The Jack Delosa Podcast

The Jack Delosa Podcast Podcast

Jack Delosa is changing education for entrepreneurs. Founder of Australia’s largest and most disruptive education institution for entrepreneurs, The Entourage, Jack also co-founded MBE Education which assisted SME’s to raise money from investors. MBE quickly became one of Australia’s fastest growing companies. Jack is the host of Sky Business TV series 'Entrepreneurs'. He has been listed in the BRW Young Rich List since 2014 and is a 2x bestselling author. In The Jack Delosa Podcast, Jack answers all your questions around business, startups, entrepreneurship, and the importance of mindset, along with exclusive interviews with industry leaders and innovators.

How To Navigate Challenge & Adversity | With Justin Dry, CEO of Vinomofo
Without a doubt we have entered a period of unprecedented economic uncertainty. Don't go through it alone. Register for The Entrepreneur's Recession Response Program here: https://bit.ly/2Ujb12S _____ Welcome to Part 1 of The Entrepreneur's Recession Response Program. I'm so incredibly grateful that our first guest is Justin Dry, the Founder & CEO of Vinomofo. He's overcome some pretty incredible challenges, grown the company from $0 to $50 Million, and now manages a team of over 100 people in 3 count...

Navigating Challenging Times In Business, With COVID- 19
[AUDIO FROM MY LIVE DISCUSSION: SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN CHALLENGING TIMES, WITH COVID-19] The COVID-19 Pandemic is first and foremost a health issue, posing a risk to those with pre-existing health conditions and the elderly. While the vast majority of us aren’t at risk from a health perspective, many are rightly concerned about the business implications caused by COVID-19. Recently, I spoke with The Entourage's Members, and followed up with our wider Community, to address the challenges we're current...

This Is The Worst Recruitment Advice I've EVER Heard
I see and hear TOO many business owners and entrepreneurs religiously subscribing to a single piece of recruitment advice which is outdated, old-school, institutionalised, and which DOES NOT apply to the types of businesses like the ones we actually run. In fact, if you take on this advice, I fundamentally believe that it will put your business in limbo for years - because you won’t have a team with the capability you need to drive it forward. What advice am I talking about? In this episode, I’ll share ...


Fear And Stress Are The WORST Sources Of Fuel And Drive For Entrepreneurs
So many entrepreneurs and leaders get stuck in a perpetual state of fear, stress, aggression and grit. We think that’s where we get our fuel and drive from. And some actively seek it out, thinking it will push them to be better. But that is an unsustainable fuel source. And while so many are getting addicted to that fear-based fuel, a state of beauty and joy is more conducive to creating success in business, and in life. I discuss these two states of consciousness - from a place of suffering and inner ...

STOP Being So One-Dimensional. There Is More To Life Than Your Business.
Today’s episode of The Jack Delosa Podcast was inspired by an advisory session I recently had with a phenomenal business owner. This entrepreneur had been in business for over 15 years, but her life as a business owner had become so routine that she felt cut off from herself, and was no longer guided by a sense of purpose or meaning. The conversation highlighted to me just how myopic and short-sighted we can become as entrepreneurs when we allow ourselves to be consumed by our businesses. The truth is: th...

Is Spirituality The Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Secret Weapon? // Helen Jacobs
This is such a profound conversation. For those of you who have been following me for a while, you’ll have heard me discuss how I view entrepreneurship as a spiritual endeavour - because entrepreneurship is ultimately about creation. And as my businesses have grown, so too has my journey to discover and dig deeper into spirituality, soul and purpose. I wholeheartedly believe that spirituality and entrepreneurship are on the same spectrum - and when an entrepreneur can tap into their intuition, higher s...


How A Seamless Online Experience Can Drive Growth In 2019 (And Beyond) // feat. PayPal Australia
If you’ve heard me talk about the principles that drive commercial growth, you’ll know how much emphasis I put on building an online presence, achieving recency and frequency, and engaging with your audience. So for the latest episode of The Jack Delosa Podcast, I’ve partnered with PayPal Australia, who have recently commissioned some research on why it’s never been more important to build a comprehensive multi-channel digital presence. Listen along to my conversation with PayPal Australia’s Head of Marke...

Influencer Marketing: Why 10,000 Followers Is The New 1 Million // Jules Lund (Founder of Tribe)
One of the biggest marketing mistakes you can make is obsessing over the number of social media followers your business has. Yes, building a social following will help grow your business. But what is more important is attracting the right followers. 10,000 engaged followers is far more valuable than a disengaged community of 1 million. In the most recent episode of The Jack Delosa Podcast, I chat with Jules Lund, Founder of influencer marketing platform Tribe, to get his insights on the influencer trends...

How Booktopia Grew From $10 to a $113 Million Company in a ‘Dying’ Industry
Entrepreneurship is alchemy. It’s taking nothing and turning it into something. This is exactly what Tony Nash, Founder of Booktopia, has done. With only a $10 investment, he has been built a $113 Million company. Perhaps what’s more impressive is that he has done in this what many consider a ‘dying’ industry against one of the fiercest competitors in the world. In this episode of The Jack Delosa Podcast, Tony gives us a step-by-step walkthrough of how he has built his online empire. Make you listen to ...


The Million Dollar Morning Routine kikki.K’s Founder Swears By // Kristina Karlsson
You’ve probably heard the saying before: “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” Waking up at 5am has completely transformed how productive my days are. I wasn’t surprised to learn that fellow entrepreneur, Kristina Karlsson (Founder of kikki.K), is also a believer in the 5am wake up. In my recent podcast interview with Kristina, she shared the entire morning routine she’s religiously used as she built her stationary empire. We also talk turning big dreams into realities, personal branding for ...

Life-Changing Elite Performance Habits of an Olympic Swimming Champion // Michael Klim
Many people have innate talents. But it’s what you do with these talents, and your dedication to pursuing them that makes the difference. Elite athletes are one of the finest examples of what can be achieved with the right combination of discipline and talent. In fact, I believe the fundamental principles and rituals that enable an athlete to reach a heightened levels of success can be integrated into any area of your life or business. In the latest episode of my podcast, I’m joined by a great friend ...

How Did Brands like Apple and Nike Reach Iconic Status? Ft. Kieran Flanagan
Branding is one of the most fundamentally misunderstood areas of business. It underpins every single function in your company and really underwrites how much traction your business will generate. In fact, your branding is often the reason your consumers will choose you over a competitor. However, so many business owners continue to get it wrong. They get caught up in the superficial, ‘iceberg’ elements of branding - the logo, the business cards, the colours - but fail to truly define what they actuall...


