Dave Lukas Chats with Justin Schenck
101: How Being “Selfish” Allows You to be “Self-Less” and Make A Difference with Justin Schenck
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Justin Schenck. Justin is the founder of Growth Now Movement and the wildly successful podcast by the same name. He is ranked one of the Top 8 podcasters to watch in 2018 by INC Magazine and a fellow Icon of Influence at the prestigious New Media Summit.
In addition to running the Growth Now Movement enterprise, Justin is a highly sought after speaker and founder of Begin Podcasting Now which is a company that helps others launch and grow their own podcasts.
I’ve had the chance to spend a lot of time with Justin and what strikes me most is his willingness to help others and to genuinely help them succeed. I think a lot of this is rooted in his own story of overcoming adversity to create the life he has today. And that is really what I want to focus on with him today – how you can create the life you dream of and grow now!
When Justin was 12, his parents got divorced and it went downhill from there. His dad spent some time in jail and his mom had a 20 year pill addiction. He had 1.7 GPA in high school. He was not a path to any significant success.
But, he realized he was very good at learning from other people’s mistakes and choices, so he started to seek out and learn from entrepreneurs and other successful people. When he was 25, he started a company putting together personal growth seminars and did well for a few years. Then, he and his business partner decided to go “all in” on an event together. It failed literally losing them the business.
He then went into corporate life in medical sales, but felt like something was missing – helping others in a meaningful way. That led to Growth Now Movement and the building of his podcast production and coaching company.
At the 6 min mark, Justin explains the Growth Now Movement…
What have you learned about yourself and what it takes to succeed?
Who is the most inspiring person you’ve ever interviewed on Growth Now Movement and why?
Is there a trait, habit, skill that you see consistent across the guests you interview?
Intention. Every day they set their intention and they go and make it happen. Every single person that he interviews lives a life of intention. Intention is direction.
At the 14-min mark, Justin talks about his best advice for creating the life you desire from what he has learned on his journey.
What has surprised you the most so far?
At the 19-min mark, Justin talks about how he “asks for what he wants” and the methodology behind it…
What are some of the best lifehacks and success hacks you take from guests?
What do people need to make sure to make part of their life to succeed in today’s world?
At the 30 min mark, Justin explains why podcasting should be part of your growth strategy…
Best advice for your entrepreneurs starting out today and where is entrepreneurship going?
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