402: Sean D’Souza: An Entrepreneur Given Roots And Huge Wings
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Sean D’Souza
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My guest today, on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview, is a man who has learnt throughout his life that simplicity is the key.
Breaking information down to be transferred from one person to another in the shortest possible route, is the way to success and fulfilment for both parties.
He knows how to make customers rabid fans of his work, by removing the questions that stop a sale.
Being born in Mumbai, India (formerly known as Bombay), he lived there for about 30 years, until deciding that he didn’t have enough sheep in his life.
Who doesn’t get to that point I ask you?
So he found his spiritual home by moving to New Zealand with its 4 million people and 44 million sheep.
Could there be a better place to develop his business and raise the baa??
And that business started 15+ years ago, fresh out of college with a degree in accounting (of all things) he joined an advertising agency called Leo Burnett. Which had a life changing effect on the young man.
Times were not good in the advertising world, and even though work was hard to come by the now deceased Leo Burnetts integrity shone through.
He learnt that there is a right way and wrong way to business, and took that with him, as then moving unusually from copywriting to cartoons.
The opportunity of working with one of the best advertising agencies in the world took him on the heady road of copywriting, writing TV commercials (learning how to do them in 5 seconds), graphic design, cartoons and web design.
Which once again, the underlying synchronicity was the constant search to find ways to communicate in the simplest, most effective manner.
Write text that is absorbed easily. And build conversations never forgotten.
And now with multiple online platforms teaching this ideal, he is loving life and perhaps getting to spend quality time with a sheep or two as well
So how did he take this ideal, and expand it into an income producing machine?
And does he see that the thing that stops so many people out there, is there desire for perfection against one of simplicity?
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs with the one and only Mr Sean D’Souza
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Sean such as:
Why he now feels strongly that there was a gift given to him in his life due to never be told to do something that he didn’t want to do.
Why the talent that you have inside of you needs to be nurtured in an environment that is carefully constructed by yourself….no one else will help this occur but you!
How you will know if you find the perfect teacher for you, if they speak to you and you can repeat back seventy percent of what they have told ou
How he recalls moving from cartooning to copywriting and feeling a compete fraud, as for a year and half he was convinced that he was not up to the same level as his peers.
Why risk has to be learnt. You cant except to deal with risk easily, but you can learn to move through it quicker in the future, by tackling it head on.