Marie Forleo’s Counter-intuitive Approach to Winning and Retaining More Customers
The advice we’re going to share today might go against everything you’ve been taught about business. As entrepreneurs, we're hardwired for growth. It's seemingly in our DNA to want to achieve 'more' and settling for 'good enough' just isn't in our vocabulary. In fact, the questions I’m asked by business owners the most are: How do I get more clients? How do I make new sales? How do I increase profit? How do I get more time? Surprisingly, the answer to growing your business, is actually getting comforta...

Growth marketing secrets from the world’s #1 digital marketer, Neil Patel
Digital marketing is changing at an increasing pace. What generated leads for your business 6 months ago, might not even be relevant today. What content worked on Facebook last week, might be barely getting seen today. While as a business owner, you shouldn’t necessarily be doing everything when it comes to marketing, you also can’t have your head in the sand. If your team aren’t up to date with the latest marketing strategies you’re probably wasting a substantial amount of time and money. One of ...

How Kayla Itsines & Tobi Pearce built a $100mil health empire ft. Tobi Pearce (Co-Founder of Sweat)
In only 5 years, Tobi and his co-founder and fiance, Kayla Itsines, have grown from selling a single eBook ‘The Bikini Body Guide’ to building a multi-million dollar health and fitness app, SWEAT and an audience of over 40 million worldwide. This year alone SWEAT brought in over $100 million in revenue, and 2019 is set to be even bigger for the Australian power couple. What’s impressive about Tobi is his counter-intuitive approach to marketing and brand, and the depth of knowledge he has of each and ev...


How to Become a Conscious Wealth Creator with Tony Robbins' and Usher’s Consciousness Coach
This is a very special, and meaningful podcast for me. Many of you have heard me talk about personal development, expanding human potential, and consciousness for many years now. I often say that I import my wisdom from India. More specifically, I import it from a beautiful organisation called O&O Academy who I regularly visit in India. In this episode, I’m sharing a powerful interview with the great man and sage who coaches Tony Robbins, Usher, Mike Novagrats, Ari- Emanuel, and many corporate and entrepr...

8 Stepframework for Converting Strangers to Paying Customers with Ryan Deiss
Would you take someone out on a first date and propose to them? Of course not, that would be crazy… you need to get to know each other and build a relationship before you start thinking about marriage. Wait.. why am I talking about dating, aren’t I supposed to be the ‘business guy’? Before you ask, no… The Entourage isn’t moving in a new direction. The reason I’m talking about dating is because how you turn strangers into paying customers online almost directly mimics the dating process. Trying to ...

How To Build An Effective Executive Team
In the seed and startup stages of business chances are you’re forced to do almost everything from a leadership perspective. You might have juniors in your team, who are able to do things 60% as well as you, but the majority of the day-to-day management probably still rests on your shoulders. If you're launching a market campaign, you're the one leading it. If you’re building a new sales process, you're the driving it. If you’re building a new product, or a new service for your customers, you're th...


7 Traits You Need To Be A Successful CEO
One of the biggest concerns I have when looking at businesses, particularly businesses doing seven figures and above, is that the vast majority of them are operating without a CEO. Now, it's not that there isn’t somebody who calls themselves the “CEO” - because there always is. It's just that the person who calls themselves the “CEO” is so busy doing everything. They're so deeply entrenched in the day-to-day operations that there is nobody actually architecting the future of the business. There's nobody...

3 Step Framework for Building a High-Converting Sales Engine
Stop and imagine for a minute how quickly your business would grow if you could double, or even triple, the amount of leads you convert. Now imagine being able to reduce your sales cycle down from a few weeks, to just a few days. You’d be able to grow your team, reinvest in marketing, and maybe even take some time off to enjoy yourself. While you might be shaking your head, thinking this isn’t possible, the good news is these results are not as far out of your reach as you think. The formula for conv...

How to Grow Your Business From 6-to-7 Figures: My Number One Strategy
Every month I speak to hundreds of business owners who are facing a similar growth barrier… Their business is making decent money - usually upwards of $150k annually. The business owner knows they have a market and a good product or service. But despite that, they just can’t seem to grow their revenue at the rate they want. It’s almost as if there’s an invisible barrier there preventing them from surpassing the 7-figure revenue mark they’re aiming for. Can you relate? If you’re nodding along… kee...


How to Increase Your Sales Conversions by 252%
Ever feel as if you’re doing ALL the stuff the experts tell you to do online, but it’s not translating into sales and more cash? This is a trap I sadly see far too many entrepreneurs fall into. And is why having a structured sales process is so crucial to the growth of your business. In fact, implementing a more structured approach to sales has helped one of our Entourage members, James Banks, increase the conversion rate from lead to customer at his Digital Marketing Agency, by 252% - from 25% to 63.4...

The Number One Mistake You’re Making When Recruiting
As your business grows do you ever struggle to recruit the right people? Have you ever hired someone only to realise three months later that they’re not the right fit? The reality is working in a high-growth business is incredibly challenging... and it’s definitely not for everyone. But in this stage of business who you bring into your organisation is absolutely crucial. The people you hire, need to be able to operate within a less stable and fast-paced environment and be able to lean into the challen...

The Formula for Achieving Greatness with Lewis Howes
I recently chatted to Lewis Howes in what became an incredible interview and the beginning of a friendship. Lewis has broken boundaries his whole life, constantly transforming himself into new fields and new ways of being. We covered A LOT of ground in this episode team, so tune in to hear us dig into: - The ‘formula for greatness - the key traits that enable people to reach superhuman levels of success - The brand strategy that enabled the Rock to become the HIGHEST paid actor in Hollywood - Tactics an...


Soulful sex, deep love and rocking relationships ft. Melissa Ambrosini
Melissa Ambrosini is an entrepreneur, self-love coach and the bestselling author of Mastering Your Mean Girl and Open Wide. Named a 'self-help guru' by Elle Magazine her mission is to inspire women across the globe to create a heart-centred life one that’s wildly wealthy, fabulously healthy and bursting with love. She’s also the host of the number one podcast The Melissa Ambrosini Show, which has been downloaded over 2 million times world wide. In this chat, Melissa and I dive into a lot of the topics s...

Why Tech Startups Fail & How to Avoid it with Jamie Pride, Co-Founder of The Founder Lab
Jamie has founded over six technology startups. As an investor, he has raised more than $16 million in funding, including completing an IPO on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2015. Jamie also recently released Unicorn Tears - a book about Why Startups Fail and How To Avoid It . In this episode I share an honest and powerful conversation around the harsh realities of entrepreneurship, mental health and coping with the huge amount of pressure that come with being a founder. Jamie even gives us insight in...

