Its that time again where I get to have exclusive interviews with real hustlers and entrepreneurs kicking butts around the world.I love the rush. I enjoy the interviews because I don’t just get better after each interview but I become a better hustler just by taking the advice I get from the Interview, and knowing I will post it for readers around the world to benefit from the interview makes me even more happier, lets all win godammit! 🙂
Just to give you a summary of industries Daniel has kicked butt in Publishing (king magazine and xxl), Hotels, Club promoting, Non profits, Teaching, Restaurants, and much much much more. Also, 90% of his clients are billionaires that have pretty impressive resumes. He works with everyone from the family that owns Grand Central Station, to Some of the largest hedge fund guys alive.
It was just like yesterday 3 years ago when I worked with Daniel on some projects ( website and graphics ) for his New York Fitness company. I was pretty young then, 19years old I think and I was hungry to get my skills out there. Daniel is such a humble and good hearted person even though his picture says the opposite 🙂 . I can remember the words he said to me then just like it was yesterday, He said “If you can design my website just like I have it my head, am gonna pay you top dollar for it” and to be honest, he paid me top dollar and as a young aspiring entrepreneur then, that gesture gave me hope and strengthened my believe system that I really can do this self-employment sh*t even though I hadn’t designed any professional website at that time for anyone. Since my name is also Daniel, I guess we clicked immediately.
Three years later, I moved to London and told Daniel about it and he was excited for me, I told him am getting my Masters in a course that is going to place me at a strategic position in my hustle and he cheered me on and gave me some great advice. I hit him up a week or two ago and told him I would like to interview him for my blog and he was excited about it, although very busy, He made time out to grant me this interview that is so great that am going to print out some words from it and hang it in my house. PLEASE ENJOY.
You have to actually put foot to pavement and make things happen. You can’t just think of great ideas and do nothing with them and expect the world to recognize you as an entrepreneur.
The hustle part of entrepreneurialism is what’s going to get most people to where they want to be as entrepreneurs.
I believe that although it’s clearer now more than ever that people can change their lives with an app or a simple idea, the fact that things are moving so fast in the world now makes the work that this takes almost impossible to perceive. This kind of path in life isn’t like getting a new phone when you get tired of the old one. You have to commit to the completion of what you set out to do, make a way where there is no way, and be flexible enough to change when necessary. If all understood this, all could be successful entrepreneurs if they had a good enough idea.
Me: I must admit that It’s an eye opener for me to now know that “everyone” has the potential to be an entrepreneur because I have always been of the opinion that some people are born entrepreneurs and some are not, but I guess from your answer I understand that the few who become “entrepreneurs” are those with hustling spirt.
I always say that the best road to success is the road that is furthest away from other roads, but will still get you there if you travel it.
The Ability to see things wrong in the world and the ability to come up with suffice ways to fix them.
You can’t escape a prison if you don’t know that you’re in one!