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Now on to my guest today, Sam Harris, whose latest venture is Syncify, a social networking app for podcasts.
Sam started off as an entrepreneur at University in England, where he was a biology major and wanted to take action to address the environmental issues he was learning about. He won a grant to start his first venture and has been launching new businesses ever since, sometimes failing, sometimes succeeding, but learning a lot along the way.
With Syncify, Sam is hoping to fill in the gaps for podcasters who want to connect more with their listeners, and for listeners to be able to talk about and recommend podcasts. Built on the web and as a mobile app, he envisions it becoming multi-functional, providing more useful data for podcasters as well as ways for listeners to learn about new podcasts and how to support them. Sam also hosts the Growth Mindset podcast, where he shares insight on how people have used various processes to succeed, and co-hosts the Wiser Than Yesterday podcast, where he talks about nonfiction books he’s read and what he is learning from them.
Now let’s get better together.
Harris reiterates what we’ve heard from many other entrepreneurs, including:
- Keep trying. You’ll fail, but learn from those failures, and success is inevitable.
- The data on successful entrepreneurs shows that the only commonality is that the more you try, the more likely you are to succeed — so start now.
- Enjoy the journey. I hear this one a lot and agree with it as well. I think that the whole point of doing something entrepreneurial is to see if you can do it and that sometimes does not work out.
- Podcasting is changing. The interview format is moving aside to more storytelling and long form content. This does not mean that the interview is dead but podcasters have to start sharing what they have learned. Sound familiar? All of you told me the same thing.