The ONE Paradigm that Leads to Success
In this episode, I identify one of the core paradigms that leads to success in any business and in life. This one pattern is something I have come to realise after working directly with 1000s of entrepreneurs as they build their business. Often embracing a simple shift in mindset like this can have an exponential impact on your business and personal growth. Tune in to the podcast to find out what it is…...


Meet Elon Musks’ Memory Coach: Forget Less, Retain More with Jim Kwik
I recently developed a great friend and learning advisor in Jim Kwik, the world’s leading brain and memory coach and Founder of Kwik Learning. If you’re not familiar with Jim… he’s the Founder of Kwik Learning and has worked with genius billionaires like Elon Musk and Richard Branson, as well as elite athletes, celebrities and Forbes 500 CEOs. There’s so many critical takeaways for business owners in this interview, some of the things Jim shares are: - The 3 modern day super villains that completely cripp...

From a Single Boost Juice Store to 500 Franchises Worldwide: Janine Allis’ Success Secrets
In this episode I’ll be sharing a recent Facebook Live session I did with Janine Allis, Co-Founder of Boost and Retail Zoo. Boost has generated an impressive $2 billion of revenue since launching and now have 500 stores in over 13 countries worldwide. I’m sure many of you will also know Janine for her role as high profile investor on Shark Tank! In this interview we talk about: - How Janine started Boost with zero business experience - she reveals one key thing that she did at the beginning of her jou...

How to Get Remarkably Organised and 10x Your Productivity with Lorraine Murphy
Staying organised when you’re an entrepreneur is such a crucial part of our success, yet it’s hard to do when we have 5 million things on our plates all the time. That’s why I’m really happy to share this interview with bestselling author, Lorraine Murphy with you. Lorraine shares lots of simple yet very practical hacks for staying organised and maximising productivity while creating a holistic life that is meaningful to you. We talk about: - Lorraine’s unique philosophy - the wheel of life - and how...


From $0 to $50 Million in 3 Years: How Gerard Adams Built and Sold Elite Daily
This next 57 minutes has the power to change your life and your business. BIG call, I know. But honestly, I’ve done over 300 episodes of AskJackD, interviewed countless entrepreneurs, and this live session with Gerard Adams (Co-Founder of Elite Daily & Founder of Fownders) was perhaps the most profound to date. We went over time, but stick with it to the end as the real magic happens around 49:00 when Gerard opens up about how losing $20 million in his mid 20s helped him let go of ego and redefine the t...

How To Build a Business Without Sacrificing Your Health
You shouldn’t have to give up your health and fitness in order to build your dream. I get it though, finding balance between work and health isn’t as easy as it sounds. It’s hard to find time to go to the gym in the evening when you’ve got a million “urgent” things waiting for you to finalise at home that night. It’s hard to wake up in the morning and go for a run when you’ve been up until 2am answering emails from your team. That’s why in this episode I’m joined by Greg Stark, Founder of Better Bei...

How To Create Your Own Path in Life
Most people live in a hypnosis of disempowerment. They see life as something that is happening to them, rather than something they are actively creating. The most powerful thing you can do is realise that your life is led by choice not chance. You are creating every single minute of it, every single day....


Passive Income: Does It Really Exist?
In entrepreneurship passive income is myth. There's absolutely nothing passive about building a successful business, and while you may at some point be able to step out of the day-to-day... there's absolutely nothing passive about the path you'll take to get there. The reason I'm saying this is because I see a lot of people promoting this idea of getting rich quickly through passive income, but generally they're selling a fantasy that leads people down a path that does not exist. Interested to get your...

How To Cope When Your Business Fails
95% of startups fail, which means if you've chosen to pursue an entrepreneurial path, the statistics aren't exactly in your favour. However, it's not failure that defines us as entrepreneurs. But how we choose to respond to it. Those who achieve great things are those who have the ability to get back up after a failure. When we fail we get two choices: to let is define us or to learn from it....


Lining Up the Stars - Jack Delosa (AskJackD)
You've been asking me for this track for far too long! Finally releasing the full version of Lining Up The Stars, the backing track to #AskJackD. Thanks to everyone for your ongoing support of the show. Enjoy the track....

How to Make More Sales and Generate Revenue Immediately
If you're facing cash constraints in business there are probably some long term considerations and solutions you should be exploring, however this can take time, which in business, you don't always have. Sometimes we need to inject cash as soon as possible. Try implementing these shorter term strategies to make more immediate sales....


How Can I Overcome My Fear of Public Speaking?
Everyone at some point in their life has been nervous about public speaking. For many it can be one of the most terrifying things to encounter.  However, don’t write yourself off because you’re not a “natural” speaker. It’s a skill, and like any skill, it can be learnt.  Here’s some pointers for you to use if you’re committed to overcoming your fear of presenting....

How Can I Get My Employees To Work Longer Hours?
If you're looking at the hours your team are putting in then you're looking at the wrong thing. As a leader your focus should be on the outcomes your team are having, not the clock. Working from 9 - 5.30 isn’t inherently bad, as long as they are performing at the level required. In this episode I talk about the 3 ways I manage performance to drive growth in my businesses....

What it Takes to Build an Online Fashion Empire with Julie Stevanja
In this episode I'm joined by Julie Stevanja​, co-founder of Stylerunner​, one of Australia's fastest growing companies. We cover: - Setting your business up to run on autopilot - Getting big brands on board with you in the early days - Social media growth strategies...


Learning vs Doing: What's More Important?
How many of us spend a lot of time consuming content but less time implementing? I’m a huge advocate of education (I’ve built my whole business around it) however no amount of learning will build your business for you if you don’t take steps to actually action what you learn. Knowledge without implementation is just unrealised potential....

The Art of Sacrifice: Why You Can't Have It All
In an ideal world we would be a 10 out of 10 in every area of our life - our health, our relationships, our career, our spirituality - would all on par and thriving. However this ideal does not mirror the reality of entrepreneurship. If this is what you're aiming for then chances are you will set yourself up for failure. Entrepreneurship is a path that requires sacrifice - accept it and embrace it....


How to Overcome Your Fear of Failure with Melissa Ambrosini
We have all feel it at some point in our life…. that little voice inside our head that tells us “we can’t” or that “we’re not good enough”. Ultimately those who build great businesses and meaningful lives are those who have developed the self awareness to move past this voice. In this episode I’m joined by Melissa Ambrosini, best selling author and entrepreneur, to talk about how to master that inner critic....

Cash flow: What to do when it's not growing quickly enough
Even if you have developed a profitable business model, the more you grow, the more cash you will devour day-to-day. As a business owner it’s your responsibility to have a firm understanding of the numbers within your business, as how you manage your money will determine the ultimate success of failure of your business. That’s why today I’m joined by Beau Bertoli, co-founder and co-CEO of Prospa, to take all your questions on finance, cash flow and capital raising....


