Calvin is an author, speaker, and social media entrepreneur. In Spring 2015, he quit his day-job to pursue his dream of working for himself and went selling door-to-door. He now owns a social media management agency for influencers. He just barely released his first book, which debuted on the Amazon top-100 of all books in the Success category. His book is called Fish Out of Water.
Click to tweet: Fire Nation, Calvin shares his incredible journey on EOFire today!
Time Stamped Show Notes
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- [01:18] – It’s important to realize that Calvin is just a regular dude
- [01:49] – Whatever somebody’s journey is, they can go after it
- [03:10] – Calvin offers help to JLD every time they see each other
- [03:48] – Building valuable, genuine relationships
- [04:30] – Value Bomb Drop: People think of social media as a distribution network—don’t do that. Learn the language of the platform, and create content in that language. It’s the only way to build a following
- 05:18 – The Simon Sinek Approach – Start with Why
- [07:51] – What is something you’ve changed your mind about in the last 6 months? I used to think that I needed to be smarter than my team… turns out, they need to be smarter than me
- [09:15] – JLD asks about Periscope
- [10:31] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Doing door-to-door sales for 7 days straight and getting NOTHING
- [14:08] – “I have never felt more alone as an entrepreneur”
- [14:39] – Knocking on Frank’s door
- [17:01] – Calvin had to keep going
- [19:08] – “I’m going to do it because of you”
- [19:36] – The people who succeed are the ones who don’t quit
- [23:15] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “Fear”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Done is better than perfect”
- What’s the personal habit that contributes to your success? – “Taking care of myself first”
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – Calm and Headspace
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – “The One Thing and The Power of Habit”
- 24:56 – Parting piece of guidance: “Make a decision and make it right”
- 25:22 – Connect with Calvin on Facebook and Twitter
- 25:30 – A FREE SOCIAL MEDIA MAKEOVER for Fire Nation!
- 26:04 – Fish Out of Water is the period you hit when you’re going after a goal
3 Key Points:
- Don’t just “do” social media—learn the language of the platform.
- Never forget: your social media audience is comprised of people, not robots.
- The people who succeed are the ones who don’t quit.
- Calm and Headspace – Calvin’s business resources
- The One Thing and The Power of Habit – Calvin’s top business books
- Fish Out of Water – Calvin’s book
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- Calvin’s website
- Calvin’s Twitter
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