If you’re suffering from “the boredom of being employed”, Patrick M Powers has some great advice for you
Patrick M. Powers shares his “riches to rags to riches” story, as he went from being financially free to a struggling business owner and back up again, due to a simple desire to pay it forward to his community of fellow entrepreneurs.
Patrick joins me in this episode and we discuss:
- The power of networking and how to do it effectively
- Creating a winning environment for yourself
- Getting out of your comfort zone
In this episode we discuss:
00:30 Introduction to Patrick M. Powers
- Patrick’s background [00:45]
- What Patrick is focusing on right now [01:17]
03:32 Why Patrick was not satisfied with “living life in the Caribbean” after achieving financial freedom
04:57 How Patrick went from being a successful business owner to being barely able to pay his rent
07:24 Why Patrick decided to start hosting networking events
- How patience in networking leads to long-term profits [10:02]
11:50 Patrick’s obstacle-ridden path as an entrepreneur
- Overcoming fear and doubt [14:35]
- Eradicating negative self-talk [15:57]
21:53 Keys to success according to Patrick
- Get out of your comfort zone [27:55]
Quick Juice Questions
29:11 What is your best tip for those thinking about leaving full-time employment?
Start going to networking events, start surrounding yourself with more successful people than yourself, and just believe that you can.
29:43 What are the first steps that aspiring entrepreneurs should take?
Start hanging around positive Facebook groups. Come to our networking events at Entrepreneurs in London. Also, take a closer look at the people you already know and look for those high achievers in business. You may not know them that well, and you might even be intimidated to approach them. I just recommend that you start reaching out to three, four, of five of these people and asking them for advice. It will help a lot to think about how you can add value to them as well by selling your vision and how they can benefit as a result.
32:09 What has inspired you the most in your journey and where are you most inspired?
I’m most inspired when I help someone that actually goes out and implements what I tell them to do. My heart sings when I can see that I made an impact on somebody else. What inspires me as well is seeing people who have gone through incredible hardships but never, ever, ever gave up and just continued to do it over and over again until they got there.
33:03 Which book has inspired you and changed your thinking the most?
How to Become the Boss and Stay the Boss by Henry Motor, Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson, and Principles by Ray Dalio.
35:29 If there’s one last bit of Executive Juice you can share for people who want to get to the top of their property game, what would it be?
You have to learn influence. There’s no way you can become successful without understanding how to influence other people. Everything that you want is either currently owned or controlled by somebody else. That means, for you to get it, you have to be good at influencing other people.
- It takes a lot of effort and repetition to reprogram a negative mind. Just keep on doing it—your brain will adapt!
- If you change your environment, you’ll outsource your personal development. It’ll literally happen automatically. We become the people we hang around.
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