28 Jan 2015

What I Have Learned From Dale Partridge & Pat Flynn

I recently started listening to podcasts by Dale Partridge and Pat Flynn, after my friend Daisy (Prettygreentea) recommended them to me.

I feel very lucky to have met Daisy. She's one of the most focused and hard working people I've ever met, and I feel as though I'm getting more and more influence in my life from people like her. I think this is because I'm looking for it - and I'm looking for it because for the first time in my life I am working towards a single goal.

My goal is to build a lifestyle on my own terms - the things I want and enjoy from life, I want to be able to make a standard part of my routine. For example, I want to be location independent so that I can travel more.

I've got lots of plans this year that will help me to reach that goal, but the main one is to increase my freelance workload and look to make the break from regular office hours to working from home (or overseas!).

As I've been listening to these podcasts I've been having a lot of 'Aha!' moments. They're spurring me on and motivating me to trust my instincts and keep going. I definitely suffer from a very strong fear of failure, and I know it's held me back from so much in past years. While it's great that I'm finally working towards the things I truly want, I do wish I'd started sooner.

Dale Partridge and Pat Flynn are very successful entrepreneurs. Their podcasts often feature entrepreneurial guests who have a golden nugget or two of information to share. Aside from motivating, they're fascinating!

Here's what I've learned collectively so far:

1.  Don't ever be afraid to try something new. The pain and embarrassment felt by failing or making mistakes is much more short lived than the eventual regret of not trying.

2.  Anything is possible if you're willing to leave your comfort zone.

3.  Fear is a poison that will kill ideas before you've even started to understand them.

4.  If you want to create a business or service that will succeed, the best thing you can do is look for gaps. Do what nobody else is doing, offer what nobody else is offering.

5.  It's okay to sing your own praises and you'll actually enjoy greater success if you do.

6.  Remember the value of talking to people.

7.  A good attitude goes a really long way.

Daisy's blog is very business orientated and she's currently running two very useful interview series - Career Inspiration and Uni Life.

Have you listened to these podcasts or similar?

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