Hello everyone and welcome to Pocket Thoughts! I want to apologize ahead of time that the sound quality at times is not the best and we are figuring out what went wrong during the recording of the show. BUT we still have a great show ahead for all of you.

 

On today's episode we talk about making the commitment when it comes to entrepreneurship. We get into topics such as risk, being scared to fail, being honest with yourself, and much more.

Thank you all for listening and we hope you enjoy the episode!

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Hello and welcome to Pocket Thoughts! We’ve got a jam-packed episode for you guys with a lot of helpful information. On today’s episode we ask ourselves, can entrepreneurship be learned?

We all have some different opinions on this and talk about things such as commitment, having a growth mindset, a great discussion on observing the masses and doing the opposite and much, much more. 

Thank you all for taking time to listen to this I hope you all get something out of it because at the end of the day that is our goal, to impact at least one person with the content we provide. 

Check us out on social media by searching Educating Entrepreneurs. Enjoy the show and have a great day!

 

Show Notes

  • 5:19 - The most successful entrepreneurs, I believe are not predestined to become ultra successful
  • 11:15 - Bobby’s 10 Entrepreneurship rules you should master
  • 14:59 - You have to believe that you can learn it, otherwise it’s not going to work
  • 22:27 - Adaptation needs to be learned through experiences
  • 25:57 - Bobby’s 7 Quotes
  • 30:50 - Is it human nature to follow the masses or is it something that we’ve learned as we’ve grown up?
  • 42:29 - You can just become an entrepreneur, but becoming successful, you’re going to have to do it differently
  • 47:00 - Is this the value that I want to be providing? If the answer is no to that, then you need to change something
  • 53:47 - Show Wrap Up!

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June 17, 2019

Episode 28 - Networking!

Hello, and welcome to Pocket Thoughts! Today we are talking about networking! We are going to focus on doing your homework, just like school you need to prepare for who you are talking to before going into a network event. It gives you an advantage over others and shows that you care. We later get into VIP statements, how each of us network, and keeping the list of key people you network with that you should stay connected with to make yourself and business successful. And finally we get into following up, this is a key part of networking that many people miss out on because they get lazy or forget, but this can make a huge difference. Thank you everyone for continuing to check out this podcast and welcome to those who are new. Enjoy the show!

Hello and welcome to Pocket Thoughts! On today’s episode we discuss if we are actually entrepreneurs. This is something we feel people to ask themselves before jumping into the world of entrepreneurship. We will give you all of the questions we asked ourselves before getting started as well as what warnings we have before becoming an entrepreneur. Be sure to keep up with our social media by searching Educating Entrepreneurs and find our blogs on LinkedIn and on our website at educatingentrepreneurs.com. Enjoy the show and have a fantastic week.

Show Notes

  • 1:08 - Are you an entrepreneur?
  • 6:08 - 6 Successful quality types for entrepreneurs
  • 13:08 - There isn’t a one size fits all when it comes to entrepreneurship
  • 17:39 - What stage/point do you consider yourself an entrepreneur?
  • 23:36 - Entrepreneurship is a mindset, it’s the willingness to get out there and try
  • 27:50 - Our failures with entrepreneurship
  • 39:14 - If you’re not okay with it getting worse before it gets better you’re putting yourself in a tough spot
  • 43:38 - As an entrepreneur you are going to have to take a lot of the responsibility and blame. Even if it was not your fault, you are the owner and you will need to get in front of the issue
  • 44:11 - It’s not an IF you fail, it’s a WHEN you fail
  • 56:40 - Wrap Up!
If you're not familiar with the Myers-Briggs Personality Type Indicator (MBTI), you should be. It's one of the most accurate and valuable tools to help you better understand yourself, and identify your strengths and areas for growth. Although it's not going to jump out and tell you your passion, it may help you realize the entrepreneurial role that you may take in your future company (visionary, advisor, superstar, etc).
 
These Four Characteristics Are:
  1. Extroversion (E) vs. Introversion (I)
  2. Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N)
  3. Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F)
  4. Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P)
After you take the personality test, you will be given a four letter personality type indicator depending on which side of the spectrum you fall for each characteristic. For example if you were high in extraversion, intuition, thinking, and judging, then you would be assigned the character type ENTJ.
 
The spectrums are simply just a measure of how much you like:
  • To deal with people and things
  • Facts and reality
  • Logic and truth
  • A life-style that is well constructed or one that goes with the flow
Some character types are more highly associated with successful entrepreneurs and managers than others, but your score doesn't mean that you can or cannot be an entrepreneur, it simply reveals the characteristics that you should strive for that will lead towards higher chance of success.
 
