Fitness, food, fortitude… oh and four friends training for an Atlantic row in December 2018. Meet the NautiBuoys, based in Europe, but raising money for a global cause.
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[03:31] – Nicholas’ area of expertise is in leading people and making decisions
[04:27] – Share something we don’t know about your area of expertise that as Entrepreneurs, we probably should: “You need to consider why the other person is there, what motivates them, what will incentivize them to work with you to accomplish the mission”
[05:28] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: It was late autumn of 2012, Nicholas had just left the Navy, didn’t have a job, but he thought he had a “brilliant” idea. He lived in a coastal village with 3 yacht mariners within 5 miles, so he thought he had a market. He spent time to set up his business and offered his services. He had some interest, but it was never enough to sustain his needs. After a tough 6 months, he closed the business and went out to look for a job
[07:50] – “Be realistic”
[08:52] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: Nicholas was in the process of signing deals when he realized that as a single person, he doesn’t have enough time and the skill set required to get his company off the ground. He talked to his university friends and realized they all have the right skill set to help build the company. Teamwork made everything better
[10:46] – What is the one thing you are most FIRED up about today? “It’s 100% the chance to row the Atlantic”
[13:22] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “I think self-doubt”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Believe in yourself and surround yourself with great people”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “Meditating”
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – Peak Performance – “it’s a book about how to achieve peak performance”
[19:11] – “Do something you believe in”
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