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You have gifts. But chances are, they're locked up inside of you. A 9-5 job only lets you unleash a fraction of those gifts. Dennis Geelen joins us to tell the story of The Accidental Solopreneur (his recent book). It's a fascinating look at unleashing your gifts and maximizing your potential.
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03:12 What Dennis misses about corporate
06:28 Re-thinking the scripted life
10:50 Investing in your highest-leverage asset
13:31 Dennis's entrepreneurial experiments
18:52 Going from non-fiction to fiction author
21:30 The Accidental Solopreneur
23:31 Emotions of the entrepreneurial rollercoaster
26:12 Importance of niching down
32:18 Advice for starting a career today
35:06 Closing Message
1. "The amount of learning I had to do to get that company off the ground is more than I learned in my 20 years of corporate." — Dennis Geelen
2. In solopreneurship, you must first master the inner game to then win the outer game.
3. Nearly high-performer in corporate should try entrepreneurship (on the side at least). If you don't, you'll likely regret it.
4. Don't expect instant success. Embrace the journey — it's amazing if you allow it to be.
5. Make your main goal about helping others. Goodness will flow your way if you do that.