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The RebelRebel Podcast is a regular dive into the hearts and minds of creative rebels and entrepreneurs.

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Outstanding Business Series

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Outstanding Business Series, Best Host, Outstanding Title Theme, Outstanding Original Music

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Jan 28, 2024

"Talent is spread evenly, opportunity is not."

Guest: Chris Joyce, GUSHER.CO

Episode Summary

In this inspiring episode of The RebelRebel Podcast, Michael Dargie engages with Chris Joyce, the dynamic CEO of Joyce, with a history of founding 24 companies, delves into his latest venture, Gusher – a revolutionary platform that enables the launch of companies without initial capital investment. He shares his unique business philosophy, emphasizing the significance of performance-based equity and talent over opportunity.

Joyce's journey from selling seeds door-to-door as a child to becoming a powerhouse in the entrepreneurial world is nothing short of inspiring. He attributes his success to a combination of honesty, a penchant for extreme sports, and a relentless pursuit of his passions. Joyce's approach to business is deeply personal, shaped by his challenging childhood and his mother's struggles as an entrepreneur.

This episode not only explores Joyce's personal and professional growth but also provides invaluable advice for aspiring entrepreneurs. Joyce stresses the importance of listening to the 'little voice' inside, which represents one's true passion and potential. He also discusses the evolving landscape of AI and its implications in the business world.

Cool things Chris says

"I don't play small; that's definitely a thing we don't do."

"The only way progress is made is by the few people that listen to that little voice."

"Entrepreneurship is the roller coaster of awesomeness."

"The only person that can stop the rollercoaster of awesomeness is you."

Episode Highlights

  • Chris Joyce's journey from selling seeds at age six to founding Gusher
  • The philosophy behind Gusher and performance-based equity
  • Joyce's insights on the traits of successful founders
  • The influence of Joyce's childhood and his mother's entrepreneurial challenges
  • Discussion on AI and its role in business
  • The power of listening to your inner voice and following your passion
  • Advice for entrepreneurs on perseverance and innovation

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