Business Lessons From The First Apprentice Winner | Bill Rancic

In business, you have to always be alert and adaptable. You need to evolve; to be willing to be agile and change your game plan every now and again. If you don’t, your competitors will; and they will put you out of business. In today’s episode, Bill Rancic shares strategies to help you adapt and make your business stand out from the rest.  He talks to us about how he got on Donald Trump’s reality TV competition, The Apprentice; how he won that competition; and how he used the experience in his own business! Bill handled 13 different businesses while in the competition!

In this episode, you will…

  • Learn how to get ahead of your competition
  • Find out the importance of having a “good strategy”
  • Find out what made Bill stand out among his competitors and enabled him to win The Apprentice competition
  • Discover that setting little goals and reaching them is still a progress
  • Be inspired to never give up

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Show Notes:
00:00 – 00:21 Introduction
00:22 – 00:44 Teaser
00:44 – 01:27 The boom of .COM
01:27 – 02:31 Innovation and keeping up with the trend
02:31 – 06:48 Business success and his 13-week training
06:48 – 09:47 Strategy & Little goals
09:47 – 10:26 Practical execution
10:26 – 11:14 Agility
11:14 – 11:35 Taking and managing risks
11:35 – 12:05 “FEAR”
12:06 – 14:03 Being employed by Donald Trump and Learning from successful people: good decision making, good relationships, creative.
14:04 – 16:17 Flaws of losing companies: Time management, tracking and giving up too early.
16:18- 17:38 Closing quote
17:39 – 19:12 Dormant Forces Sponsor
19:13 – 20:10 MarineD3 Sponsor

People Mentioned:
04:16 Mark Burnett
05:56 Donald Trump
06:11 Jay Leno
06:12 Larry King
06:12 Ellen
06:13 The View
06:14 The Today’s show
11:59 Ted Turner
12:01 Mark Cuban

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