Welcome to the 100th episode of The Agency Accelerator Podcast! This is a huge milestone & I am super excited we got this far. And we have only just begun!
When I started this channel 2 years ago, I promised myself that I would commit week in & week out to record episodes, and it’s amazing how far we got.
For this episode, I wanted to come up with something special.
During this journey over the past 2 years, I've had over 40 guests on the podcast and, at the end of our conversation, I always ask them what piece of advice they would give to their younger selves starting out their business. So I decided to collate 40 of the best answers and give you an episode full of expert & valuable advice.
Enjoy the episode and don't forget you can also download this as a free book here.
[1:01] My idea for the 100th episode
[3:09] Don’t be intimidated when you go to meetings. Sally Alexander (EP4)
[3:52] Focus on your niche. David Miles (EP6)
[4:31] Charge what you're worth. Sophie Walton (EP8)
[5:15] Be yourself & know your identity. Lee Jackson (EP10)
[5:57] Commit to a niche immediately. Roland Gurney (EP12)
[6:28] Focus on what you’re good at & have fun. Steve Bustin (EP15)
[7:29] Be clear about the outcome & be honest with yourself. Ian Laurie (EP17)
[8:28] Develop a healthy relationship with failure. Miha Matlievski (EP19)
[8:44] Learn from your mistakes. Laura Evans (EP21)
[9:10] Speak to someone who has done it already. Pietro Ranieri (EP23)
[9:42] Invest in learning how to run a business. Susan Boles (EP25)
[10:40] Believe in yourself & listen to other people who have gone before you. Jez Kay (EP27)
[11:02] Be patient. Dan Englander (EP29)
[11:22] Remember that people are at the core of any good business. Grant Jennings (EP31)
[12:14] Don’t be too regimented in your thinking. Chico Chakravorty (EP33)
[13:33] Be as informed as possible: knowledge is power. Marc Convey (EP35)
[14:21] Have enough capital to get through the first 6 months. Tracey Burnett (EP37)
[15:31] Get a customer first. Jim James (EP39)
[15:58] Start earlier. Brad Smith (EP41)
[16:42] Focus your efforts on the things that only you can do. Darryl Sparey (EP43)
[17:46] Be more strategic from the start. Lindsey Pickles (EP45)
[18:03] Focus on what you love & what you are good at. Remeny Armitage (EP47)
[18:46] Know what sets you apart from the competition. John Ashton (EP52)
[20:22] Just do it, go for it! Lucy Snell (EP54)
[21:08] Good enough is good enough. Miranda Birch (EP56)
[22:07] Don’t procrastinate. Steve Slotow (EP58)
[23:19] A good job doesn’t always speak for itself. Don’t wait to be tapped on the shoulder. Melanie Coeshott (EP60)
[24:40] Find some people that you look up to & follow them. Sam Wright (EP62)
[25:23] It’s okay to say NO to things. Brent Weaver (EP64)
[26:23] You can be or do absolutely anything you want. Piccia Neri (EP66)
[26:41] Everything is going to be alright. Romans Ivanovs (EP68)
[27:20] Say YES to things that scare you. Marcel Petitpas (EP70)
[27:52] Keep up with tech & know that it’s ok to seek help from others. Michelle & Christian Ewen (EP72)
[30:22] Trust your employees more. Ugis Balmaks (EP74)
[31:18] Niche your business & start building your email list. David Miles (EP76)
[32:08] Focus on one thing at a time. Richard Kennedy (EP78)
[32:42] ‘Try fast & fail fast’. Adam O'Leary (EP82)
[33:35] Go with your gut feeling. If it doesn’t work, there are always other options. Anthony Burke (EP87)
[34:42] Be braver, take action. Katie Street (EP89)
[35:21] Be more confident. John Horn (EP91)
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