Episode 36

5 Key Questions to Understand Your Customers with John Mendez


September 6th, 2023

59 mins 28 secs

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About this Episode

Join us for yet another inspiring episode of the G.E.M. Series Podcast! We invited John Mendez, founder of Stop and Stare Media and host of the Walk 2 Wealth podcast, to share his journey and entrepreneurship insights. He started in a challenging environment, and he used entrepreneurship as a means to overcome obstacles!

John dives deep into the concept of "Ikigai" and its significance in finding purpose in life. He also talks about the intersection of passion, mission, vocation, and profession and how aligning these elements can lead to a fulfilling business and meaningful life. Drawing from his own real estate success, he emphasizes the need for entrepreneurs to constantly adapt and innovate to stay ahead of the competition. He also gave five important questions to help you understand your customers better.

Don't miss out! Tune in to find out the answers to your questions!

Key Takeaways
00:00:00 What is The G.E.M. Series
00:00:48 Who is John Mendez
00:02:48 Growing in a challenging environment
00:04:44 After reading ‘Rich Dad Poor Dad’
00:06:29 Defining entrepreneurship
00:08:39 Life and business network
00:13:13 Pursuing real estate and business
00:17:30 Ikigai and finding purpose in life
00:19:59 His first social media class
00:21:14 Goals vs. Purpose
00:22:00 What’s his purpose in life
00:24:46 The Walk 2 Wealth Origin
00:30:06 The Law of Non-Sacrifice
00:33:37 Creating an amazing legacy
00:35:27 The Power of Present Mindedness
00:38:33 The Great American Speak Off
00:40:23 The Virtual Judge Opportunity
00:42:10 Starting ‘Stop and Stare Media’
00:46:54 Standing out with marketing plays
00:49:58 The importance of social media
00:51:06 Learning from other industries
00:52:41 Advice for other entrepreneurs
00:54:22 5 Questions to Ask Before Selling
00:57:05 Where to get in touch with John

00:06:06 “Entrepreneurship is oftentimes leaning into your passions and trying to figure out a way to recognize that.” - Blake Chapman
00:06:46 “Entrepreneurs are visionaries with big ideas, dreaming dreams that most people could never even fathom.” - John Mendez
00:14:22 “Make time for the things that you want to make time for.” - John Mendez
00:24:07 “You just have to step back, reflect for a moment, and then give it a try, pushing forward with something that you truly believe in your heart of hearts.” - Blake Chapman
00:27:14 “You need to work hard, but having that as a badge of honor is just an ignorant thing to do because your inputs don't matter as much as your outputs.” - John Mendez
00:32:31 “When you choose to do something that you love, you're never sacrificing.” - John Mendez
00:52:05 “If you take a moment to actually understand the needs of your network, you're going to be a genius to them.” - Blake Chapman

Resources and Links
Zoom https://zoom.us/
Keller Williams https://kw.com/
Mailchimp https://mailchimp.com/
ChatGPT https://chat.openai.com/
Custom Ink https://www.customink.com/
Google Forms https://www.google.com/forms/about/
Google Sheets https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/
Grant Cardone https://grantcardone.com/
Great American Speak Off https://speakoff.com/tgas-2023
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1612680194
Walk 2 Wealth Episode with Vic Manzo https://www.walk2wealth.com/achieving-the-highest-level-in-the-game-we-call-life-w-vic-manzo/

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