What’s Up, Creative Hustlers! Steven & Melissa Here.
Today we’ll be talking with Patrick Stiles. He’s a serial-entrepreneur who’s most recent business, vid-alytics, is a video platform that host and streams videos on your website while also collecting powerful analytics for marketers.
[00:00:33] What’s up Creative Hustlers!
[00:00:35] Today’s guest is Patrick Stiles
[00:00:47] What’s Up Patrick. Ready to get hustling?
[00:01:11] Why Patrick is a #CreativeHustler.
[00:01:30] In 2008, He was fires twice in a 6 month period!
[00:02:00] On June 2nd, he created his first business. Since then, he’s circled the globe.
[00:02:42] #CreativeHustler 101: Left a job, and 48 hours later you’ve got a new hustle.
[00:03:30] Naming a company is labor intensive.
[00:03:49] What vid-alytics does for the market!
[00:04:58] Using video tools that SUCKED caused Patrick’s eureka moment.
[00:05:38] If you’re a marketer trying to sell with video, vid-alytics is what you need.
[00:06:22] Is vid-alytics able to get analytics on any platform?
[00:07:00] Patrick is self-taught in websites, so he found a developer to help because YOU can’t do it ALL!
[00:07:52] Patrick hired a friend, lost $12,000 and had to fire him.
[00:08:27] Find people who PLAY at what you’re BAD at!
[00:09:16] You bring in the right people, and things start to work better!
[00:09:39] Patrick doesn’t like working!
[00:09:57] Find the book, Rocket Fuel by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters!
[00:10:15] There’s visionaries and implementers. You don’t need to be both.
[00:10:45] Patrick was a #digitalnomad who met his wife in Buenos Aires but she’s not from there.
[00:11:50] Patrick’s wife Erica moves to Buenos Aires at 21 alone.
[00:12:12] The Pope is Argentinian, but come from Italian roots.
[00:13:00] Steve’s first language is Italian.
[00:13:44] How Patrick and his wife work together in their business.
[00:14:16] Patrick & his brother started a trash company together, cause he’s the entrepreneur.
[00:14:57] How having your wife as your right-hand-woman effects Patrick’s entrepreneurial journey.
[00:16:00] Erica had a job coding subtitles for Spanish soap operas, and Patrick begged her to work with him.
[00:17:20] On the first week, Erica helped save him thousands of dollars on Bing ads.
[00:18:30] How do you deal with the intense moments when you are working with your partner.
[00:20:18] Patrick would NOT recommend working with your partner.
[00:21:40] When Steven & Melissa got together it was the Brady Bunch of businesses.
[00:22:14] Melissa believes that working with your spouse is ALL about patience, communication & space.
[00:22:50] Steven had to learn how to TURN OFF.
[00:23:45] Patrick & Erica give each other space, even though they spend tons of time together.
[00:24:49] Where does Patrick’s inspiration for being a serial entrepreneur come from?
[00:25:20] Patrick has seen many people who he thought would do great things never make it.
[00:26:50] Ride the emotional rollercoaster of entrepreneurship.
[00:27:28] The biggest struggling is admitting you don’t know shit.
[00:28:00] A lesson from Good to Great by Jim Collins.
[00:28:19] Find the ugly bugs under the stone that is your business!
[00:28:58] Great quote from Elon Musk about entrepreneurship.
[00:29:25] The entrepreneurship depression is better as a couple.
[00:30:15] Entrepreneurship is slightly make it or break it.
[00:30:35] What’s your bounce back rate?
[00:31:03] How does Patrick get out of the Entrepreneurial dark place?
[00:33:15] Nothing good happens after midnight.
[00:33:50] Are you being busy or actually getting shit done?
[00:34:09] Patrick’s friend Ron recommended Essentialism by Greg McKeown to help avoid overload.
[00:35:03] Focus on the 3 things you NEED to get done FIRST!
[00:35:40] Patrick gave up on balance and moderation in his business.
[00:37:09] Patrick came back from a trip and quit everything but his online business.
[00:37:52] Patrick doesn’t give a SHIT, but he is NOT giving up!
[00:38:45] Patrick Stiles saw 30 countries before age 30!
[00:39:28] It’s okay if people are comfortable where they are, it’s just for them.
[00:40:29] Patrick is deeply discontent and it drives him to keep going.
[00:40:55] Patrick Stiles suggests “Becoming Steve Jobs” and “Losing my Virginity” as inspirational books.
[00:41:35] People are searching for freedom, and the lifestyle that comes with it.
[00:42:14] Patrick Stiles’s most challenging part of being a #CreativeHustler.
[00:44:12] Loneliness is a struggle for #CreativeHustlers.
[00:45:50] If being a millionaire was easy, everyone would do it.
[00:47:00] Patrick Stiles fled from a Bangkok flood, unplugged, and got an amazing idea to improve his business.
[00:48:30] If you GIVE UP, you’re guaranteed to lose.
[00:49:20] No matter what happened, the journey was worth it.
[00:50:25] It’s never too early to beef up your eulogy.
[00:51:19] Patrick Stiles is most alive when he’s chasing a goal.
[00:52:00] Even with 10 million dollars, Patrick Stiles cannot just coast.
[00:52:29] Don’t attract tons of pain and suffering, just adjust where you are.
[00:53:47] Patrick Stiles would be a pony.
[00:54:00] Patrick Stiles would get a drink with Steve Jobs or Elon Musk.
[00:54:30] We can learn about any one of the big players from books and TV, but sometimes it’s a random person at an event that give game changing advice.
[00:55:17] The people who know you best give you the best advice.
[00:55:40] Patrick Stiles’s superpower is being an entrepreneur.
[00:56:20] As humans, we want to believe in silver bullets and secrets.
[00:55:49] The secret is that there are NO SECRETS to being an entrepreneur.
[00:57:17] Patrick felt that traveling influenced him as both a human being and entrepreneur.
[00:59:30] Patrick has a tattoo with a black sheep that says, “Crazy people change the world.”
[01:00:13] Traveling lets you become a different person. No one knows you.
[01:01:00] Where Patrick lives on the internet.
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