“Went From $400/m to $20k/m By Following This Exact Formula”- Gusten Sundqvist

Founder of Entreprnrs.

What’s your backstory?

I’m an international personal branding and storytelling coach for entrepreneurs and I’m on a mission to help people find their purpose, share their message and make the world a better place.

As a kid I was always an outsider, even though I was socially extroverted I never felt like I belonged anywhere. I had this weird desire to always become more, achieve more and experience more.

I went on to turn down job titles and promotions, dropped out of business university and started from zero, built my own business through social media and that’s where I made my first $100,000 following my passion and sharing my message.

I’ve so far helped 1000’s of impact-driven entrepreneurs and business owners scale ethically using social media. That’s when I realized all you need is to master ONE thing and find a problem you can solve within that industry.

I know this is not an easy job. What drives you?

Opportunity, Regret and Impact.

This time will never come again. Today will never be here again. I have an opportunity to make a difference in my life and others lives and I won’t sit around and do nothing about it.

Second, I’d hate waking up when I’m 65 and feel like there’s so much more I could have done. So many more lives I could’ve touched. So much bigger legacy I could have built.

Leads me to number three – Impact.

For me, there’s no such thing as success without impact on others. That’s because, first of all, I don’t feel fulfilled unless I help others in the process of making money, and second because I want my life to have a meaning when I leave.

That drives me.

Like crazy!

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? What lesson did you learn from them?

The number one reason I am where I am at today is because I was (yes, working hard) but following a proven formula.

I knew two things, a) I wanted to make money through social media and b) I wanted to help others and make the world a better place…

So I went online, found someone in my age with similar values and already having success in the space I wanted to excel in. Then modeled after their proven formula and implemented the same strategies into my own business.

My #1 advice to someone starting out is to not try and re-invent the wheel all the time.

Yes, sometimes you will, that’s entrepreneurship, but not all the time.

Listen to mentors, do what they say. A coach is to help you out, not do it for you, so make sure you implement and take action.

How do you push through your worst times?

I don’t allow myself to have another option.

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