The Givers’ Mentality With Joscelyn Duffy

Joscelyn has been creating communication that helps move the world forward into our individual and collective potential for 20 years. As a co-developer of world-changing ideas, she has supported everyone from Fortune 500 companies and New York best-selling authors to new entrepreneurs. Author/Ghostwriter behind 15 books and creative consultant behind dozens of others, Joscelyn is on a mission to help entrepreneurs master their mission and leave their legacy.

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June 6, 2018 30 mins Download (MP3)

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01:19 Imagine you just had the best day of your life. Where are you going to eat, and what are you ordering in order to make your day complete?
02:47 Tell me about a time you felt lost or blind in business. What was it like, and how did you overcome it?
05:13 Could you shed some light on what lupus is, as well as what lupus did to your body, in order to set you on the path that you are on today?
06:46 What is it about writing and how can we use writing for our own personal brand, or our business?
10:23 I have this compelling story about giving and empathy, etc. How do I translate that in a way that makes sense so I can promote it to the world? What are some techniques that you can share that can allow people to share to a wider audience?
12:05 Having people dictate the story: is that the form of simply talking to your customers, or is it through cold outreach, like an email?
14:30 Do you think that this ‘giver’s mentality’ is something that you were born with? Or is it something that can be trained?
17:11 Is there anything that you can recommend doing – any techniques that you can share to help people unlock that potential within in order to get to a place like where you are now?
20:04 What is it about New York that just gets you excited?
21:46 Is there a particular quote that you live by, or resonates with you?
25:00 Is there a place that you can go in order to put yourself back into that Zen mode? If so, where is it?
26:34 The Blind Entrepreneur podcast was created for those individuals that may be temporarily blind in business. To those individuals, what are 3 pieces of advice that you could share with them?

Three Pieces of Advice From Joscelyn Duffy

My first piece of advice would be presence. I find it important to be sufficiently present enough to give the people you work with the support that they need. The second piece of advice? Make your work and clients personal. Show interest in your clients. Don’t just be present with them; really express an interest in who they are, what they do and your relationship.

My final piece of advice falls under persistence and not giving up. Don’t give up so easily if you’re facing obstacles. Take it from me, being diagnosed with lupus, confined to a bed, and doomed to die. I didn’t give up my fight and bounced back – neither should you. Don’t be afraid to connect with people who you may need support from. But also remember to go easy on yourself; we can only do so much, with all that is going on in life, with work and our families.