327: Accelerating your entrepreneurial journey to the top ranks with guest expert Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark, author of Entrepreneurial You: Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive

Bill Ringle and Dorie Clark discuss how to avoid making decisions that limit your potential as you endeavor to rise beyond surviving to thrive as an entrepreneur with a focus on overlooked opportunities for established small business leaders.

>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth. My Quest for the Best is a top-rated small business podcast with over 300 episodes of thought-provoking and insightful interviews with today’s top thought leaders and business experts. Host Bill Ringle’s mission with this show is to provide the strategies, insights, and resources that will unlock the growth potential of your business through these powerful conversations.

Interview Insights

Top 3 Takeaways from this Interview

  • Limiting our relationships with people we know also limits opportunities to build connections with other interesting, insightful, and quality individuals.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity that people right now are consuming more content to get your message across.
  • It is better to go slow than to rush our way to success.

Read Show Notes from this Episode

  • As a teenager, Dorie read a book by Tony Robbins and was inspired to craft a bold vision for her life. [01:21]
  • A friend of Dorie’s mom had a copy of Tony’s book, Unlimited Power, and this was her first introduction to him and his works. [1:37]
  • She shared how William Gibson’s quote ‘the future is here; it’s just not evenly distributed’ is relevant today when people are obsessed with forecasting. [05:26]
  • COVID’s lasting and still heavily felt impact made Dorie obsessed with the idea of forecasting and risk prediction. [06:47]
  • Jason Kleinert’s ambitious, impulsive big bet that didn’t pay off and how we can learn from his mistakes through testing and market validation.  [11:47]
  • How Jayson Gaignard leveraged access to Tim Ferriss to build a profitable conference that participants enjoyed.  [16:33]
  • Content creation is one of the key pillars required for being recognized in your field. [23:26]
  • How to leverage content creation on a regular basis. [24:49]
  • Dorie shared some insider tips from her online course, Recognized Expert. [26:47]
  • My Quest for the Best Lightning Round Begins [30:59

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Expert Bio

Dorie Clark helps individuals and companies get their best ideas heard in a crowded, noisy world. She has been named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50 and was honored as the #1 Communication Coach in the world at the Marshall Goldsmith Coaching Awards. She is a keynote speaker and teaches for Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and Columbia Business School. She is the author of Entrepreneurial You, which was named one of Forbes’ Top 5 Business Books of the Year, as well as Reinventing You and Stand Out, which was named the #1 Leadership Book of the Year by Inc. magazine.

A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, Clark has been described by the New York Times as an “expert at self-reinvention and helping others make changes in their lives.” She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, and consults and speaks for clients such as Google, Yale University, and the World Bank. She is a graduate of Harvard Divinity School, a producer of multiple Grammy-winning jazz albums, and a Broadway investor. You can download her free Entrepreneurial You self-assessment workbook at dorieclark.com/entrepreneur.


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Resources Mentioned During the Interview

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Books Authored by Dorie Clark

Entrepreneurial You Stand Out Reinventing-You The Long Game

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