Every aspiring business owner dreams of achieving major success like that of Amazon, Target, and Google. My guest today knows the challenges that go into achieving this success. His newest book profiles Airbnb, a company that went from startup status to a value of more than $38 billion in just over 10 years. Its success is unparalleled, and lessons from Airbnb highlight the importance of building trust, belonging, and meeting customer needs. (more…)
We all want to feel like we belong. Making customers feel like they are part of something is becoming increasingly important in nearly every industry. My guest today knows all about this importance. His newest book profiles Airbnb, a startup that has grown to a $38 billion value in just over 10 years. Its success is unparalleled, and its story offers lessons on the human touch in business that apply to any 21st Century company. (more…)
Entrepreneurs everywhere dream of growing a successful business. While these dreams typically take years to achieve, there are some business owners who achieve unimaginable success in a short period of time. My guest today knows what it takes to achieve success in a competitive industry. (more…)
Business owners dream of achieving overnight success. While we all want fast growth, most of us take a little longer to reach our goals. My guest today is one of the few who has seen massive success in his company in a short amount of time. His lessons in business perseverance will inspire you to try something different with your business. (more…)
Do you dream of starting your own business? Each year, millions of people set out to become entrepreneurs. For many, their lone goal is to make as much money as possible. However, as my guest today knows, chasing money over happiness is never worth it. His new book speaks to the heart of entrepreneurs, and will inspire you to pursue your passions. (more…)
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people set out to become an entrepreneur. While we hear about the major success stories, we don’t hear much about the failure that these business owners have had to go through. My guest today knows the importance of being self-reliant in business. His new book speaks to the heart and soul of entrepreneurs. (more…)
Standing for a cause is more than just the right thing to do. Choosing to run a purpose-led business can lead you to great success. My guests today have turned their cause into a multi-million dollar company. They are Mark and John Cronin, the father-and-son duo behind John’s Crazy Socks. (more…)
Supporting a great social cause isn’t just the right thing to do – it can make for great business as well. My guests today know this better than anyone. This father-son duo is making waves around the world for their fun products and mission of making the world a better place. They are Mark and John Cronin of John’s Crazy Socks. (more…)
When most people think of a “rebel,” they picture a troublemaker. The truth is, rebels are often the ones who enact change in society. Being a rebel isn’t something that should be discouraged, but instead should be celebrated.
My guest today is inspired by being a rebel. She is Sunny Bonnell, co-founder of The Motto Agency, a creative marketing agency with business partner Ashleigh Hansberger. Sunny is also the co-author of Rare Breed: A Guide to Success for the Defiant, Dangerous, and Different. Her book details how important it is to be true to yourself both in work and life. It also addresses seven “bad” traits (Rebellious, Audacious, Obsessed, Hot-Blooded, Weird, Hypnotic, Emotional) and how to use them to your benefit.
Sunny’s Favorite Rebels
Who are some of Sunny’s favorite rebels? Listen at 2:00 where she speaks about inspiring people like Emma Gonzalez and Rosa Parks. These two women made just one decision to speak up. To Sunny, that showcases what it means to be a rebel.
Have the right plan in place. Don’t stray from the norm. Be conventional. It seems like there are rules behind everything that you do in business and in life. But what if we took those rules and turned them inside out? What if you started being true to yourself, instead of to what society expects of you? (more…)