You might just be born to be an entrepreneur if you rank for one of these six personality types:
  • ESTP - Known for taking fast action, thinking logically based on fact, and full of passion and energy. Only 4% of people fit this personality type, including famous novelist Ernest Hemingway.
  • ENTJ - Natural born leaders known for ruthlessly pushing through to their goals through sheer determination and willpower. Steve Jobs was one of the 3% of the population categorized as an ENTJ.
  • ENTP - Are seekers of knowledge and visionaries, and big dreamers. ENTP's like Thomas Edison will brainstorm a path to success and lead the team there. Only 3% of the population are ENTP.
  • ESTJ - Making up no less than 11% of the population, ESTJs are well liked for their clear advice and guidance. These leaders great organizers and often lead by example and with honesty. Famous business mogul John D. Rockefeller was ESTJ.
  • INTJ - These intellectual individuals are extremely ambitious, decisive, and curious. Elon Musk is a great example of an INTJ because he believes nothing is impossible with the right game plan. They make up only 2% of the population.
  • ISTJ - Especially known for taking responsibility for their actions and executing work with accuracy and patience, these entrepreneurs always stick to their word. They make up 13% of the population including America's founder, George Washington.
These six personality types all have four underlying trends in common, they're often curious, creative, they take responsibility, and they're decisive.
 
Decisiveness
Notice how every single one of those personalities rank higher in "Thinking" over "Feeling". That's because according to a 2004 U.S. study the most successful entrepreneurs will pick a direction to take the business and stick with it. This makes them naturally less likely to be concerned with keeping harmony and more focused on achieving the objective.
 
Responsibility
These personality types also take full responsibility over their futures and themselves. Psychoanalyst Jonathan Alpert notes that "the entrepreneur looks at the situation and knows he has some control over the outcome". Rather than making excuses for why things don't get done, they will take on obstacles as a challenge and assume personal responsibility for achieving the goal. This is known as having a high "locus of control", which has been proven by dozens of studies to be highly correlated with success in business.
 
Curiosity
The classic saying "leaders are readers" couldn't be more true. Entrepreneur personalities are always seeking out new knowledge, which is why so many of them often have their nose in a book. According to a Gallup study of hundreds of entrepreneurial personality traits, being curious makes the top 10 list of "must-have" traits to be successful as an entrepreneur. If you aren't learning every day, this may be the #1 habit you should strive to develop in the near future.
 
Creativity
Business is an intellectual art to entrepreneurs. You'll constantly be forced to find creative ways to overcome obstacles and do things differently in order to stand out. Gallup's CEO Jim Clifton remarked on a study of the fastest growing companies that "to stay competitive, we have to lead the world in per-person creativity". Being a leader in business is like being a professional problem solver, it takes a lot of brainstorming and creative planning to make your dreams come true.
 
Once again, taking this personality test won't give you a silver bullet to discovering your passion, but it will help you understand which role you will eventually occupy in your company.
 

In this episode we discuss pricing out the courses for Educating Entrepreneurs! Let us know if you like the strategy we are going with and if you would do it differently!

Hello everyone! Welcome to Pocket Thoughts! We hope you have been enjoying the new way we have been doing our podcast as well as the second part of our podcast where you take a dive into what an Educating Entrepreneur’s meeting sounds like.

On today’s episode we focus on starting. How easy is it to actually start a business? One of the biggest fears we hear about it people having no idea where to start and that they are horrified of the unknown when it comes to pursuing a passion and starting a business. We want this episode to give you all the insight on simple ways to start exploring your side hobby and passion without having the fear of it scare you away.

Enjoy the episode and don’t forget to listen to our latest Educating Entrepreneur meeting coming out the next day, enjoy your week!

  • 2:35 - How we think you can start a company without those fears of the unknown
    6:17 - If this is what the product looked like, would you purchase this or how would you change this to suit your needs?
    10:12 - Don’t start a business, just to start a business
    24:32 - Do as much as you can without spending any money, the lean start up is definitely the way to go if you’re just starting up and testing the waters
    25:05 - If you’re not pursuing your passion, don’t jump into starting a business
    29:08 - What do you guys think you did with your company that separated you from the others in that same industry?
    33:22 - It was not our services, but it was our focus on the customer
    42:03 - Wrap Up!

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Hello and welcome to Pocket Thoughts! On today’s episode we will be talking about mentors and mentorship. We dive into topics about how to find the right mentor, what you can provide for your mentor and how having a mentor is even like being in a relationship with your significant other. I hope you all enjoy the show and check out all of our social media to keep up with us and our company Educating Entrepreneurs!

  • 2:00 - What is a mentor to you?
  • 7:43 - You need to sacrifice something for your mentor
  • 18:53 - The biggest thing with mentorship is that you’re learning from their experiences, so that you don't have to experience it yourself.
  • 26:45 - You need to be consciously making effort to provide value to your mentor
  • 33:47 - Do you let someone know they are your mentor or is it something that just happens?
  • 35:40 - Someone has excelled in a place where you want to excel
  • 44:46 - Weekly Wrap!

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Hello everyone! Introducing our newest part of the podcast which is our value add to YOU! After we record the first part of the podcast you will get an in-depth look into Educating Entrepreneurs and how we operate our weekly meetings. Let us know what you think of this and try to use our strategies yourself!

 

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Hello and welcome to Pocket Thoughts! As we mentioned last week we are switching things up a bit and just focusing on one topic and having a discussion based on that. Today’s topic is finance! You will be hearing a range of where our personal finances stand and how we can improve on that as well as finances for your company and how you should handle them from start to finish. Check out our social media, this week you will see a change and new posts we are testing out. We may even reach out to you to get featured on our Instagram page about your journey through entrepreneurship. I hope you all enjoy the show and have a great week!

The second part about today’s episode focused on social media will be a separate podcast so check that out following this one and let us know what you think of our strategy!”

Show Notes!

