Sean Magennis | President & COO of YPO


Becoming a member of YPO is a huge milestone in the success of a CEO or entrepreneur.

Becoming the President of YPO is on another level altogether.

Sean Magennis is the President and COO of YPO, which is a global community of more than 27,000 CEOs, presidents, executives, entrepreneurs who come from a rich assortment of industries from 138 countries. 

In this episode, John Corcoran welcomes Sean Magennis to talk about his experience with YPO and EO, how a Forum operates, and what he is excited for in the near future.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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  • Sean’s Time at EO and How He Came to be Involved There
  • EO, YPO, and Conscious Capitalism
  • What is a Forum, and How do They Operate?
  • The Value in Giving Time as a Volunteer
  • What Sean Learned Helping to Grow EO and YPO
  • Sean’s Career Change to be an Executive of YPO, and Why He Decided to Make that Change
  • What Sean is Most Excited for in the Near Future
  • Who Sean Thanks for His Success

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Episode Transcript

John Corcoran  0:40  

Alright, welcome everyone. My guest on this show is Sean McGinnis. And he is the President and CEO of YPO, which is a global community of more than 27,000 CEOs, presidents, executives, entrepreneurs, and various different members representing a diverse array of different industries and types of businesses in over 138 countries. He will Recite, I’m sure in a moment, the stats, but it is unbelievable. If YPO was a country, it would dominate everything. It is really one of the most influential organizations out there.

And it’s truly an honor to have them here. And he personally has a tremendous amount of experience in business. He is also a seasoned executive. He’s got a background in a number of different entrepreneurial startups. So we’ll ask about that gateway green energy holdings is one of his companies will ask about that, as well. He’s also worked all around the globe.

But first, if you’re new to this show, take a moment and think about what has been the most important factors in your career so far, I’m going to guess when you really distill down your career. One of the critical things is relationships. And so this podcast is all about talking to top business leaders, CEOs, founders and experts and asking them to break down how they built their businesses. And also the key relationships with clients, mentors, peers, referral partners, influencers that are a backbone of any business. So if you find value in this podcast, which I know you will subscribe so you’ll receive the downloads and you will keep improving those relationships Also, before we get to this interview, this podcast is brought to you by Rise25 Media, which is our done for you agency focused on helping b2b businesses to get more clients, referral partners and changing partners using a done for you podcast and dump your content marketing. We’ve got over 20 years experience in this area. And I have to say, you know, if you do it right, a podcast, we were just talking about this beforehand with Sean. It’s one of the best tools out there for connecting with people you admire, and you’re interested in talking to it’s a tool for business development, networking, client acquisition, referral, marketing more, I highly recommend it to everyone. It allows you to have a conversation with people who you admire and like to talk to. So if you want to learn more, go to rise25.com.

So as I mentioned, my guess is Sean McGinnis. And I want to talk about YPO. But before we get to that, before we get into how you got involved in YPO, because I think it’s a really interesting story. You were heavily involved in a similar organization, eo, which I’ve been involved with for a couple years now. Your past international president of the Do in a sense it’s kind of funny, you know? Because I come I cut my background is as a Redskins fan you live in Dallas where the Cowboys are everything it’s kind of like someone going from the Cowboys to the Redskins or vice versa. Is it like was it was there was Did you ever feel guilty? Did people give you a hard time at any point

