John Jantsch – Self Reliant Entrepreneur

Does being professionally successful mean you have to sell your soul?

What happens when we do things just to make a buck?

And how did a subpoena from the FBI help today’s guest reveal his deeper values?

Duct Tape Marketing founder, John Jantsch has written some bestselling business books, and now he’s pulling back the curtain to discuss how our deeper values play a role in our success. His book, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur is a gift to those of us who want to create alignment between what we believe and how we create value in the world. If you’re tired of the typical, hyper-achievement BS that passes for business advice, then today’s conversation will be a breath of fresh air.

In this interview:

  • Dealing with the unknown
  • Learning lessons the hard way
  • How building a business transforms us as people
  • The trap of doing things just to make a buck
  • The fear of polarizing others

Plus:

  • Finding your values
  • Saying no to things outside of your integrity
  • What happens when we come from a place of lack
  • Playing a role just to be successful
  • What does it mean to be self-reliant?

And:

  • Why business is more like nature than a linear formula
  • Are our professions more like competition or art?
  • Who were the transcendentalists?
  • How is transcendentalism different from stoicism?

Click here for John Jantsch’s book The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur: 366 Daily Meditations to Feed Your Soul and Grow Your Business.

About John Jantsch

John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker, and author of Duct Tape Marketing, The Referral Engine, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine, and SEO for Growth.

His newest work, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur: 366 Daily Meditations to Feed Your Soul and Grow Your Business taps into the wisdom of 19th-century transcendentalist literature and the author’s own 30-year entrepreneurial journey to challenge today’s entrepreneur to remain fiercely self-reliant while chasing their own version of success.

In addition to his own writing, speaking and consulting career Jantsch is a podcasting pioneer, with a continuous string of weekly podcast episodes dating back to the summer of 2005. He has interviewed thousands of guests and appeared on the other side of the mic, as a guest, hundreds of times.

Click here for John Jantsch’s book The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur: 366 Daily Meditations to Feed Your Soul and Grow Your Business.

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