Ep90 Show Notes
About Geoff Woods
Geoff Woods started his journey not as an entrepreneur, but as a medical device salesman. After his company slashed his income by nearly 40%, he started to explore the idea of entrepreneurship and eventually became a salesman by day, entrepreneur by night. Although he appreciated his network, he knew he couldn’t ask for guidance from people that didn’t share his new goals. After hearing the Jim Rohn quote that “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with,” Geoff set out on a mission to surround himself with high level CEOs and entrepreneurs. Fast forward, and he is a now being mentored by many of these heavy hitters. He publishes the real conversations he has with his mentors on in his top business podcast “The Mentee Podcast.”
Key Conversation Points
- Defining “Mentor”
- Recognizing the difference between a “mentor” and a “coach”
- Knowing what to look for in a mentor
- Asking the right questions in order to choose a mentor
- Learning how to network the right way
- Talking openly about your goals with others
- Adding value to others
Detailed Conversation Highlights
Geoff Woods is a strong extrovert that became aware of his introverted side after an assessment. At that point, he acknowledged that even with his extrovert dominance that he needed to occasionally spend some time by himself. He came into entrepreneurship after hugely impactful back-to-back events occurred in his life within the same week: his dear friend suffered a stroke, and his company slashed his future income by 40%. This prompted him to realize the importance of securing a legacy that was dependable for his and his family’s future. He decided to go into work for himself, but his network at the time lacked people who “made it big” in business. He was inspired by the Jim Rohn quote that “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”.
Running with that advice, he sought to network with successful entrepreneurs and corporate executives. This helped him to realize the power of mentors, and how essential they are to success. Geoff used his bold and inquisitive nature to form two important questions that can aid anyone in finding the perfect mentor, and also the best way to establish new connections. Furthermore, he emphasizes the importance of getting the most out of the network you already have. He managed to excel by interacting with successful entrepreneurs, and records the conversations he has with them. These recordings make up his podcast, “The Mentee.” He stresses the importance of paying it forward to others that need help and identifies it as a quality that many successful entrepreneurs possess.
Resources Mentioned in the Podcast
Connect with 7 Amazing People in 7 Days or Less (findthebestmentors.com)
The Power of Vulnerability: Teachings on Authenticity, Connection and Courage – Brené Brown
The Mentee Podcast
Geoff’s special 15 minute consultation for podcast listeners
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Geoff’s Introvert Island Book Selections
Cash Flow Quandrant – Robert Kiyosaki
How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie
Three Feet from Gold: Turn Your Obstacles Into Opportunities – Sharon L. Lechter
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