Sean Magennis  3:18  

you know to little skits of remix so you know if I go back to my early days in EO I was actually recruited into here in the Toronto chapter by two IPOs. The most important one to remember and a signature person in my life from a volunteer standpoint was Peter Thomas. He’s the chairman emeritus of EO and he was the founder of century 21 in Canada, and pita and a bunch of YPO is around the world. We’re helping incubate and start EO chapters. So it wasn’t that unusual. You know the qualifying criteria for EONYPO very different, they still are today and they very complimentary organization. So, you know, when when I got involved, Peter immediately had him a million dollars in sales at the time to join eo, I just qualified, I actually felt like a little bit of an imposter because I was still struggling to make payroll and all those good things. And Peter said, you’re going to get so much out of that. And out of this, but oh, by the way, you actually have to do some work in order to make this experience, you know, meaningful to you. And I said, Peter, what do you mean? He said, Well, you have to be part of the inaugural Executive Committee, you’re not going to get paid. In fact, you have to pay dues, and you have to pay a combination of international and local views. And you’re going to work and you’re going to set up an educational calendar for the year. So you know, that was my sort of first entree into being Volland told. Yeah. And I took it, you know, and ran with it. And you know, to this day, you know, I have a lot to thank Peter Thomas for in the context of your, you know, comment about relationships have been such Many in my life, and then I had the fortune of joining the board. I was a board member here, I think maybe the longest serving nine years ending up as president and chairman of the global EO group. But I went down to Dallas where the white to head office was located in my second year because on the board, I was responsible for bringing forum in TEO, which is our Cornerstone product, as you know, where a group of you know, members get together and we learn from each other on a monthly basis, highly confidential, you know, and it’s moderated and but I came down to Dallas and I spent a weekend IPOs office and the sweet Lady Maria Johnson, who ran forum for YPO kept bringing me these large binders. And in every binder, it was a series of forum exercises and communication starters, and exercises and she said, I bought I said just take that and so I took it back to my office in Toronto, and I had one of my team literally data into every I’m dating myself here, john, this is any old word processing days das was around but you know, to be into big floppy disks, five and a quarter. And, you know, that was the start of my journey but YPO and he always existed on a parallel plane for me. And the beauty of having both in my life and by the way, YPO and EO have a very strong relationship and a number of different levels, local levels and you know, different parts of the world. And even at board level, we constantly in communication with each other. I think that’s healthy. I think, even though we may have similar products and services, there’s enough difference in order for us to have separation, and enough commonality to really benefit each other and I think that big tent philosophy is what I see as being a major is having a major impact. in the world today, not only in, in the volunteer role, you know, the volunteer community is like, like YPO and EO, and YUC and CO and WPO and those types of organizations, but, you know, doing things together and collaborating, I think is stronger than being, you know, on an island.

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Wade Foster | Zapier CEO on Remote Work and Building a 250-person, $50M+ company


The digital age has brought about an incredibly diverse array of apps, programs, and websites. But integration between these entities is not always smooth or even possible.

Enter Zapier.

Wade Foster is the Co-Founder and CEO of Zapier, a productivity tool that connects over 1,500 different apps and websites. Wade and his co-founder have grown Zapier from a startup to now 250 employees. Wade was an email marketing manager prior to founding the company.

In this episode, Wade sits down with John to talk about his experience with Y Combinator, how that experience helped launch Zapier, and what the future holds for the company.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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  • The Origins of Zapier and Why the Company Was Created
  • Wade’s Experience With Y Combinator
  • How the Y Combinator Experience Helped Get Zapier Off the Ground
  • The Hiring Process Wade Followed and Why They Chose to Work “Virtual”
  • Growing Into the Role as CEO
  • Working in Silicon Valley and How that Differs from Their Origins
  • Dealing With Change in the Industry
  • What the Future Holds for Zapier
  • Who Wade Thanks for His Success

Resources Mentioned:

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Episode Transcript

John Corcoran  0:40  

Alright welcome everyone. My guest on the show is Wade Foster. He is the founder of Zapier is a company that I’ve used for years. It’s a productivity tool that connects over 1500 different apps and websites that you probably use every day automates all the tedious, repetitive parts of your job or your business. She gets be more productive. It’s just a brilliant, amazing tool that helps so many different companies to connect these different apps and and save time is really the bottom of it. So we’re going to dive into that building up that company from nothing up to 250 employees now and just continuing to grow. So first, if you’re new to this show, I don’t charge a dime for this podcast, we publish hundreds of episodes, we break down with the top business leaders, CEOs, founders and extra fruit break down how they built their businesses and the key relationships with mentors and peers and clients and referral partners and influencers that are background backbone of any business. And we asked them to share how you can do it to grow your business. So if you find value in all of this, which I know you will just subscribe so you can receive those downloads automatically. And before we get into this interview, this podcast is brought to you by rise 25 media, which is our done view agency, focusing on helping b2b businesses to get more clients referral partners and strategic partners through done for you podcast and done for you content marketing. We’ve got over 20 years experience in this area. We believe that podcast one of the best things you can do for your business, you and you personally. And if you do it right, it’s so many things client acquisition, it’s referral marketing and strategic partner. So it’s, it’s business development. And it even allows you to talk to interesting people like I’m about to do with Wade here today. So, if you want to learn more, go to rise 25 dot com. And as I mentioned, my guess is Wade foster here, Wade. Now, this is a natural progression, right? Like you were working at veterans united home loans. You were their email marketing manager, and natural progression to starting a just dispersed workforce productivity tool connecting 1500 different apps, right, this natural thing, right, but tell me a little bit about the the origin story. And I imagine it involves around a pain point of some sort where you realize you couldn’t connect a to b, and why isn’t there a tool to do it?

