S08 E04 – Confidence, Solving Problems, and Playing the Long Game with Mark Asquith

Live In The Feast - Mark Asquith

Today’s co-host is Mark Asquith. Mark is the founder of Rebel Based Media and a suite of other companies focused on podcasters. Mark is also a repeat guest from season five.

Self-described as “wandering through life,” Mark found his way to podcasting through many other endeavors. He founded Podcast Websites, which eventually expanded into Rebel Base Media and several sub-brands.

Mark says he’s never felt like an entrepreneur, though he’s run nearly every kind of business you can think of throughout his career. From angel investing and podcasting to coaching and other client services, you name it, he’s done it.

As an expert at leveraging one business to grow others, Mark is fond of saying, “solve one problem, not do one thing”, and it drives everything he does.

In today’s episode, we talk about why playing the long game is so important and how to be patient with the market. We also cover how to figure out the next steps when you have a great idea, and how to have confidence in pursuing it.

Main Takeaways

  • If you’re on the road to becoming an entrepreneur, have the confidence to take on a task and figure out how to do it later. Take a leap of faith and believe that you’re smart enough to figure out how to overcome the challenges you’ll face.
  • There are only three types of tasks: important, interesting, and integral. Important is the stuff you need to get done with your productive time, interesting is what you do to refuel, and integral is maintenance or obligatory tasks. Figuring out which ones fall into which category will help you grow your business.
  • Have the confidence to say ‘no’ to an idea now so that you can give it a resounding ‘yes’ later. Make sure you deeply understand your industry before putting out what you think will be a winning product.

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