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By: John di Stefano

If you think it’s a case of “either you’ve got it or you haven’t”, then nothing could be further than the truth. Curious enough to find out more? Then you’re already on your way to becoming a good entrepreneur! Learn the skills to become a successful entrepreneur.

What personality types make for good entrepreneurs?
#54
Last Saturday at 7:00 AM

Have you ever wondered if you have the right personality to become a successful entrepreneur? Many discussions out there say that if you're not the right type, you will never make it. I hear things like, "You need to be brutal, ruthless, even arrogant if you will have any chance ever to run a super successful company or to work in a very high-powered career. As a Business Coach, I work with all types of characters, and in this podcast, I will give you an insight into my experience. First, I'll talk about the most common types like Introverts and...


How To Really Manage Problems
#53
01/10/2022

We mistakenly tend to see problems as having no solution, when we find ourselves in a difficult situation. In this podcast, you will learn about the bond between a problem and a solution, and also about the difference between a problem and a fact. 


Running A Business In 2022
#52
01/05/2022

2022 will be a challenging year, but also full of opportunity, either to turn you current business around or to start a new business. Let's talk about what to look out for.


The Entrepreneur Debugged
#51
02/22/2021

The idea of what an entrepreneur is and what he needs to be good at is often misunderstood. In this episode, I am taking the role of an entrepreneur apart and identify the core skills, how an entrepreneur fits into a business structure and what makes him an important part of any new and innovative business.


What Is An Entrepreneurial Mindset?
#50
11/16/2020

In this podcast, I explain the entrepreneurial mindset. Why do we need entrepreneurs and what makes them different and stand out? Talking about my passion and drive to introduce entrepreneurship for everyone and explaining why the Entrepreneur Academy exists.


How To Start A Business During The Crisis
#49
11/09/2020

Starting a Business is difficult at all times, but during this crisis, most people would think you're crazy to start one right now. If that is you and you're looking for some inspiration, facts, and ideas on how to get it right, this podcast might just be right for you.


How To Set Goals During The Crisis
#48
11/02/2020

This podcast is all about dealing with difficult situations and how to stay focused on your goals and find the right opportunities. It all starts with looking at the facts and writing them down somewhere. The next step is about pausing and assessing what is really going on. After that, it is all about finding the opportunity. Listen to it now...


How To Network During A Crisis
#47
10/26/2020

Staying in touch with people is important for anyone. But it is not easy at the moment. We are hidden in our home office, hardly get out, and only talk to people if we have to online. So what can we do to connect keep connections with others? In this video, I will give you a few hints on how you could do this.


Pause, Reflect, Move Forward
#46
10/19/2020

During this period most of us facing major changes. This can really kick you sideways and you might start doubting your work or business idea. But before you take any drastic action, take a moment, pause, and reflect on what is really going on. In this video, I am talking you through a couple of examples of how to assess your current situation and what steps to take to move forward in the right direction.


How To Successfully Sell Anything
#45
10/12/2020

If you ever wondered how successful people sell their products and services, listen to this podcast and find out. Anyone can sell and everybody does it. If they know it or not, selling is part of life. But how can you do it right? It's all in the story…


Q&A How To Communicate During A Crisis
#44
10/05/2020

During this crisis period communication has become a real challenge. In this podcast I the question and explain the different options to communicate with your clients or team. I look at the pros and cons of each option and explain how I use those tools and when.


Q&A - How to manage your time
#44
09/28/2020

There are so many books written about time management that I thought it might be time to break that myth and show you that time management is not even possible. Let me show you some other ways to manage your life in the time you have available.


Q&A How To Find A Job During A Crisis
#43
09/22/2020

Finding a job can be very difficult, depending on which part of Europe you live and your value in the job market. In this video, I talk about things you can do to find a job, how to prepare, and how to set your mind straight.


Three Points To Consider When Taking​ Decisions
#42
06/12/2019

Sometimes, we make a split-second decision. Other times we take much longer to decide. Either way, we might not always make the best decision. So how can we get it right? John di Stefano explains why three core check-points can make all the difference to the outcome of making difficult and important decisions.


What Makes An Entrepreneur
#43
06/12/2019

If you think it's a case of "either you've got it or you haven't", then nothing could be further from the truth. Curious enough to find out more? Then you're already on your way to becoming a good entrepreneur!


Q&A: Three Keys To Success When Starting A Business
#41
12/18/2018

Revealed – the answers to the most-asked questions we get from start-ups and entrepreneurs in one short podcast! Why being authentic, loving what you do and thinking of your business long-term are the three core elements for success.


