Do you have a brilliant idea but people call you crazy or tell you how it won’t work? Do you want to start a new project but aren’t sure where to start or how much of yourself to put in?
Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure argues that we all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring, and maybe even a little crazy, or risk being left behind.
Named on of America’s best leaders by US News, Linda Rottenberg is co-founder and CEO of Endeavor Global, The first global organization dedicated to the scale up phase of entrepreneurship, helping dreamers and doers scale up their high impact projects. She is also the author of Crazy Is a Compliment
In this episode, we talk about what it means to Zig when everyone else Zags. Linda shares inspiring stories and an insider’s look from her experience as a “mentor capitalist”, and what specific skills and mindsets are needed to scale up your high impact venture. Also make sure you listen to the end, when Linda reveals why she agreed to be a guest on this podcast!
â€œIf people arenâ€™t calling you crazy, you arenâ€™t thinking big enough.â€ â€“ Linda Rottenberg
“We should each tell more stories” – Linda Rottenberg
“Crazy ideas seem obvious in hindsight” Linda Rottenberg
“You don’t need to be a boy in a hoodie to be an entrepreneur” -Linda Rottenberg
“Chaos is the friend of the entrepreneur” -Linda Rottenberg
“May your first word be adventure and your last word be love” – part of Linda Rottenberg’s family mission statement
“Adventure is about being travelers and not tourists” -Linda Rottenberg
What you will learn in this episode:
-How to find out what kind of disruptor you are: Skunk, Butterfly
-Why baby boomer entrepreneurs over 65 have a higher rate of business success
-What skills and mindset you need for big projects
-How to take baby steps “minovations” for your big project
-How to define success
-How to structure a mentorship relationship
-What is “polite stalking” and how to meet the people that can help you
-The difference between work life balance and integration
-The story of the birth of modern champaign
Mentioned in this episode:
Linda’s husband, author Bruce Feiler
Thanks Linda Rottenberg!
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Did you enjoy the episode?
Linda is such a great storyteller and has such a depth of experience teaching entrepreneurs how to grow their businesses. What crazy idea will you pursue? Did any of Linda’s answers surprise you?