How to Balance Your Ambition and Contentment with Forbes Entrepreneur Jodie Cook

Today’s guest is Jodie Cook. Jodie founded a social media agency at just 22 years old and sold it in 2021. She is a regular contributor for Forbes on entrepreneurship and was also included in Forbes list of 30 under 30 social entrepreneurs in Europe. She is the author of “Stop acting like you’re going to live forever” and several books on raising entrepreneurial kids. On top of all of that Jodie even finds time to compete in powerlifting for Great Britain.

In this episode, Jodie shares her experience in building businesses, from tips regarding her daily routine to how to land your first client. Jodie is a jack of all trades and gives great advice on how to seed your ambition without becoming burnt out. She shares a unique perspective as an entrepreneur and writer.

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01:48 - How did you get into powerlifting?

02:50 - Where did your discipline come from?

07:38 - Do you have any tips that you could give regarding your routine?

13:10 - What is the ideology that helped you the most?

18:56 - What was your driving force for wanting to be an entrepreneur?

21:24 - How did you get your first client?

27:30 - Have you ever had a disagreement with your clients?

28:55 - Where do you see yourself going in the future?

31:48 - What did you mean in your TEDx talk when you talked about “creating useful people”?

39:48 - How often would a kid be pushed into entrepreneurship by their parents and not be an entrepreneur?

43:32 - What are some other stories in your book that stuck out to you?

49:29 - How do you balance your ambition from your own stress?

51:30 - Is there anything that you do on a daily basis that helps you de-stress?

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