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Nov 25, 2020

Bill Flynn is a Chief Catalyst at Catalyst Growth Advisors, a coaching company that aims to help leaders advance the way they perceive what should be done to run a successful business. His program revolves around the idea of Simplified Servanthood, where he puts what matters most to their team and customers into perspective over distractions. Bill has over 30 years of experience advising hundreds of companies, especially startups. He is also the author of the Amazon Bestseller FURTHER, FASTER, a self-help book centered on growth and mindset.

Bill joins me today to share how businesses should start making decisions based on science instead of what everybody else is doing. He shares the flashpoints that enabled him to realize his gifts in coaching and leading. He describes what it’s like to be a startup entrepreneur and what you should focus on if you want to become one. Bill also explains why many of today’s businesses are inefficient at what they do, especially when hiring new employees.

"There's a sizable gap between what science knows and what business does." - Bill Flynn

This week on The Virtual Campfire Podcast:

  • The moments that led Bill to reveal his gifts to the world.
  • When Bill learned how to properly run a business.
  • What Bill loved about coaching and how it was different from a typical management job.
  • Why being wrong is better than being afraid.
  • The two things a startup leader has to worry about.
  • How the science of running a business is different from what many businesses are doing.
  • What Bill believes is the perfect definition of a startup.
  • The experience Bill had with some of his first clients.
  • How Bill defines passion and purpose.
  • The most challenging part of Bill's journey.
  • Why interviews are statistically the worst way to hire new people.

Our Favorite Quotes:

  • "Find a problem worth solving and solve it in a way that enough people will pay you to make a business out of it." - Bill Flynn
  • "You don't have to find the right way; you can find the way that works best for you." - Bill Flynn
  • "You only failed if you didn't learn." - Bill Flynn

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