fbpx
Steven Dimmitt is an Elite Rock Climber and Gives His Top Tips to Build the Life You Want

Steven Dimmitt is an Elite Rock Climber and Gives His Top Tips to Build the Life You Want | Ep. 159 | Business Podcast

Steven Dimmitt is an Elite Rock Climber and Gives His Top Tips to Build the Life You Want | Ep. 159 | Business Podcast

Steven Dimmitt is an Elite Rock Climber and Gives His Top Tips to Build the Life You Want
Steven Dimmitt is an Elite Rock Climber and Gives His Top Tips to Build the Life You Want

Summary

Steven Dimmitt is an elite level rock climber, entrepreneur, and the host of The Nugget Climbing podcast.

Steven had a pivotal moment in his life one day when he felt he was wasting away in his cubicle at work.  He couldn’t imagine a lifetime living the way he was…

In this episode he gives his three high percentage tips and in the full episode #121 he shares his whole story, joining us from the van one evening. You’ll love his tips and the full epsidoe if you missed it.


Please support our Sponsors…The Build a Business Success Secrets Monthly Print Newsletter
It’s a monthly playbook about the inner workings of building a company. It’s written specifically for entrepreneurs, founders, and business owners to make them smarter, happier and richer.

Check out the special offer for listeners today >>>

Brandon: 

Hello Friends, welcome to the show. Today we’re jumping back to episode 1 21 when we had a conversation with Stephen and imminent who was an engineer and drop the mic on that entire career to go follow his passion to be a climber and in doing that, trying to figure out how to pay the bills. 

Brandon: 

He starts a podcast, a very niche podcast with just climbers and he gets to start interviewing some of his heroes in climbing and the bonus he turns it into a business. 

Brandon: 

You’re gonna love his three H. P. T. S. High percentage tips for people following their dream. And if you enjoy these three H. P. T. S jump back to episode number 1 21 where Stephen and I have a really cool fun conversation. 

Brandon: 

Here we go. Welcome to build the business success secrets. The only podcast that provides straight talk for entrepreneurs whether you’re an entrepreneur starting with an idea or growing your business. This show is for you. We’ll teach you how to build a strong mindset, powerful body and profitable business so you can achieve success. And here’s your host Brandon See White, what would be three tips that you would have for? 

Brandon: 

Really you’re an entrepreneur, business owner out there who want to pursue their dreams and are, well it could either be for people who are starting or people who already have an existing business which we have a lot of listeners out there. 

Brandon: 

What would be three tips that you would throw down? 

Brandon: 

Yeah so I wrote these down, I was anticipating this question and the first one we already talked about, but I’ll go over it again. 

Brandon: 

I mean, it’s really to start moving to just find that idea and to start start taking actions on it and don’t worry about it being the perfect thing because once you start building some momentum and some confidence and you start making mistakes and learning from them, it’s a lot easier to pivot to the thing that is going to resonate that you’re going to enjoy. 

Brandon: 

It’s also, it’s really hard to know what you actually like doing until you start doing something and you know, a lot of us have these ideas about jobs that seem like they would be great, but it’s really useful to try things out and you learn a lot really quickly. 

Brandon: 

So, you know, for people that are already doing something, this is something that I’m still learning is really pay attention to really pay attention, pay attention to what you find yourself doing. 

Brandon: 

Pay attention to the things that you enjoy. 

Brandon: 

Pay attention to the things that you find yourself putting off or hesitating on or dreading and you have this amazing opportunity, if you’re an entrepreneur, if you’re building something new to create whatever it is that you want to create and you can create a business where you do more of the things that you enjoy and less of the things that you don’t, I really like Derek Sievers book anything that you want. 

Brandon: 

Derek Sievers is the founder of Cd Baby and he built this company in, you know, no one told him he didn’t know how to build a business, He just built a business, he didn’t know better. 

Brandon: 

So he broke all the rules and built the business the way that he thought it should be run and it was a great success and you know, there is such a, an amazing gift to be able to listen to like for myself, you know, I was putting a lot of energy into certain parts of the podcast and doing certain things that I realized like I don’t actually like this and I don’t think it makes a difference to the listeners so I’m gonna just scrap it and do less of it. 

Brandon: 

What would that be, marketing ideas, you know, like I was spending a lot more time on facebook early on and I thought I had to, I was overly concerned with capturing emails and just kind of trying to check the boxes of like the, the things I thought I should do as a responsible entrepreneur rather than just focusing that time on connecting with more interesting guests and letting the thing grow itself, you know, I had some ideas, I have a Patreon now and that’s how I support the show. 

