The theme of today’s show is navigating the pressures that so many entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs feel from friends, family, and colleagues.
Vincent has definitely paid his dues in the world of entrepreneurship, having worked with Empire Flippers before starting Growth Ninja in 2015, all the while hiding the fact that he dropped out of college from members of his immediate family.
This episode is a conversation about the tough decisions and sacrifices that many entrepreneurs are forced to make to get started with their own businesses.
Listen to this week’s show and learn:
- Why Vincent decided to drop out of college. (2:38)
- What Vincent learned from apprenticing with Empire Flippers. (18:41)
- Why Vincent hid the fact that he was an entrepreneur from some of his family members. (33:52)
- How Vincent’s family reacted when he told them what he had been doing. (38:46)
- Reflections on the first three years of Growth Ninja and what Vincent sees for the future of his company. (41:59)
Mentioned in the episode:
- TMBA Masterminds
- Sponsor the TMBA Podcast
- The Dynamite Circle
- The DC Podcast
- Help Us Choose a New Name for the TropicalMBA Podcast
- DC BKK
- Vincent Nguyen
- Growth Ninja
- Empire Flippers
- Marc and Angel Chernoff
- Tim Ferriss
- Ramit Sethi
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