Today for our 43rd episode, we are going to try something new. Instead of doing an interview, it’s just going to be me talking this episode. But I’m hopeful that you find this talk to be both interesting and inspiring.
If you are only coming for the interviews, then it’s OK that you sit this one out and check back in two weeks for Episode 44. But before you do that, I should probably introduce the topic to you.
The podcast runs every two weeks with interviews, but I have been thinking for a while of adding a second episode to the rotation, and having this episode be focused on a single topic that I am finding interesting in the world of marketing and analytics (and occasionally entrepreneurship). These episodes would likely be a bit shorter than the hour long interviews, and take a more conversational tone. So let’s call this episode my first attempt.
Since the Jumpstart podcast has been all about talking about the journeys that people take in their careers, I wanted to talk about some of the things that I have learned over the past 3 to 4 years of my own journey to evolve as a marketer, analyst and even business owner. Why this topic, and why right now? Well, when you listen along, you’ll start to understand and hopefully you will find this to be useful in your own path. Also, I’m so busy working on the launch of my latest course, the Agency Jumpstart Course, available at agencycourse.com, that I just didn’t have time to get a guest lined up.
Ok, so let’s get into it. I’m going to rewind back to five years ago. The year was 2012. I was about to get married, my agency was doing fantastic – growing revenues by millions of dollars each year at a nice profit margin. We had just hit #868 or something like that on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing businesses. Things that we had struggled with in the past had started to become easy. So easy that my agency was looking for our next challenge (and new source of revenue) and I was also searching for new challenges for myself. I’m not going to get into the company aspect right now, but rather the personal areas where I sought out growth.
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