Peter is a serial entrepreneur, success coach, author, speaker and philosopher. Having left school at age 16 with no qualifications, he has started 27 businesses in nearly as many years. Half of these were started with no money, some failed majestically, two dozen were successful, and several grew to eight figures.
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- Stop trying to prove yourself to the world. Work hard to give to the world.
- Recognize that by just being an entrepreneur you are already where you want to be.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
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- [00:27] – Welcoming Peter on the show.
- [00:53] – He loves focusing on his value.
- [01:10] – He is engaged, he has a Jack Russell, and he loves skydiving.
- [01:44] – How do you generate revenue for your business today? – By sharing his message with other entrepreneurs.
- [03:43] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Failures are looked at as “shortcuts” down the road.
- [07:23] – What do you want people to get from your story? Failure is inevitable.
- [09:41] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: When he was 25 and working up to 135 hours each week.
- [10:57] – He was trying to prove to the world that he was good enough.
- [11:13] – One night he was driving home and fell asleep at the wheel.
- [11:32] – He was in shock, waiting for the tow truck. In that moment he realized he was “building a monster.”
- [12:22] – “The Curse of the White Rabbit”
- [13:03] – Constantly chasing new goals and constantly wanting more.
- [14:14] – A game that never ends, “on a fast-track to a heart attack.”
- [15:03] – Entrepreneurs are built to build businesses, but we can’t chase “external goals to fill an internal gap.”
- [15:53] – Recognize that you already are what you want to be.
- [16:14] – Do your work to give a gift to the world, not to prove yourself.
- [17:07] – Biggest weakness? – The habit of looking at his own perspective instead of someone else’s.
- [18:23] – Biggest strength? – Having conviction with his projects and ideas.
- [24:17] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – Perception of opportunity.
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – Stop worrying about what other people think.
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – His morning routine.
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – Anything that helps you stay organized.
- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – Power vs. Force
- Parting piece of advice – Get out of “goop” by recognizing that very few people care about you enough to criticize you.
- 26:27 – PeterSage.com
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