Growth Mindset Podcast

101: Starting from Zero - Dane Maxwell, Serial Entrepreneur, Author, Musician, Coach

March 26th, 2020

Dane Maxwell

Dane loves to sing, and he sings so that the world may know a deeper love of themselves and life. Dane pursued business after hurting his voice at the age of 21. Business saved Dane's life and gave him a sense of purpose and significance. He started 16 businesses and failed 11 times.

Every time he failed on a venture, Dane figured out what worked and what didn't and has produced 5 successful profitable businesses:

The Foundation - Specializes in training people to start a business from scratch
Swipe My Ideas - Gives away profitable business ideas
Paperless Pipeline - A real estate transaction management software
My Agent Base - A real estate intranet software
Fear No Feeling - Sells unique shirts designs

Now, he continues to guide individuals in their own entrepreneurial paths. He has gone on to create over 15 millionaires with his teachings. He specializes in helping underdogs start successful businesses.

Other than his passion for singing, which he now has an album (No Need To Hide)produced, Dane is the author of the upcoming book Start From Zero which teaches entrepreneurs a new way to build businesses quickly, without the risk, from scratch.

Dane's book, Start from Zero drops March 31, 2020.

Dane and Start from Zero:

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My name is Sam Harris. I am a British entrepreneur, investor and explorer. From hitchhiking across Kazakstan to programming AI doctors I am always pushing myself in the spirit of curiosity and Growth. My background is in Biology and Psychology with a passion for improving the world and human behaviour. I have built and sold companies from an early age and love coming up with unique ways to make life more enjoyable and meaningful.



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Happiness Comes from Within

These days, people are being too hard on themselves that they forget "happiness" is inside all of us. We just have to be mindful and choose to be happy. Happiness, like other emotions, is not something you obtain, but rather something you inhabit.

We also need to realize that Happiness coming from material things is just illusory, temporary, is not really happiness but just pleasure. If we chase happiness in material things, our pursue for happiness will never end.

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It’s best to adopt this truth sooner rather than later, as more change in life is always guaranteed.

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However good your product or service is, the simple truth is that no-one will be part of your business if they don't want it or believe they don't need it.

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