Matt Holmes aka Matt “Handshakin” Holmes is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and world record holder. He is Founder of the Handshakin Video Series: featuring top entrepreneurs on networking and personal branding strategies.
Entrepreneurial Role Models:
When business started difficulties overcame:
…”But I think the hardest part is getting to the point where you can generate enough sales on your own to be able to put food on the table or being okay with maxing out debt with credit cards or not paying off your student loans while you are trying to figure out how to put food on the table for yourself in the future. I think that was one of the hardest for me, those twelve months of launching”…[Listen for More]
Favourite Books:How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
“a rising tide lifts all boats”
“you have to do something today even if it is the wrong thing”
Recommended Online Resources:
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Best Advice to Other Entrepreneurs:
“It gets started today. One of my favourite quotes from a past guest was “you have to do something today even if it is the wrong thing”. So I think the take away from that really is that indecisiveness is what stops most people from reaching their goals and reaching entrepreneurial success.”…[Listen for More]
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Neil’s Quote at the Beginning:
“Lofty questions about the mind are fascinating to ask, philosophers have been asking them for three millennia both in India where I am from and here in the West – but it is only in the brain that we can eventually hope to find the answers.” Vilayanur S. Ramachandran