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Episode 026 – How To Overcome Fear of Multiple Failures in Your Business

Imagine you have experienced multiple failures in your business and yet you are still in this entrepreneurship journey because you have a strong mission and a strong vision.  

In Episode 026, Jack has invited Ira Pastor, the CEO of Bioquark Inc. and he would be sharing with you how he started his entrepreneurship journey from a young age, and chose to leave the comfort of a multi-billion dollar industry and started Bioquark just because he loves "risks".  He will also share two personal stories about how to overcome the fear of multiple failures in his career because of his right mindset supported by his mission and vision. 

Why did Ira join the Biopharma industry?

"I saw [my parents] taken from me by cancer and lung disease and heart disease and things of this nature and growing up in an industry that is supposed to take care of sickness. I was very dismayed by the fact that the pharmaceutical industry was incapable of curing them at the end of the day and helping them and keeping them away from the grasp of death. I'm not only sort of the desire to do something different, but at the same time something real in my face. And I believe that the balance a bit between the amount of risk or willing to accept and move forward with."

Consider the external environment in your industry

'Even if you are successful in developing that new miracle cure for cancer or heart disease, you still have a whole area of so called regulatory risk. That regulatory agency may just send you back for a couple years to do XYZ and hence you need another hundred million dollars to do so forth and so on.  And I've been in that position before. And you can't say no."

Accepting that failure can come anytime

I went through M&A events in the past and even I've experienced the eleventh hour negotiations, everything's ready to sign, but then for some reason you're agreeing to a $20m buyout, but all of a sudden somebody thinks in the very last hour that your company is only worth $16m. Why does that happen? I laugh at it in the sense that I guess it's all part of the power game that a larger organization likes to play. And you know you can't walk away from the table at the eleventh hour and you have to smile."

Passion can be found by connecting your dots in the past

"My passion when I was five was comic books and superheroes wanting to see the future develop science fiction. Though I think of those things as childish,  I still sit with my children and I watched the future unfold in fiction and I read comic books with them and I take them to the movies. Why? Because whether it's today or whether it was 40 years ago when I was a toddler, I loved how the future and not just the current future but in the distant future could be created with a little science, technology and innovative foot. So maybe today you're worried about paying the bills and you have this problem here and you're taking care of her mother and you don't.  Maybe you're clouded by your thinking. But underneath that, cloud is still your history. It is still that everything you grew, desiring what made you happy when you were younger. And I think if you dig into that, I think you can become aware and reawaken some of that potential and you might find, hey, that you loved cooking when you were younger or you loved, you know, construction and here you are sitting in that finance office in wherever making a lot of money, but it's not what you really, really wanted. And so I say, go to the past, look to the past and remember who you were, who you are still inside, and try to dig up those nuggets of possibility."


Want to know more about Ira Pastor and Bioquark Inc.? 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ira.pastor.7
Twitter: https://twitter.com/irat1onal
LinkedIn: ​https://www.linkedin.com/in/iraspastor
Email: ​pastor@bioquark.com
Website: ​http://www.bioquark.com/

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Episode 025 – How To Convey Your Marketing Message to the Right Audience By Learning from Hip Hop Harry Show

In Episode 025, Jack has invited Claude Brooks, who was formerly a Hollywood actor starring in movies with Michael Jackson and Eddie Murphy, and has produced over 300 TV shows and is the creator the famous Hip Hop Harry Show. Claude is going to share with us his entrepreneurship journey from being an actor to the creator of successful kids' shows including Hip Hop Harry.  

Claude explains how he uses Hip Hop Harry as the medium to convey a powerful message to the kids and their parents, to help build strong core values and foundations for the kids.

Starting off as an actor

"[Claude] started off as a, as a child actor and I did a lot of TV shows. I go all the way back to the Cosby show. And then eventually that led me to a starring in my own shows, like "True Colors" and "Hitz" and when I was in my late twenties, I wanted to start producing and since I was having a lot of success as an actor already, it was easier to make the transition into producing and that's when we started C to the B productions and we do a lot of popular culture shows, you know, shows that deal with pop culture like second time around and "Dance 360"" and one of the shows that is Hip Hop Harry, which is a children's show,

No Excuse Not To Know Anything

"There's no excuse anymore for people to say "I just don't know or understand" when you can just go and Google whatever you want to find out that.  So there's no longer that excuse of like, "I just don't know. And there's nobody to talk to."  There is. It's called your COMPUTER".

Successful People Are Willing To Help Others

"Folks who are successful people want to help people. Generally, all successful people I've met, somebody helped them get to where they are. I've never had anybody who was like, I did this all on my own. I figured it all out and nobody helped me or nothing. Somebody generally helped them at some point in their life and they would recognise it and a lot of people help me along the way. So I try to do the same thing back getting some type of mentorship."

What's Hip Hop Harry's Message to the Kids?

"So we were teaching kids not to be bullies in the show and how to care about other people's feelings and you know why washing your hands is good or listening to your parents. So there's a lot of social emotional messages that, you know, that come out of our shows and one of the big themes that's happening right now in the States is bullying. It is a big deal right now.  You know, especially with the Internet and with social media platforms, kids are doing a lot of bullying.  So that message is also, you know, part of the, part of this show inclusion as part of the show because forming clicks is one of the things that people do in school, right"

Claude's Most Favourite Quote
"It's important to get to your destination and reach back to help others get to their destination."