Wade Foster  2:54  

Yeah, so my co founder and I, Brian, we’re doing a lot of freelancing for Various types of clients in the evenings anything to make a buck at that point in time, right. And we get asked to build WordPress plugins and integrations here and there we built a WordPress forms plugin that could hook into things like Salesforce. We had a PayPal thing that worked with QuickBooks. And then in my day job, I was doing a lot with Mark Hedo at the time and struggling to use their API and get it hooked up to our web forms and our internal CRM and things like that. When one day, Brian messaged me on I chat and was like, you know, I think we could build something that makes it really easy for a business user to set up the connections they use between all these different tools. We’re getting asked to build these things left and right. It seems like there’s a much bigger demand for that than just a couple of clients. If we could make something that was insanely easy to use, it’s likely that a bunch of business users all over could get a lot of benefit out of it. And so we started working nights and weekends in Columbia, Missouri. Four months with our co founder, Mike trying to get this thing going.

John Corcoran  4:05  

And how long did it take to get something worked out?

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Phil Nadel | Investing in Tech Startups, Partnering with Barbara Corcoran, and Running a Top Angellist Syndicate


Becoming a successful investor in the goal of many entrepreneurs.

Some people find success, perhaps even a lot of it.

This week’s guest has produced results beyond what is commonly thought to be possible.

Phil Nadel is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Forefront Venture Partners, one of the most successful and largest AngelList Syndicates. Phil is also a published author and serial entrepreneur who has started and sold many companies, and invested in over 100 more. In addition, Phil is one of the investors on Gimlet Media’s podcast The Pitch.

This week John Corcoran is joined by Phil to talk about how he came to work with Barbara Corcoran, what he looks for when investing, and never having worked for anyone else.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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  • Selecting Businesses for Investing
  • The Differences Between a Syndicate and a Venture Capital Fund
  • Recent Companies Forefront has Invested in
  • Why Phil Loves his Work
  • The Biggest Challenges of Running Forefront
  • Technologies that Phil is Excited About
  • How to Know if a Technology Will Remain Relevant
  • What Phil Looks for When Looking for Places to Invest
  • Forefront Only Invests in Companies Who Are Post-Revenue
  • Phil Has Never Worked For Anyone Else
  • The need for innovation is constant
  • How Phil Came to Work with Barbera Corcoran
  • The Benefits of Podcasting
  • Who Phil Thanks for His Success

Resources Mentioned:

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John Corcoran  0:40  

Alright welcome everybody my guest on this show is Phil Nadel. Phil runs one of the largest investment syndicates on Angel list, called Forefront Venture Partners which he launched in 2014 with Barbara Corcoran, he’s also an investor on the Pitch Podcast and he’s got a really amazing array of experience entrepreneurial ventures that he’s been involved in was telling me beforehand, he’s never worked for someone else, which I think is always interesting. 

So we’re gonna be talking about his various different journey through entrepreneurship and all the different portfolio companies that he’s involved in now and investing in today’s current climate. 

But first, if you’re new to this show, no, we don’t charge a nickel for this show. I published hundreds of episodes, I talked to top business leaders, CEOs, founders, investors, experts, I asked them to break down their businesses and the key relationships with clients, mentors, peers, referral partners and influencers that are backbone of any business. And they do that and they don’t do it to get paid they do it because they love sharing education and sharing wisdom. So if you find value in this podcast, which I know you will, all we ask is that you subscribe so you can receive these downloads automatically and you keep improving on your relationships to grow your business. Also, before we get into this interview, this podcast is brought to you by rise 25 media which is our done for you agency focused on helping b2b businesses to get more clients referral partners and strategic partners through a done for you podcast and done for you content marketing. We have over 20 years experience in this area. I personally believe that doing a podcast, one of the best things you can do for your business and for you personally, it’s so many things in once business development, networking, client acquisition, referral marketing, and guess what you even get to have a conversation with people whose work you admire and to learn from them directly. I’m about to do here with Phil so it’s just a treat to do every week, learn more, you can go to rise25.com. 

