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In today’s episode of the As Told by Nomads Podcast, join me and my guest, Justin Breen. Today, we’ll be discussing how to build an epic business. Justin is the founder and CEO of the public relations firm BrEpic. He dedicates his life to helping people like him realize themselves, stick to the right mindset, and enabling those who will make a difference to change the world. Justin is also the author of the straightforward and incredibly inspiring book Epic Business; don’t forget to check it out!
The Right Mindset, The Right People
Justin’s focus on surrounding himself with the right people has proved incredibly vital to his growth in being who he is today. As he highlights his past, he mentions how people often misread him and how sometimes he did the same. After he realized the importance of communication, he soon learned how to engage with others and who to engage with. According to Breen, having the right mindset, the right people, and not caring about what the rest of the world thinks of you is what will keep you from swerving off the road of success. The power of constantly improving, learning, and not letting anything stop you, not even your excuses, cannot be understated. Keep yourself open to your resources. “Keep learning. Keep on honing your craft, reaching out, and putting yourself out there. Trust yourself and the people around you who encourage the right mindset.” This is the kind of person Justin Breen is. The business realm is “sink or swim,” but Justin knew how to navigate that by just having the right mindset and knowing the right people.
Media, Entrepreneurship, and the Industry
Tayo and Justin hold conversations about the modern business scene, the nature of self-correction, and journalism’s evolution. And from those conversations, they delve deeper into the “Nature versus Nurture” discussion regarding being an entrepreneur. The progression of technology and the information age landscape has drastically shifted business compared to way back when. Collaborating with other brilliant minds, and far more sprawling and interplaying topics all seem to connect to Justin’s vast experience working in the industry. In this episode, he also touches on how he utilized his craft and how it benefited him in the long run. “Work hard, smart, and do what needs to be done” is how Justin sees the industry and even the world.
About Justin Breen:
Justin Breen is an outlier, even among entrepreneurs, and a problem-solver. Who seeks out the brilliancy in others and doesn’t listen to excuses. With a sharp mind, sharper entrepreneurial skills, and 20+ years in the media business, his clients have ranged from all over the world. He’s won dozens of editing and writing awards and is an author of countless viral stories. Today, he is the CEO and Founder of the BrEpic public relations firm, which cuts through all the noise, and nonsense and solves the problem.
Outline of the episode:
[4:25] Justin’s story, past, history
[8:01] The evolution of journalism
[11:25] Why podcasts are replacing mainstream media.
[13:35] Mainstream media to entrepreneurs versus the general public.
[16:42] What actually makes a good story.
[18:02] The modern market, self-correction & clubhouse.
[21:50] Are entrepreneurs born or made?
[26:30] Art of networking and the type of people you talk to.
[29:23] Empathy, misreading people, and being misread.
[35:56] Awareness and knowing yourself.
[37:33] Being an outlier in a Community of outliers.
[41:15] How does Justin Green use his difference to make a difference.
Epic Business Book: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0881ZBNDV
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