How to Smash Your Crowdfunding Goal in 24 Hours
On this episode of #AskJackD I'm joined by one of our own - Tim Morris, the Head of Education at The Entourage. As we're in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign at the moment for our Purpose Journal, we decided to reverse engineer everything we did to hit our target within 24 hours for you all. We talk about: How to smash your crowd funding goal in 24 hours, finding a business idea that works and turning your ideas into a reality....

How Do You Manage Your Time?
The number one factor that will determine how effective and productive you are is this: how much time you can spend uninterrupted on one particular task. Do the thinking, get clear on your highest and best use, and reclaim your time. This will enable you not only to be incredibly effective but also to rejuvenate and re-energise. Taking control of your schedule and your environment enables you to be more present. When you are engaged in work, be fully engaged. When you are not, do your best to fully disenga...

3 Ways to Overcome Adversity in Life and Business
Challenge is an inevitable part of life. What’s not inevitable is how we react to it, and who we become as a result. In this episode I share the lowest point of my life, and the 3 things that empowered me to keep going…...


The Most Powerful Traits of Great Leaders
In this episode of #AskJackD I’m joined by Michelle Hespe, Editor-In-Chief of The CEO Magazine to talk about what it takes to be a strong leader. We take these questions: Hi Jack, what are the most important skills to develop to be a successful CEO? What is the best way to get noticed by a journalist? #AskJackD What are the don’ts when reaching out the media? You feature many prominent leaders in your magazine, in your opinion who is the greatest leader of our time and why? What ‘s your biggest we...


Why Great Businesses Disrupt Themselves
The most important conversation we've had on #AskJackD to date. Tim Morris, Director of Education at The Entourage & ex GM of Uber Melbourne joins me to talk disruptive innovation. We cover: - Why great businesses disrupt themselves - Finding product to market fit - When to walk away from a business...

Overcoming the Challenges of Scaling a Business with Lorraine Murphy
In this episode of ‪#‎AskJackD‬, entrepreneur Lorraine Murphy, Founder of The Remarkables Group joins me. After starting her business in her spare room, Lorraine went on to turn over $1 mil in her first year and has since been listed as a BRW Fast Starter. We take questions on: - Overcoming the challenges of scaling a business - Becoming the go-to expert in your industry - Writing a book...


How To Launch a Business in Only 7 Days
How to launch a business in only 7 days with Stacey Jacobs, Founder of Tidy Me. In this episode we go through launching quickly (with limited funds), the importance of testing your idea and marketing strategies that will enable you to get business traction in the early days...

How Do You Dilute Your Involvement in a Business and Maintain Standards?
Any entrepreneur who wants to build a significantly sized business, needs to understand that their business should be able to operate without them. The challenge lies in how you dilute yourself from the day-to-day operations while maintaining quality. In this episode I outline the strategies you can use to build a business that runs without you....

Building a Personal Brand & Generating PR with Taryn Williams, Founder of The right.fit
PR and personal branding... two of the most overlooked drivers of building a successful business. Loved having Taryn Williams, Founder of Wink Models on ‪#‎AskJackD‬ to shed her own unique light on these topics. We take questions on: - Building your personal brand - Getting your business into the media - Managing a growing team Register for The Entourage's free PR short course here: http://bit.ly/pr-short-course...


Do I Need an MBA to Be an Entrepreneur?
o you need to an MBA to be an entrepreneur? No. Absolutely not. The skills required in startup, high growth businesses are completely different to what is taught in most traditional business degrees. Incredibly interested to hear your thoughts on this… what value do you place on traditional education for entrepreneurs?...

How Can I Move Past Naysayers in Business?
The larger your business becomes, the more you grow and the bigger your vision gets; the more naysayers you’ll have. My advice for moving past them? Don’t listen....

What It Takes to Raise $200k on Shark Tank with Kath Purkis
One of the things I get asked about most is how to raise capital, so today I’m joined by entrepreneur Kath Purkis who successfully raised $200k, to talk about what it takes. We take questions on getting investors to back a concept, pitching to investors , ignoring naysayers in business and ultimately, "wowing" your customers....


Move Past Your Fear of Sales & Public Speaking
Sales and public speaking… these are the two things entrepreneurs consistently tell me they fear. Both will act as a barrier to your growth if you let them. Today I’m joined by sales expert, Petar Lackovic, who has helped his clients generate over $1 billion revenue, to help you move past this…...

Hard Work Or Good Luck. What's More Important For Entrepreneurs?
Which is more important to success... hard work or good luck? This is a topic that I’m incredibly passionate about, so I was excited to finally get to answer a question on this today. The way I see it, throughout our lives there is going to be times where fortune favours us and times where it goes against us. It’s what we do with those moments that differentiates consistently successful people from the rest #AskJackD...

Should We Be Using Pain Point Marketing?
So many businesses focus on the frustrations and fears of their audience, rather than to their hopes and heart. Should you do the same? My answer today is probably the opposite of what you've been told for the last 20 or 30 years, but it’s been working for me so listen up. This is why pain point marketing doesn't always work....


What To Do If Your Business Runs Out Of Money
Whether you start our with no money, or run out of money, most entrepreneurs are familiar with the financial struggle of building a business, especially in the early stages. Being an entrepreneur is more about resourcefulness than resources, and working with nothing might be one of the best things you ever do....

How Did You Write Your First Business Plan?
Today's question is about business plans: "Was your first business plan original or did you use a template of some sort?" The truth is, I didn't use a business plan and never have. For most entrepreneurs their path starts with exploration of idea, or a 'What if?' moment. Vision is crystallised as the business matures, but the early stages are about passion, iteration and adaption, not having a business plan....


Why It's OK To Be Motivated By Proving People Wrong
As entrepreneurs, we are pioneers who dream of and create things that do not yet exist. It’s a given that anyone who chooses this path will be doubted and protested against. Don’t let this doubt deter you, instead let it fuel you....

How Involved in the Detail Should a CEO Be?
I often hear entrepreneurs say, "I don’t want to get bogged down in the detail, I want to be the visionary.” While this should be your ultimate goal, it takes years to get to a point where you’re not involved in the day-to-day. At the beginning of your journey you need to live in the details. You need to know every aspect of your business, better than everyone else....

Personal Development Or Work Ethic. What's More Important?
Success isn’t just defined by what we KNOW, it’s defined by what we DO. Reading all the personal development books in the world won’t help if you don’t have the work ethic to back up your knowledge. Personal development vs. work ethic? You decide....


