Entrepreneur’s Journey: Matt Ward Interview



Matt Ward is  an angel investor, serial entrepreneur, startup advisor, speaker, consultant, futurist, growth hacker, hustler and author focused on helping startups change the world.

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https://mattward.io/

What I’m reading this week: The Power Of Habit by Charles Duhigg

The perfect gift for anyone trying to start the new year off right, this instant classic explores how we can change our lives by changing our habits.  

Named one of the best books of the year by The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times

In The Power of Habit, award-winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed.

Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential.

At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

 
“Sharp, provocative, and useful.”—Jim Collins
 
“Few [books] become essential manuals for business and living. The Power of Habit is an exception. Charles Duhigg not only explains how habits are formed but how to kick bad ones and hang on to the good.”Financial Times
 
“A flat-out great read.”—David Allen, bestselling author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
 
“You’ll never look at yourself, your organization, or your world quite the same way.”—Daniel H. Pink, bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind
 
“Entertaining . . . enjoyable . . . fascinating . . . a serious look at the science of habit formation and change.”The New York Times Book Review

 

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Entrepreneur’s Journey: Vin Clancy Interview



He was on welfare four years ago, living off government assistance.

He launched two websites that received over 20 million visitors, two rounds of funding, and got into the TechStars accelerator.

After starting a six-figure copywriting and growth hacking agency, he started teaching others how to gain traffic, followers, and users without spending large amounts of money.

In the last year his book on innovative marketing (growth hacking), launched on Kickstarter, raised over $100,000 in pre-orders, and he completed a 100-date speaking tour.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

AceTheGame.com

VinClancy.com

They Shall Not Grow Old

On the centenary of the end of First World War, Academy Award-winner Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) presents the World Premiere of an extraordinary new work showing the Great War as you have never seen it. 

This unique film brings into high definition the human face of the First World War as part of a special London Film Festival presentation alongside a live Q&A with director Peter Jackson hosted by Mark Kermode.

Using state of the art technology to restore original archival footage which is more than a 100-years old, Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell this story: the men who were there.

Driven by a personal interest in the First World War, Jackson set out to bring to life the day-to-day experience of its soldiers. After months immersed in the BBC and Imperial War Museums’ archives, narratives and strategies on how to tell this story began to emerge for Jackson. 

Using the voices of the men involved, the film explores the reality of war on the front line; their attitudes to the conflict; how they ate; slept and formed friendships, as well what their lives were like away from the trenches during their periods of downtime. 

Jackson and his team have used cutting edge techniques to make the images of a hundred years ago appear as if they were shot yesterday. The transformation from black and white footage to colourised footage can be seen throughout the film revealing never before seen details.

Reaching into the mists of time, Jackson aims to give these men voices, investigate the hopes and fears of the veterans, the humility and humanity that represented a generation changed forever by a global war.

 

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How to Break Out of Your Comfort Zone



Many of us think of the “comfort zone” as a relic of ’80s motivational psychology.

Though in fact, the comfort zone is a pretty useful psychological concept that can help you embrace risk and make changes in your life that can lead to real personal growth.

So what is the “Comfort Zone?”

comfort zone is a psychological state in which things feel familiar to a person and they are at ease and in control of their environment, experiencing low levels of anxiety and stress. … It has been as “a behavioural state where a person operates in an anxiety-neutral position.”

The idea of optimal anxiety isn’t anything new. Anyone who’s ever pushed themselves to get to the next level or accomplish something knows that when you really challenge yourself, you can turn up amazing results. 

However, pushing too hard can actually cause a negative result, and reinforce the idea that challenging yourself is a bad idea. It’s our natural tendency to return to an anxiety neutral, comfortable state. You can understand why it’s so hard to kick your brain out of your comfort zone.

Even so, your comfort zone is neither a good or bad thing. It’s a natural state that most people trend towards. Leaving it means increased risk and anxiety, which can have positive and negative results (which we’ll get to in a moment), but don’t demonise your comfort zone as something holding you back. We all need that head-space where we’re least anxious and stressed so we can process the benefits we get when we leave it.

We’ve come to see stress as a dirty word – and for good reason, but a little bit of healthy stress can actually act as a catalyst for growth and provide a powerful motivation to act.

Within our comfort zones, generally speaking, there’s little stress.  Psychologically, our comfort zone is the place we’re most at home.

While staying in your comfort zone can result in consistent, steady performance, stepping out of your comfort zone into a new and challenging task can create the conditions for optimal performance. 

Think about it: Did you ever do something you were really proud of when you were in autopilot mode?

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Man Up: How to Cut the Bullshit and Kick Ass in Business (and in Life)

After years of coaching and consulting hundreds of startup rookies as well as seasoned entrepreneurs, executives, and CEOs, Bedros Keuilian realized that most people who want to start a business, grow an existing business, author a book, make more money, or make a bigger impact usually take the long, slow, painful way to get there . . . and more than 80 percent of entrepreneurs never get to their desired destination or achieve their full potential in business. They treat their dream as if it were merely a hobby and dip their toes in the water, but they never commit to diving in—you get the idea.

It’s time to cut the bullshit excuses. Everyone has a gift, a purpose. It’s your duty to figure out what your gift is and how you’re going to share it with the world.

Man Up: How to Cut the Bullshit and Kick Ass in Business (and in Life) is your guide to doing exactly that. Keuilian, founder and CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp and known as the “hidden genius” behind many of the most successful brands and businesses throughout multiple industries, will show you how to break out of the sea of mediocrity, get singularly focused on your purpose, and do what it takes—not only to achieve but dominate your goals.

With Keuilian’s no-nonsense approach in both business and personal spheres, you’ll be able to define your purpose and have clarity of vision—and a plan—to make the quantum leap. Whether it’s creating and growing a company, leaving a legacy, making a difference, or launching a new brand, you will discover how to use your passion, purpose, and sheer grit to overcome any adversity that attempts to derail your progress.

If there’s an area of your life in which you need to man up, this book will get you there.

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