Joe Stewart – Miami, Florida
Today’s Outside of the Box Entrepreneur Series is excited to introduce you to Joe Stewart. I first came across Joe on Facebook (I often wonder who hasn’t at this point?!) He was promoting a book he had written on Network Marketing which naturally me attracted me having spent a few years in that arena part time. He consistently provides value to his audience, and with his latest publication on Self Publishing he also offers a community for questions, feedback, etc.
He is an entrepreneur who never skips a beat on the celebration of others – be it through likes and comments – or genuine conversation. Joe strikes me as a ‘less announcements, more moves’ kinda guy. I know a lot of entrepreneurs, especially those entertaining the network marketing arena, or those looking to publish their own book can benefit greatly. I was thrilled to have Joe Stewart take part in the Out of the Box Series because I don’t believe he fits any mold outside of hard work and making things happen – with integrity, and realness. So without anything further – let me introduce you to Joe Stewart.
What sparked your drive to become an entrepreneur?
I had a teacher in 9th grade who recommended everyone in the class read Think & Grow Rich, Rich Dad Poor Dad, and The Millionaire Next Door. Being the book worm that I am, I had my mom drive me to the bookstore to buy all of them. After reading the 3 books I knew 100% I would be an entrepreneur when I found an industry I liked.
You’ve been selected as an “out of the box entrepreneur” would you agree with this statement?
Absolutely. When everyone else goes right I go left. I have always kind of done my own thing as far as my marketing style. I can be controversial in my content but whether people in our industry love me or hate me, they all respect me and keep me close.
If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be?
Work harder faster.. talk to 1,000 people as fast you can.. get your name, face and product EVERYWHERE.
To what do you attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?
You have to be ambitious in order to start a business, you have to be consistent everyday and do things out of your comfort zone, you have to invest back into your business once you are in profit etc, you need a solid product that people buy more than once, and the right team of people to execute sales, distribution and all the nuts and bolts behind the scenes.
Who has been your greatest inspiration and why?
Brig Hart, Chris Hummel CEO of FITTEAM Global, Darren Little.
They all believed in me before I believed in myself, they gave me the daily action steps to succeed in the industry I’m in.. (writing and network marketing)
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When the readers would like to get in touch with you, what is the best way for them to do so?
Joe Stewart, Author of ‘Create Your Own Economy’
My Facebook is one of the best ways
My email is email@example.com
How real was that? I’m sure you gained as much value and even as much insight into the reality of entrepreneurship through this small snippet of what was shared through this interview with today’s “outside of the box entrepreneur”. Comments and Feedback always welcome – either by signing in below, or emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The entrepreneurs who have participated throughout this series, have done so in donating their time. Always serving, endless value, leading from the front.
When I began this series of interviews, reaching out to successful, full time, entrepreneurs, I had one purpose – for this information to touch someone, somewhere who might be thinking of giving up. Reaching someone who needed to know that entrepreneurship isn’t always rainbows and awesome sauce – but there’s a real hustle, a real grind. Know that if you put in the work, success is inevitable.
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