Creating Compelling Content that will Convert & Close with HubSpot | #AskJackD 201
In this episode I’m joined by Ryan Bonnici, Director of Marketing for HubSpot, to talk about creating compelling content that will enable you to convert, close and delight your audience. We take questions on: - Marketing a “boring” business - How entrepreneurs can find time to create content - Getting ROI on that content #AskJackD 201...

The Power of Video Content
After receiving over 600k views on a recent video series, in today’s episode I reflect on: - The power of video content in marketing - Why all businesses should be using video - Traditional vs. online marketing strategy...


Why Don't We See Breathtaking Marketing Campaigns Anymore?
We have a business world that is obsessed with professionalism - saying the right things, wearing the right suits, and doing what is expected. It’s all manufactured, surface level plastic. Today I talk about being unprofessional: being you, being real and being different, to create brands and advertising that cut through all the noise. #AskJackD...

When Should I Hire My First Employee?
In this episode I talk about when, how and what not to do when bringing on your very first employee, and ultimately how to set up an ecosystem to build a foundation of a business that can scale....

How To Develop Your Personal Values And Write Your Own Rules
Developing your personal values is incredibly important for your own personal development and growth. In this episode I talk about how you can develop these values and how to live in alignment with them so that you can live a life that is truly and uniquely you....


What Makes A Great Leader?
What makes a great leader? I've spent a lot of time studying of the greats of history... Einstein, Jobs, Michelangelo, Mandela, MLK, Branson; they all come from different eras and industries, but I think there are three core things they all have in common. Today I share those those three traits with you....

The Trick to Approaching Someone Famous to Interview
In the early days of business one of the ways I generated more exposure for myself and my business was through leveraging PR. Here I share the strategy I used in the past to approach top entrepreneurs and media personalities....

Why Copycat Competitors Are A Gift, Not A Curse
Your friends will believe in your dreams, but it's your enemies that will help you achieve them. The price you pay as an entrepreneur for leading the field means that everyone will be copying and following you. Don’t get upset about this. Business shouldn’t be about protecting ourselves from the competition or getting incrementally better. It’s about innovating and aiming to be 10 times better....


How Entrepreneurs Can Find Their 'One Thing' To Focus On
We filmed today’s episode at TEDxMacquarieUniversity, where I spoke about the future of education. Our question comes from a member of the audience and AskJackD viewer, Angela. I’ve said before that the best entrepreneurs find one thing to focus on, and become the best in the world at it... but how do you find that ONE thing?...

How To Fail Forward, Without Damaging Your Brand
We need to be comfortable with being uncomfortable, and with failure... but a reputation that has taken years to build can be tarnished in only seconds. So how do we fail forward, without damaging your brand? I give some tips for how to manage and contain failure so that it pushes you onwards, not backwards. How has failure pushed you forwards? #AskJackD...

What Entrepreneurs And Rappers Share In Common
Is there a correlation between rappers and entrepreneurs? Absolutely YES. Rappers and entrepreneurs share both a creative ability and a need to create. They are two different expressions of artistry, born from the same need to construct something that didn't previously exist. What are your thoughts? Are you an entrepreneur with another creative talent? Share your story below #AskJackD...


How to Grow Your Instagram Following to 1 Million with Brad Cameron, Founder of Build Your Empire
In this episode I talk to Instagram influencer & Founder of Build Your Empire, Brad Cameron, around what it takes to grow an your Instagram account to 1 million followers. We take questions on: 3:09 - How did you generate so much traffic and build a follower base towards yourself and company? 8:51 - I want to start my own business but have no access to funding for startup what should i do? 12:57 - What are must haves when trying to create a business [email protected] @bradcameron_ I've managed busy resta...


What Should I Do To Attract Investors?
Out of every 4000 people that try and raise money in Australia only one person succeeds. Yes, the odds are against you, but the good news is the ability to raise money for a business is a skill and it can be learnt. Today I go through what you need to show investors to attract funding....

What Starting From Nothing Can Teach You
Is it better to invest or use crowd funding as a start up? I talk through the benefits of crowd funding, and why it's okay to start with with nothing... it might be the best, and most challenging, thing that you do....


3 Books Every Entrepreneur Needs To Read
These book recommendations might surprise you… but they’re definitely worth reading, whether you’re an entrepreneur or not they’ll help you reimagine who you are and where you’re going....

How Do I Develop My Creative Side?
People are too quick to give up on "being creative" as they view creativity as a talent - something you are born with. While this may be true for some that does not mean that creativity cannot be developed. Like everything else in life it is a skill - something you can work at, train and develop. Here I outline 3 things you can do to push your creative thinking....


Why It's a Good Thing To Be Friends With Your Employees
When people ask if I think it's ok to be friends with my team, I tell them I don’t just want to be friends with my team…. I want to be absolute BEST friends with them. Personal relationships don’t need to be placed in opposition with strong working relationships, direct communication and feedback. If anything they should complement them....


Why You Shouldn't Measure What You Do in Hours
I get asked a lot about the amount of hours I work on my business every day. I don’t measure what I do in hours though. When what you do for ‘work’ is truly aligned to your purpose, the need for work life balance disappears, because you’ve achieved work life harmony. When you’re a pioneer walking a path that is unique to you, work is no longer work, it is simply an extension of who you are. Interested to get everyone's thoughts on this: do you agree/disagree with me and why? ‪#‎AskJackD‬...

3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Looking for Investors
There are thousands of investors around Australia, actively looking for early stage deals on a daily basis. While this capital is critical to the growth of most businesses, raising money from investors is still one of the most misunderstood skill-sets by entrepreneurs. Ultimately, to raise capital you need to remember that there are three core questions on every investor’s mind: How will I lose my money? When will I get my money back? And how much money might I make? In this episode of #AskJackD, I outli...

Why You Need To Blog For Your Competitors
Should I write a guest blog for a competitor? Should you write a blog post for your competitor? Absolutely, YES. Think about it like this. Writing for a competitor is like a trojan horse. It’s your way to get in front of their audience. If you’re given the opportunity. Use it. #AskJackD...


3 Reason It's Smart For a Founder To Be The Face of a Business
Is it smart for the founder to be the face of the business? #AskJackD Absolutely yes. People connect more with people than they do with brands, so this is a smart way to reach your audience. However remember to find the distinction between becoming the business, and fronting the business. You don't want the business to be founder entrenched, you want it to be founder inspired. #AskJackD...

How to Inspire Employees to Take Ownership
Today I take a big question around what it takes to inspire employees to step up and take ownership of their contribution to a company's vision and mission. Your greatest strength as a leader lies in your ability to enable others to do their best work and mobilise them collectively towards a vision. ‪#‎AskJackD‬ Jack Delosa is changing education for entrepreneurs. He is the founder of Australia’s largest and most disruptive education institution for entrepreneurs, The Entourage. Prior to The Entourage, Jac...

