Defining career milestones is the path to success
Everyone is more successful than me, everyone is happier than me...
The 21st century bombards you with inspirational content. It shows you perfect people living perfect lives.
It can make you doubt your own abilities and potential. The route to success feels too long and hard to achieve.
You don't know how other people do it. How did they get started on their entrepreneurial journey?
In this show, we'll be tackling these issues head-on. Our guest Oliver Bruce, host of the 'Success is in the Mind' podcast, will be sharing his thoughts on what makes a successful entrepreneur. We'll speak about the traits of successful business owners and the importance of goal setting.
Oliver Bruce Guest Profile
Oliver is a serial entrepreneur, podcaster, and mentor. He founded PinPointMedia whilst at University, aged 19, with zero investment and a clear vision; to make media accessible to all.
By 2013 PinPointMedia grew to be one of the largest production companies in the South West with a national reach and clients such as Ticketmaster, Barratt Developments, Endsleigh Insurance, and British Gas.
When he’s not working Oliver runs his own podcast Success is in the Mind. A show that focuses on the success and struggles of the entrepreneurial journey.
When he’s not podcasting or running PinPointMedia, Oliver is a mentor at the Princes Trust.
Some of Oliver’s awards include South West Young Entrepreneur, South West Institute of Directors Director of the Year and the Great British Entrepreneur Pivot Entrepreneur of the year.
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Podcast - Success Is In The Mind:
Transcribed highlights from the show
Dan: When people listen to inspirational podcasts and watch inspirational shows they look at the world around them and think everyone is more successful than me, everyone is happier than me, everyone is further ahead than me.
How do you balance inspiring people to achieve their goals while also making them aware that to be an entrepreneur is a struggle?
Oliver: yeah, it’s a difficult balancing act. I think part of what you need to do is define what success looks like to you. Once you’ve done that you can begin to set goals for yourself based on your idea of success.
So no matter how big or small those goals are I’ll set myself goals and aim to achieve them in a specific amount of time. It could be a daily milestone, a weekly milestone, or a yearly milestone. I base my achievements on this.
I want to stress that these milestones don’t need to be monetary, material, or aesthetic; it can be anything. But I think it’s important to have some kind of bench mark.
When there’s other people out there making billions of pounds and driving fast cars or whatever, maybe I don’t want that all I want is to be happy in my relationship and that is my benchmark.
Once I’ve got there, I’ve succeeded.