6:31 - “the biggest thing that people need to learn about personal finances is just awareness of spending”
11:39 - “if you’re goal was to start a company, it’s time to sit down and do simple math to figure out what you need to accomplish to get to that goal”
22:54 - “figure out where you’re spending and spend it wisely”
36:58 - A nest egg and how we use it
43:02 - Average monthly spend
54:54 - Closing

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Hello and welcome to Pocket Thoughts! We’ve got an interesting episode for you all today! Bobby will go more into depth on this at the beginning of the show, but we all gave each other a week to think about EE and where we stand with it. Do we like it still? Do we want to move forward with it? Is someone in the group leaving? You will hear those answers and more during the episode! Thank you all for listening and have a wonderful week!

Show Notes

  • 2:26 - Joey’s status on EE
  • 7:18 - Brandon’s status on EE
  • 10:04- The only way you can find out if you are passionate about it or not is if you experiment with it
  • 19:45 - Brady’s status on EE
  • 31:49 - Weekly Wrap!

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Hello! And welcome to Pocket Thoughts. We’ve got the whole crew back for todays episode so get excited about that. Our first question today is how do you handle your frustrations at work? You’ll get to hear about my bad day at work and how I should have handled it and what advice I get for the future when it may happen again.

 

The second question for today is What do companies / startups need to do to in order to attract / retain customers? (Or if it’s easier for you - what do companies you like currently do to attract/retain you?)

 

The third question is what do you want to get out of your entrepreneurial experience over the next year? Whether that be knowledge, money, fame, etc

 

And the unofficial fourth question that came up in the end of the episode is why do you think people don’t jump into entrepreneurship.

 

It’s a jam packed episode full of good information and another EE update at the end. Thank you all for listening and enjoy the rest of your week!

 

Show Notes

  • 3:19 - “How do you guys handle your frustrations at work?”
  • 7:26 - “Look in the mirror and see if it’s you”
  • 11:32 - “What do companies / startups need to do to in order to attract / retain customers? (Or if it’s easier for you - what do companies you like currently do to attract/retain you?)”
  • 23:04 - What do you want to get out of your entrepreneurial experience over the next year? (knowledge, money, fame, etc.)
  • 35:37 - With change comes discomfort, with change comes failure, with change comes growth
  • 45:15 - “Why don’t you think people don’t jump into entrepreneurship?”

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Welcome to Pocket Thoughts everyone! On today’s episode we each share one specific failure that set us up for success and made us who we are today. Our second topic is what is our special sauce? The best way to describe this is, what sets you or your company apart from everyone else. And the final question that we have is what are a couple key activities you would recommend entrepreneurs invest their time in. A lot of good suggestions there and in my opinion an all around great episode. I hope you guys enjoy the show and have a wonderful week!

 

Show Notes

  • 1:19 - Can each of you share one specific failure that may have set you up for success or one of your favorite failures that come to mind?
  • 14:24 - “every single company I build now is no longer a means to an end, which is awesome. It’s about the journey, it’s just what I love to do”
  • 19:41 - “What is your special sauce? The thing that separates you from everyone else”
  • 30:35 - “Show that you tried”
  • 37:43 - ”What are a couple key activities you would recommend entrepreneurs invest their time in?”
  • 45:00 - EE Update!

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Hello ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Pocket Thoughts! Big milestone for us here at Educating Entrepreneurs and Pocket Thoughts as we hit our 20th podcast episode. I’m very glad we have made it this far and can’t wait to provide you guys with more episodes and more useful content.

On today’s episode we talk about what strategy we use to gain followers on social media and what we look for when following different accounts.

Our second question is what is our favorite quote or phrase and why. Really good quotes there and reach out to us on any social media platform and let us know what your favorite quote or phrase is.

And our final question for today is what is something (or multiple things) you do to stay on track and focused to a goal / vision?

We finally have an EE update so look for that towards the end of the show and I hope you all have a great week!

Show Notes

  • 2:25 - “What is your strategy for gaining and maintaining followers on social media?”
  • 6:14 - “You have to see what’s working and once something is working I would switch to a completely different strategy and test it for a few weeks and see if it works”
  • 10:13 - “What’s your favorite quote or phrase and why?”
  • 17:29 - “What is something (or multiple things) you do to stay on track and focused to a goal / vision?”
  • 26:32 - “I have one goal and one vision, every little thing I do leads to that vision”
  • 38:00 - EE Update!

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Hello everyone and welcome to Pocket Thoughts! We’ve got a great episode on deck for you guys today. It will be just Joey Bobby and I today and we should have Brady back next week.

Our first question for today is what is your biggest distraction during the day and how are you trying to fix or avoid that distraction?

Our second question is at what point do you set you optimism aside and become more realistic?

And our third and final question is what advice would you give someone considering entrepreneurship?

A lot of great advice and knowledge in this episode from the guys today so be prepared for that.

Check us out on all the social media platforms by searching educating Entrepreneurs. Enjoy the show and have a wonderful week!

