Gino Wickman | What It Really Takes to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

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Gino Wickman | What It Really Takes to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

Gino Wickman

Posted on July 2, 2019

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In this episode of the donothing podcast, you’ll learn:

  • Why Gino decided to skip college
  • How foregoing college altered Gino’s future
  • What Gino had to accomplish before his father let him join the family business
  • How Gino turned his family’s struggling company around
  • Why mentorship was an integral part of Gino’s business success
  • How Gino became a millionaire by age 31—then lost it all by age 32
  • Why Gino always takes notes on a yellow legal pad
  • Which authors significantly influenced Gino’s life
  • How Gino developed EOS and why he knew it’d work
  • Which six components make up the EOS model
  • What other strategies and tools are integral to EOS
  • Why EOS’ holistic approach makes all the difference
  • What made Gino decide to sell his ownership of EOS
  • Whether Gino thinks everyone should be an entrepreneur
  • What the significance of Confirm, Glimpse and Path is
  • Why Gino feels devoted to up-and-coming entrepreneurs
  • What Gino hopes to achieve with his upcoming book, Leap
  • How Leap can help new entrepreneurs avoid common business mistakes
  • What traits all entrepreneurs should possess to be successful
  • Why passion should always be what drives aspiring entrepreneurs

As the founder of EOS Worldwide, Gino Wickman is nothing less than an entrepreneurial icon. This week on the donothing podcast, I’m elated to chat with Gino as we dive into everything entrepreneurship, including Gino’s newest mission—helping aspiring entrepreneurs discover what it really takes to succeed.

An entrepreneur since the age of 21, Gino has had an obsession for learning what makes organizations and entrepreneurs thrive. At 25, he took over the struggling family business. After turning the company around and running it for seven years, he and his partners successfully sold the company.

Then, he set his sights on helping other small businesses—including my own, imageOne—discover strategies to grow and succeed. The result was the Entrepreneurial Operating System, or EOS, a practical method for helping companies achieve greatness.

Today, EOS Worldwide helps thousands of businesses implement their system with an international team of over 250 professional and certified EOS Implementers and online support. There are more than 60,000 companies using EOS tools worldwide.

Gino has personally delivered more than 1,800 full-day sessions for more than 130 companies. He is also the author of the award-winning, best-selling book Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, as well as Get a Grip, Rocket Fuel, How to Be a Great Boss and What the Heck is EOS?.

Gino now devotes his time and energy toward helping entrepreneurs-in-the-making get a huge jump-start on taking their entrepreneurial leap and becoming entrepreneurs.

Learn More About Gino’s Upcoming Book, Entrepreneurial Leap: Do You Have What It Takes to Become an Entrepreneur?

Gino’s highly anticipated new book, Entrepreneurial Leap: Do You Have What It Takes to Become an Entrepreneur, will be released on October 15, 2019. Pre-order it through Amazon now! Also, be sure to take the quiz and explore other entrepreneurial resources at








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Gino’s Recommended Reading

The Monk and the Riddle, by Randy Komisar

The Strangest Secret, by Earl Nightengale

Think and Grow Rich, by Napoleon Hill

Buy Gino Wickman’s Books Online

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business, by Gino Wickman

What the Heck Is EOS?, by Gino Wickman and Tom Bouwer

Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business, by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters

How to Be a Great Boss, by Gino Wickman and René Boer

Get a Grip: How to Get Everything You Want from Your Entrepreneurial Business, by Gino Wickman and Mike Paton


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