What separates the entrepreneurs that make it from those that don’t? Leadership isn’t easy. Neither is entrepreneurship. And yet, sometimes, the latter gives you incredible insights. In this episode, I speak with serial entrepreneur Rick Day, who reveals his biggest lessons as an entrepreneur and how you must learn how to thrive even during a crisis. Listen now!
Rick Day is a serial entrepreneur, a US Navy veteran, internet-based business coach, investor, operational exec, and expert in turning entrepreneurs into CEOs. Specialize in marketing and sales strategy, organizational design, team-building, effective compensation models, financial management, and exits. He founded and sold Daycom Systems, a $26 million telecom VAR and Avaya-authorized dealer based in San Diego. While serving the North-American Association of Telecommunications Dealers (NATD) from ’98 – ’05 in various capacities including President.
Rick has invested in several businesses, including Blu-Group365, N2 Armor Technologies, Phoenix Salon Suites, Steadfast Finance, and Business by Day. Also, an LP in Moore Venture Partners, a local venture capital firm, and an adviser to UK Sailmakers, Innovative Capital, Bird Rock Systems, and Bente Hansen & Associates, a San Diego based executive search firm.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- What most people are struggling with during this pandemic [04:53-07:37]
- The 5 Stages of Grief [05:34-07:22]
- How to handle adversity right now [08:43-10:02]
- How to manage the ups and downs of life [10:37-12:23]
- Why you should make time for health & fitness [12:24-20:15]
- How to grow into an entrepreneur and a great CEO [21:32-23:34]
- What Rick learned from investing in himself after several months of coaching [23:44-27:46]
- Are you coachable? [27:47-30:25]
- The danger of comparing yourself to others [30:26-33:11]
- The two little things that will make a big difference in your life [33:12-35:05]
- Big takeaway from this episode [36:24-37:12]
- And much more…
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