Mar 18, 2015
Marcus Whitney is president of Jumpstart Foundry, a healthcare business accelerator. He is a serial entrepreneur and recognized Nashville area technology thought leader. Don't forget to check out his TEDx Nashville talk, Nashville Hustle.
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Marcus Whitney moved to Nashville without knowing anyone. He went from serving Nashville technology leaders as a waiter to becoming a recognized thought leader himself.
It’s easy to get motivated when you have kids and no idea of how to pay your bills.
Open your mouth and share your story.
Just show up. Don’t be the invisible person in the back of the room.
Find meet ups and groups to network with.
Preparation always helps people feel more confident.
Be more outgoing by preparing your story before attending a networking event. Know what you want to be known for.
Bring your business cards.
Networking is really a form of personal marketing.
It’s an impression game. How many times have people seen you and your name? What is the quality of that impression?
Marcus’ TEDx Nashville Talk.
You’re going to have to lie to yourself to get over the bias that limit you from doing things your heart tells you to do.
It’s pretty hard to listen to your heart when your mind is telling you the ways you will fail. Tell yourself you’re already the thing you want to be.
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Failure is just part of the process of developing mastery.
It’s not always about winning. It’s about growth, reflection and awareness of how you’re moving towards mastery.
Down days are just days. Days in months, months in years.
Marcus is an avid LinkedIn stalker.
1. Get good photography.
2. Pay attention to your LinkedIn profile.
3. Get your pitch together.
App Recommendation: Slack
Book Recommendation: The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace by Ron Friedman PhD
Contact Marcus: @marcuswhitney or JSF.co
Thanks for listening. You rock!