Just wrapped up a mastermind conference here in Bangkok, Thailand with my mastermind group the Dynamite Circle. Below are some quotes I scribbled on my phone during the two days of knowledge bombs. Hope you enjoy:

  1. “Every business has their problems and opportunities for people to solve.” – Brendan Tully
  2. “Don’t launch for money, launch to add value.”- Chris Ducker
  3. “Starting a podcast will make you good at the most important thing at business: communicating.” – Dan Andrews
  4. “Qualify hardcore.” – Brendan Tully
  5. “Revenue is proof you’re valuable to people. Profit is proof you’re doing it wisely.” – Derek Sivers
  6. “When making a decision to do something, does it make you want to say ‘f@#k yeah’?” – Derek Sivers
  7. “No matter what you choose to do, someone will tell you you’re wrong” – Derek Sivers
  8. “When you don’t know you can’t do something, that’s the moment you can.” –  Derek Sivers
  9. “If you can’t convince one person your product is good, you have a problem” – Ian Borders (Merge Pay)
  10. “I don’t always chase tail, but when I do –  I chase the long-tail” – Matthew Newton (Driverless Car HQ)
  11. “Q: Who has the most embarrassing domain name? A:  “howtohaveanorgasmhq.com” – John McIntyre
  12. “If you went to university, you should know this.” – Alexej Friesen (re: 3D vector analysis in advanced SEO)
  13. “You are never finished, but you make the decision to ship.” – Ian Schoen
  14. “Always challenge your assumptions about whats possible in your business.” – Ian Schoen
  15. “Love is not looking at each other, it’s looking in the same direction.” – Korean saying
  16. “At a certain point, you have to trust your instinct and know you’re on to something” – Dan Andrews
  17. “No Tech Crunch s@%t, that’s not how it works here.” – Dan Andrews (re: giving equity within a bootstrapped biz)
  18. “The richest people in the world look for and build networks, everyone else looks for work.” – Robert Kiyosaki

For the “value bombs” that I missed, feel free to leave them in the comments!

Comments

  1. Excellent summary mate! Need to digest that stuff during the next couple of days/weeks … Was awesome meeting you during the weekend! Keep in touch mate! Stefan

  2. Awesome, thanks for sharing! Although I’m not in the DC (…yet…) there’s a ton of food for thought just in these small nuggets. I especially like #5 and #9… earlier this evening my husband and I were talking about certain large companies that are super-popular and yet not particularly profitable.

      1. Wow, small world! 11 years for me. Who do you train with? If you make the pilgrimage here to the capoeira homeland someday, drop me a line.

        1. Capoeira Camara – its a pretty new group as our CM started it in 2005 (ex-Axe). I just got my first cordao this year haha! Which groupo are you with?

          1. Fundação Internacional de Capoeira Angola – the founder and probably the most widely-known mestre in the group is Mestre Cobra Mansa, but the branch here in Bahia is led by Mestre Valmir, who is an absolutely awesome teacher.

            I actually used to have an online capoeira store exporting clothes, instruments, CDs, etc. from Salvador. Sadly it no longer exists, but I continue to be interested in e-commerce and maybe someday in the future I’ll resurrect it!

  3. One more reason I wish I was there… thanks for sharing!

  4. grt sum up Terry .. wish I could of made it .. was smogged out in China ..

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