Talking Tik Tok with Carl Gould of 7 Stage Advisors | WHOA GNV Side Hustle
After building and selling various multimillion-dollar organizations, Carl Gould’s 7 Stage Advisors has mentored some of the fastest-growing companies like Walgreens, Walmart, American Idol, IBM, and more. Carl is an international speaker, CEO, entrepreneur, author, & advisor, and we had the opportunity to get him in our WHOA GNV Studio. Being our first guest outside of Gainesville, Michael and I were able to get his perspective of the city and hear his awesome story. Fun fact: To spend a day with Carl Gould and get his expertise would cost you $20,000, so we were grateful to get an hour of his time on our podcast! 6:29 Tell us how you got to where you are today. 12:54 You want to be who you are and sell it big! 19:59 Find what your differentiators are, promote what those are, and you pick fights. 20:02 How did you get the opportunity to work with Inc. 500 fastest growing companies? 28:18 I’m not tied to the result and how we get there, I just want to make sure you get there. 30:50 People aren’t always hiring a coach because they want an expert. 36:08 I’ve looked to various sources and found my inspiration one slice at a time. 40:54 I like to listen to people who have a distinctly original take on things. 42:01 Everyone is so different that I find it almost impossible to see competition. 46:00 Understand what a “goal” actually is. 56:22 What’s success for you – do you feel like you’ve made it? 1:00:03 I made a deal with myself – I’m never going to work again that I don’t love. 1:08:12 Every two weeks I block out time. 1:13:45 You want to become better than the problems you’re facing.
Carl Gould – Unifying Those Around You
Trump won the Republican nomination by being divisive and separating/distancing himself from the ‘traditional candidate’…He now needs to UNIFY the Republican Party, and some of those within the party that he was once attacking. It doesn’t seem that he will be able to regain his footing in the race against Clinton unless he can evolve his message and platform to inspire the necessary endorsements and alignment from his own party. Much like a turnaround in business, you separate yourself from the bad habits and leadership style that go the business in trouble, but then it is imperative that you unify/align those around the new vision and direction. If you can’t rally the team around the new vision, the turnaround will be unsuccessful.