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The Journey to Intentional Mastery with William Buist

In this episode, business leader mentor and author William Buist shares his insights on intentional mastery, entrepreneurship, and building resilience. William reflects on his own journey, which started 20 years ago when he left the insurance industry to start his own business. He emphasizes the importance of seeking support from colleagues, mentors, and existing clients, as well as recognizing one’s strengths and focusing on them when pivoting or changing businesses. 

William also discusses the need for intentional mastery and developing skills strategically, with a focus on acquiring the knowledge and skills necessary to reach a desired goal. Finally, William offers a growth hack for entrepreneurs: prioritize personal relationships and authenticity when seeking help from others.

KEY POINTS:

  • William Buist is a mentor to business leaders and the author of the book “Intentional Mastery”.
  • William has a background in the insurance industry and felt that he was setting up a business within another business, which motivated him to start his own business 20 years ago.
  • Asking colleagues, mentors, and existing clients, asking for their support in achieving goals.
  • The importance of recognizing one’s strengths and focusing on them when pivoting or changing businesses.
  • The need for intentional mastery and developing skills strategically, with a focus on what knowledge and skills need to be acquired to reach a desired goal.
  • It is important in taking care of one’s health as an entrepreneur and building resilience in the face of challenges.
  • The conversation acknowledges that being an entrepreneur involves a wide range of skills and is not a linear path
  • People naturally want to help others, especially when it’s obvious that someone needs help.
  • Not everyone should aspire to reach the level of mastery; some people are content with being good at what they do.
  • Those who want to be the best at what they do need to take accountability and responsibility for their journey.
  • Business growth hack: prioritize personal relationships and authenticity when seeking help from others.

QUOTABLE MOMENTS:

“I think I think there are stages of mastery as well and it is an ongoing journey. It’s not a destination. We can keep improving it.” – Willian Buist @ 9:45

“You’re just going to have the problem over and over again until you solve the primary problem, which is typically yourself.” – Andrew @ 34:10

“You make it obvious what you’re trying to achieve. Those people who who want you to achieve it will be there to support you” – William @ 42:37

LINKS MENTIONED:

https://twitter.com/WilliamBuist

https://www.instagram.com/wbuist/

https://www.facebook.com/william.buist/

https://www.linkedin.com/in/wbuist/

https://vimeo.com/user102367580

https://twitter.com/abrockenbush

https://beefymarketing.com/

https://beefymarketing.com/blog/

https://beefymarketing.com/small-business-nation/