Jeffrey Madoff | How to Gain Your First 10 Customers and Why Creatives Must Also Learn to Sell Well

Show Notes

The award-winning professor, director, writer, playwright, and CEO Jeffrey Madoff joins us to share about his new book featuring insider advice from Daymond John, Tim Ferriss, Kathy Ireland, and other big-time success stories. He also shares how to learn to sell well and how to gain your first 10 customers.

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  1. Yes, yes, yes and yes! Thrivetime Nation on today’s show we are interviewing B. Jeffrey Madoff who is a director, photographer, writer and the CEO of Madoff Productions a film production company that creates award-winning branded content. B. Jeffrey, welcome onto the Thrivetime Show…how are you sir?
  2. I know that you’ve had a ton of success at this point in your career, but what was your life like growing up and where did you grow up?
  3. When did you first figure out what you wanted to do professionally?
  4. When did you first feel like you were truly beginning to gain traction with your career?
  5. Jeffrey Madoff, in your mind, why is a knowledge of business essential if you want to sustain a creative career and why creative thinking is essential for every business?
  6. Jeffrey, what are a few myths about business and creativity, and the myth that artists can’t be good business people and vice versa
  7. Jeffrey Madoff, from your experience, what is a brand and how do you create one?
  8. Jeffrey, why is storytelling so important? 
  9. Jeffrey, what does success look like to you?
  10. What does failure look like to you?
  11. Jeffrey Madoff, as a creative, how do you decide what battles are worth fighting for?
  12. Jeffrey, how to assess risk when making a decision?
  13. You come across as a very proactive person…so how do you typically organize the first four hours of your and what time do you typically wake up?
  14. What are a few of your daily habits that you believe have allowed you to achieve success?
  15. Jeffrey Madoff What mentor has made the biggest impact on your career thus far?
  16. What has been the biggest adversity that you’ve had to fight through during your career?
  17. What is your favorite old school jam?
  18. Jeffrey Madoff What advice would you give the younger version of yourself?
  19. You’ve got the mic, what is one thing that you want to share with the Thrive Nation before you drop the mic?
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