This week’s conversation is with entrepreneur Daymond John on the power of clarity, vision, and imagery.
From street hustle — to Shark Tank to being a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, he has become globally recognized for his relentless commitment to promoting and supporting entrepreneurs.
Daymond initially made his mark as the entrepreneur and branding expert behind the groundbreaking lifestyle brand, FUBU (which eclipsed more than $6 billion in global retail sales).
He started a global brand from the basement of his mother’s house.
Today, the streetwear market that FUBU pioneered is a $20 billion dollar industry.
In this conversation we discuss what has been the driving force behind Daymond’s success, his process for setting goals, and why having clarity is so important to him.
In every single one of these conversations I ask the guest if they have a guiding philosophy that shapes their life.
Daymond likes to ask people if they can describe themselves in 2-5 words. When you’re able to be that concise, it leads to some serious clarity.
“If you don’t know what you stand for, when you walk into a room, you leave it up to us to interpret who you are.”
In This Episode:
- Being fortunate to work with people he’s known for 20+ years
- What he’s driven by
- His process for setting goals: from health to faith to business to relationships
- The importance of having clarity: what’s your 2-5 words to describe yourself?
- What’s most confusing to him
- The way he’s learned he can make the biggest difference
- How he defines success
- The moment when he found out he had thyroid cancer
- Matter-of-fact as a defining characteristic of his
- His transformation from being externally to internally driven
- How he gets in his own way
- Why he doesn’t experience imposter syndrome
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“A real entrepreneur acts, learns, and then repeats. ”
“The perception of entrepreneurs being these fly by the seat of your pants gamblers is crap.”
“I can get in my own way by giving my team too many things to do. If you have a great team, if they have one thing, they’re going to overdo it in a really good way. If you give them five things, they’re not going to be able to pay attention to it.”
“Mastery is the process of learning a specific skill or way to think about a specific theory or objective and to master it is to understand, you’ll never master it.”
Check out Daymond’s new digital curriculum course, Daymond on Demand.
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