Life After Business

#174: The Entrepreneurial Leap with Gino Wickman

On today’s episode, I’m talking with world-renowned entrepreneur, EOS founder, and author Gino Wickman about what it takes to make an entrepreneur. I was honored to be able to talk with Gino about his process, what makes an entrepreneur, what tools he has to offer for new entrepreneurs, and how he builds a business. In this episode, you should be able to find pertinent information whether you’re brand new to business, have been in business for a while, or if you’re looking to sell your business and start something new.


What you will learn:

  • What is an entrepreneur? What is not an entrepreneur?
  • The 6 essential entrepreneurial traits you need to have to be a great entrepreneur
  • How do you identify what type of company you should buy?
  • How to find out if you’re truly having fun and avoiding burnout.
  • The assessment to determine if this is really for you
  • How do you go forward in the next stage of the business?
  • The 8 disciplines for increasing your odds of success
  • The 9 stages of building a business


If you own a business, read Entrepreneurial Leap and reflect on: “Did you do the right things? Are you sitting where you are cause you might have missed a couple of steps? Is there a gap analysis you can do in order to figure out how you could have gone about this and why you are dealing with some of the challenges you are dealing with? Entrepreneurial Leap is the manual to help you start if you haven’t started or bought a business just yet.

Links and Resources:

Entrepreneurial Leap by Gino Wickman, Amazon, website for free tools, assessments, and chapter of Gino’s new book

EOS Worldwide, website

Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business by Gino Wickman, Amazon


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About Gino:

Gino Wickman is the founder of EOS Worldwide,[1] a leadership team development company based in Livonia, Michigan aimed at the small business and entrepreneurial community. He is the author of Traction: Get A Grip On Your Business and Get A Grip: An Entrepreneurial Fable . . . Your Journey to Get Real, Get Simple, and Get Results. Wickman created the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)®,[2] that is intended to help leaders run better businesses, get better control, have better life balance, and gain more traction; with the entire organization advancing together as a healthy, functional and cohesive team.

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