Dave Lukas Chats with Gino Wickman
163: How to Make the Entrepreneurial Leap with Gino Wickman
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Gino Wickman. You have probably heard his name before. He is the author of the award-winning, best-selling book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, as well as Get a Grip, Rocket Fuel, How to Be a Great Boss and What the Heck is EOS?.
Gino is the founder of EOS Worldwide, an organization that helps tens of thousands of businesses implement EOS, the entrepreneur operating system, along with the aid of an international team of over 300 professional and certified EOS Implementers and online support. There are more than 60,000 companies using the EOS tools Worldwide.
Gino has been in the entrepreneur game since his early 20’s. In fact, at 25 he took over the family business, which was deeply in debt and in need of help, turned it around, ran if for 7 years and sold it.
Gino’s deep understanding of entrepreneurship and how to succeed is what we are going to discuss today, but we are not going to talk about EOS or Traction or any of that. No, instead, we are going to talk about his latest book and methodology called Entrepreneurial LEAP.
Gino took his entrepreneurial leap at 21 years old. At 25 he took over the family business and brought it out of debt and got it growing again. He ran it for 7 years and then successfully sold it. Through the experience, he got involved in the young entrepreneur’s organization or EO. It was there that he had his “light-bulb moment.” He felt that his calling was to help these other entrepreneurs. Over 5 years, he developed the Entrepreneur Operating System (EOS) and over 15 years, he built it up to thousands of companies as clients around the world. He then sold a majority stake in EOS in 2018 and started his newest project, Entrepreneurial LEAP.
Entrepreneurial LEAP is all about helping entrepreneur’s in the making get a huge jump-start on making the entrepreneurial leap.
Of everything you’ve learned, taught, and done in your career, what is the single most important lesson you’ve learned?
Define an entrepreneur…
What is an EIM?
Your book and methodology Entrepreneurial LEAP is broken into 3 parts: Confirm, Glimpse, and Path. Explain what confirm is and the 6 essential traits you speak about.
At the 12 min mark, we discuss the “long game and 10 year thinking…”
Let’s break down the 6 traits….
If someone starts a business for the sole purpose to make money and don’t have the passion, they are missing the ridiculous obsessive passion that is needed to truly succeed.
Gino explains Glimpse in more detail….
What are the 8 critical mistakes entrepreneurs make?
The last area of Entrepreneurial LEAP is Path and covers the 9 stages of building a business. Can you walk us through them?
Free assessment to help confirm you have entrepreneur DNA: www.E-Leap.com
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