TMBA 681: Our Take On The Parable Of The Mexican Fisherman And Year End Thoughts

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As 2022 draws to a close Dan and Ian are in a reflective mood. In this week’s show they ponder the ‘lifestyle business take’ on ‘The Parable of the Mexican Fisherman’ and come up with an alternative interpretation involving YouTube.

They also discuss some the positives and negatives of their own business year including the results of their ambition to scale Dynamite Jobs, the power of reconnecting in person with colleagues, friends and mentors, and why alignment between founders is critical:

“I think we can up the leadership game a little bit. And a lot of that is about figuring out these concepts and ideas that scale through the organisation and create alignment. It’s creating empowerment and autonomy in each individual actor to know that they’re doing meaningful things on a day to day basis. That level of leadership is a tough nut to crack”.

Listen and learn:

  • Why reflection on your ‘next year strategies’ in writing is so helpful
  • Do lifestyle businesses offer a ‘third option’ in ‘The Parable of the Mexican Fisherman’
  • Insights gleaned from launching DCScale
  • How alignment between founders is such a critical factor in growth and development of a business

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Post a Remote Job
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
Miracle Morning
Working Backwards
Seth Godin
Daniel H. Pink
Free Agent Nation
The 4-Hour Workweek
From My Ranch To Your Kitchen
Jason Cohen

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TMBA428: A Critique of Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Workweek
TMBA574: The Power of Entrepreneurial Persistence
TMBA602: 5 Strategies for Growing an 8-Figure Business

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