490: Jesse Tevelow: Connecting His Words To His Passions


Jesse TevelowMy guest today on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is an entrepreneur and writer.

He’s the #1 bestselling author of The Connection Algorithm and Hustle, as well as an original cofounder of PlayQ Inc.

He is a guy who is getting out there and flexing the old hustle muscle everyday.

Which is really impressive as there was a time that his future could have been so very different.

As he says in his own words “I grew up in a small suburb outside of Washington DC.

After surviving the public schooling system, I attended the University of Michigan, graduating four years later with a heap of debt and a flimsy certificate saying I wasn’t dumb.

Life after college was painfully dull.

Two years after graduation, I was bored to death, working at a consulting firm in New York City. So, I quit my job and cofounded a startup, which went on to generate millions of dollars. I worked there for seven years, but I was eventually fired for being (admittedly) combative and generally useless. Battling intense fear and self-doubt, I picked myself back up again and decided to write a book.

I’ve taken a lot of risks in life, succeeded at a few things, and failed at many―but the world has never let me down.

After each failure, I’m presented with new opportunities.

Along the way, I’ve met some incredible people who repeatedly support my endeavours despite my shortcomings.

I like that point of view.

No actually I love that point of view.

After each failure, I’m presented with new opportunities.

Because that is the truth, when you are developing an entrepreneurial venture, or going for the dreamlife you will fail often.

But through those failings you will learn, you will learn what worked, what didn’t work and where you need to focus your energies.

So what got him started when most people would have settled into the boredom and accepted their place in the scheme of things?

And how do you overcome those huge doubts right at the beginning, when you have no experience to fall back on, or fragile belief that things will work out in the end?

Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Mr Jesse Tevelow

Show Highlights

During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Jesse such as:

Why you can never have too many showers in life. Not just to make you pleasant to be around, but to get the big ideas too!

How he has to deal with the imposter syndrome everyday, and is aware that this will always be a constant battle.

The reasons why he looks back at being fired from his job as a good thing, and in many way the stimulus for starting his writing career.

And lastly….

Why his mantra as he is getting older is one of balance in his life, whether in business or his personal time. It’s ying and yang all the way!


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