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Here's How to Write Your Own Formula for Success Scott Kaplan, a self-made entrepreneur, shares his remarkable story of success and perseverance on 'The Jeff Fenster Show.'

By Jeff Fenster

Key Takeaways

  • Perseverance and finding joy in work are crucial for personal development and entrepreneurial success.
  • Time management, self-reflection, and aligning actions with personal values are essential for achieving goals.
  • Adaptability, innovation, and surrounding oneself with a talented team are key factors in business growth.

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In a world where success stories often seem like overnight sensations, it's refreshing to hear the journey of someone who has truly embraced perseverance and resilience. From a blue-collar background to founding a social media platform and later a B2B software company, Scott Kaplan's experiences offer valuable insights into personal development, entrepreneurship, and the transformative power of sports. Perseverance and finding joy in one's work emerge as recurring themes throughout Kaplan's discussions.

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He emphasizes the importance of pushing through challenges and setbacks, never losing sight of the ultimate goal. Kaplan's journey serves as a reminder that success rarely comes without hard work and dedication. By embracing perseverance, individuals can overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams. Time management, self-reflection, and aligning actions with personal values are also key factors in Kaplan's path to success. He stresses the significance of managing time effectively, prioritizing tasks, and staying focused on the bigger picture.

"I don't know what a snooze button is," Kaplan told Jeff on this episode. "Once my brain starts getting going in the morning, it's like, 'Let's go!'"

Kaplan encourages listeners to engage in regular self-reflection, allowing them to assess their progress, identify areas for improvement, and make necessary adjustments. By aligning actions with personal values, individuals can ensure that their work is fulfilling and meaningful. Adaptability and innovation are crucial in the ever-evolving world of business, as Kaplan's journey exemplifies. From transitioning from radio to founding a social media platform and later a B2B software company, Kaplan demonstrates the importance of embracing change and staying ahead of the curve. By being open to new ideas, technologies, and market trends, entrepreneurs can seize opportunities and drive business growth.

About The Jeff Fenster Show

Serial entrepreneur Jeff Fenster embarks on an extraordinary journey every week, delving into the stories of exceptional individuals who have defied the norms and blazed their own trails to achieve extraordinary success.

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Jeff Fenster

Founder, Everbowl

Jeff Fenster is an award winning entrepreneur, best selling author, podcast host and expert in relationship capital.

His entrepreneurial success is vast - ranging from a quick serve restaurant chain, payroll and HR company, digital marketing agency and a construction company. But no matter what venture Jeff pursues, he lives by the principle of putting people first.

He was named a Empact100 Showcase Top 100 Entrepreneur in 2013, 2019's Top 40 Executive Under 40 by the San Diego Business Journal, and a Top Entrepreneur to Watch for 2020 by Thrive Global.

Jeff’s acclaimed podcast, The Jeff Fenster Show, features successful entrepreneurs, celebrities and athletes sharing their insights and stories of success. Today, Jeff speaks around the country on entrepreneurial mindset, authentic networking and vertical integration.

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