Richard Branson is widely known for his bold stunts. He’s attempted to break world records circumnavigating the Earth in a balloon, crossing the English Channel, and crossing the Atlantic Ocean.
I’ve always assumed it was Branson’s boldness and taste for risk that made him an incredible entrepreneur (his Virgin Group now owns over 400 companies).
That is, until I met John Corcoran.
John notes that Branson credits his success to his ability to build relationships with others. Wow! What? I didn’t see that coming.
In this podcast John shares some incredibly valuable insight into exactly what it is that propels some of our favorite entrepreneurs, and also how we can build the same skills that helped them succeed.
Listen now: 020: How to build relationships that build your success (with John Corcoran)
Rapid Fire Questions
One thing that held John back:
Not knowing the right people and not associating with the right people.
One thing John gave up to start making better progress:
Listening to sports radio. He replaced that time with audiobooks and podcast and now gets through one to two books every month.
One habit that helps John succeed:
Planning and setting goals – especially around networking. For example, he sets goals to introduce people within his network each week.