Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Thor Conklin
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Introducing Thor Conklin
Thor Conklin is my guest today on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview.
He is a man who has since a child been working towards where he finds himself today.
Today he is a business owner, author, executive coach and podcaster.
Over the the last 16 years he has developed his skills as an entrepreneur.
The first company he created was a global risk management consulting firm that served the private equity community. His top 15 clients had a combined revenue of $12.7 billion USD and operated in over 100 countries worldwide. Since that time he has bought and sold several multi-million dollar businesses making him a sought after, cross-industrial resource for entrepreneurs and executives in all stages of business.
How The Dots Joined Up For Thor Conklin
But how did he get here, well this is where the dots have well and truly joined up
As he says” As a child I was obsessed with knowing how things worked. I could always be found tearing apart some toy, electronic device or engine to see how it worked. This eventually lead me to studying humans to figure out what makes us tick.”
First dot ticked off the time line.
Then he continues “My Entrepreneurial addiction started at age 13 when I became a caddie. I did not know it then but the countless hours of working as a caddie on the golf course, walking, talking and asking non stop questions of the business elite, would have a profound influence on my career and life long fascination of studying and modelling Peak Performers.”
So that’s the second dot then….
Which leads to where he is today “Trying to find ways to add value to others. Through speaking, teaching, podcasting, and sharing what he has learned with other entrepreneurs and business leaders, to help executives with limited time achieve more.
He appears to be a man who has earned his stripes, by taking consistent action in environments that perhaps at the beginning were not in his natural zone of comfort.
So is he now where he loves being everyday, or is he still in the “I am working towards where I want to truly be”?
And what are the first steps that everyone can take to really start taking control of their own destiny?
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Thor Conklin.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Thor Conklin such as:
How he gained the nickname Thor and why he thinks it perfect for the way that he leads his life today,
Why he has focused on a male only avatar for his business, and why we should all consider our ideal customer in detail.
Why he doesn’t believe that you should shout out “come and see me, buy my products”, but instead focus on providing value all the way.
Why so many people struggle with letting go of a failing business, and what they should do to make the process quicker for all.
How he knew that he had got into the business that failed for all the wrong reasons, and wouldn’t make the same mistake again.