Jul 29, 2014
About Today's Guest
GJ Reynolds - Simply G - is now a Playful & Powerful
Warrior Entrepreneur, Author, Life Transformer & Rebel who
Challenges YOU to have fun reclaiming your Life, Health &
Prosperity! But he didn't start out that way. Hear how he went from
being an Army veteran working in the telecom industry to a burned
out entrepreneur to a media mogul living life on his terms.
- As a 23-year-old
entrepreneur, Simply G didn’t know what he wanted to do or be. He
joined the US Army then worked for Verizon for 5 years before
they were Verizon. Today he has 476,000 Twitter followers but
is not a “techie” although he enjoys technology.
- Know when to get out of an opportunity. Had a major crash
that helped him write a book. (Make your misery your
- Now he teaches/trains/coaches entrepreneurs.
- He started a media network to expand his reach.
- Now we have too much information and we can lose sight of “the
mission at hand” when looking at business opportunities.
- As an entrepreneur, you are a brand. When Simply G realized
this he saw the importance of leveraging the brand and blending the
brand to leverage it and develop it as a tool.
- It’s important to love what you do and have the passion to get
through the tight spots but you must be able to discern and look
objectively at your business to have a clear perception and to make
good judgments about your business.
- Despite having his fingers in many pies - NASCAR, fitness,
telecommunications - his relationships were the common thread.
- There are fundamental strategies and laws in business that work
for any business.
- Business is business and it starts with leadership.
- Mission first.
- You can delegate authority but not responsibility.
- He was a “Twitter quitter."
- You can’t let fear paralyze you.
- Entrepreneurs see things early, ahead of the curve.
- False Evidence Appearing Real - FEAR
- Sometimes the wrong people are the people closest to you. Set
- Building a radio network has been tough. “Don’t do it!!”
- He had an expert partner that lead the way and did the heavy
lifting and it has helped him grow his Twitter following.
- Everything he does for his brand fits together.
- Richard Branson has one big goal right in front of him and
stays focused on it. If it takes him towards his goal.
- Three vital functions for any goal. They may be different for
each goal, but break each goal down to its three vital functions
such as fitness would be speed work, nutrition and rest.
- Stay the course to complete the mission you’re clear on.
- Find a mentor you trust that has been down your path and will
tell you the truth.
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