Gino Wickman is the founder of EOS Worldwide and author of Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business and Get A Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable . . . Your Journey to Get Real, Get Simple, and Get Results.
How do you know if you’ve got what it takes to be a Successful Entrepreneur? Should you take that Entrepreneurial leap? Roland talks today with Gino Wickman, the Founder of EOS Worldwide. He is also the author of the award-winning best-selling book, Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business, Rocket Fuel, How To Be A Great Boss, What The Heck is EOS, and Entrepreneurial Leap: Do You Have What It Takes To Become An Entrepreneur? Roland talks to Gino today about how he’s helping Entrepreneurs in the making and what drives him to do that. “I want to impact a million entrepreneurs in the making, which will indirectly sell a million copies of this book. And if you understand how books work, there’s not much money in that. This is about making an impact on the world.” Gino Wickman The Six Essential Traits Of A True Entrepreneur “If you have these traits, then odds are, you’re an entrepreneur, and I’ll go one step further and say that you are born with those traits. They can not be taught. And so they’d been with you your whole life.” Gino Wickman. Visionary. Passionate. Problem solver. Driven. Risk-taker.  Responsible. “That’s one of the indicators is that every time you get knocked down, you just keep getting back up. It’s insanity, what entrepreneurs do, but we just keep getting back up because we’re so passionate about it”. Gino Wickman Listen today For,  • Should you go to college if you’re clearly built to be an Entrepreneur? “That’s what’s important with my story is I was a fanatic about learning. I just needed to figure out how to learn my way. Since I was about 23 years old, I’ve always spent 5% of my gross income on education. I’ve spent enough money in the last 30 years to pay for a college MBA four times over!” Gino Wickman. • What drives Wickman to help Entrepreneurs in the making. “As I created this content, I was constantly thinking about my 18-year-old self, who was lost, confused. I was a mislabeled derelict, insecure, and I just didn’t know. I knew College wasn’t for me, and I knew I wanted to go make money. And so if I had this kind of help, sooner, I do believe I would have had a bigger jumpstart.” Gino Wick-man • How to narrow down the type of Entrepreneur you’re suited to be. • The most insidious mistakes entrepreneurs make (and the one that was his biggest challenge). “I am a terrible hire of people. I figured that out at like 28 running the family business when I took that over, but I love everybody. Everybody looks good to me. And so what I learned to do is just have a committee of people that do the hiring for me”. Gino Wickman. Plus, The 8 Disciplines For Greatly Increasing Your Odds Of Success 1. Clarifying your vision.  2. Deciding if you are a partner person. 3. Knowing that the bigger the problem you solve in the world, the more successful you will be. 4. Getting feedback from customers and clients early and often.  5. Know that your first plan will not be your final plan.  6. Work hard, really hard.  7. Take criticism and doubt from others with a grain of salt.  8. ‘See it’ every night. Thank you for listening. If this (or any of our episodes) helps you, head to our homepage, and sign-up for our weekly memos. It would also really help us get the word out if you would subscribe and write a review on ApplePodcasts.  You can also find us on your go-to podcast platform here. Mentioned In This Episode Take the Entrepreneurial Assessment. Connect With Gino Wickman EPSWorldwide.com E-Leap.com Get the book!  On LinkedIn Follow Roland Frasier On Facebook  On Instagram  Through his Website  Follow Business Lunch Podcast On Twitter On YouTube Thanks so much for joining us this week. Want to subscribe to Business Lunch with Roland Frasier? Have some feedback you’d like to share? Connect with us on ApplePodcasts and leave us an honest review! Your feedback will help us improve the show and connect us with more high flyers like you. Click to find us on Apple Podcasts and other podcast players. Business Lunch with Roland Frasier is brought to you by Scalable Podcasts.
