Before Quitting Your Job To Go Solo, Get Strategic
By Amy Alexander, FOR INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY
Posted 05/20/2014 01:55 PM ET
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“A month ago, someone emailed me to promote a new opportunity for people who have a business idea that will make people’s lives easier and one category is for pets. I misunderstood the email and thought that they were asking me to submit an idea and I’m thankful for that misunderstanding, because last week, I hit Submit on my idea and in a month, I’ll find out if it wins!”
Interview with our CEO in Working Mother Magazine – click <a href="http://www zyban cost.workingmother.com/content/3-tips-starting-your-own-small-business”>HERE to view.
Link to interview at EnchantingLawyer – audio stream on site, download audio podcast in iTunes or watch video of the interview at the bottom of the page.
(introduction from website)
“I always hear from the people ‘I don’t have the money to do a start-up or build something’. It’s always the 1% that’s true for; but 99% of people make a conscious choice everyday not to follow their dreams this page.” – Damon D’Amore
From a college drop-out to a VP on Wall Street, to producing hit TV shows, to rocking the start-up world, it’s his relentlessness, commitment, and most importantly passion that got him to where he is today. Damon D’Amore would knock on 20 patent lawyers’ doors until he finds one that will patent his product, because he won’t take disbelief as an answer.
To learn more about Damon D’Amore, go to www.wayfounder.com.
You could be comfortable now, gathering wealth in your current position but D’Amore reminds those, who are unsure whether or not they are pursing their dreams, that it is okay to “give up” on the great progress you have made so far in your field and explore a whole new identity. His wisdom and stories will stop your hesitation of whether or not you should be chasing after your dream, as well as give you that much needed push towards making things happen.
I like how D’Amore started his introduction with how he “overstayed his welcome” at a community college because his grades suffered; he worked on Wall Street while still going to school at night. He dropped out of college when he figured that it wasn’t the best way for him to learn. It’s a fair representation of lots of students’ lives in America.
“The hardest negative feedback to ignore is from your friends and family..it comes from these stories they hear about entrepreneurs and the real horrible things they endure,” D’Amore continues to say, “You gotta ignore the people that you love as much as the people who respect you at the top of their game.”
In this interview you’ll learn:
00’45” Damon D’Amore’s background and how he developed WayFounder
09’01” Visualization of goals
10’50” What helps with the execution of ideas
18’47” The future of the tech world from D’Amore’s perspective
25’21” D’Amore’s producing experience on The Apprentice and Undercover Boss
37’19” A book recommendation
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This program aired April 29, 2014 and is archived on the Innovation Nation on-demand site on SiriusXM 111 – http://www.innonavi.com/