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How can leaders like you come away with significant lessons learned from your hobbies? What does golfing, shooting pool, and drinking craft beer have to do with your development as a leader? Find out on this episode of BeFulfilled with special guest, Marty McDonald! In his conversation with Tony, Marty opens up about his childhood, his definition of success, how got started as an entrepreneur, why you need a good team around you, the lessons he’s learned from his hobbies, and so much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this fascinating episode featuring Marty!

Lessons learned from hobbies like shooting pool.

Did you know that you can come away with keen insights and important life lessons from your hobbies? It’s true! Too often business leaders get so focused on the four walls of their office that they forget to go out and spend time in other areas of their world to see what they have to offer. On this episode of BeFulfilled, you’ll hear from Marty McDonald as he shares some helpful lessons learned from shooting pool. One of the great takeaways from shooting pool that Marty mentions is the lesson to always think ahead strategically. This insight that you should think ahead, make adjustments, and execute the task at hand with precision has relevant implications in the business world. To hear more about Marty’s story and how his hobbies have impacted his capacity as a leader, make sure to check out this fascinating episode!

Embracing the call of an entrepreneur.

When did you know that you were meant to walk down the path of life that you chose? Did you know from an early age that you were going to be a business leader or entrepreneur? Who influenced your decision to move in that direction? For Marty McDonald, looking back he can now see that there were little signs all throughout his life that he now recognizes as nudges toward the entrepreneurial direction that he should have listened to. Having said that, Marty fondly looks back to a moment where he was introduced into the world of startups where he quickly realized that was the place that he needed to be. What can you learn from Marty’s story? Discover more insights and lessons learned from Marty’s perspective by listing to this episode!

Why you need a good team around you.

Can you really tackle all your objectives and hit all your benchmarks along? Wouldn’t life be easier with a good team around you? An old African Proverb says, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” That saying is true for the business world too! On this episode of BeFulfilled, you’ll hear from Marty McDonald as he shares how his team keeps him headed in the right direction. While it isn’t always easy to admit you need help, having the right people around you can make all the difference! Don’t buy the lie that you can be a jack of all trades, you can’t! Learn more about team building and why it’s so important by listening to this engaging episode!

Learning to adapt and make adjustments along the way.

They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again while expecting different results. Unfortunately, that’s how many business leaders operate in the world today! If you have any hope for making the right moves that will benefit your organization, you’ve got to be willing to learn from past mistakes and anticipate changes that are coming your way. Take a moment to learn from Marty McDonald as he shares his lessons learned from challenges and missteps he’s encountered in his career. You don’t want to miss these great lengths from Marty, make sure to listen to this episode of BeFulfilled!

Outline of This Episode

  • [0:30] Tony introduces his guest, Marty McDonald.
  • [1:40] Marty’s definition of success.
  • [4:00] What was Marty’s childhood like?
  • [6:00] Marty talks about the start of his entrepreneurial journey.
  • [9:00] How did Marty’s parents impact him?
  • [11:00] Why a good team matters.
  • [14:20] Marty shares his passion for golfing and beer.
  • [18:30] Business and life lessons learned from shooting pool.
  • [21:40] Learning from challenges and setbacks faced along the way.
  • [25:30] Marty enters the Fulfillment Round.
  • [34:30] Closing thoughts from Marty.

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