“I start businesses that make the world a better place.”
Speaking of people who make the world a better place, Mike is all about servant leadership. Using Tony Robbins as an example, he speaks about Tony’s worth, not because it’s extraordinary, but because he doesn’t stop. Tony does what he does, 14,16, 20 hours a day, not because he needs the money or will ever “need” the money, but because he’s here to SERVE!
“Tony’s mission is to impact more lives than anyone else in this world – probably other than Jesus.”
Of course we all want to grow our platforms, businesses, income, etc., but as Mike said, “People pick up on that.” We must differentiate ourselves from similar businesses around us by giving back…servant leadership.
One thing that Mike talked about today that really stood out to me, was how he personally reflects and how he believes people can “find their own personal gifts.”
Mike has taken almost every personality test imaginable. He finds that reflection and knowing your passions is what will not only bring you money, but what will make work enjoyable. “It will make the next 50 years of your “work life,” feel like play-time.
His tips and advice on starting a business and brand creation are just genius.
“You have to know your persona and reputation before looking for investors. What’s the feather in your cap?”
I also asked him his favorite way to learn, and like Tony Robbins and Tim Ferris preach, Mike believes in immersive learning.
“If you’re trying to learn a new language, you don’t just study one hour a week. You move to the country and immerse yourself. It’s the same thing with business – you have to go all in.”
Long hours and hard work will get you everywhere. Jumping in head first may come with failures and setbacks, but it will eventually allow you to accelerate at a speed you’ve only dreamed of.