So as I mentioned, my guest is Phil Nadel. Phil is a well respected serial entrepreneur, angel investor, published author, frequent speaker at industry conferences and events. He started and sold several companies invested in more than 100 plus startups, it’s probably 200 Now, I haven’t checked in the last week or so it keeps on increasing. He co founded forefront Venture Partners, formerly Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners in 2014 has been as managing director ever since. And he’s also one of the investors on gimlet media is the pitch podcasts which is really cool. I highly recommend that podcast now. 

Phil, I want to ask you, I was looking at your portfolio companies. And they really run the gamut. I mean, you’ve got wine websites, electric bikes, you got SAS software, you got custom drapes and curtains, websites, UX design learning platforms. How do you manage to invest in such a wide array of different companies and have expertise and knowledge and all these different markets?

Phil Nadel  3:22  

That’s a great question, john. First, it’s great to be here. I appreciate your having me on the show. So forefront venture partners is a is designed to be a syndicate. We are not a fund a venture fund. So our primary interest is in helping our syndicate members and we are big believers in a diversified portfolio approach to investing in early stage companies. So as a result, our mission is to help our syndicate investors And ourselves build a diversified portfolio across different industry types across different stages to some degree and the different geographies. So we really try to remain industry agnostic, and try to find the best companies that meet our criteria in each various industry segment. So we do certainly have invest in criteria, but industry specific is not one of them, and neither is geography.

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Cameron Herold | Growing 2 $100-Million Companies, Bipolar Disorder, and Raising Kids to Be Entrepreneurs


Education is important, but do we educate our children in the most beneficial way?

This week’s guest believes there are better methods. 

Cameron Herold is the Founder of the COO Alliance, a peer network designed to cater to the second in command of organizations. Cameron is also the Founder of the Second in Command Podcast. He is known the world over as the “CEO Whisperer,” and also known as the mastermind behind 1-800-GOT-JUNK’s growth from a $2 million company with 14 employees to over $100 million with over 3,000 employees.  

In this episode, John is joined by Cameron to talk about the state of our education system, the emergence of social media, and why podcasts are so valuable to a business. 

In this episode, we also talk about:

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  • The Traits of Entrepreneurs and Those With Bipolar Disorder
  • Kids Should Be Trained to be Entrepreneurs, Not Lawyers
  • The Emergence of Social Media and its Effects on Business
  • The Power of Vision that Athletes Use
  • Teaching Entrepreneurs to Use Vision
  • The COO Alliance City Forums
  • Everyone Struggles With at Least One Personal Thing at a Time
  • The Current State of Education is Broken
  • The Second In Command Podcast
  • Why Podcasts are so Valuable
  • Who Cameron Thanks for His Success

Resources Mentioned:

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John Corcoran  0:40  

Welcome everyone. My guest on this show is Cameron Harold, and I’m honored to have him here. He’s a longtime entrepreneur, the mastermind behind multiple nine figure companies, including he built his first $200 million companies by age 35. He engineered 1-800-GOT-JUNK, spectacular growth and $2 million 106 million dollars in revenue from 14 to 3100 employees and just six years. It’s insane.

Today he’s a speaker, author of multiple books, a podcaster, and the founder of the COO Alliance, where he mentors second in command executives.

But first, if you’re new to this show, I don’t charge a dime for this podcast. We’ve published hundreds of episodes, every single one of them I talked with top business leaders, CEOs, founders, experts, and I asked them to break down not just the businesses that they built, but the key relationships with clients, mentors, friends, peers, referral partners and influencers that are the backbone of any business and just share how you can do it too. So if you find value in this podcast, which I know you will, all we ask is that you subscribe so you get this content automatically and you can listen to it regularly. Also, before we get into this interview This podcast is brought to you by Rise25 media which is our done-for-you agency focusing on helping b2b businesses to get more clients referral partners and strategic partners through done for you podcast and done-for-you content marketing. I know my guests here Cameron is it podcaster as well, so he’s seen the light as well. And our company has over 20 years experience with podcasting, we believe starting a podcast is one of the best things you can do for your business and you personally. And if you do it right, it’s so many things at once. It’s business development, networking, client acquisition, referral, marketing, and more. You even get to have amazing conversations with people who admire like Cameron here today. So if you want to learn more about that, go to rise25.com and

