How To Screw The Naysayers with Tim Alison

Tim Alison is a lifelong entrepreneur, business coach, author and host of the Screw the Naysayers Podcast Show. At age 31 Tim walked away from a six figure income and moved to a tiny fishing village in Nova Scotia, Canada. The naysayers laughed when he said he was starting an educational software company. They stopped laughing when sales topped $10 million. His life philosophy is simple- Know the Life You Want and Have the Courage to Live It.

October 2, 2018 Download (MP3)

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01:31 Imagine you just had the absolute best day of your life. Where are you going to eat, and what are you eating, in order to make your day complete?
04:13 Tell me about a time you felt lost or blind in business. What was it like, and how did you overcome it?
10:56 Living in your Nova Scotia village, what are some of the things that you’ve learnt, and applied to your business?
15:51 Have your naysayers spoken to you about the community that you’re building?
18:46 Could you tell us a bit more about what you are building, and how it is helping people?
28:45 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?

Tim Alison’s Opinion on His Naysayers

The interesting thing about that is most of these naysayers are highly successful business coaches scattered all over the world. I started to get really upset with regards to how I see us preparing young people for the workplace beyond school and the kinds of opportunities out there. But, these kids are coming through a compliance style education, and when they come out, only to find the job they’re looking for isn’t there. Then they just sit down and eventually take a job they don’t like.

I then decided that I wanted to try and work with these kinds of people, as well as millenials that would still be interested. Next, I tried talking to various business coaches about this; they said I was crazy to try and make money with these kind of people. I have to wait for them to grow up and experience suffering a bit, before approaching them. And that opinion only kept repeating itself, the more persons I talked to. But to be honest, this only strengthens my determination to prove everyone wrong.

Three Pieces of Advice From Tim Alison

The first thing would be when it comes to decide what it is you want to do in life, the only opinion that should matter is your own. Tune out all the negativity around you and believe that if you want something, you can achieve it. My second piece of advice is to focus on making an impact. If you start a business, more likely it was to solve a problem that you see and think you can solve better than whatever solution is currently out there, or maybe there isn’t. If you focus on what you can do to impact, and not on how much money that you can make (that’s a big mistake), you’d be better. My last piece of advice? Don’t be afraid to ask to help. You need to put yourself out there. You never know – you may find someone who can help you.