Hey there, fellow podcast enthusiasts! Julie here, and it’s time for another colorful episode of the BBB Podcast. Brace yourselves for some serious entrepreneurial wisdom from the one and only LaSean Smith. Get ready to uncover your passion, navigate the world of business, and find out why fax machines and obsessions can be surprisingly intriguing!
1. Are You Waiting for Permission? Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That!
LaSean drops some serious truth bombs right off the bat. Have you ever caught yourself waiting for permission to pursue your big ideas? Well, stop right there! LaSean reminds us that seeking permission might land you in a world of trouble. No need to wait for the proverbial green light from others. Just follow your gut and go for it!
2. Ladies, Can We Get a Little More Support, Please?
In a world where women often face unique challenges in the business realm, LaSean sheds light on an alarming issue: women receive more advice than support or sponsorship. It’s time to level the playing field, people! Let’s uplift and empower all the aspiring female entrepreneurs out there.
3. Passion: The Secret Sauce to Unstoppable Success
You know what they say, “Find a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” LaSean stresses the importance of choosing a path that lights a fire in your soul. When you’re truly obsessed with something, challenges won’t stop you. Embrace your passions boldly and watch the magic happen!
4. The Power of Customer Feedback: Observe, Iterate, Succeed
Creating a killer product or service requires more than just a brilliant idea. LaSean highlights the need to gather feedback from your future fans (a.k.a customers) and incorporate it into your baby’s development. Don’t be shy! Get out there, have conversations, and fine-tune your offering based on what your audience craves.
5. Embracing Challenges: A Crash Course on Determination
Sometimes, entrepreneurship can feel like sprinting through a never-ending obstacle course. LaSean encourages us to embrace challenges and reflect on our determination to succeed. Ask the tough questions, plot your path, and conquer the competitive landscape like a boss!
6. Power Trio: Mentor, Coach, Sponsor
LaSean lets us in on the secret sauce to personal and professional growth: the mentor-coach-sponsor trifecta! These magical individuals will help you navigate real-life scenarios, provide feedback, and open unexpected doors to new opportunities. Just remember to read a few books before going all-in!
7. Choosing the Right Ingredients: Baking Your Success in Business
Thinking of opening up a bakery? LaSean’s got some wise words for you! While food and beverage businesses may be some of the worst financially, if your obsession with pastries is undeniable, go for it. But make sure you do so thoughtfully! Understand the challenges and prep yourself to rise above.
8. Unearthing the Digitization Gold Mine
Ding ding! Attention, tech enthusiasts! LaSean peppers the episode with excitement about industries that have yet to go fully digital. From email-loving old businesses to capital-intensive startups, there’s a gold mine waiting for those with organizational superpowers. Will you be the one to strike gold?
Well, that’s a wrap, my fellow podcast pals! LaSean Smith brought some serious entrepreneurial wisdom to the table, and it’s time for us to put it into action. Remember, success may take time, iteration, and the occasional fax machine, but with passion and determination, you can conquer the business world—one hilarious podcast at a time!
Don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments below, and until next time, stay passionate, stay determined, and stay tuned for more awesomeness on the BBB Podcast! Cheers! 🎙️🎧😄
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01:16 Building software, mentoring, investing in small businesses.
08:39 Compound behavior leads to financial success.
10:22 Choose your passion, connect with like-minded customers.
19:02 Focus on goals, eliminate distractions, overcome habits.
25:19 Financial target, timing, schedule, commitments, priorities.
26:36 Seek customer feedback, test, repeat, acknowledge challenges.
33:12 Validating ideas before investing time and resources.
39:13 Different ways to sell, share personal experiences. Don’t make excuses for not selling. Customers may choose a lesser product. Focus on customer pain points for improvement.
46:22 Exciting old businesses, boring ones, startups.
49:26 Iterate, don’t rush; commit, but expect failure.
56:57 Talk to customers, merge vision, experiment.
01:02:51 Coaching, mentoring, sponsorship are important for success.
01:04:53 Connect on LinkedIn or Twitter for conversation.
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