Important Business Questions To Ask Yourself
#40
05/07/2018

In this episode, we are talking about the most important questions you need to ask yourself when running a business. This podcast can touch possible answers. But it might give you the push you need to start building a scalable and successful business. The question we tackle are the following: What do we offer that makes the customer come back over and over? (Recurring Revenue) How difficult is it for the customer to leave us and continue with another provider? (Switching Cost) Do we earn before we spend? Can we produce on-demand/order instead of in advance? Can we create...


About Customers, Competition and Frustrations
#39
10/02/2017

In this episode, we continue with our Q&A sessions. In each podcast, we talk about specific aspects related to startups, entrepreneurship, personal and business development. In this podcast we discuss the following: How do I find my customers?  How do I deal with competition? And a little bit more about common frustrations as a start-up. If you want your questions answered, ask them below in the comments or send us a mail or message via the usual channels.  Enjoy :)


About Focus And Is It Really Worth It
#38
08/24/2017

In this episode, we continue with our Q&A sessions. In each podcast, we talk about specific aspects related to startups, entrepreneurship, personal and business development. In this podcast we discuss the following: How can you stay focused throughout the day? Is it really worth it? If you want your questions answered, ask them below in the comments or send us a mail or message via the usual channels.  Enjoy :)


About Social Media And Is It Worth It
#37
08/11/2017

In this episode, I'm starting to bring my Q&A sessions to my podcast channels. In each podcast, we talk about specific aspects related to startups, entrepreneurship, personal and business development. In this podcast we discuss the following: I worked really hard to get likes, friends, and connections on Social Media, but I still don’t make any money. What am I doing wrong? Is it really all worth it? I have been trying for so long now to create a successful business, but it's just not happening. If you want your questions answered, ask them below in the co...


About Target Markets and Entrepreneurship
#36
08/04/2017

In this episode, I'm starting to bring my Q&A sessions to my podcast channels.In each podcast, we talk about specific aspects related to startups, entrepreneurship, personal and business development. In this podcast we discuss the following: It's not better to target the biggest possible market to sell a product? How do I know if I am made to be an entrepreneur? If you want your questions answered to ask them below in the comments or send us a mail or message via the usual channels. Enjoy :)


Interview Jose Antonio Morales
#35
07/28/2017

In this episode, I'm interviewing Jose Antonio Morales, the man behind "Fear & Fail".We're talking about his path and how Fear & Fail came about. What he is doing today and what his plans are for the future. You can find his details on: Web: http://www.fearandfail.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lijoseamorales/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fbjoseamorales Twitter: https://twitter.com/joseamorales Get in touch with Jose if you want to find out more about his incredible projects. Enjoy :)


Interview Pierre Bosser
#34
07/21/2017

In this episode, I'm interviewing Pierre Bosser, co-founder of "Interns Go Pro".We're talking about his path and how Interns Go Pro came about. What he is doing today and what his plans are for the future. You can find his details on: Web: http://www.internsgopro.com/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/pierre-julien-bosser-lamy-06aa8141/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InternsGoPro/Twitter: https://twitter.com/search?q=internsgopro&src=typd. Get in touch with Pierre if you want to find out how internship works today. Enjoy :)


What About Purpose?
#33
07/14/2017

In this episode, I am talking about purpose, what it is, why we need it and what difference it can make in life and business. This subject is very close to my heart and I believe so important for anyone. In my mind not having a purpose is the biggest reason why so many businesses fail and why so many people are unhappy with their lives and in their relationships. This is quite an intense session, but I believe it is the most important subject for society today. Overview Many people who want to start their own business have this...


Interview Radmila S. van Os
#32
07/07/2017

In this episode I'm interviewing Radmila S. van Os, co-founder of "Generation Why Not".We're talking about her path and how Generation Why Not came about. What she is doing today and what her plans are for the future. You can find her details on Web: http://generationwn.org/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/radmilasvo/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/generationwn/?fref=tsInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/generation.why.not/?hl=en. Get in touch with Radmila if you're up for an amazing and life-impacting experience. Enjoy :)


Accountability starts with you!
#31
06/17/2017

Making a promise and keeping it goes a long way to reaching your goals – and for 90% of us, it works better when we have an accountability partner. With a coach, friend or partner – you're more likely to 'tick those boxes' than if you are on your own. Being accountable is all about taking your thoughts out of your head and setting goals that other people know about. Don't make excuses. Make it happen! Accountability starts with you – and it starts right here! Believing in yourself more, realizing that you can do it, that you have it in you. Enjoy :)


Interview Ana Lazarevic
#30
06/09/2017

Ana is a coach who helps young graduates discover their true potential and their life's purpose while taking charge of their mental and physical well-being. As a young individual, after graduating from KU Leuven in Brussels - obtaining a Master's degree in Science, she went to discover her own life's mission. She decided that it's crucial to be who we are and do what we're meant to do in life, rather than spend many years trying to fit in a job description written by someone else, in an environment we don't feel comfortable in and waste time doing what society...


