Adrion is the host of Gen X Amplified – the podcast dedicated to the powerful generation between the boomers and millennials. His mission is empowering GenXers to maximize their impact as leaders in this new media marketplace.
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Time Stamped Show Notes
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- [4:29] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Trying to communicate his business plans to his wife when he hadn’t been generating revenue for 3 years.
- [10:14] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: The moment of clarity when he decided to launch his podcast
- [16:43] – Biggest weakness? – “I struggle to focus”
- 17:12 – The book The ONE Thing really helped him
- [17:54] – Biggest strength? – “I have a passion for transformational change”
- [18:26] – What has Adrion most fired up today?: “At this point in history we have so many tools to make change”
- [19:15] – The content we’re making now will be available for future generations
- [20:40] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “I lacked clarity about what product or service I wanted to create”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Be true toyourself and use your personal gifts”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “I love to educate myself”
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – SurveyMonkey
- If you could recommend just one book for our listeners, what would it be and why? – The Storyteller’s Secret
- Imagine you woke up tomorrow in a brand new world, identical to Earth, but you know no-one. You still have all the experience and knowledge you currently have – your food and shelter taken care of – but all you have is a laptop and $500. What would you do in the next 7 days? – “I would start pumping out valuable live-streaming video and audio content. Then I would spend $80 on podcast hosting and an ATR 20/100 and record a better podcast. I’d build my tribe before anything else.”
- [27:19] – Continue to be true to yourself: find your inner voice and share it with the world
3 Key Points:
- Learn to communicate your vision to the people around you. If you want their support, you have to be able to show them the value of what you’re doing.
- Be the change you want to see in the world. Watch for gaps, opportunities, and barriers – then act.
- You cannot have success without a tribe. Develop great content, put your voice out there, and find your people.
- SurveyMonkey – Adrion’s Small Business Resource
- The Storyteller’s Secret – Adrion’s Best Business Book
- The ONE Thing – Helped Adrion develop his focus
- Gen X Amplified – Adrion’s podcast
- Adrion’s website
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