We have a hard time getting off the starting line because we haven’t defined what success looks like.
“Success” is often defined in the mainstream as lots of money, a big business, luxury toys, enormous houses, or exotic trips. People who are deemed “successful” may have fame or notoriety.
But is that your definition?
It might be staying healthy and fit.
It might be walking your kids to school.
It might be having the ability to help others.
It might be freedom to live where you want.
It may be doing things that give you ultimate joy.
Success can be a lot of different things.
When we are working off of someone else’s definition we become stuck.
Create your own and notice how your decisions and focus change.
Episode 38 features our first “Digital Nomad” on the Podcast in Entrepreneur Jinny Oh. Jinny is the Founder of WANDR and travels all over the world to explore the endless possibilities that are out there as well as continue her mission to grow her company WANDR. We get into some great discussions about how she has scaled her company, leadership, remote employees, and of course about traveling!
About Jinny Oh
Hi, I’m Jinny—an entrepreneur who’s lived, studied and traveled around the world. My passion for exploring led me to a digital nomad lifestyle, from which I built a multi-million dollar business in product design and strategy. From features like Forbes to speaking engagements, and as a startup advisor—I owe it all to the experiences I’ve had and the people I’ve met while working remote and traveling the world.
In 2016, I started WANDR to empower startup founders with better user experiences. Since then, we’ve launched over 250 brands and worked with several Fortune 500 companies to re-shape their product strategy. Below are some of the clients I’ve worked with.
I currently serve as an equity partner for Partner.ly, Trendi and KaptionThis, which I’ve helped build, launch and/ or advised.
In October 2017, I found myself energized with a growing online audience. When my LinkedIn Post on “sacrifice as a founder” reached over 20 million views, it led to countless opportunities. I’ve since traveled nationally and globally for speaking engagements and podcast interviews on topics such as Design Innovation, Designing User Experiences, My Journey as an Entrepreneur, Life of an LinkedIn Influencer, and more!
I packed up for my first solo trip at sixteen years old. I’ve since traveled to over 40 countries, lived in 5 countries, and fluently speak 3 different languages. I travel to discover new cultures, and challenge my creativity along the way. Some of my favorite places include: Colombia, Greece, China, Iceland, Spain, and Indonesia.
On Episode 37 I get to sit down with the Co-Founder and CEO of a really neat Start-up, GiveButter.com
Max Friedman is a sharp young entrepreneur and sprinkles in many highlight moments in this episode when speaking about how first job, how his team delegates work, advice for those wanting to start something, and much more. It’s refreshing to hear the perspective from someone this young and it’s powerful advice for folks of all ages.
It all started with a simple idea: build a transparent, low-cost, all-in-one giving platform to help people raise more money for good causes. We knew there were plenty of people doing some aspect of this already, but we believed we could do it butter.
We jumped in by coding for friends who wanted to fundraise for everything from kosher food trucks to fashion shows for kids with cancer, and before we knew it, they began sharing our work with others.
Fast-forward two years, and we’ve been able to help raise millions of dollars for good causes spanning over 300 college campuses, alongside many of the world’s leading nonprofits.
Our vision is to build a world where every person makes giving a part of their lives. Our mission: Eat. Sleep. Give. Do you?
Episode 32 features a young and impressive entrepreneur by the name of Justin Lafazan. From an earlier age, Justin saw his Dad struggle through the 2008 Recession as a Mortgage Banker and vowed to pave his own way in life so that he never had to be impacted by other peoples decisions. That drive has led him to create a company while still in high school, write a book, and start a 2nd company to bring together young entrepreneurs from all over the place. Oh and he is only 22 years old!
I truly enjoyed this interview with Justin and excited for you all to listen in!
Featured in USA Today, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, Huffington Post and Inc. Magazine, Justin (22) is an experienced entrepreneur, consultant, speaker, and best-selling author.
Justin is the co-founder of Next Gen, the premier community and conference for millennial entrepreneurs. Next Gen curates the brightest and most talented young founders worldwide, and provides them with resources for their personal and professional growth (funding, mentorship, vendor relationships, etc).
Next Gen Summit has developed into a must-attend event, winning various accolades including:
++ Forbes “1 in 5 can’t miss events”
++ Entrepreneur Magazine “1 in 7 of the best events for entrepreneurs under 30”
++ Entrepreneur Magazine “1 in 7 conferences that will level up your A-game”
In December 2015, Justin published his best-selling book, What Wakes You Up?, receiving endorsement from the founders of UGG, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Chuck-E-Cheese, and more.
EPISODE 29: Founder, Prsuit.com | Host, New Mindset Who Dis Podcast
ALSO AVAILABLE ON THESE PLATFORMS
Had a phenomenal conversation with Case Kenny on Episode 29 of the Just Get Started Podcast.
We get into an interesting conversation around his life and journey into growing his media company and we discuss the background of his Prsuit.com company and how using the thought around “perspective” is ideal for growing yourself and becoming fulfilled in life. His consistency in putting out great content has helped him grow his audience to hundreds of thousands of readers and become a regular top 50 iTunes Podcast in just a few short months of starting it.
One of the things I enjoy about Case is how raw he is when speaking. He believes what he says and isn’t afraid to share his opinions of the world and offer advice where he feels it could help others. Putting yourself out there and being vulnerable can be difficult but once you build your confidence and understand that your voice can help motivate and inspire others it’s cool to see what can happen. Enjoyed the chance to get to know Case a bit and know you all will enjoy this episode.
About Case Kenny:
Hi! My name is Case Kenny (@case.kenny) and I created the PRSUIT email to feed your soul..
With PRSUIT I share my no-BS perspective on all the things that make you human – your sense of self, confidence, optimism, mindfulness and so much more.
I call myself a “dudebroguy” because I’m just a guy who’s living his life. I’m not a coach, guru or more enlightened than the average person.
BUT I’m also a guy who knows that growth and fulfillment comes when you push yourself to be uncomfortable, try new things and live life from your heart.
With the email, I rely on my own life experiences to help you live your best life. That might include personal awkward stories, times I terribly embarrassed myself or silly jokes I love to tell that apparently aren’t that funny (*shrugs).
I do this to help you find your life’s truth – a truth that is so much more than living a normal, comfortable and expected life. Your truth is always pushing yourself to search for what lights you up inside — people, places, interests and passions.
Join me Mondays and Friday and you’ll find yourself saying to yourself…