As I mentioned, my guest is Cameron Harold. We met a number of years back at mastermind talks conference where I remember we were seated next to each other one day, which I think was an honor because Jason Gaynor, the founder mastermind talks, actually puts a lot of thought and effort into putting people next to one another. And we had a great conversation. I’ve been looking forward to interviewing you. It’s one of those things that you know, you you always have a have a dream list of people that you want to interview for your podcasts and it’s hard to get to all of them. I should probably just do one straight year of daily podcast so I can get through everyone. So I’ve really been looking forward to this. And you’re you’re not only a Renowned executive and entrepreneur but also this This is amazing. The publisher of Forbes magazine said Cameron Harold is the best speaker he’s ever heard which, that’s just amazing. Praise. I also mentioned briefly your books, double double meeting suck, vivid vision Miracle Morning for entrepreneurs and free PR. Go check out those books. But I want to start I know it’s a little bit old at this point, Cameron, but you did a TED talk. And you said that I think we should raise kids to be entrepreneurs rather than lawyers and as a lawyer and an entrepreneur, I totally agree. Because so much more job creation and economic growth comes from entrepreneurs, especially in today’s days, day and age. And but I know that this is something very personal for you too. Because yes, you grew up with with a DD and lack of ability to concentrate and you felt like a lot of times we we send our kids towards trying to fix what’s what’s not their strength, rather than focusing on their strengths and and i agree that that’s kind of crazy.

Cameron Herold  4:00  

Yeah, it’s funny my, well, it’s not funny. I think it’s really sad because as a child, I grew up in a system in a school system where I was told to sit still and pay attention and there’s only one right answer and be like everyone else and stop being so distracting and work on your weaknesses and get a tutor. And, and it was frustrating because every day I would try my best and I’d get dis focused, I get in trouble and I would get bored. And instead of the school system saying, Wow, you just want another public speaking competition, maybe we should get you a speaking coach. They kept identifying that I was weak in French or bad in history, and I should get tutors and in chemistry in French, and I still suck at French. And me. Yeah, yes. Like, I didn’t make any sense. Like, I wasn’t gonna use French. Why would I learn it? But if someone had said, Wow, you can study all the different entrepreneurs, the great entrepreneurs in history. What do you think I’d be like, that’s awesome. If I got to read about them and watch videos about them and be like, That’s amazing. But they pushed me to study things. And to do it in a way that wasn’t meant for me. So I was really, I kind of saw that early on. And then I also have the signs of bipolar disorder. I’ve got 11 to the 11 signs for bipolar where, you know, you’re told that attention deficit is a disorder and that bipolar is a disorder. Now, it can be if you’re on the very, very fringe, but the reality is about 3% of people are bipolar and about 3% of people are entrepreneurs. And most entrepreneurs are on the spectrum for bipolar. If I read you the 11 traits, and most entrepreneurs are also on the spectrum for attention deficit disorder. Maybe it’s exactly who we’re supposed to be. Someone this morning said, you know, that entrepreneurs are famous for seeing outside of the box, and I went, there’s no box, like, hasn’t anyone told you there is no box, right? Well, maybe entrepreneurs are supposed to be out of the box, and we’re supposed to see everything. We’re supposed to be scattered so that we get excited about ideas, and we see the market and the customer in the economy and our suppliers. And then we get bored with ideas. So we delegate them Maybe those are our strengths. And maybe the mania is why people follow us. And the stress or depression is simply us course correcting. So I’ve kind of been really passionate about that. I talked a little bit as you mentioned in my TED talk that came out 10 years ago, it’s still on the main TED. com website. They actually edited the title it was originally called raising kids to be entrepreneurs instead of lawyers and they cut out the instead of lawyers part.

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Daniel Marcos | Dotcom Riches, Rebounding from Failures, and Partnering with your Mentors


Failure.

Everyone avoids it, yet it can be our greatest teacher.

Those who learn from it, like this week’s guest, can go on to the highest success. 

Daniel Marcos is the Co-Founder and CEO of Growth Institute, a premier online training company engineered for mid-market companies worldwide. Daniel has been a CEO for over twenty years and is a keynote speaker on the subject of scaling business. Daniel partnered with Verne Harnish in the founding of Growth Institute. 

