I feel like I always gravitate towards stories about taking a chance. Ahmad Jabbir’s story about how he went above and beyond during his job interview comes to mind.
I really enjoy them and these stories provide a much needed reminder. As I get older, I feel like I’m making more conservative choices. If that is true or not, objectively I’m not sure I could say. I think it is important to try things that might include risk, assuming it has positive upside and you’ve considered how you can minimize the negative.
Aside from wanting an excuse to catch up, I invited Mason back on the show because he’s made a life changing decision. He left his role as a Director of Marketing and Development to start his own business.
Knowing Mason has a similar risk tolerance as me, I wanted to understand how he came to this decision. We also talk about legacy, business principles, and why Chick-fil-A isn’t a chicken company but actually a leadership development academy.
[2:31] Going from employee to entrepreneur
[5:55] Building a legacy for future generations
[8:44] Evaluating risk on the value you can gain, not what you can lose
[12:43] Why Chick-fil-A isn’t a chicken company but actually a leadership development academy
[16:09] How to leave your job gracefully
[21:53] How to avoid living paycheck to paycheck by delaying gratification
[39:43] Balance business with family
26 Year Old Director Shares Advice on How to Quickly Rise Through the Ranks I E30 - Mason Burchette (Apple Podcasts or Spotify)