Joining us today is Gino Wickman, the founder of EOS Worldwide—a leadership team development company—and the creator of Entrepreneurial Leap, Rocket Fuel, and the bestseller Traction, which you have heard many founders rave about. Contrary to what other books on entrepreneurship want to make you believe, not everybody is cut out to be an entrepreneur—so says Gino who has established himself as an authoritative voice on the subject over the past 20 years. According to him, there are six essential traits that every true entrepreneur has, and as controversial as it seems, he believes that a person is born with these traits and cannot necessarily acquire them at will. He also distinguishes between a visionary and an integrator, the former coming up with the great ideas and then pivoting to the next and the latter who is skilled at implementing and maintaining those ideas and keeping things consistent. These are some of the reasons why his books and entrepreneurial philosophies are radically different from the many others on the market. In this episode, he gets into what EOS (entrepreneurial operating system) is and what it means for entrepreneurs and their leadership teams, and he talks about recognizing the need for a system that would help businesses to manage their human energy more effectively. After all these years, Gino’s dream is not to ride off into the sunset and leave it all behind but rather to take up a new role as a coach and mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs—because this is what gets him fired up and performing at unusual energy levels. Tuning in, listeners will also hear about his latest book and project Entrepreneurial Leap and how it is helping first-timers to formulate a plan and take action!  TIME-STAMPED SHOW NOTES: [00:41] Before we jump into today’s interview, please rate, review, and subscribe to the Leveling Up Podcast! [01:00] Gino talks about his entrepreneurial journey and being an EOS implementer at heart. [02:03] Redirecting his energy toward teaching entrepreneurs and what he hopes to achieve.    [02:55] The value of having spent the past 25 years learning from established companies.  [04:03] What EOS is all about and how it serves entrepreneurs and their leadership teams.  [05:13] Identifying the need for an operating system to orchestrate and manage human energy.  [06:44] Working hands-on with clients and getting referrals—the secret to Gino’s success.  [08:32] Why he bothers with coaching and teaching despite his success.   [09:53] Gino discusses Entrepreneurial Leap and why he has a 10-year timeline for the project.  [11:09] How this book is different from the many other books on entrepreneurship out there.  [13:03] An overview of the six essential traits of a true entrepreneur.  [13:44] What it means to be a visionary versus an integrator in the context of entrepreneurship.  [15:57] The positions that are typically occupied by a visionary and integrator in an organization. [17:07] What EOS clients do when they grow beyond the ideal 10–250 employee mark.  [19:08] The benefits of implementing EOS and Entrepreneurial Leap early on in a startup.  [20:36] The roadmap that Gino created to help aspiring entrepreneurs formulate an action plan.  [22:20] What Gino’s current work structure and team look like after selling EOS Worldwide.  [23:42] The three different ways of implementing EOS in your business. [24:53] Doing what he loves and other reasons for Gino’s consistently high energy levels. [27:24] Gino makes a case for the power of writing and planning with pen and paper.    Resources From The Interview:   Gino Wickman on LinkedIn Entrepreneurial Leap Entrepreneurial Leap Website Traction Rocket Fuel EOS Worldwide Tesla Must-read books:  Think and Grow Rich, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, and Good to Great    Leave Some Feedback:   What should I talk about next? Who should I interview? Please let me know on Twitter or in the comments below. Did you enjoy this episode? If so, please leave a short review here Subscribe to Leveling Up on iTunes Get the non-iTunes RSS Feed Connect with Eric Siu:  Growth Everywhere Single Grain Eric Siu on Twitter
Episode Highlights: Why Gino wrote Entrepreneurial Leap, What is passion (And how to keep your passion burning when you're faced with a dire circumstance),Exercises that will help you discover your passion, Advice to business owners who are struggling with our current situation (COVID-19 Pandemic), How to figure out your strengths when you are starting again, Learn how Gino created and tested the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), 6 essential traits of a true entrepreneur, Gino's thoughts about going to college and getting a degree, Why do you need an integrator (Are they essential to your business)... The post Building and Growing your Business in these circumstances with Gino Wickman appeared first on Eventual Millionaire.
On today’s episode, I’m talking with world-renowned entrepreneur, EOS founder, and author Gino Wickman about what it takes to make an entrepreneur. I was honored to be able to talk with Gino about his process, what makes an entrepreneur, what tools he has to offer for new entrepreneurs, and how he builds a business. In this episode, you should be able to find pertinent information whether you’re brand new to business, have been in business for a while, or if you’re looking to sell your business and start something new.   What you will learn: What is an entrepreneur? What is not an entrepreneur? The 6 essential entrepreneurial traits you need to have to be a great entrepreneur How do you identify what type of company you should buy? How to find out if you’re truly having fun and avoiding burnout. The assessment to determine if this is really for you How do you go forward in the next stage of the business? The 8 disciplines for increasing your odds of success The 9 stages of building a business Takeaway: If you own a business, read Entrepreneurial Leap and reflect on: “Did you do the right things? Are you sitting where you are cause you might have missed a couple of steps? Is there a gap analysis you can do in order to figure out how you could have gone about this and why you are dealing with some of the challenges you are dealing with? Entrepreneurial Leap is the manual to help you start if you haven’t started or bought a business just yet. Links and Resources: Entrepreneurial Leap by Gino Wickman, Amazon E-Leap.com, website for free tools, assessments, and chapter of Gino’s new book EOS Worldwide, website Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business by Gino Wickman, Amazon   ARKONA Boot Camp Reach out to me if you have questions about the boot camp!  You can also reach out to me via email at rtansom@arkona.io or on my LinkedIn About Gino: Gino Wickman is the founder of EOS Worldwide,[1] a leadership team development company based in Livonia, Michigan aimed at the small business and entrepreneurial community. He is the author of Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business and Get A Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable . . . Your Journey to Get Real, Get Simple, and Get Results. Wickman created the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)®,[2] that is intended to help leaders run better businesses, get better control, have better life balance, and gain more traction; with the entire organization advancing together as a healthy, functional and cohesive team.
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