Pat Flynn is an architect turned author, podcast host and serial entrepreneur who is best known for The Smart Passive Income Blog and podcast. After finding himself laid off during the 2008 recession, Pat found his start online with the GreenExamAcademy.com. Today, he’s often praised for his transparency, authentic style and thought leadership in digital marketing appearing in numerous publications such as Forbes, The New York Times, ProBlogger and more. Pat is the author of Let Go and owner of Flynndustries and its subsidiaries.
You have to know that you’re not going to know everything – Pat Flynn
In trying to pass the LEED exam, Pat created a website where he and his classmates can put up their notes to help themselves pass. Pat was seen as an expert in this space. When he didn’t know how to do something, he worked really hard to find out how to get it done or why things were being done the way they were. Success Habit: Write on a post-it note the one thing he wants to focus on for the day.
Pat’s One Idea
After being laid off from his dream job, Pat heard about podcasting and being an entrepreneur. He put out his exam website online and found 6,000 people visited that website overnight from 30 different countries.
Pat, in 2008, launched an e-book study guide and started adding new products as each product started to get more successful. Smart Passive Income was created to be transparent on how he created his business (things done right and not right). These became great lessons for people.
♦ Reach out and ask for help. Be a part of a mastermind group.
♦ Mastermind – a group of people who have the same value as you, not necessarily the same niche as you. You are all honest w/ each other and hold each other accountable.
5 Moves To Start A New Business
If they were to start another business today, they would concentrate on this key factor:
- Discover who the target market is.
- Find out what the problem is.
- Find out the language they’re speaking.
- Create the product to solve their problem.
- Freelance – take some of your skills and share it with the world.
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
Secret To Success
Being focused on one thing at a time.