#376: The Dropout Multi-Millionaire: Brian Will Shares Lessons on How to Succeed in Business With No Money, No Education and No Clue

October 26, 2023 01:12:19
#376: The Dropout Multi-Millionaire: Brian Will Shares Lessons on How to Succeed in Business With No Money, No Education and No Clue
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#376: The Dropout Multi-Millionaire: Brian Will Shares Lessons on How to Succeed in Business With No Money, No Education and No Clue

Oct 26 2023 | 01:12:19

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Hosted By

Ryan Tansom

Show Notes

Brian Will's decision-making framework revolves around personal experiences, lessons from failures, and an emphasis on preserving lifestyle over chasing momentary gains. He underlines the significance of not risking assets when investing, relying instead on stable income for significant ventures.

Drawing from past setbacks, he adopts a protective approach, ensuring his investments don't jeopardize his overall lifestyle. Influenced by insights from Terry Pendleton about athletes' financial misjudgments, Brian adopts a conservative stance, valuing secure investments like T-bills. Introducing the "McDonald's safety net" principle, he highlights that security lies in maintaining one's lifestyle, even if everything else falls apart.

 

THREE BIG IDEAS FROM THE INTERVIEW:

  1. The Importance of Self-awareness and Personal Motivation in Business: Understanding and continually reevaluating one's motivations is vital in both business and personal life.
  2. Challenges, Risks, and Adaptability in Entrepreneurship: His principle of not risking assets while being willing to invest income and the "McDonald's safety net" concept stress the need for financial prudence and the importance of maintaining a security baseline.
  3. Understand Your Role in Business: It's crucial for business owners to understand their strengths, delegate where needed, and structure their business in a way that promotes growth without being consumed by day-to-day operations.

 

PODCAST INTERVIEW QUOTES:

13:50 - “We start businesses and entrepreneurs and we build them because we think we're going to create a lifestyle.” - Brian Will

14:00 - “The problem is entrepreneurs start doing this and they sacrifice the very thing that they were building the business for in the first place.” - Brian Will

23:24 - “Human beings can think either emotionally or intellectually, but they can never think both of those at the same time.” - Brian Will

42:38 - “Venture capital is a game and it is not a game of making profit. It is a game of flipping companies and dumping them, dumping them off on the next highest bidder.” - Brian Will

56:56 - “I had no financial assets to back me up when my business took a hit.” - Brian Will

 

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