In today’s episode of The Art of Passive Income, Mark and Scott talk with Kevin Siskar—Siskar.co.
Kevin is Managing Director of the Founder Institute in New York—an early stage accelerator and startup launch program. He has built a portfolio of over 90 early stage companies and in 2016 he was named Best Startup Ecosystem Developer in the entire Founder Institute network, which has a global network across over 150 cities.
He is also the host of the Ambition Today podcast where he explores the hardships and heroism of entrepreneurs, creators, investors, and builders who ambitiously changed the world.
Join us as we delve into what sets the Founder Institute apart from other accelerator companies, plus:
- Personality traits of a great founder
- The first thing you should do when starting a business today—after canceling Netflix
- How to break through the noise and get traction in today’s marketplace
[bctt tweet=”Having a rigid self-awareness is your unfair advantage over other founders. And, when you couple that with strong work ethic you start seeing founders that quickly excel and blow by the rest of them.” username=”TheLandGeek”]
Also, can we have too many choices that it causes us to do nothing? Living in the super-highway era of knowledge and information, there is nothing we can’t do or learn. But when you have too many paths to choose from, does it paralyze us?
The problem is abundance — Today, when you can have anything, you can learn anything, you can do anything, you end up doing nothing because it’s too hard to choose. And if you don’t choose, you can’t fail. -Mark
At some point and time, it’s hard to draw the line in the sand and decide who you want to become. I look at you Mark, and you have set out on this mission to be The Land Geek. You’ve proclaimed yourself to be The Land Geek — that’s what you pursue and you take it to the end.
But other people look at it like, “I can do land, or I can do this, or I can do that…” there’s too much to do. So instead of drawing a line in the sand and saying “this is what I’m going to do, this is where I’m going to put my time and this is the difference I’m going to make”, it’s like “let me leave it open…”. -Scott
We also get into the why behind working hard and why you should be doing it for the right reasons.
Plus, find out which three mentors Kevin would take to dinner, where he would take them and what he would ask them.
And finally, is there something Kevin believes about business that other people think is nuts?
Listen in to find out…
TIP OF THE WEEK
Mark: Learn more about Kevin by going to his website at Siskar.co.
Scott: Check out EmailDrips.com. It’s the world’s first gallery with the best email sequences from the experts in your industry.
Kevin: Read the book, Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.
Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?