  • 1:40 - “What is your biggest distraction during your day?”
  • 10:42 - “Essentially I rate those tasks. I rate them from most important to least important and once I do that, I recreate that task list”
  • 17:44 - “At what point do you set your optimism aside and become more realistic?”
  • 19:31 - “You need that optimism to drive you forward, but also you need realism to set you in a mindset of, okay this is great I’ve got optimism, but how am I actually going to get there?”
  • 24:00 - Insta Quote
  • 26:35 - “Am I being realistic with myself here? Is this going to be fine or am I just avoiding the issue at hand?”
  • 29:50 - “What advice would you give to someone considering entrepreneurship?”
  • 40:59 - “You can’t understand what you don’t know”
  • 47:44 - “My company is only as successful as I can make my least productive employee work”
  • 48:45 - Weekly Wrap!

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Hello everyone and happy Monday! This is Pocket Thoughts and I am your co-host Brandon. We’ve got a great show planned for you all today, Bobby is on vacation so it is just Joey, Brady, and I.

The first question we get into is, If you were walking down the street and you saw someone you looked up to in the entrepreneurial world, what would you ask them?

Our second question is, what are the three most important factors necessary to have a successful startup/run a successful business?

And the final question is what business related book has inspired you or changed your perspective on life the most and how? We have some great book suggestions for you guys to read, and if you forget them they are in the show notes so check those out and let us know what you think of them.

Follow us on all the social media platforms and let us know what you think of the show and check out our website at EducatingEntrepreneurs.com

Enjoy the show and have a wonderful week!

 

  • 01:37 - “If you were walking down the street and you saw someone you looked up to in the entrepreneurial world, what would you ask them?”
  • 5:16 - “You don’t come off as idolizing and it’s more just like a normal conversation about some commonality and not about how awesome or famous they are”
  • 7:04 - “Everybody gets there in a slightly different way and there isn’t one path to success”
  • 9:23 - “What are the three most important factors necessary to have a successful startup/run a successful business?”
  • 13:51 - “It’s great to have a long term goal. Let’s say you have a 5 year plan, but if you get 4 years into that plan and you’re 25% of the way through, that’s an issue.”
  • 20:50 - “What business related book has inspired you or changed your perspective on life the most and how?
    • Tools of Titans
    • The Alchemist
    • A Life Well Played
    • Touching Spirit Bear
    • Shoe Dog
  • 31:23 - Weekly Wrap!

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Hello and welcome to Pocket Thoughts! Today is March 18th and we have a great episode planned for you guys today. Brady won’t be on today’s show, so it will just be Bobby, Joey, and I. The day we recorded this episode was the day that Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp were shut down for over 6 hours so our first question is focused on that. Hypothetically if those apps were shut down for a month how would you go about marketing your business?

Our second question is what do you think one major aspect of business an entrepreneur should have knowledge on when starting a business? We then dive into an Educating Entrepreneur related question and talk about how Educating Entrepreneurs differentiates from other courses in our personal opinion and where we see Educating Entrepreneurs in 10 years.

Our third question we asked was, since we first started thinking about being an entrepreneur, how have our goals and motivation changed over time. And the final question for todays episode we each give our own definition of an what entrepreneur really is.

Thank you everyone for listening! Stay up to date with everything Educating Entrepreneur related on social media and don’t be afraid to reach out, enjoy the week!

 

Show Notes

  • 01:58 - “Hypothetically if they (Instagram/Facebook/whatsapp) were shut down for a month how would you go about marketing your business?
  • 6:42 - “What do you think one major aspect of business an entrepreneur should have knowledge on when starting their business?”
  • 11:19 - “If you’re going to be a start up and be successful, you have to be extremely agile”
  • 13:14 - “You need to design for others. You need to design for other people's pain points. You need to constantly change your product, your service to fit what they need. You need to constantly test”
  • 16:23 - “What differentiates EE from other courses in your personal opinion? What can you see EE being in 10 years from now?”
  • 19:48 - Bobby explains Educating Entrepreneurs
  • 23:04 - “Since you first started thinking about being an entrepreneur, how have your goals or how has your motivation changed over time?”
  • 33:13 - “How do you define an entrepreneur?”
  • 35:06 - “I believe an entrepreneur is constantly learning, constantly changing, and constantly innovating”
  • 39:28 - Weekly Wrap!

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Happy Monday everyone! Thank you for taking time out of your day to listen to Pocket Thoughts. On today’s episode we get very honest and real with each other by asking the question of what is one characteristic, trait, and as Bobby would say one little Hebejeebie that concerns us about going into business with each other? This also leads us into talking about potentially having the conversation about what would happen if one of us were to be dragging the company down and what we would do about that. This may be a tough conversation for most people to have, especially with their friends, but it is extremely beneficial and I suggest everyone do it. Please don’t forget to follow us on all of our social media by searching Educating Entrepreneurs. Enjoy the episode and have a great week!

 

Ep. 16 - Show Notes

  • 01:38 - “When looking at our team of four people, what is one characteristic, one trait, one little hebejeebie that concerns you about going into business with each other?”
  • 6:35 - “I know those are all flaws, but I also know that they can be can assets if I use them right”
  • 11:21 - “What if, in the future, one of your friends is really dragging down the team?
  • 16:09 - “You’ve pretty much solved my greatest fear because my greatest fear is not making sure someone is doing what’s best for them and what’s best for the company”
  • 25:07 - “I personally think as an entrepreneur, you need to think that way and risk more if you want to get bigger returns and bigger rewards.
  • 33:34 - “Do I choose to get 3 hours of sleep a night and perform at 70% on everything I do? Or do I get 5.5 hours of sleep and perform at 90%and focus on EE and that is one thing I’ve been scared about since the beginning”
  • 35:47 - Weekly Wrap!