How To Respond When People Ask "What Do You Do?"
In this episode I talk about how to answer one of the most commonly asked questions: "What do you do?" I talk about the best way to respond (and how not to respond). You can probably guess what my question is for you today... What do you do? #AskJackD...


The Key to a Successful Marketing Campaign
Great brands are the brands that understand who their consumer is and how they can serve that consumer in a way that has more depth than everyone else in their market place. The key to a successful marketing campaign is remembering that It's not about the product or service you're selling, it's about your customer. Speak to their dreams, desires, wants and values. ‪#‎AskJackD‬...

Why You Need to Listen to Your Inner Voice
We live in a culture that tells us that somebody else has the answers. We're engrained with the idea that we should always seek guidance from others - our parents, our teachers, our managers, our careers counsellors…. Instead we need to start listening to that “whisper”. We need to understand that the answers required to navigate our lives actually come from deep within. The most reliable leadership you will find in life is the guidance that comes from your inner voice. Start listening to it now. #AskJ...

How to Get Credibility as a Young Entrepreneur
I often hear people say that they can’t be an entrepreneur in the "industry they work in", or tell me that they can’t start a business because they’re “too young”. Today I take two questions and ultimately explain why none of this matters - if you truly want to be an entrepreneur or if you want to build a business, then don't let your age or industry deter you. #AskJackD...


Why It's Not Enough to Want to Change the World
It’s not enough to want to change the world. It’s not enough to have the intent to make a difference. If you want your vision to travel you need to be able to operationalise it. I see business as vehicle to that enables contribution, and money as the necessary fuel to drive that contribution forward on a large scale. #AskJackD...

How to Develop a Sense of Self-Worth
Self-love is the practice of acting in alignment with your own happiness. It is a topic that people shy away from, as it is often confused with conceit or arrogance. In fact, those two traits can be the first signs of a lack of true self-love. It is not about waking up in the morning with the urge to hug yourself; it is simply the practice of treating yourself and speaking to yourself the same way you would your best friend. #AskJackD When you make a mistake, do you beat yourself up about it and remind you...

How To Build Trust With No Reputation
When it comes to building trust, it's important to clearly communicate to people what it is that you can do for them. When you don't have a reputation, the first impression you make on consumers is crucial. In this episode, I take you through the important steps to have in place so that you can start to build a world class reputation. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...


When To Pursue Your Idea Full Throttle
In the early stages, whenever I started a business I was immediately all in. If that's not how you want to go about it, then you can always run tests to see the responses before you decide to pursue the idea completely. This way, when you start to prove that there is a want for your product or service, then you can go all in. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

My Top 3 Tips For Writing a Bestselling Book
Whether you’re writing a book, a video or any other kind of content, I’ve always found that the response you receive will be determined by how much of yourself you put into it. If you’re struggling to produce content that gains traction then I challenge you to go beyond the mechanics and create something from the heart. Put stuff out that is truly meaningful to you and watch as your audience smiles back. #AskJackD Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelos...

Interview with Megan Quinn, CEO of Q&CO and co-founder of NET-A-PORTER
I was fortunate enough to have a chat with Megan Quinn, CEO of Q&CO and co-founder of NET-A-PORTER, during our last Unconvention. Megan has more than 20 years experience in senior executive and consulting roles with organizations including Conde Nast, Harrods and CoutureLab. Since launching in June 2000, NET-A-PORTER has established itself as the world’s premier
 luxury fashion destination. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www....


The No.1 Lesson I Have Learnt Over The Past Six Years
I’m not usually one to look back, however, to celebrate The Entourage’s 6th birthday today I took some time to reflect on the lessons I’ve learnt over the last six years… A big thank you to everyone who has been part of the movement so far. To my team who have enabled us to grow to this point, and to you guys, the community who have been there growing with us, every step of the way. Hears to another six years together. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com...

The Top 3 Mistakes Startups Make
If you’ve just started a business (or are planning on starting one), then you NEED to watch this episode. I share the 3 biggest mistakes I see business owners make that act as barriers to their growth. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

The Importance Of Mentors And How To Best Utilise Them
Other People’s Time > Other People’s Money Why? One of the most valuable things you can do if you want to start or grow a business is leverage knowledge from people with proven results. Build relationships and use this to inform your decisions. Do you have a mentor? If so, how has it helped you? Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...


Why My Earlier Business Failed
When I think back to my first business venture, I can think of three main reasons why I believe it didn't succeed. However, it is the lessons from failure that teaches us the most. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

How To Measure Your Success On a Personal Level
For me, success comes down to the two P's. Purpose and Progress. One of the most misleading factors that is commonly used to measure success is money. However, money does not reflect in any sense how successful you are on a personal level. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

Why It's Ok To Be a Team Player, Not an Entrepreneur
I’m SO happy someone asked today’s question! I’ve noticed a lot of job shaming happening on social lately - people who say the only way to lead a successful life is to be an entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur myself, I actually don’t think this is true. Leading a successful life comes down to doing what feels right for you and what aligns to who you are. Every human is as unique as their fingerprint and how you choose to engage in your life and career should be as unique as you....


Why You Need to Stop Hustling Sometimes
If you're somebody with a dream, somebody who wants to succeed, somebody who wants to contribute to the world then you need to work incredibly hard. You need to hustle. However it's not sustainable or productive to hustle all the time. You need to build in and ritualise pauses into your life that enable you to reconnect, rejuvenate and ultimately realign. What are you doing this long weekend to pause? #AskJacKD...

How To Grow From Failure
Today I continue a chat we had in the last live episode around failure and go through some of my personal experiences with failure. Our society tells us that failure is a bad thing. That we should try to avoid making mistakes, if we get the answer wrong we’ll fail the test. However, as a business owner you need to embrace failure, you need to welcome it and become its friend. You need to be okay with the fact that you will probably make the ‘wrong’ decision most of the time. This is how entrepreneurs lear...

How To Get More Exposure On Your Facebook Business Page
Facebook growth - we all want it, but it can seem like only select brands actually accomplish it. In this episode I run through 4 key strategies you can start implementing now that will help you get more social media exposure and ultimately increase your business's reach. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...


The Top 5 Influencers Of Success
There are many different influencers that contribute to a business's success. However in this episode, I narrow in on the 5 main influencers that I believe help push companies forward and position themselves as an industry leader. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

Interview with Daniel Flynn Co-Founder of Thankyou
Daniel Flynn, co-founder of Thankyou and now author has had an exciting month. The launch of his book Chapter One has now sold more than 38,700 copies, raising over $1,100,000 and they still have 2 days to go. Their aim is to raise $1.2M by 25 March 2016 which will go towards funding their new baby range and the launch of Thankyou New Zealand. You too can help by grabbing your own copy of Chapter One here: https://chapterone.thankyou.co Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: http...

