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What Makes a Successful Entrepreneur with Sean Castrina

Sean Castrina is a serial entrepreneur, having started more than 20 companies over the last 20 years, and still seeks to launch a new venture annually.

He is the author of 4 bestselling business books, including 8 Unbreakable Rules for Business Startup Success, The Greatest Entrepreneur in the World, Developing The Entrepreneur Within, and World’s Greatest Business Plan.
He hosts one of the most popular business podcasts on the planet- The 10 Minute Entrepreneur.

“Passion is an entrepreneur's mistress.”

Episode Summary –

Do you know that 3 out of 5 Americans want to start their own business, and around 20% of new businesses fail within the first year?

The biggest reason for business failure is starting the wrong business.

There’s a myth that working for something about which you’re passionate is the path to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
It’s also well known that the entrepreneurial journey is not easy. Entrepreneurs handle lots of setbacks, stress, and struggles. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right business to begin with.

No matter how hard you work or how much time you put into your business, it’s bound to fail if it doesn’t serve your customers' needs.

In this episode, Sean Castrina shares valuable insights about what makes an entrepreneur successful. He also talks about some of the mistakes that every entrepreneur must avoid.


Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:
[02:14] Sean talks about his success story and why he started his own business within one year of working.
[05:36] Should you start a business because you have a passion?
[08:24] Sean talks about his four bestselling business books and how he became an author.
[10:56] Sean talks about the skillsets that have helped him succeed.
[12:43] How can entrepreneurs build an extraordinary team? And what mistakes do most entrepreneurs make in team building?
[16:39] Sean’s tips on how to become a successful entrepreneur.
[20:46] Sean talks about his greatest accomplishments and obstacles.
[26:42] What does working from your happy place mean to Sean?
[27:39] Sean’s advice for people who are stuck and afraid to take the next move.


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About the Host –

Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster

She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her “Four Pillars of Success” system.

Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality. 

Over the last 20 years, she has been expertly building her speaking and consulting business, Step Into Success.


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