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Hello everyone and happy March. Thank you for tuning into Pocket Thoughts, I am your cohost Brandon and we’ve got another great episode ahead for everyone.

Our first question for today is do you think people say “that’s just not the way I work/think” is an excuse or is it a valid reason to not try something in a certain way.

Question number two is what is the biggest hurdle you face on a daily basis?

And the final question is what is the best purchase you have made in the last month or 2 that has benefited your life the most?

Don’t forget to check out all of our social media by searching Educating Entrepreneurs and check out our blogs at EducatingEntrepreneurs.com

Enjoy the show and have a great week!

Show Notes Ep. 15

  • 1:23 - Bobby explains himself and the changes he is making to his life to improve
  • 3:20 - “Do you think when people say “that’s just not the way I work/think” is an excuse or is it a valid reason not to try something a certain way?”
  • 6:49 - “They have a lot of people that are saying “Oh we’ve done it this way for 20 years” but the problem is, you do it that way for another 20 years, you’re going to be out of business”
  • 7:57 - “What the biggest hurdle you face on a daily basis?”
  • 13:28 - “If I’m getting overwhelmed, I look at that one big thing and say, “hey I’m going to knock one more big thing off of that one big thing list because I know that’s the most important thing this week”
  • 25:36 - “What is the best purchase you have made in the last month or 2 that has benefited your life the most?”
  • 37:55 - Weekly Wrap!

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Hello everyone! Happy Monday and welcome to Pocket Thoughts. On today’s show we will be discussing our biggest weakness, what suggestions we have for motivation when we are feeling stuck at work, whether it be not being able to move up or if you are even in the right spot. Our final question for today is are you where you thought you would be at this point in your life? Thank you all for listening and let us know what questions you guys have for us for next week's show! Find us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Enjoy the show and have a great week!

  • 1:15 - What is your biggest weakness?
  • 6:08 - “How much value am I actually bringing by changing an image? … When all it does it deflate the team?”
  • 13:20 - “Is this going to bring my team down more than it’s going to benefit the client?”
  • 22:58 - “I think it’s just a convenience for them to email instead of call because they can have a concise answer rather than sit on the phone and wait”
  • 28:36 - “For someone that’s 2-5 years or maybe even more into their job that feel like they’re stuck and can’t find the motivation, what do you suggest they do to get that motivation?
  • 32:34 - “If you think you’re stuck in a certain level or position, reach out, your bosses, your managers. I’m sure they will be happy to give you more responsibility and kind of see if you’re right for another level of that role”
  • 37:12 - “Is this where you thought you would be at this point in your life?”
  • 43:42 - Weekly Wrap!

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Hello everyone and welcome to Pocket Thoughts. A little note before we begin the show, we had some issues with the audio and there is some over lapping during the show so you will sometimes here questions answered before they are asked. I tried my best to fix it but just a warning it may sound confusing at some points. BUT other than that we have a great episode for you guys today. We learn about joeys epiphany  and then we go down the rabbit hole we were discussing at the end of episode 12. We talk about where we see ourselves in the next 5-10 years and how we plan on getting there. Bobby takes a look into my life and what I want my future to look like and how much I would need to make to live that lifestyle. I encourage all of you to do this because the number will surprise you. Later we get into making time during our day for what we are passionate for even if it’s just 15 mins. Enjoy the episode and let us know what you thought!

 

Ep. 9 - Show Notes

  • 2:44 - Joey's epiphany
  • 4:33 - "Everything I do, falls along my vision path, or basically my ultimate goals and every person I talk to I want it to lead in that correct pathway
  • 9:13 - "Where do you see yourself someday, what would be the big win for Brandon's life?"
  • 11:50 - "In 5 years, if you could paint the picture and snap your fingers and it happened, what do you want?"
  • 15:20 - The results of what Brandon wants his future life to look like ($$$)
  • 20:53 - "I get amped to get out of bed because I see where I'm at on the journey and some days I am way ahead and 2 months later I might be way behind"
  • 29:50 - "That's the main goal, is to be happy and to be bringing value"
  • 49:26 - "What avenue could you take to fulfill that little love every day?"
  • 56:50 - Weekly Wrap!

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Happy Monday everybody, welcome to episode 12 of Pocket Thoughts, we’ve got another longer episode for you guys today. We have been getting pretty excited for our topics recently and we hope you guys are enjoying and really taking in what we are saying.

The first question we have for today is Who is your role model in life/business? How do you go about finding that role model?

Our second question is what is your one major non-negotiable?

And the third and final question we talk about today is when or how do you decide when it is time for you to quit from a given topic, hobby, opportunity, relationship, literally anything in life that you have been working on? We got deep into that topic and it leads us into what we will be talking about next episode which is our 5 year plan.

Thank you as always for listening and don’t forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram and connect with us on LinkedIn for more content. Enjoy the rest of your week!  