Want to know more about Claude and Hip Hop Harry Show? 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hiphopharryfanclub
Twitter: https://twitter.com/hiphopharry
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hiphopharrytv/
YouTube Channel: Hip Hop Harry
Website: http://www.hiphopharry.com

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Episode 024 – How to Generate More Leads In Your Business In Leadsology® Way

Do you experience challenges in generating leads in your business?  

In Episode 024, Jack has invited Tom Poland, an international best selling author, and his specialty is what he calls "Marketing The Invisible". He's going to share with us the critical difference is between marketing a service or advice as opposed to a physical product. And he is also going to pull back the curtain on some traditional marketing methods to avoid and some more effective alternatives for lead generation.

Marketing the Invisible:

"I figured out that there was a massive gap between the marketing that works if you have a physical product and the marketing that works if you have a service or advice."

No outbound stuff because it is all inbound

'"We don't do any outbound marketing. It's all inbound. There's no cold calling, no sending out 10,000 little box flyers with direct mail is. There's no business networking meetings. There was none of that outbound stuff. It's all inbound."

Email list is your most valuable asset

"It's your most valued asset. And we look at wealthy people, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, weaver, or shoe brands. So they always have. They all have assets and in business it's exactly the same. The wealthiest business people have assets, so one of the assets is our list or email list, so every single week they do something to build the list that gets more subscribers."

Titanium Triangle explained

"So every single week those three things happen, the list of the building, the brand and the brain until they buy is being developed. And there was a call to action, which for most of my clients, means click here to book a time to talk with me about becoming a client."


Want to know more about Tom and its Leadsology? 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/8020Center
Twitter: https://twitter.com/tompoland
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tompoland
Email: tom@leadsology.guru
Website: https://www.leadsology.guru
Take part in Tom's 5 Hour Challenge here -> http://www.fivehourchallenge.com

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EPISODE 023 – The Science of Presenting In Front of A Room

In Episode 023, Jack shares the secrets, the science and the system of presenting in front of the room. In particular, how you should carefully plan the first few minutes of your presentation so that you earn the right and credibility to continue with your presentation. You don’t want to miss this podcast to enable you to stand above and beyond other mediocre presenters with their boring presentation.

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EPISODE 022 – Challenges of Crafting Your Message to Match the Market’s Wants and Needs

In Episode 022, Jack touches on an important topic on crafting the message to match the market’s wants and needs. There is a science behind doing this and Jack takes the opportunity in this episode to discuss a few challenges he and his clients faced in the past and share his experience with you. There are tons of goodies in this episode and make sure you listen to this podcast to find more when you want to strike the jackpot of matching your message with what the market needs and wants.

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EPISODE 021 – Experience from my Recent Mentorship Session III – Employees’ Mindset versus Entrepreneurs’ Mindset

In Episode 021, Jack finishes off with Part III his real-life experience with a recent mentorship session one of his mentees in the National University of Singapore. The mentee mentioned that her friend who is a start-up business owner defines a leader as a person who co-ordinates resources. Something is not right here and Jack immediately provides his insight about how the mindset of a person can sabotage him/her to be a successful entrepreneur. Make sure you listen to this podcast to find out the exact science and proven solutions to enable you to acquire an entrepreneur’s mindset. It’s a very simple process quite frankly.

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EPISODE 020 – Experience from my Recent Mentorship Session II – Leaders versus Leadership Styles

In Episode 020, Jack continues with Part II his real-life experience with a recent mentorship session one of his mentees in the National University of Singapore. The mentee would like to improve her skill on leadership and Jack gave her the solutions and insights on what leadership is about. Make sure you listen to this podcast to find out the exact science and proven solutions to enable you to become a better leader and teacher. It’s a very simple process quite frankly.

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EPISODE 019 – Experience from my Recent Mentorship Session I – How to Initiate Conversations with Strangers

In Episode 019, Jack begins with Part I his real-life experience with a recent mentorship session one of his mentees in the National University of Singapore. The mentee would like to improve her skill on interacting with strangers and Jack gave her the solution. Make sure you listen to this podcast to find out the exact science and proven solutions to enable you to interact with strangers! It’s a very simple process quite frankly.

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EPISODE 018 – More About Who Do You Serve

In Episode 018, Jack takes one more step further to discuss the topic on who you serve (i.e. your target audiences) by breaking it down into two components with specific examples given to illustrate his points. So, when someone asks you “what do you do” again, you will be in a better position to know whether he/she is your target audience in the first place. Like my coach and mentor, Alex Mandossian says, successful entrepreneurs spend 80% of the time to pre-qualify their clients.

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EPISODE 017 – What is your Business Proposition for your Business? Who Do You Serve?

In Episode 017, Jack discusses the common mistake made by entrepreneurs who focus only on achieving their financial goals and not a bigger picture, namely, their business missions, their unique business proposition and who are the target audiences they serve. You see. Hitting a financial goal is not that difficult once you have sorted out the bigger picture. Most people have learned to ask only “how” to do that without asking “why” to do that. So, Jack takes the opportunity to sort out the WHY in this Episode. Enjoy!

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