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In this episode, we got to speak with Matt Shoup. Matt is a Jesus Follower, husband, father, serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, Spain aficionado, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt. Matt has spent the last two decades growing multiple companies and is passionate to make the world a better place. Matt shares insights from the jiu jitsu mats and how they relate to leadership through his Gentle Art of Leadership program. Matt recently launched the book Painted Baby: Connect with Clients Through Brave and Vulnerable Storytelling.

Get ready for valuable insights that can transform your approach to business and life.

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Hacks to take away

  1. No Get Rich Quick: Success doesn’t happen overnight. There’s no such thing as a get-rich-quick scheme. Achieving greatness takes time, hard work, and perseverance. Rejection is a part of the journey, and it’s essential to remember that nothing worthwhile comes without its challenges.
  2. Think in Decades, Not Days: When pursuing your goals, it’s crucial to have a long-term perspective. Rather than focusing on short-term gains or quick fixes, think about where you want to be in a decade. This perspective shift can help you make more strategic decisions and stay committed to your vision.
  3. Keep It Simple: In business, simplicity can be powerful. Instead of over-complicating your strategies, focus on the fundamentals. Understand what you do, who you help, and where your target audience is. Engage in conversations, be unique, and establish personal connections with potential clients or customers.
  4. Surround Yourself with Positivity: To maintain a positive and growth-oriented mindset, surround yourself with positive influences. Seek out mentors who can guide you on your journey. Eliminate negativity from your life, whether by setting boundaries with negative individuals or reducing exposure to negative information.
  5. Mentorship Matters: Don’t underestimate the value of having a mentor. Seek guidance from experienced individuals who can share their knowledge and insights. Mentorship can be a powerful way to accelerate your personal and professional growth. Let’s get started with your Home Studio! Be ready for live streaming, zoom calls, and creating content. Let me help you build a space that helps you gain confidence in front of the lens. Book a call here for a free consultation:⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

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