  • 1:35 - “Who is your role model in life/business? How do you go about finding that role model?”
  • 7:35 - “I don’t think I have a single role model, but I have a lot of different people that I see things are pull different traits from”
  • 10:00 - “What is your one major non-negotiable?”
  • 20:04 - Brady’s burnout story
  • 23:01 - Advice on how to avoid burning out
  • 26:44 - Bobby’s burnout story
  • 30:07 - “When or how do you decide when it time for you to “quit” from a given topic, hobby, opportunity, relationship, literally anything in life that you’re working on?”
  • 39:54 - “You have to be able to see that larger vision versus just giving up every time something gets tough”
  • 51:14 - Weekly Wrap/EE Update!

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THE WHOLE CREW IS BACK!

On today's episode we discuss our view on luck and if has anything to do with success. We then get into a long talk on the Instagram lifestyle and how we think we should represent ourself on social media. Do we fake it until we make it or do we be real with ourselves and show people the real us? After that we talk about opportunities and how we keep going when we know that there is someone out there better at what your job. Enjoy the show!

 

  • 1:48 - “What is your view on luck?”
  • 5:56 - “To be successful off of [that] luck, you actually have to put more effort in and do something to follow up after that”
  • 9:15 - “Is you give it 100% every day, the luck will eventually kick in”
  • 11:21 - The Instagram Lifestyle Talk
  •         12:50 - “How do you guys think you should represent yourself on social media?”
  • 17:04 - “I’m talking about the people that legitimately just go on their feed and rent a bunch of cars and act like a big shot”
  • 29:24 - “A lot of times people get opportunities and people feel like they are incapable of tasks they have never done before, even though you can step up to the plate and do it”
  • 37:07 - “How do you keep going when you know there is someone smarter than you, better than you out there”
  • 41:56 - “To be a good entrepreneur, you also have to be realistic”
  • 50:43 - Weekly Wraps/EE Update

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HELLO! Welcome to Pocket Thoughts - we have made it 10 episodes in and it has been a blast so far. We are without Bobby on today’s episode because he is on vacation. BUT we have joey back so we will have a great episode for you guys with Brady, Joey and I.

On today's episode our first question is what are some of your favorite ways of rejuvenating your mind and body?

Next we find out the best thing we learned from our worst boss, and if you have been lucky enough to not have a bad boss, what the best thing we have learned from a boss we had or currently have

The final question for today is what is one or more bad habits you currently have that you think is keeping you from getting to the next level

And as always we have our weekly wrap and educating entrepreneurs update

Enjoy the show and I hope you all have a great week!

 

  • 1:46 - “What are some of your favorite ways of rejuvenating your mind and body when you are at work?”
  • 7:26 - “It’s nice to have an intellectual conversation with someone at work regarding something not related to work”
  • 10:39 - “What is the best thing you have learned from your worst boss?”
  • 16:39 - “When you have a boss that is willing to step up and take a little bit, even if it’s 5 hours, it’s a lot easier for me to step in and help out”
  • 28:59 - “What is one or more bad habits that you currently have that you think are keeping you from getting to that next level?”
  • 31:41 - “At some point, if moving up in your career is something that you want to do, you’re going to have to leave that comfort zone”
  • 43:53 - Weekly Wrap/EE Update!

Ep. 9 - Show Notes

Hello everyone! It is Monday, January 21st and you are listening to episode 9 of Pocket Thoughts! If you’re a first time listener welcome, if you’re not then welcome back!

On today’s episode our first question is what would your dream work day look like?

Now we say dream work day because we are all entrepreneurs here and we spend our days putting that work in to make it big and not sitting around. WHICH will be a little debate later with Bobby and Brady when Brady tells Bobby he’s changed so get excited for that. How has Bobby changed? You will have to listen and find out!

Question number 2 is what is the most important thing you have learned on your entrepreneurial journey so far?

And question number 3 we find out how each of us discovered what makes us happy.

Finally we have our weekly wrap up and educating entrepreneurs update.

Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn and checkout our content and let us know how we are doing.

Enjoy the show and have a good week!

  • 1:57 - “What would your dream work day look like?”
  • 7:10 - “I want my work to have an impact larger than what I am doing on a day to day basis”
  • 16:14 - “what is the most important thing you have learned so far on your entrepreneurial journey?”
  • 21:48 - “it’s unbelievable once you start understanding that everybody works differently that you just have one leadership style. You have to have a variety and know how different people work and you can integrate that into what you’re doing”
  • 31:33 - “I am curious how you guys discover what makes you happy?”
  • 46:13 - Weekly Wrap and Educating Entrepreneurs update!

 

 

Happy Monday, It’s Brandon once again we’ve got another great episode of Pocket Thoughts for you guys today. We do apologize in advance we had some technical difficulties in the beginning of the show so it may be a bit confusing, but we got through it for you guys at that’s all that matters. Todays questions include:

What advice would you give a college student about to enter the world?

What is one of the risks you are considering taking this year that will have a major effect on your life?

Which leads us to our next question on how we think, our business, Educating Entrepreneurs, is a risk for us and what we would do if it failed.

Final question: How would you go about telling people at work that you are working on a side business? Hopefully this gives you guys some advice on if you are going through this currently and different ways we provide to get you through it

And last but not least the weekly wrap up

Thank you everyone for listening, be sure to connect with us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to see our content and let us know what you think of the show. Enjoy the show!

