Episode 062 – David Gonzalez – Discovering What Motivates You

“But I still haven’t found what I’m looking for….” – U2

How do you discover what motivates you? Is is a trial and error process? Is there a magic formula to this discovery? You aren’t alone if you’ve asked those questions. Thought leader and entrepreneur, David Gonzalez has been wrestling with this question for some time. He has enjoyed a successful career in Real Estate, Direct Marketing, and Hypnosis Therapy. Yet, David still finds himself searching for that “One Thing” that will be his legacy. He wants to build something that will outlive him, something that he can be proud of. On his journey, David has learned some valuable insights that he wants to pass on. Don’t miss this eye opening episode of Entrepreneur Unplugged to hear more from David!

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Taking it Public. Social Pressure as a tool for success!

With 2017 just around the corner, many Americans will commit to turning over a new leaf and attempt to complete a New Year’s resolution. But on average, 92% of those who make New Year’s resolutions fail. Only 8% follow through with their commitments. How will this year be any different? How do you find the key to unlocking your potential and reach your goals? David Gonzalez struggled with this issue for a long time. He would identify a goal that he wanted to tackle but soon would find himself failing. Recently, David discovered a strategy that helped him to succeed. He took his personal challenges public. Over the last 60 days, David was able to complete the goals he had set because of the social pressure. He created a Facebook group and invited others to keep him accountable and invited them to join in as well. To hear about David’s experience, listen to this great episode of Entrepreneur Unplugged!

Pushing the Envelope

David Gonzalez says that he wants to “Put a dent in the amount of stupidity on the planet.” He is inspired by the likes of Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Seth Godin. David wants to make a difference in this world and leave an impact. What he learned with his public “60 Day Challenge” on Facebook inspired him to “Reach for the stars.” David is fired up to push the envelope. He learned that a big part of his success is going public and having others hold him accountable. What lessons can you learn from David’s story? Make sure to catch this episode of Entrepreneur Unplugged!

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The Biggest Challenge in Business

In a recent talk, Vinnie Fisher shared the six main focus areas of small businesses:

  1. Sales and Marketing
  2. Product Development and Product Creation
  3. Team
  4. Data
  5. Processes
  6. Vision

Most entrepreneurs spend their energy on the first two areas. The #1 focus area that most small businesses overlook is “Vision.” When David Gonzalez heard this, he immediately applied it to his business and life. He discovered that his personal vision was cloudy. From that point on, David honed in on his “Why.” He is going forward with passion and energy to create impact. He’s still a work in progress but David is excited for what the future holds. To learn more from David’s journey, catch this episode of Entrepreneur Unplugged!

Success in Marriage

In a society where long term commitment is uncommon, a 20 year marriage stands out! David Gonzalez and his wife Holley have enjoyed a thriving marriage. Even after 20 years of marriage, people still mistake them for newlyweds! What is their key? What makes their marriage work? David will be quick to tell you that it’s all about teamwork. It doesn’t just equate to a healthy private life, they are business partners too! How often do you get to hear from someone with so much experience? Don’t miss this engaging episode of Entrepreneur Unplugged!

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OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE

  • [1:01] Tony’s guest today: David Gonzalez – Super-connector, Entrepreneur
  • [2:24] Tony welcomes David to the show.
  • [3:52] David’s story, the cliff notes version.
  • [9:30] David talks about his time in Real Estate and direct marketing.
  • [16:45] Taking it public. David’s journey with a Facebook group.
  • [21:41] Lessons David learned from the 60 day challenge experiment.
  • [32:15] David’s biggest challenge in business.
  • [32:40] David talks about married life.
  • [35:51] How to get in contact with David and some parting wisdom!

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