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I simply did not want to work for others and wanted to execute my own ideas.


Andrew

This is re posted.


Andrew Keller

Every morning, Larry and I dig into a form or idea that has caught our eye. Our hope is that our chat inspires you to never stop thinking and possibly challenges you in a new way. If you'd like to help support the show, please visit patreon.com slash reposted. Thank you for stopping by. It's been a while since we've gone to Twitter to get a quote. But I found this one I couldn't resist. It's from the CEO of cluster Inc. Her name is Kim Taylor. She says, I'm a founder, I did not collect baseball cards, sell things as a child or start any business in college, I simply did not want to work for others and wanted to execute my own ideas. I think this is a good reminder that old dogs can be taught new tricks. I mean, even if you're 20, you can be considered an old dog. But like, basically, you hear all these stories of CEOs being like, Oh, I collected baseball cards, or I did all these things. And the entrepreneurial spirit is built within you. But like, not necessarily, if you just want to do something, go out and do it.


Larry

Yeah, I really took this more from the tone of how she says this, or how I felt like she said it, then the entirety of it in that she sounds like the exact type of person that would start a business and be successful. It's just you just have to have that, like, plow ahead. I'm doing it doing it my way. Because if you limp into doing a business starting a business, I don't think that's gonna work.


Andrew Keller

I think you're right, the spirit of that is more of like, I'm gonna be able to do it. Because I know a lot of people who don't want to work for others, but they have to, yeah, you to do it. So I starting a business isn't only not wanting to work for others, it's being able to execute it. But I'm saying she's saying I think I don't fit the mold. And so you don't have to either anyone can start a business. Just do it.


Larry

Yeah. And I mean, that's like, you can really extrapolate that to anything, right? It's the people that do things different that end up changing the way we see things or do things, right. I mean, most, if you do the same, I guess there's ideas of people that copy people on their business and make that work. Like Isn't it like Salesforce and Oracle Salesforce kind of came from Oracle, and they're just as successful?


Andrew Keller

I think I think what people can get hung up on is the anomaly of a Facebook or a Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, like these people have these ideas, and they like crazy that they fit the mold, and it's crazy. But I think what a lot of people forget about is there's a lot of sneaky, successful people who were making plastic caps for Coca Cola for coke bottles, like, it doesn't have to be this crazy billion billion dollar idea, like do set find something that you want to do. And you can do it.


Larry

Also to like, I feel like this is totally a bingo square. Doyle Brunson, the famous poker player has said once when you're at a poker table, everybody's playing tight, you play loose, but everybody's lose, you played tight. You Zig when people are zagging, like you just, if you're doing what everybody else is doing, you're never going to have that creative idea. And so and once again, sort of changed the like, Uber. Nobody was taking taxis in San Francisco. He's like, Hey, man, taking a taxi sucks. Because the taxis drive right by you. I'm gonna start a company that comes right to your door.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I mean, just identifying what what needs are out there. And I think I would also stick to advice I would give people that want to start a business or want to start a side hustle, it doesn't have to be something that's going to change lives or change the entire world, just like there's a need out there. And you can execute it. Something as simple as plastics or whatever type of a service.


Larry

I'm going to admit right now that I'm fully gonna make up a statistic. But I'm gonna go ahead and do it. I feel like people that start businesses don't succeed until like, their third business. Like, they don't they fail on their first two. And it's only on like, their third attempt, after they borrowed money and lost it, borrow money lost it. It's like on their third attempt that their company becomes successful.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I don't know that many people that have started businesses, but I think it's kind of like, if you set yourself up for success. And I think a lot of times, maybe starting a business, you're like, Oh, I'm just gonna do it. You don't think about the the financial runway that you might need to do it. But, you know,


Larry

I would just say like starting a business, like I like her attitude of like, I don't want to work for anybody. You know, full stop. We've talked about all the time that that does have some drawbacks. You really have to be a, I don't know, dog minded, straightforward person to just do it yourself and not have input from other people.


Andrew Keller

Yeah, I mean, I think that's a good point. If you are thinking about starting a business, maybe take a quick personality test or spend a couple days like thinking about who You are because there is a lot of personalities that require the more structure to be able to say, this is what you need to be doing. And this is next, or someone doesn't want to hear what they should be doing. And so they don't like, I, I didn't want to be working for someone that didn't respect. And so I, I quit. And then I mean, there's adjustment periods, I don't think I'm the type of person that likes to work within a structure. But even right after I left, it took me a while to kind of adjust and fluctuate. And I guess to your point, the businesses I've started in the past, the first one didn't work out.


Larry

So but I think you definitely have like the perseverance and the focus to do things on a daily basis when people aren't telling you to do it.


Andrew Keller

Something I struggle with, is, I don't know, at what point Am I being stubborn? Or what point Am I persevering? Because like if you don't see success, like when is that and you hear so many stories of people that like kept going and they kept Hacksaw Ridge was a movie that took like 15 years to get made at once to want a bunch of Academy Awards. But for every Hacksaw Ridge, there's 100,000 movies that never get made and people are trying to make them still.


Larry

So other reflective of that there was some sort of study about bands and like how close they came to making it but quit before it. I don't know the statistic but it was like, Ah, so they were like so close and then they stopped. I mean,


Andrew Keller

that's a carrot that's sneaky wants to keep you there. Like you hear. JOHN Krasinski was quitting acting, and then with his last audition was the office and now now he's married to a British woman, which is everyone's dream.


Larry

Hosting Saturday Night Live.


Andrew Keller

Right or Lisa Kudrow had gotten fired from Frasier and because of that, she got an audition for one up, she freed up to be able to do friends. You never know what your next turn is going to be. And I think for me, that's part of the allure of working in the highly volatile entertainment industries because you never know what the next day can hold.


Larry

Does. That means you're gonna get hired on Frasier to or something soon.


Andrew Keller

I just started rewatching Frasier recently and it holds up, so


Unknown Speaker

does,


Andrew Keller

I think, I think so. But I love that. I was a weird kid. Why do kids like Frasier? I should have been like that. That was weird. It was a little high anyway.


Unknown Speaker

Anyway, if


Andrew Keller

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