100th Episode Milestone: 40 Pieces of Advice

Welcome to the 100th episode of The Agency Accelerator Podcast! This is a huge milestone and I am super excited we got this far.  And we have only just begun!

Two years ago I started this channel and I promised myself that I would commit week in and week out to record episodes, and it’s amazing how far we got.

For this episode, I wanted to come up with something special.

During this journey over the past 2 years, I had over 40 guests on the podcast and, at the end of our conversation, I always ask them what piece of advice they would give to their younger selves starting out their business. So I decided to collate 40 of the best answers and give you an episode full of expert and valuable advice.

Grab a pen and paper and get ready to take some notes because you’re going to be taking away so much from this episode.

Time Stamp

[1:01]

My idea for the 100th episode

[3:09]

Don’t be intimidated when you go to meetings. Sally Alexander from Episode 4

[3:52]

Market to your niche. David Miles from Episode 6

[4:31]

Don’t be afraid to charge what you are worth. Sophie Walton from Episode 8

[5:15]

Be yourself and understand your identity. Lee Jackson from Episode 10

[5:57]

Commit to a niche immediately. Roland Gurney from Episode 12

[6:28]

Focus on what you’re good at and have fun. Steve Bustin from Episode 15

[7:29]

Be clear about your outcome and be honest with yourself. Ian Laurie from Episode 17

[8:28]

Develop a healthy relationship with failure and lay down strong foundations. Miha Matlievski from Episode 19

[8:44]

Learn from your mistakes. Laura Evans from Episode 21

[9:10]

Speak to someone who has done it already. Pietro Ranieri from Episode 23

[9:42]

Invest in learning how to run a business. Susan Boles from Episode 25

[10:40]

Believe in yourself and listen to other people who have gone before you. Jez Kay from Episode 27

[11:02]

Be patient. Dan Englander from Episode 29

[11:22]

Remember that people are at the core of any good business. Grant Jennings from Episode 31

[12:14]

Don’t be too regimented in your thinking. Chico Chakravorty from Episode 33

[13:33]

Be as informed as possible: knowledge is power. Marc Convey from Episode 35

[14:21]

Have enough capital to get through the first 6 months and do your research about your audience. Tracey Burnett from Episode 37

[15:31]

Get a customer first. Jim James from Episode 39

[15:58]

Start earlier. Brad Smith from Episode 41

[16:42]

Focus your efforts on the things that only you can do. Darryl Sparey from Episode 43

[17:46]

Be strategic when approaching your business. Lindsey Pickles from Episode 45

[18:03]

Focus on what you love and what you are good at. Remeny Armitage from Episode 47

[18:46]

Know what sets you apart from the competition. John Ashton from Episode 52

[20:22]

Just do it, go for it! Lucy Snell from Episode 54

[21:08]

Good enough is good enough. Miranda Birch from Episode 56

[22:07]

Don’t procrastinate. Steve Slotow from Episode 58

[23:19]

A good job doesn’t always speak for itself.  Don’t wait to be tapped on the shoulder. Melanie Coeshott from Episode 60

[24:40]

Find some people that you look up to and follow them. Sam Wright from Episode 62

[25:23]

It’s okay to say no to things. Brent Weaver from Episode 64

[26:23]

You can be or do absolutely anything you want. Piccia Neri from Episode 66

[26:41]

Everything is going to be alright. Romans Ivanovs from Episode 68

[27:20]

Say ‘yes’ to things that scare you. Marcel Petitpas from Episode 70

[27:52]

Keep up with tech and know that it’s ok to seek help from others. Michelle and Christian Ewen from Episode 72

[30:22]

Trust your employees more. Ugis Balmaks from Episode 74

[31:18]

Niche your business and start building your email list. David Miles from Episode 76

[32:08]

Focus on one thing at a time. Richard Kennedy from Episode 78

[32:42]

‘Try fast and fail fast’. Adam O’Leary from Episode 82

[33:35]

Go with your gut feeling. If it doesn’t work, there are always other options. Anthony Burke from Episode 87

[34:42]

Be braver, take action. Katie Street from Episode 89

[35:21]

Be more confident. John Horn from Episode 91

Quotations

“Don’t let people intimidate you. You’re there for a reason.” – Sally Alexander, Managing Director at Ambleglow

“.. you’re going to make mistakes, so get out there. Start making some mistakes and use that process to learn from.” – Laura Evans, Creative Director – Video and Podcast Producer of Let’s Talk Video Production

“..try fast and fail fast.” – Adam O’Leary, Co-Founder of TrustScout

“be focused on what you love to do and what you’re really good at, then go for it. Never give up. ” – Remeny Armitage, Co-Founder of Brilliant and Human

“Don’t be afraid to charge what you’re worth.” – Sophie Walton, Owner of 3twelve

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