What happens when you climb to the top of the finance food chain only to discover it’s not what you were hungry for?
That was the story for today’s guest, Alex Grodnik—WallStreetOasis.com.
It’s funny, you work your whole life to get something and then it’s like, “Man, maybe this isn’t right for me. -Alex
Alex began his career as an analyst at JP Morgan Private Bank and after completing the program he moved into investment banking at Houlihan Lokey in their restructuring group. He then went on to work at a pioneering digital media firm before getting his MBA at UCLA Anderson.
Listen in as Alex joins Mark to talk about his journey from successful investment banker to following what he knew in his heart was his true path, entrepreneurship.
The guys discuss:
- The impactful moment of Alex’s business school experience that was life-changing
- Advice Alex would give to his younger self
- How Alex defines success
- Doing what we want versus what society wants from you
Alex also gives great advice for those who want out of that cubicle they’re stuck in so they can fulfill their passion.
In today’s world where opportunity is endless and no permission is needed to follow your passion, what is stopping you from doing whatever you want?
TIP OF THE WEEK
Alex: Rejection Therapy—It’s not taking ‘no’ for an answer. The process is actively seeking out rejection everyday so that over time, you become desensitized to the fear of rejection.
Isn’t it time to create passive income so you can work where you want, when you want and with whomever you want?