I think I know why Facebook is so popular
People are stalkers
They like to know what others are up to.
I am no exception. I like to know what the young and successful entrepreneurs are up to so I can learn from them and be one of them.
One of the main goals of creating this blog is to connect you with those entrepreneurs who have made it so that you can have a taste of what it is like to have the freedom to do whatever you like.
So I’m super excited to be receiving great feedback from one of my first interviews with a young game developer. From that point, I have learned that inspiration is great, but not enough. We all want to learn things in a more practical ways with hands-on tips.
Well, consider yourself lucky!
Brent Beshore is one of those guys who knows his stuff, has the ability to fully inspire and can teach you a thing or two.
I caught this article from youngentreprener.com and instantly clicked with the way he thinks. I simply thought he was a cool guy who looks way younger and thinks way older than his age.
Until I saw his interview on Mixergy. ( The internet is amazing, I emailed Mixergy to ask for permission to repost his interview, they replied instantly, wow)
It certainly is not coincident that his company AdVentur.es ranked 28th on the 2016 Inc. 500 list for America’s fastest-growing companies over the past 4 years. Not bad for any 28- year-old, right?
I live by the principle of ask and so far it has benefited me greatly. It’s quite simple actually: if I want something, I ask for it. Tim Ferris said that people don’t get want they want because they don’t ask for it” ( I know I may have mentioned this once or twice before but it has helped me achieve so much. I want no less for you)
Wow, This guy is great….
According to youngentrepreneur.com=> he owns a series of companies that solve problems of communication, utilizing an unusual assortment of talents, including film production, software development, social media lead generation, and primary research. It’s a diverse practice with about 50 active clients in 26 states, about 60 full-time employees, and about $10 million in revenue.
Well, This must be a robot, VIP like him can’t reply this fast.
Well, he is one (No, seriously). If you read my previous post on how entrepreneurs can learn from robots, you’ll see Brent has mastered all those lessons.
Without much rambling, here is the interview. ( The content in the bracket is me chiming in =)
4 quick question about yourself
· Your instant source of inspiration?
· How old were you when you first started your entrepreneurial journey?
7 years old
· Best business tip you‘ve ever received?
Just be reasonable and do what makes sense
· Your best business mentor?
1/Your company is AdVentur.es. Can you sum up what you do, for our readers who haven’t heard of the company?
AdVentures creates, enables and acquires communication companies.
( It’s Tram here, he is being modest. According to one of my sources ( That’s right! His name is Google), AdVentures have 11 companies in their portfolio right now. What they do is they provide operations management, strategic planning, marketing with different companies and a lot of entrepreneurial-focused things)
2/Where did you get your entrepreneurial spirit? Are your parents entrepreneurial?
I’ve always had the bug. Neither of my parents are entrepreneurs in the strict sense, but both have entrepreneurial attributes. My grandfather was an entrepreneur and I always admired him (and still do) greatly.
3/Given the chance to start your company over again, what would you do differently?
Wow. Where do I start? I would be laser-focused on creating value instead of worrying about all the stuff that looks like a business (office space, large staff…and all the other ego-driven crap).
(Hear hear, a lot of young people got turned out by the idea of hardships while running a business. Instead of worrying about them, I think we best focus on creating valuable products, services, information than to waste energy on the un-necessities)
4/Describe a day of your business life?
I get up early, sip coffee and read for an hour or so. I should work out, but usually come up with some ingenious way to justify not doing so. I then head into my office for a day of strategic planning sessions with my portfolio companies, conference calls with new potential partners, and then see where the day takes me. No two days are the same.
( I dare say entrepreneurship is for the adventurous type, if you like to feel and have the freedom of doing whatever you like and still contribute to society, entrepreneurship is definitely for you)
5/What do you love/ hate about it?
I love the people I work with above all else. It’s truly amazing what can be done and how much you can enjoy it when you get to work with great people. They’re talented, energetic, passionate, and extremely innovative. It’s as close to utopia as I could ever imagine.
I hate that I’m not patient. I want everything to happen quickly and I want everyone to move at my pace. But, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve mellowed (a little).
6/What factors do you think are most important for young entrepreneurs to succeed?
Can they build a team? It’s by far the most important and is critical to the second part. Can they execute? Great ideas are worthless unless executed well.
( Take note guys! I know so many people who have amazing ideas, but when it comes to execution, most of us seem to back down. This interview with Brent hopefully will motivate you to start executing your great ideas)
7/ What are your advises to young people wanting to start their own entrepreneurial journey and achieve financial freedom?
Too young or first-time entrepreneurs, the best advice I can give is research and watch successful people. What do they do? How do they do it? Then let your imagination go.
( This is the reason why this interview is created, to learn from successful people. Remember you can’t fly with the eagles if you continue to scratch with the turkeys)