Brandon: 

I had some ideas for bonus content that I found myself, they were good ideas and I think they would have worked pretty well, but I just found myself hesitating and I kept bumping it from my monthly to do list to the next month to the next month and I just wasn’t pulling the trigger and I finally realized I don’t want to do that. 

Brandon: 

You know, it doesn’t sound fun. 

Brandon: 

I was I had this planned for all these solo episodes I was going to do and I realized like I’d way rather have conversations with people, I’d way rather answer questions if people have questions for me. 

Brandon: 

So I started doing Q and A S instead of doing solo episodes where I just riffed on the topic for instance. 

Brandon: 

But if you’re not really paying attention to that inner voice that’s guiding you, it’s really easy to miss that. 

Brandon: 

You know, a couple other things, you know, as far as three things get organized, that’s really key. 

Brandon: 

I have a couple organization tools that I lean on really heavily. 

Brandon: 

One of them is called the to do list app. 

Brandon: 

It’s a to do list application. 

Brandon: 

That is kind of my one place where I put everything I really like to stay at inbox zero when I can, you can link all of your emails that require action to, to do it. 

Brandon: 

You can put reminders in there for yourself. 

Brandon: 

If there’s a movie, you’ve been meaning watch your book, you’ve been meaning to read or website, you can attach it all there. 

Brandon: 

So I really like that and then I really like having a weekly planner, a paper planner, I think I’ve tried a lot of other digital things, but just being able to see my week laid out, there’s nothing better for me as far as like getting my head around what I have to do that day or that week. 

Brandon: 

So I find that really helpful. 

Brandon: 

And then number three is make sure you have more than one thing that you’re putting energy into. 

Brandon: 

You know, if you’re starting a business that’s amazing, it’s going to take a lot of energy, but I have something else in your life that you’re pursuing for me. 

Brandon: 

I I think it’s a tim Ferriss thing actually, he really likes to have three different goals at any given time, you know, he likes to have a physical goal, whether it’s, you know, a certain training goal or whatever you ask. 

Brandon: 

And then like a creative bowl and then a self work, kind of more spiritual goal and or a business school, whatever. 

Brandon: 

I, I really resonate with that and I really like to have multiple things that I’m pursuing at any given time. 

Brandon: 

So for me, you know, I have specific climbing goals, short term and long term and I kind of know what the steps are, pursue those. 

Brandon: 

But then I also have goals for the podcast guests that I want to connect with, certain numbers that I want to hit as far as listenership and growth and things like that. 

Brandon: 

And then I also have some self improvement goals, you know, these are kind of less, less quantifiable, less tangible, but like right now for instance, I’m working on just being more present and it’s so easy to get locked in this kind of spinning wheel is your business life as you’re building something and just staying busy, busy all the time. 

Brandon: 

So I’m really working on being present and if my climbing is not going well and I’m not achieving that goal, then that’s a great opportunity to work on this other goal that’s being present goal that I have or the podcast. 

Brandon: 

If I reach a goal in the podcast, it takes pressure off the climbing and then I actually do better with my climbing and then the confidence from my climbing feeds back into the podcast. 

Brandon: 

So it’s it’s nice because it takes the pressure off, but it’s really easy to find these different goals that really support each other even though they’re in completely seemingly disconnected parts of your life. 

Brandon: 

Thanks for being generous with your time and joining us for this episode of build a business success secrets Before we go, let me ask you a quick question, Are you the type of person who wants to get 100% out of your time talent and ideas? 

Brandon: 

If so you’ll love our monthly built a business Success Secrets newsletter. 

Brandon: 

It’s a monthly playbook about the inner game of building a successful business. 

Brandon: 

Recent issues have shown how to avoid losing money on Facebook and Instagram paid ads with this science-backed strategy, how to build a pitch deck to raise money in 13 simple slides three tips. 

Brandon: 

The monks used to improve concentration and get more done in less time, a five step process to survive and thrive. 

Brandon: 

When things get tough, how to optimize your sales team, to grow your revenue in tons of other actionable, high percentage mind, body and business building tips and tricks. 

Brandon: 

As a fellow entrepreneur who’s aiming for nothing short of success, you owe it to yourself to subscribe, check out the special offer with bonuses for you at be Success Secrets dot com. 

Brandon: 

That’s b as in business success secrets dot com. 

Brandon: 

And until the next episode, remember you are just one business plan away, I’m rooting for your success. 

Brandon: 

Yeah

Subscribe to the Build a Business with Brandon Podcast on your podcast player below👇