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Starting a business from scratch is an adventure.

In the episodes below we dig deep into the systems, secrets, and stories of remarkable people who dropped everything to start a healthy profitable business.

Oct 10, 2018

I think about my business probably 70% of my waking hours.  I’m, not 100% proud of that actually.  There’s certainly mental space that needs to be freed for more about family, and fun, and nature, and playing tennis, and riding my bike.  But I obsess about the details, the upcoming decisions, internal systems, the right ways to market, do we have enough clients, do we have too many, are they the right clients,on and on.  Thinking about your business is a good thing but cycling on it isn’t.  McKenzie always pushes me to think through a decision, make it, and move on.  Yesterday’s decisions are over.  Celebrate your successes, learn from your failures, but mostly, move forward.   


Our guest today has certainly done that.  His big entrepreneurial move was happened when he was a big shot sales guy at a large corporation.  Like so many, he realized that he never saw his kids, he drank too much, and, while his pockets were full, his soul was empty.  So, he dropped out.

He left his way up the ladder sales job, the big city, and his entire adult idea of employment.  He and his family moved to a tiny fishing town in Nova Scotia Canada.  It was there that he started the entrepreneurial journey he’ll share with us today. Tim Alison heard a lot from Naysayers at that time.  But he didn’t listen then and he’s here to tell us why you shouldn’t either.


We’re glad you joined us.

Overview of the conversation:

  • Getting to know Tim (3:30)
  • What is success? (14:00)
  • What triggered Tim to leave the corporate life (21:45)
  • How Tim started his business (26:30)
  • Executing on the ideas in your head (37:00)

Mentioned in the episode:

Screw The Naysayers: They Suck Anyway!

The War of Art


Special thanks to Tim Alison for taking the time to share the Screw the Naysayers story with us

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