Alex Hormozi

Episode 158 — Alex Hormozi — The Power of Humility in Achieving Entrepreneurial Success

Entrepreneurship is filled with ups, downs, and everything in between, and it takes someone with a strong constitution to commit to becoming successful through this line of work.

Meet Alex Hormozi, Founder & Managing Partner of Alex’s journey has been anything but linear, and though he’s now settled into his role with his wife Leila by his side, he’ll never forget the trials and tribulations he faced as he worked to get to where he is today.

In this episode of The Game Changing Attorney Podcast, Alex and Michael sit down to discuss:

  • Why ego is the enemy of progress
  • How desirable traits are actually learnable skills
  • The power of humility in achieving success
Episode 158 — Alex Hormozi — The Power of Humility in Achieving Entrepreneurial Success
Show Notes:

The importance of brand. “Brand is one of the ways you can differentiate anything. It’s the goodwill that you have in the audience and your ability to price above a commoditized version of whatever you offer. That discrepancy between what price a commodity sells at versus what yours sells at is the pricing power that brand affords you. With price being the single strongest lever on profits in any kind of business, having a brand becomes incredibly important if it’s the strongest influencer on your ability to practice.”

A message every entrepreneur needs to hear. “A lot of times people are very driven by their mission or their purpose or their big vision, and I had none of those things. I mean, my vision was A: Don’t be broke. B: Don’t let my dad be right. Really, B was more important to me than A, but A was the facilitator of B. Just the idea of going back as a failure to Baltimore was something that I would rather have died than done. As much pain as I was going through at the time, it was better than the alternative of admitting to defeat. And so for me, that was the thing that got me through it. I think for a lot of entrepreneurs, if there’s a couple of key themes in the messages that I want to get out, it’s that there’s a lot of positive jargon that’s put out by social media and influencers, but the most important thing is to follow your passion.”

Use what you have. “My singular message for everyone taking this path is to use your pain. Most entrepreneurs don’t need to look very far to find the pain in their lives. Anger, shame, fear, resentment, whatever it is, use it. We have different things that have fueled us in our lives, and I would rather have people just use what they have because I think that is in essence what entrepreneurship is about, is being resourceful, not really necessarily about having resources. If we consider a resource as a requirement to be successful, I just don’t think that’s necessary or true. I think you need fuel. You should use whatever fuel you have. I think over time, if you get your head above water, you’ll be able to find a different fuel. It’s not necessarily sustainable, but in the beginning, you should move with whatever you’ve got.”

The one trait all great leaders have in common. “If you have humility, you can do a lot. If somebody’s humbled and they can accept feedback, then they can change. It’s very difficult to do, because if someone doesn’t have humility, then it means that whoever they are on day one has to be the person that they need to be at day 1000. If they can’t admit there’s a deficit that they can’t improve, they’re already screwed. So humility is by far the biggest thing when it comes to being a successful founder. Beyond that, they have to have drive and determination — their fuel.”

Confronting reality. “Entrepreneurs have to confront reality. A lot of them are delusional, sometimes in a good way. You have to be optimistically delusional in some ways, in the certain capacity to be an entrepreneur; But a lot of times that delusion takes control and they believe the false statements that you just said, whatever it may be. A lot of entrepreneurs learn the wrong lessons from experiences.”

Perfecting your product. “The idea is that you get enough customers, you can get feedback and continue to improve the product, and then once you get enough people referring and bringing friends to it, which is my litmus test for it, then you scale it. You still consistently want to make it better and better and better. Perform a litmus test asking yourself if you’re getting referrals from this product. Once you have that, then all of your marketing efforts from there on out are going to be enhanced, and then that’s what’s going to allow you to outcompete your competition who wasn’t so long-sided and always just wanted to make the next buck.”

Lose the ego. “I think we have all this irrational fear around taking bigger swings, doing the things that we want to do, making whatever dreams we have real, or at least giving them a shot. We play these videotapes in our minds of these future scenarios where people who aren’t thinking about us are saying things that they’re not because they don’t care about you — they think about themselves. No one’s thinking about you, and I think getting over yourself is a really good way to be able to have more personal freedom in the choices we make and take on big risks.”

How to get smarter. “If you want to be smarter, the key is to change your behavior faster. I think that operationalizes knowledge. A lot of lawyers are big readers and they love the mental masturbation of consuming stuff; But if your behavior does not change after you go to a workshop or a seminar, you listen to this podcast, if your behavior doesn’t change, you learned nothing, which means you are not that smart.”

What does being a game changer mean to you? “A game changer is someone that you would introduce new variables to that would then force the rules to change.”

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