March 23, 2022

#92 Willing to Fail (WTF): How Failure Can Be Your Key to Success | Brian Scudamore, Author & Founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK

#92 Willing to Fail (WTF): How Failure Can Be Your Key to Success | Brian Scudamore, Author & Founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK

In Episode #92, we explore how failure can be your key to success. We’re joined by Brian Scudamore, Author & Founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK. We cover embracing competition, bouncing back from struggles, and turning down a buyout offer.


In Episode #92, we explore how failure can be your key to success. We’re joined byBrian Scudamore, Author & Founder of 1-800-GOT-JUNK. We cover embracing competition, bouncing back from struggles, and turning down a buyout offer.

“A brand is a selection of promises that we make and keep.” – Brian Scudamore

EPISODE GUIDE (LINKS, QUOTES, NOTES, AND BOOKS MENTIONED)

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FULL TEXT TRANSCRIPT

https://www.danielscrivner.com/notes/800-got-junk-failure-can-be-key-to-success-brian-scudamore-spotlight-transcript 

CHAPTERS

This episode is our definitive guide to using failure as a key to success. In it we cover:

  • (00:00:00) – Introduction
  • (00:02:22) – How Brian’s grandparents influenced his path to entrepreneurship
  • (00:04:41) – The birth and growth of 1-800-GOT-JUNK
  • (00:09:35) – The power of a brand
  • (00:16:33) – Creating a franchise
  • (00:21:45) – Embracing competition
  • (00:26:00) – Bouncing back from struggles
  • (00:33:55) – Turning down a buyout offer
  • (00:39:24) –  Growth over time as an entrepreneur

ABOUT WILLING TO FAIL (WTF)

Entrepreneurship is a roller coaster of trial and error, laughter and tears, confusion and triumph. In WTF?! (Willing to Fail), serial entrepreneur Brian Scudamore takes you on an adventure that will convince you once and for all that you have exactly what it takes to succeed.

With engaging stories from his thirty-plus years of failing upward, his book is full of lessons you can apply to your own endeavors—developing a clear vision, creating an awesome culture, finding gratitude in challenging times, and using setbacks to change your business for the better.

Being an entrepreneur means letting go of fear. WTF?! (Willing to Fail) gives you the encouragement and wisdom you need to begin stumbling toward greatness.

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ABOUT DANIEL SCRIVNER

Outlier Academy is hosted by Daniel Scrivner. Over the last 15 years, Daniel has led design teams at Square and Apple, turned around a $3M+ ARR SaaS business, and invested in more than 100 companies. He launched Outlier Academy in 2020 to learn from the world’s best founders, investors, authors, and peak performance experts.

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