 

  • 1:53 - “What advice would you give a college student about to enter the world?”
  • 7:09 - “Make sure you are self aware enough to know what you want to pursue in college and then pursue it”
  • 9:26 - “With the start of a new year, comes goals, and with new goals comes risk and failing. What is one of the risks you are considering taking this year that will have a major effect on your life?
  • 15:07 - “Understanding that it’s a learning process and that it’s going to happen when you have these conversations and when you’re learning that you’re going to slip up a good amount and sound stupid”
  • 17:05 - Our take on Educating Entrepreneurs being a risk for us
  • 25:09 - “How would you go about telling people at work that you are working on a side business?”
  • 37:07 - Weekly Wrap!

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Hello everyone! It's Monday, it's the New Year, it's Pocket Thoughts! On today's episode we are going to focus a lot on the New Year and the New Year’s resolutions that we have. Our first question that were going to ask each other is what is our process for long-term goal setting, after that we are going to dive more into our New Year’s resolutions. You guys get to take a peak at what we hope to accomplish this year and hopefully if you guys haven't figured anything out on your end, we can kind of give you ideas and help you guys out. We have our weekly wrap up at the end, we’ve got some good stuff there. Enjoy the show and good luck with your week!

Ep. 7 - New Year's Resolutions

  • 3:15 - “What is your process for long term goal setting?”
  • Check out The ONE Thing book by Gary Keller
  • 7:58 - “If you create that someday goal and you break it down the way that I was explaining it, into a day-to-day goal, that forces you to visualize exactly how that someday goal will be accomplished”
  • 14:44 - What are your New Year's Resolutions?
  • 17:50 - “When you say that you are going to accomplish something and you don’t, that doesn’t only hurt you, it hurts your image with other people around you”
  • 32:34 - “I have a lot that I need to give back for people that invested in my life”
  • 35:05 - Weekly Wrap Up!

 

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Hello ladies and gentlemen happy Monday and happy new year! Do you guys have your goals for 2019 ready to go? I know one of mine is going to be working on getting procrastination out of my life! It is late on a Sunday night and I am just getting this intro going. Could be sleeping but I waited and now we’re here. Get those goals set and start off 2019 on a good note! On today’s episode we find out what sacrifices each of us are making to become an entrepreneur and why we are okay with making those sacrifices. Next we talk about how you know you have “made it” in entrepreneurship and life and finally we look at where we currently stand in life and if we feel we are making the impact in the world that feels good for us.

 

  • 1:46 - “What sacrifices are you making becoming an entrepreneur and why are you okay with making those sacrifices?
  • 5:06 - “It’s about giving up some of the things now for hopefully creating something bigger and more impactful down the road”
  • 19:08 - “How do you know when you’ve “made it” in entrepreneurship or in life?”
  • 26:01 - “I know that if I strive for that everyday,I’m going to know that I made it even if I do it for one person every year… I’m so much closer to where I want to be”
  • 33:16 - “Where you currently stand, if you’re making the impact in the world that feels good to you”
  • 39:44 - “Weekly Wrap Up!”

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Good morning, afternoon, evening, whenever you guys are listening. Today is Monday December 24th and we’ve got another great episode of Pocket Thoughts in store for you guys. On today’s episode we discuss how we think entrepreneurship has changed in the past 5 years and what we predict will happen in the next 5 to 10 years. We then talk about what we think is the most important trait/characteristic/ mind set that is missing from students coming straight out of school. Next we share what our favorite application that we are using for development right now and an appt that isn't out there right now that we wish we had. We had some pretty interesting ideas come in our heads and hopefully one day we can see some of these ideas become an actual thing. As always subscribe to us, let us know what you thought of the show. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and spread the word about Pocket Thoughts. Enjoy the show!

 

  • 1:44 - “How has entrepreneurship changed in the past 5 years? What do you predict will change in the next 5 to 10?”
  • 13:17 - “I think it’s about to get real scary in the entrepreneurial industry, I think over the next 5 we are going to see a change in the people that just want to be entrepreneurs and the real entrepreneurs”
  • 16:13 - “What do you guys think is the most common trait or characteristic that is missing from people coming straight out of college into the workforce”
  • 22:29 - “People are scared to fail in the first place and people completely shut down after that first failure because we are so ingrained that failure is such a bad thing”
  • 30:03 - “I’m curious what your guys’ favorite app is right now?”
  • 41:58 - Weekly update!

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Hello, welcome back to Pocket Thoughts, once again I am Brandon, one of the cohosts of this show and today is Monday, what some may consider the scariest day of the week. But, have no fear because we are here to help. If you have listened to our past 3 episodes you know the drill.If this is your first time listening, welcome! Myself, Bobby, Brady, and Joey share true stories, life lessons, successes and struggles with you every week and an inside look to the life of an entrepreneur. In today’s episode we discuss our routines and how they help us succeed throughout the day. Next, we talk about what keeps us up at night. For some it’s the scary thought of what the future brings and the list of things we need to get done. For others it is the fact that we are so excited for it to be tomorrow because of all of the things we want to continue to work on and accomplish that we had to stop today because it’s recommended that people need to sleep. Our final topic we discuss is having an accountability partner. Do we have one? Do we need one? Can it be someone you don’t even talk to? We are also trying something new out at the end of the episode where we give you a run down on our week and look at what’s ahead for us. As always, don’t forget to subscribe to us on iTunes and Spotify. Follow us on Instagram at @educating_entrepreneurs to join in on the discussion about today’s episode and like us on Facebook for all of our other content. Enjoy the show!