In this episode, John Corcoran sits down with Daniel Marcos to talk about starting a business when he was eight, learning from failure, and whether the Entrepreneurial spirit is learned or cultivated.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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  • How Daniel Started His First Business at Eight Years Old
  • Are Children Born with an Entrepreneurial Spirit, or is it Learned?
  • Daniel’s Mentors When He was a Child
  • How Daniel Started Mexico’s First Online Trading Business
  • The MIT Course “Birthing of Giants”
  • Starting a Company Just Before the Crash of 2008
  • The Lessons Daniel Learned From a Failed Company
  • Daniel’s Experiences in EO and YPO
  • Who Daniel Thanks for His Success

Resources Mentioned:

Sponsor: Rise25

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We do this through lead generation and proactive outreach, and we do this through our done for you podcast service, which is the #1 thing I’ve done in my business and life.

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Episode Transcript

John Corcoran  0:40  

Alright, welcome everyone. My guest on the show is my friend Daniel Marcos. Daniel is the co-founder and CEO of the Growth Institute. He’s been a CEO coach for over two decades a keynote speaker and scaling businesses. He’s a member YPO and EO serves as an ambassador to Singularity University and the CEO of EXO education in partnership with Celine Ishmael, another author, and speaker who I’m a big fan of, and so we got a lot of topics to cover in a short period of time. 

But first if you’re new to this show, we don’t charge for this podcast, I publish hundreds of episodes, every single one of them I talked to top business leaders, CEOs, founders and experts and ask them to break down how they built their businesses but equally as importantly the key relationships with clients mentors, peers, referral partners influencers that are the backbone of any business and I asked them to share how you can do it to to grow your business. So if you find value in this podcast, which I know you will, all we ask is you subscribe so you receive these downloads automatically and you keep on improving your relationships to grow your business regularly and consistently. And before we get into this interview, this podcast is brought to you by Rise25 media which is our done for you agency helping b2b businesses get more clients referral partners and strategic partners through a done for you podcast and done for you content marketing, your company has over 20 years of experience with podcasting. And we believe firmly that starting a podcast one of the best things you can do your business and you put personally, it is so many things at once is business development, networking, client acquisition, referral marketing, it even allows you to have a conversation with people whose work you admire and to learn from them like I’m about to do right now with Daniel Marcos. And it’s also part of our greater mission through restaurant alive to make the world a smaller place by creating connections helping you to connect with more of the people that you want to connect with. You want to learn more about that go to Rise25.com. 

Now, as I mentioned, my guest is Daniel Marcos. I’ve known Daniel for a number of years now, Daniel, and I’ve wanted to interview you for quite some time for quite a while you actually put me off you said I don’t know if that’s my thing. And then fortunately for me, you started your own podcast. And I think that kind of turned your around to the idea of being a guest on podcast. Now you have the official Spanish language EO podcast. EO an organization that I belong to, EO accelerator program, great organization, started in part by Verne Hornish. And, you know, Daniel, but you started at in entrepreneurship at a young age, you were just telling me before we started recording that you actually subdivided your parents garage in order to start a business at the age of eight. Tell us about that.

Daniel Marcos  3:13  

That’s correct. So I have two cousins, I was living in Mexico City them to costumes living in Monterey. And they build this tank in their in their backyard. And they put like 10 fish, and like a year later, they got like 1000 fish. So I saw my causes without any to the same. So we divided my parents crash in half. And I put this big tank, we call it we call it the tank of happiness, because the fish really reproduce really fast. So it’s to reproduce fish there and then sell them in a parent’s garage. And I did that for a couple of years. It was a lot of fun out of the home my parents allowed me to do because they put a real wall like like a concrete wall in the middle.

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Paul Edwards | Operation Iraqi Freedom, Quadriplegic Multimillionaires, and Networking with Influencers


Networking. It strikes fear in the hearts of many a businessperson. 

Despite this, it is a skill not everyone prioritizes. 

Paul Edwards is not one of those people.

Paul Edwards is the host of the Influencer Networking Secrets Podcast Show and an international best-selling author. Paul is the Founder of the Business Beyond Business Mastermind, which incorporates mentoring, teaching, and accountability for the Radically Generous Entrepreneur. 

