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Stranger Things, Ladders, and Superfans: Business Lessons from Pat Flynn


Key Insights

  • Key Insight - From laid off architect to author, the journey of Pat Flynn
  • Key Insight - A look into the brand new book Superfans!
  • Pat Flynn is a father, husband, and entrepreneur who lives and works in San Diego, CA. He owns several successful online businesses and is a professional blogger, keynote speaker, Wall Street Journal bestselling author, and host of the Smart Passive Income and AskPat podcasts, which have earned a combined total of over 55 million downloads, multiple awards, and features in publications such as The New York Times and Forbes. He is also an advisor to ConvertKit, LeadPages, Teachable, and other companies in the digital marketing arena.


  • [00:20] - Welcome
  • [00:40] - Meet Pat Flynn
  • [04:45] - How work/life has changed and grown with business life
  • [06:30] - From being laid off, to starting a business, continuing to job hunt and finally realizing that in order to climb the new ladder of success, letting go of the old was an absolute necessity
  • [07:56] - Starting a family
  • [09:25] - Proactive CEO
  • [10:55] - Creating roles and support systems
  • [13:30] - Shifting mindsets
  • [18:10] - Intentional yes - serving the mission
  • [21:18] - Superfans!
  • [26:10] - Future proofing your business
  • [29:12] - Key Takeaway - Invest in your own future
  • [30:53] - Where to find Pat

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