 

Show Notes

  • 2:44- “Do you have any specific routines… that help you succeed throughout your day”
  • 15:10 - “What keeps you up at night?”
  • 18:11 - “I always keep a notebook at the edge of my bed to get thoughts out of my head”
  • 23:30 - “Do you guys have an accountability partner?”
  • 29:33 - Run down on our week and what’s ahead!

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December 10, 2018

Episode 3 - Fears

Hello everyone and welcome back! This is the 3rd episode of Pocket Thoughts presented by Educating Entrepreneurs and we’ve got a great episode ahead for you guys. Today we talk about our biggest fears, whether it be in life, business, or even in our development in entrepreneurship. During that discussion we take a dive into the school system and how we think students should be taught. Do we need to take those core classes or why is it not encouraged that someone can be the best in the arts, gym, or whatever you have a passion for? Later Joey calls out Bobby for being an arrogant prick and Bobby explains why he is alright with being called that. After breaking down each other fears we talk about the fact that there is no reason not to take a chance. What’s the worst that can happen? Who knows, just by asking that question or talking to that person you have always been scared to talk to because of rejection or whatever excuse you gave yourself for not doing it, it could open up a door to possibilities you never imagined. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, and comment on what you thought of the show and let us know anything you guys want us to talk about for a future podcast. Enjoy the show!

Show Notes

  • 1:42 - “Biggest fear in life, biggest fear in business, development in entrepreneurship”
  • 4:46 - “Failing should be thought of as learning”
  • 12:08 - “Are we trying to make well rounded individuals, so they have places to fall back on, incase they don’t like what they are trying to specialize in? Or do we want to give them a general education all the way up to college and let them decide from there?”
  • 17:19 - “Where do you draw the line with being totally fine with failure to the point where it doesn't push you and you’re just okay failing and still having that failure that can drive you on the other side?
  • 23:20 - “If you’re scared of failure that you can prevent, just prevent it… That should not be a fear that should cross your mind”
  • 31:09 - “Our world is so good at dehumanizing human beings in a sense that they appear to be Gods, but just humanize them, they have to do the same as you”

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Happy Monday ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the second episode of Pocket Thoughts! I am one of the co-hosts Brandon and today we will be going back in time a bit not only in presidential history, but in our own lives as well. Our first topic will be Abe Lincoln’s management style and if we agree with it and how we ourselves manage others. Our second topic we discuss is criticism from others and how each of us handle it. And for the final topic Bobby, Brady, and Joey bring us back to their high school days and the first time they all were part of a company together and how poorly it went. I hope you guys can learn a thing or two from our experiences and apply them into your own lives. Be sure to subscribe to us and comment on what you guys thought of the episode. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter and like us on Facebook for more content. Enjoy the show!

 

Show Notes

Episode 2 - Management Styles and The High School Downfall (Show Notes)

 

  • 01:52  - “He [Abe Lincoln] wrote a long letter, to that individual, and then stuffed it in his desk”
  • 3:32 - “I think I would rather have someone tell me to my face what I am doing wrong or a time that I upset them, so I wouldn’t do it over and over and over again. Rather than having it locked away”
  • 8:51 - “Do any of us here take criticism differently?”
  • 11:57 - “Are you just getting that feedback from that one person or have you gotten that feedback numerous times? If you have gotten that feedback numerous times that probably means that there is an issue there”
  • 16:08 - “Is there a style out there that you actually think we could apply to everybody or is it all based off of reading each individual?”
  • 23:52 - “Our management style was horrible, we couldn't manage ourselves as partners in a company”
  • 37:49 - “You just need to communication what your expectations are, really sit down and figure out what your expectations are and make sure everyone else knows what they are”
  • 42:11 - “You’re in it together, whether good times or bad times, the best managers just know how to figure it out together as a unit”

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Welcome to Pocket Thoughts! In today's 21st century the word entrepreneurship conjures up feelings of optimism, success, and happiness. The world of entrepreneurship is viewed as a glitzy, almost heroic career, with a guaranteed pathway to riches and success! You've seen how it works on T.V. social media, and the YouTube channels. Entrepreneurship is the most awesome career you can find. Just dream up a great idea, talk to a guru about how to market that idea, make a website, and BANG you might as well buy your mansion now! Purchase that Ferrari you've always wanted and prepare yourself to date the hottest woman in the world. After all, you are an entrepreneur, you will be printing cash in a matter of days. WRONG! We are four entrepreneurs with backgrounds in medicine, logistics, accounting, and tech with very different experiences. Therefore, we will share true stories, life lessons, successes and struggles with you all every week to give you a real inside look to the life of an entrepreneur.

Topics on this weeks show:

1) What motivates us? What gets us out of bed super early in the morning, gets us excited and out of bed to keep working hard every day.

2) Do you do something that is insanely scalable a try to affect a million people all at once? Or do you just start slow and ramp that thing up over time?

3) What strategies do you use to say "no"?

4) What made us want to become an entrepreneur?

 

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