263. Three Top Considerations When Starting a New Business and More Podcasting Gold with Sean D’Souza

Starting an entrepreneurial venture can be a true adventure. And like any adventure, the help of a map and a compass when starting out can really help avoid going down a lot of wrong turns. Sean D’Souza points the way.

Join Ronsley Vaz as he talks with some of the most forward-thinking entrepreneurs around the world, and picks their brain about doing what they love, navigating the challenges and anxieties of a self-made business and how to think outside the box.

If you’ve ever wanted to start your own business — or maybe you already have one, and you love listening to like-minded professionals — this podcast is for you.

In this episode, we continue down the rabbit hole with the wonderfully multi-faceted Sean D’Souza – host of the hugely popular podcast – The Three Month Vacation, author of The Brain Audit and founder of PsychoTactics.com, a resource that unravels the psychology of marketing.

In part two of this conversation, Sean describes the three most important things to think about when starting a new business – dealing with competition, identifying a good teacher and the power of patience and persistence. Not to mention a whole bunch of fantastic podcasting tips and techniques thrown in along the way.

This is a direct, honest and thoughtful interview that will really hit home for any working or aspiring entrepreneur.

In this episode we also get into:

  • The influences in his life and the sometimes surprising effects
  • The importance of pre-interview preparation (continuing from part 1)
  • Thoughts on podcast conventions and when to break them
  • How to approach feedback productively
  • The dangers of starting a unique business vs an existing market
  • How to compete on your own terms
  • Overcoming buyer’s remorse
  • Identifying a good teacher
  • The power of patience and persistence
  • Creating elegance



Website: https://www.psychotactics.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/seandsouza
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/psychotactics
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/psychotactics/
Books: The Brain Audit: Why Customers Buy (And Why They Don’t)
Podcast: https://www.psychotactics.com/podcast/

Author: Ronsley Vaz

Ronsley is the founder & chief day dreamer at AMPLIFY. He is an author, speaker & serial entrepreneur.

He has a Masters’ degree in Software Engineering and an MBA in Psychology and Leadership. He is known as the creator of We Are Podcast – the first Podcasting Conference in the Southern Hemisphere, and the host of The Bond Appetit Podcast and Should I Start a Podcast. He has an audience of over 3 million in 133 countries.

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