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Stories of Success Podcast

Release Date: 12/03/2020

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This week's guest is Simon Squibb: a serial entrepreneur, angel investor, mentor, podcast host, founder and Chief Purpose Officer at the Purposeful Project. He retired at 40 but is now back. We recorded this episode a while back, with some friendly dogs barking in the background.

He has started 17 businesses, invested in 66 and has mentored hundreds of founders. Having sold his award-winning insight-driven branding and digital agency, Fluid, to PwC, Simon now focuses on inspiring, motivating and guiding both budding and experienced entrepreneurs by sharing his personal experiences, insights, ideas and tips.

He is also a podcast host, published a book, and we spoke about entrepreneurism, and why you should overcome fear to be successful.

Discussed topics:

  • Him leaving school and founding his first company
  • What gardening told him about pricing
  • His idea for ‘booking.com
  • My idea for ‘Facebook’
  • How the same entrepreneurial ideas show up and why some people take action on it and others don’t
  • The Matrix and how we might be sitting in the future already, living in a jar today
  • Simon’s move to HongKong and the opportunities he uncovered
  • Him founding a logistics company
  • He founded a creative agency, Fluid, with a designer, now his wife, and sold it to PWC, ‘making more money than anyone ever needs’
  • His son and how that changed his life
  • How he wants to help entrepreneurs to get off the ground during Covid, to help without a need to make money back
  • Change of focus from business to family
  • The more successful you get, the busier you get
  • Money only buys you time, and you have to leverage that time; otherwise you waste success
  • Our identification with work
  • How hard parenthood is compared to work and running a business
  • Hobbies and life-life balance
  • Covid19 and how it is changing the world
  • Opportunities and challenges during Covid19
  • How to deal with fear, and how to leverage it
  • How school doesn’t teach you about creativity but is a ‘memorisation system’
  • People only regret what they didn’t do - there is no better time than now: www.thepurposefulproject.com
  • Podcast: www.goodluckpod.com
  • Book: Luck is a skill - www.Simonsays.today
  • Different stages of careers, as we are living to an older age
  • The biggest mistake agencies make!
  • Don’t sell time, buy time
  • Scalability of businesses
  • Only when you work for yourself, you are in control; working for others means you are not in control of your success
  • We finish off the show with the answer to what success means: freedom and legacy
  • www.simonsquibb.com
  • His YouTube channel is www.youtube.com/simonsquibb

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Volker is a sales, strategy and leadership consultant. With a passion for coaching and mindfulness, helping individuals and companies to achieve more. In his podcast he interviews high achievers, entrepreneurs, consultants, visionaries, coaches, and mentors about their secrets and experience. Learn from the best! Find out more on his website or subscribe to his newsletter.