Interview with Tammy May, Founder of MyBudget
I had the opportunity to sit down with entrepreneur Tammy May who founded MyBudget in 1999 when she was only 22 years old. What has now grown to be an iconic Australian brand with over 40,000 clients, we had a chat about the journey of taking MyBudget from the kitchen table, to a national company with over 270 staff across Australia. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...


Why It's Important To Listen To Your Inner Voice
Some people call it gut, some people call it intuition, some people call it our higher self. Regardless of what you call it, we all have it - that inner voice that points us in the right direction. My unequivocal advice to everyone is to follow that inner voice and explore the direction your heart is pointing you towards, always. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

How To Stay Motivated And Not Get Easily Distracted
Our sense of motivation is deeply linked to how connected we are to pursuing the purpose we hold for our lives. If you’re lacking motivation in what you do – perhaps you need to ask yourself, not how can I motivate myself? But how can I re-align myself with my purpose to ensure motivation is something that is inherent. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

What To Look For In An Interviewee
When in the startup phase or high growth phase of business it is a chaotic, high pressure environment. Due to this, it requires a certain kind of individual to thrive within that environment. Today, I talk about what I ask potential employees in interviews to help me gain an understanding around how they will handle the startup environment. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...


Why Purpose Should Be Your Driver
Regardless of age, as entrepreneurs we should always be acting from a place of purpose. Your purpose if your 60, might be different to the purpose of a 17 year old, however it should still always be your core driver. In this episode, I get two spontaneous guests on the show to engage in this conversation with me. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

How To Move Past Tiredness And Fear
The path of being an entrepreneur, of being someone who is chasing a dream is a very challenging one. We carry around the weight of that dream and the weight of the person we are still yet to become which leads to many sleepless nights. It's important for us to understand and accept that this is just apart of the journey. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

My Favorite Place To Reconnect
As entrepreneurs and people who are pushing ourselves everyday day to become more means it is that much more important for us to know and have a deep understand for our own happiness strategies. You need to know what it is that allows you to reconnect with yourself. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...


How To Have a Balanced Life When Running a Business
As entrepreneurs, because we live a lifestyle so different to everyone else, it's really important that we write our own rule book. Identify what you value the most in life and what is important for you and your happiness. Within these values, you can begin to see what it is that you need to do to live a life that will be most aligned with who you are. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

One Of The Greatest Skills For a Young Entrepreneur To Develop
Business is a game that forces us to become more of ourselves every single day. It is a game of personal development. As such, the number one skill you need to learn is the skill of learning. You have to be comfortable leaving your comfort zone and going into a project, business or industry that you know nothing about. Become a great learner. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

How To Pitch To The Media
So many people get their media pitches wrong. They make their press releases all about themselves. You need to get over yourself and start talking about an existing issue. One that everyone is talking about already that can be drawn back to you, and provide either a 'yes, and' or a 'yes, but'. Speak to this, come from heart, and you will start to kick some serious butt in the media. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.faceboo...


The Top 3 Things To Show Investors
When it comes to start ups, pitching to investors can be challenging, you have so much to communicate to them in such a limited amount of time. In this episode, I discuss three things for you to show potential investors to help maximise your pitch. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

#AskJackD Meets #AskGaryVee, Exclusive Interview With Gary Vaynerchuk
#AskJackD met #AskGaryVee when I sat down with Gary Vaynerchuk to have an incredibly real conversation about entrepreneurship, education and, obviously, hustling. For those who don’t know Gary Vee is a legendary entrepreneur. Straight out of college he took his family business to $60 million. He is the founder of VaynerMedia, host of the #AskGaryVee show, and investor in a number of global companies, including Uber and Twitter. I won’t give anything else away. As Gary Vee would say: “Let’s get into the show...

TEDx - The Future Of Education Is Not What It Used To Be
What is the value of a university degree? It is no longer the golden ticket to a successful career, but students continue to follow the well trodden path from high school into university, and are paying more and more for their university education every year. Jack Delosa explains how curriculum complacency in our universities, and the enduring expectation that university is the only way is leading to disheartened students, unemployed graduates and skill gaps in our workforce. Potentially a dangerous person ...


Interview With Dr Demartini, a Leader in Human Behaviour and Personal Development
Dr Demartini is considered one of the world's leading authorities on human behaviour and personal development. He is the founder of the Demartini Institute, a private research and education organisation with a curriculum of over 72 different courses covering multiple aspects of human development. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

Exclusive Interview With Fashion Entrepreneur Jess Wilson, Founder Of Stashd
Jess Wilson is the Founder of Stashd, a fashion discovery app that is now in 80 countries, has been in iTunes Best New Apps in 11 countries, and is changing the way people shop. Jess Wilson was recognised by Forbes as one of 1,000 top young entrepreneurs who are going to change the world in the next 50 years. I sit down with Jess to have a chat around the nature of entrepreneurship and the enablers of the incredible growth behind Stashd. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: http...

Powerful Traits Within True Innovators
Whenever you’re doing something entirely new or original there is very little you can point to that suggests that what you are doing is a good idea. If you can point to past results to support your innovation, chances are you are not really innovating. The pursuit of originality is fraught with discomfort. But the ability to recognise the emotion of discomfort, and see it as a sign that you are doing something truly innovative, is the sign of a real change-maker. What do you think is the number one trait a ...


Don't Complain About Your Circumstances If You Aren't Willing To Work Hard To Change Them
Today the crew caught me in an angry rant before filming had started, so I ended up asking myself a question: Why do people complain about their circumstances in life but then refuse to put the hard work in to change it? Nothing pisses me off more than this. Businesses don’t build themselves. If you’re not happy with where you’re at in life, yet you have time to to watch McLeod’s Daughters (if that’s still a thing?), and go out drinking 6 nights a week then I have very little sympathy. Find Jack: Instagram...

How To Build a High Performance Team In a High Growth Company
I get asked a lot how to build and lead a high performance team, so today in an extra long episode I am giving you my entire framework, from recruitment right through to induction, on how to build a world class culture centred on people uniting around a purpose for the sake of performance. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

5 Common Business Myths For Early Stage Businesses
There are SO many myths about running your own business. The overnight success… build it and they will come… the list goes on. We’ve been chatting about these on Snapchat over the last week so today I address what I think are the 5 biggest myths. In the comments below… what business myths have you heard? Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...


