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Insider Tips from Best Entrepreneurs Nathan Chan CEO of Foundr Magazine
About Our Guest:
Nathan Chan, the CEO of Foundr Magazine, a publication dedicated to bringing the best from high profile and hard to reach globally successful entrepreneurs.
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On PivotMe today, we have Nathan Chan, the CEO of Foundr Magazine, a publication dedicated to bringing the best from high profile and hard to reach globally successful entrepreneurs. Nathan knew absolutely nothing about entrepreneurship, startups, marketing, and online or how to build a business but started anyway.
He explains how he became curious about online entrepreneurship 9 years ago and pivoted from his corporate job in IT support to start his own business.
In this episode, we discuss the importance of choosing to do what you enjoy and having the right drive to be successful in it. Listen in to learn how to stay committed to working on your business to make a difference and move it forward.
Pivotal Questions Asked:
[3:00] Where did the idea of starting Foundr come from?
[5:39] How did you get an interview with Richard Branson 4 months into your business and what mindset did you have to do so?
[19:25] When was that pivotal moment when you knew you had something special?
[27:37] Did you have people that had been successful in similar endeavors that you got to watch their success?
[33:29] How do you self-sabotage?
[39:17] If you could tell the world one thing, what would it be?
In This Episode You Will Learn:
[9:34] How he pivoted from an employee to a growing entrepreneur even when he wasn’t an overachiever.
[15:47] Programs to look at as an entrepreneur looking to grow your business and team.
[19:39] Nathan on the pivotal moments that made him realize he had something special.
[21:56] He talks about being comfortable in corporate and the lack of support he received when he first started.
[24:09] Tips on how to stay committed to your business idea to become successful.
[27:50] The importance of having a peer group and learning from people who’ve done it before you.
[31:11] He shares a self-sabotage moment that happened in the early days of his business.
[33:32] The impostor syndrome and limiting beliefs that Nathan battles with.
“It’s very possible to create a business on something you’re passionate about and make a difference in the world.”- Nathan [4:59]
“Life is too short to not do what you enjoy.”- Nathan [22:10]
“The hustle in silence is a great way for you to play small because you’re afraid of failing and failing publicly.”- April [26:30]
“Wherever you’re at with your business journey, it’s possible to start, grow, and have a successful business.”- Nathan [39:30]
Connect with Nathan:
- Website: https://foundr.com/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/foundr
- IG: https://www.instagram.com/foundr/