So in less than 5 minutes, buying a rainforest seemed so easy. So again, it doesn’t matter how big it is - it’s going at it with an unlimited sense of possibility and breaking it down into digestible chunks.”
Natalie: “A lot of people in our community have awesome ideas and a message they want to share… where do they begin?”
“Focus on one thing at a time. And it doesn’t have to be the biggest thing. It may be the smallest thing, the simplest thing.”
Scott: “The biggest mistake that entrepreneurs make when launching their big idea is they try to focus on too many things at one time. I call it the ‘Hammer and Nail Syndrome’. Here’s how it works: If I gave you one hammer and one nail, and your job was simple - all you had to do was take that hammer and drive that one nail into a piece of wood. Like really nail that idea, that one business. The odds are you might miss the first time or the second time, but I bet eventually you’d nail it, you’d nail that one idea. Let’s say you get two hammers and two nails - you already have a problem because who would hold the nails? And you’ll probably miss the first time and the second time, in fact, most people would never get it right, they’ll never nail it. But let’s say I gave you 3 hammers and 3 nails, you get the point. What I say to entrepreneurs is this: Focus on one thing at a time. And it doesn’t have to be the biggest thing. It may be the smallest thing, the simplest thing. The minimal buyable product. Focus on nailing that one thing first and once you nail that, move on to the next.”
Natalie: “Let’s say people want to get a business idea off the ground, what is step one?”
Scott: “Well, step one is just to get started. It’s to make some move, it’s to not overthink it. I believe you should be able to take any idea - doesn’t matter how big it is - and take it to the market in 90 days or less. And people might think, ‘How is that possible?! I need more time.’ No you don’t. More time means more complexity, overthinking it, more money. Just take that first step, take that one action, because no matter how slow you think you’re moving, you’re always lapping that guy on the couch.”
As Scott points out, being proactive towards achieving your goals and taking action is key to overall success. Are you ready to take the first step towards your most successful future?
If so, the next 13 minutes could change your life forever…
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