What The Most Important Ingredient Is For Early Stage Or High Growth Businesses
The number one barrier for growth in early stage businesses is a lack of focus. We try to become everything for everybody and in doing so we end up being NOTHING to nobody. My advice to entrepreneurs is pick one thing and try to become the best in the world at it. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

Why I Believe Entrepreneurship Is a Spiritual Endeavor And The Importance Of Abundance
Today a question about style turns into a deeper talk around why money should not be your driver in life and business. I’m not saying that money doesn’t matter, but that those who set out purely to make money often make far less than those who are driven by something greater. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

How To Network Effectively While Amplifying Who You Truly Are
We filmed this episode of #AskJackD at the Entrepreneurs’ Harbour Cruise. There couldn’t be a better environment to take a question on how to leverage networking events. Thanks to everyone who came, it definitely was something special this year. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...


Why How You Learn and Who You Learn From Changes as You Move Through Your Journey
When you are starting out you have to learn the basics, the fundamentals, the principles. You need to be hungry for knowledge. Once you have a grasp on that, your learning is done differently. You’ve taught yourself how to think and how to reimagine the future, so you get to a point where you need people to coach and guide you. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

Why We Need To Stop Listening To OPRs (other People's Rules)
Most of the world around you is made up of OPRs; other people's rules. Rules that they have constructed for themselves and probably for others, that they may even call fact or the truth. What I want people to realise today is that these rules don’t have to be your rules. If you’re not happy with your life, your work, your health, your education, you can change that. The fundamental premise that will enable you to take control of your life is first realising that you are in complete control and that you are ...

What Excuses I Am Sick Of People Making In Order To Not Pursue Their Dreams
In this episode I answer the greatest question that has ever been asked on #AskJackD to date… and I get ANGRY at anyone who has ever made an excuse for not following their dreams. Because I don’t buy into excuses, and you shouldn’t let yourself either because NOTHING is sadder than a dream left unfulfilled. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...


I Sit Down with Osher Gunsberg and We Discuss The Boundaries Between Work and Home
This might shock you, but I don’t believe in work life balance. Why not? It positions work as the enemy, which it shouldn’t be. If you align what you do with what you love then work won’t be the enemy. It’s only when you’re not living on purpose, not pursuing your passion that work becomes “work”. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

Why The Word 'Hustle' Is Often Misinterpreted and The Importance Of 'smart' Hustle
The word ‘Hustle’ is getting thrown around a lot at the moment. People will tell you to ‘hustle harder’ if you want to be a successful entrepreneur. This isn’t always true. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day hustle; the ‘busyness’ of running a business, that you forget to think bigger picture. You forget the vision behind the hustle. If you want to separate yourself, what you need to do is hustle smarter. Let vision guide your decisions. Have absolute clarity about where you want to be in 1 year f...

Success Isn’t Your Morning Routine, It’s Your Personal Happiness Strategies
Breaking news: You don’t need a morning routine to be successful. A lot of people will tell you to wake up at a certain time, eat a bowl of granola, mediate and exercise because this is what successful people do. For some that might work, but for me it doesn’t. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...


How To Have a High Performance Team When You Are Both The Leader And The Manager
A high performance team means nobody should be comfortable with complacency. Entrepreneurship is fast and it’s challenging. The day I go in to The Entourage and say: “It’s ok to slow down”, is the day I would expect every person in my team to walk. This is how to manage and lead a high performance team… Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

The Importance Of Your Brand And How To Build That For Commercial Benefit
In this episode, we discuss the difference between building a personal brand and a business brand. I discuss with you these three main things that I think are important when building up your brand. 1. Have an expertise and substance behind what you are taking to market. 2. Stand for something, when you have something to say, you’ll have the voice to say it. 3. Say it. Build your own audience and talk to them. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Fa...

What Changes I Think Malcolm Turnbull Will Make For Entrepreneurs
I’m usually a pessimist when it comes to Australian politics. But I have an optimistic view of who Turnbull is and the potential changes I think we will see as Australian entrepreneurs in the months and years to come. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...


Important Attributes and Principles To Being a Good Communicator
Being a good communicator is fundamental to anyone who is wanting to have a successful life and a successful business. Here I share with you two fundamental principles that I believe makes someone a great communicator and allows you to be the very best version of yourself. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

Do Young Entrepreneurs Struggle To Be Taken Seriously By Older Generations?
Recorded live at the Sydney Unconvention, we discuss the struggles that younger entrepreneurs can find when trying to be taken seriously by older generations. As entrepreneur what’s important is to remember that we are walking an unbeaten path, there is no road map and the guide we need to follow is ourselves. Once you truly understand this, the opinions of others won't matter to you. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.faceb...

Business Education Needs a Revolution, But What About Other Forms Of Traditional Education?
I always talk about education, particularly in the context of entrepreneurship. In this episode I discuss where I think traditional education needs to lift its game and how traditional education is set up, not according to student completion rate or outcomes of learning, but is ranked based on the academic research that they conduct, and the research that they publish. This is a 4.4 trillion dollar industry globally, yet no one is looking at the product and at how to make teaching better. Find Jack: Inst...


How To Focus On Just One Business Idea
It’s easy to get sidetrack with your next ‘great idea’ while currently working on your latest ‘great idea’. The most important part of building a business isn’t about whether or not you have a great idea, but the execution of that idea. Business takes time and it can be slow, so we get familiar with the challenges within that industry and then look over to the other idea, thinking is seems like a faster track to success. The number one thing that you need to do when starting and building a business is FOCU...

How To Get Your Business Into The Media
When you start out in business you have less than the majority who are competing in the same industry as you in all areas. PR and media allows you to build your business up, for free. Therefore, it’s important to find innovative and cost effective ways to get noticed. However, a lot people get PR very wrong in the early stages. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

How to Test The Market Before Launching a New Business
There is no silver bullet when it comes to testing your market before launching. There are several ways to test your market, and it’s recommended that you try all of them. Testing your market is fundamental, as you are allowing yourself to find new problems within that market, putting yourself in an informed position. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...


The Top 3 Things Entrepreneurs Should Focus On In The Early Stage Of Business
Being an entrepreneur requires unbelievable passion for doing your life's best work. The primary pursuit cannot be about money, even though money is important. I discuss what the important things are for entrepreneurs to focus on when they are going into the early stages of business and what areas you need to spend your time and and money on. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...

How to Overcome Your Fears
A lot of people can relate to the fear of thinking you don’t know enough to start or run your own business. It’s similar to asking yourself ‘when are you qualified’ to pursue what you want? In this episode I answer a couple of your questions, including a discussion around what one of the greatest minds in history created when deemed ‘unqualified’. Find Jack: Instagram: https://instagram.com/jackdelosa Twitter: https://twitter.com/jackdelosa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delosa...