Ideas are powerful. Ideas can sit in your head, or they can change the world. For developing your business and strengthening your financial well-being, how do you take ideas out of your head and get them into the marketplace?
On this episode of the Uncommon Life Project Podcast, hosts Phillip and Bryan talk with Gabriel Glynn – a guy who really knows how to generate an idea and run with it.
Gabriel Glynn is CEO of Makusafe and a serial entrepreneur. Gabriel’s startup journey began over a decade ago. In that time has experienced several successful exits, aka sold his company for a profit. His most recent was the selling of his software company Slash Web Studios in 2015.
Gabe was named 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year at the Iowa Small Business Awards. He was named Alumni of the Year by Des Moines Area Community College and was a finalist for the YPC, young professional of the year in 2013. He has served on many community and non-profit boards and was a charter member of the Greater Des Moines Rotary Club. Gabriel is the creator and host of the Advanced Manufacturing Podcast and has interviewed dozens of manufacturing leaders around the globe, including Jeff Immelt, former CEO of GE Corporation.
Gabriel, his wife Amanda and their two boys live in Ankeny, Iowa.
Gabe has made a literal habit of generating new ideas every day. There’s a lot of great stuff to learn from him. Find out more about Gabe’s work at https://makusafe.com/ and reach out on Twitter @GabrielGlynn
What you’ll learn
- How to make a habit of curiosity
- The cost and sacrifice of entrepreneurship – go into it with eyes wide open
- The role faith can play in entrepreneurship
- The importance of choosing people you truly want to work with, not just the highest or lowest bidder
- How to find an advisor or mentor who will push you, not just encourage you
- How to find an unpaid sales force, a group who stands to gain by what you are doing and who will spread the word
- What it takes to be a serial entrepreneur (it starts with a curious mind)
- How hosting a podcast can get you on a jet with Jeffrey Immelt
- The importance of coming up for air, spending time with your family, and being human
- Why most product start-ups fail
- How to leverage a source for residual income from the manufacturing space
- How a piece of $30 technology can prevent workplace accidents and death