How to deal with doubt
#29
06/02/2017

Yesterday was one of those days when I was doubting that I am on the right track with my business and my life. I am not sure what triggered it, but it isn’t the first time and I discovered it usually happens when I read something from a person I respect which is contrary or not in line with what I believe. If it sounds clear and structured, it can put me into a state where I question myself and wonder if I am on the right track. Enjoy :)


About Being Helpless
#28
05/26/2017

Asking for help vs. Doing it yourself. This was a discussion I had with a group of friends. It was business-related but I believe this affects every aspect of life. In this podcast, I open up and share my view on this subject. What I have to say might surprise you, but it is my honest belief. Let me know if you share my view in the comments below. I am really interested to hear your point of view. Enjoy :)


How To Make Change Work For You
#27
05/20/2017

Dealing with change is one of the hardest things to do for most. In this podcast, I discuss the issue with change and how you can make it work for you. There are 2 types of change. I look at both and talk about how they can work for you. If you understand what the greatest advantage of change is, you are going to look forward to it and probably do everything for change to happen. Enjoy :)


How To Stay Motivated As A Start-Up
#26
05/12/2017

When starting a business there are lots to learn and so many things are new. This can become overwhelming. To get through this you need some motivation. But how can you stay motivated when everything around you so chaotic? In this podcast, I tell you what I advise my clients to do to stay motivated and get things done. I hope it helps you too :)


If you want something you need to ask!
#25
05/05/2017

The title says it all. This podcast is all about asking questions. How you should do it and why you should do it. It's simple. If you don't ask, nobody knows that you want it. So how do you suppose to get it? Enjoy


Design yourself
#24
04/28/2017

Have you ever thought about why you are as you are? What do you think made you who you are today? In this podcast, I talk about who designed your life and what you can do to change it the way you like. It's actually quite easy if you know how. Stay tuned and find out for yourself :)


Change Your Life After 50
#23
04/21/2017

There is a lot said about people who reached 50 years of age. For one, you should have made it by now. You should have created a successful career. Reached a high position within your company. Have a nice car in the garage of your almost paid-off house in the suburbs. Based on many different surveys, that is more or less what people in their 30’s see when they think about men and women in their 50’s. How about you? What do you see?


How to find the right staff
#22
04/14/2017

It is one of biggest issues for upcoming entrepreneurs. You worked hard and made it so far, but now you need help. You're worried to hire the wrong people and anyway you don't know much about hiring staff. Let me tell you that most large organisations still get that wrong, but there is a very way to ease that process and get the people to help you bring your business forward. This is what this podcast is about. It tells you where to look and what you need to do to make it happen. Enjoy


What is Money?
#21
04/06/2017

In this podcast, I am talking about money. Yes, I touch the subject and take it apart. There is a lot to be said about and why we just don't get enough of it. I go into the good and the bad and why all struggle to make enough. It is all based on the discussion in some of my "Extraordinary Minds" group meeting we hold every month. We bring together some amazing thinkers and doers and talk everyday stuff, what it does to society, you, me, and how its impacts. Enjoy.


Working through your task list
#20
03/25/2017

In this podcast, I am talking about how to manage your task list successfully. It’s about the laziest way to get things done and looking at your task list from a different perspective. It is also about what I do today and how I have progressed with it. I am throwing in some tips and challenge you to tell me your own experiences and tips. Enjoy!


Goal Setting
#19
01/04/2017

In this podcast, I am talking about the issue of goal setting. It's this time of the year when setting goals in on the agenda of many entrepreneurs. It is really about the mistakes I've made in the past and what I learned of it. It is also about what I do today and how I have progressed with it. I am throwing in some tips and challenge you to tell me your own experiences and tips. Enjoy


Meditation Experience
#18
12/09/2016

In this episode, I tell you about my experience with meditation, How I did it, what it did to me and where I am with it today. I tell you what I think about it and why I believe you should give it a try. If you like this podcast, subscribe to my newsletter and get more interesting and helpful advice for your start-up.


Finding your customer
#17
10/10/2016

In this episode, I explain how to find customers easily. That is one of the things most start-ups struggle with, finding the right customer. They have the idea, they have the skills, they might even have a product or service ready to go, but they have no potential customers. If that is you, listen to this podcast to get started right away. And if you really want to get into it, contact us. If you like this podcast, subscribe to my newsletter and get more interesting and helpful advice for your start-up.