Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life you Want with Daniel DiPiazza
In this week’s episode, we discuss Daniel’s start to entrepreneurship and the principles that guide his actions and help him achieve his goals.
Daniel is the founder of Rich20Something and author of Rich20Something: Ditch Your Average Job, Start an Epic Business, and Score the Life You Want. He built the company up from humble beginnings blogging away in his basement.
His honest and incredible writing abilities caused his blog to “break the internet” exploding him into the spotlight getting him features in outlets such as Time Magazine, Fortune, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and Yahoo! Business.
He has successfully started three consecutive freelance businesses and scaled them to over six-figures in revenue with ZERO startup capital. He makes sure the day-to-day at Rich20 is going smoothly, focuses on partnerships, strategy, and growth. Fun fact, he’s a Chipotle fanatic and loves Jiu-Jitsu.
Our episode today is all about how to block out the noise on social media, tips on taking a stand regardless of what other people say, and suggestions for respectfully disagreeing with other people without ruining relationships.
Daniel shares his journey from working in a restaurant to being a creative entrepreneur and author. He explains that courage is a muscle that you can strengthen by trying new things. Doing things outside of your comfort zone will help you to develop confidence in yourself and you can use the confidence inside to push forward to new goals.
Daniel leaves listeners with the advice, “The way you start is by taking your time back and deciding what is important to you. Have a non-negotiable hour for yourself daily. Start with meditation. It’s forced self reflection. As you develop the ability to do nothing, you’ll have clarity.”
- Why each year of life seems shorter and more compressed
- Things Daniel has taken away from various different jobs and “poking holes in the universe”
- What it feels like to do something outside of your comfort zone
- How to muster up courage and develop confidence
- Tips on putting your creative work out there when you are scared
- Sacrifices made to achieve the freedom Daniel has
- Safety nets, fears, and our programming
- How not to worry about what other people are going to say
- What to do when someone tries to engage you in a polarizing debate
- Advice on giving others permission to speak about things
- How to take action on your ideas
- Daniel’s new project in LA
Quotes From The Episode
“It builds confidence when you are able to test things and see that you don’t die.
“Confidence is something you build for yourself in a lot of different ways. You have to develop different areas of your life learn and see things in different ways.”
“We all have to find the thing that feeds us besides what pays us. Sometimes those things merge and sometimes they don’t.”
“When you publish something for the first time no one is going to read it. You publishing it is the important part. If you have something valuable enough to say, people will read it.”
“Freedom comes from the ability to choose. Everyone is going to choose something different. Once you have some breathing room then you can decide for yourself.”
“As you free yourself from the expectations and ideas of others, you will become more clear on what you want.”
“Safety is intoxicating. Being able to jump and figure things out as I’m in motion has served me.”
“To the creators, congratulations. That’s the biggest hump- being able to publicly produce something.”
“One of the most important things you can do is change your environment to be around the people you want to be around.”