In this episode, John is joined by Paul Edwards to talk about what it means to be an Extroverted Introvert, strategies for networking, and what he learned in two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

In this episode, we also talk about:

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  • Why Paul Considers Himself an “Extroverted Introvert”
  • Being the Life of the Party is Not the Only Way to Network
  • Knowing Who to Talk to When Networking
  • An Interesting Apprenticeship That Transformed the Way Paul Connected with People
  • Lessons from Two Tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom
  • Paul’s Approach to Large Networking Events
  • Transitioning from Selling Insurance to Being Self-Employed
  • What Caused Paul to Want to Start Something New
  • Who Paul Thanks for His Success

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Episode Transcript

John Corcoran  0:40  

Alright, welcome everybody. My guest on the show is Paul Edwards. He is the author of the new book Business Beyond Business: How to Gain Magnetic Influence, Meaningful Connection and Profitable Publicity by Becoming a Radically Generous Entrepreneur. And we’re going to dive into the topic of that book and how to be radically generous. 

He’s also the host of the Influencer Networking Secrets Podcast was he was kind enough to have me on as a guest. He’s a coach, he’s a speaker, he’s an entrepreneur, also, US Army veteran, served over five years in active duty two tours, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. So thank you, sir, for your service. 

But first, before we launch into that, you know, if you’ve listened to a couple of episodes before, you know, we go deep with founders, with CEOs, with experts, we asked them to break down their business, how they built it and special in specifically, the relationships right with clients, mentors, friends, peers, business partners. That’s what it’s all about. That’s what makes such a big difference. And that’s why we’re here. And you know that that makes a big difference for your business. So all we ask is that you subscribe so that you’re going to receive downloads for this podcast automatically, and you can keep on improving your relationships to grow your business. 

Also, before we get into this, this podcast is brought to you by rise 25 media, which is our done for you agency. We help b2b businesses, get more clients, referral partners and strategic partners through either done for you podcast or done for you marketing. And our company has over 20 years experience with podcast and we believe that firmly that starting a podcast, one of the best things you can do for your business you knew personally, and I imagine, Paul, you would agree as well, because of all the good that has flowed from it for you. And you know, if you do it, right, it’s so many things at once. It’s really a Swiss Army knife, its business development, networking, client acquisition, it’s not just a simple one tool. It’s many tools at once. And it even allows you have a conversation with really smart people whose work you admire, like I’m about to do right here right now. So you want to learn more go to rise 25 dot com. 

Alright, as I mentioned, my guest is Paul Edwards. He’s an author, he’s a podcaster. The book is business beyond business. And Paul, you say in the book that you’re an extroverted introvert, and I thought that would be a good place to jump off. Because I hear from people all the time who say, you know, first of all, surveys say that the vast majority people consider themselves an introvert to some degree. And a lot of people think that networking is not for because I’m an introvert. What are your thoughts on that?

Paul Edwards  3:04  

Well, first of all, thanks so much for having me, john. And I really appreciate the intro there. And I would say to start off, that one of the best things I’ve learned about the whole extrovert introvert thing is that if we start to use it as a label, as opposed to a lens through which to look at our style of relating, we get into the whole thing of I’m not suited for that, because I’m an introvert, or they’re too extroverted to be, you know, to be involved in this group, because they’re too loud, right? And so funnily enough, actually, yesterday, I was just, I was interviewing Dr. Ken Keyes, I don’t know if you know who he is. He’s out of British Columbia, he has a company called consulting resource group. And he has taken a very deep, I mean, eight levels deep dive into this. And he has published a book on it. And he’s basically created this test, which I went through this morning, that begins to put more meat on the bones of this. 

And it shows you basically that you can be both at once, depending on the category, depending on the people you’re interacting with, depending on the circumstances. So for a practical example of this, I absolutely get a thrill and a genuine adrenaline rush, and a second wind, if you will, from being on stage with a microphone, right? And when I’ve emceed I’ve done MC work for the local Miss America pageants for the last five years running, and I just can’t get enough of it. Right. I love doing it and, and I I pay money to do it, I paid to rent my own tuxedo, sometimes for certain pageants, I’m apart. So it’s just, you know, but and then on the other hand, large crowds that used to that used to grab me more now it doesn’t like large networking groups, I don’t go to them. And, and I guess in that way, I’m more self contained, I’m more likely to draw energy from just being here, creating content

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