Entrepreneur Motivation Podcast

The realities and struggles of entrepreneurship with Schuyler Diehm – EMP106

Schuyler Diehm and I open up about the struggles and realities of entrepreneurship in this episode. 

A lot of people just highlight the good stuff on social media and never really share the tough times. 

You may remember another episode with Schuyler, episode #72. Be sure to check that one out as well where we talk about becoming an Early Riser. 

You can check out Schuyler’s Facebook group here. Be sure to follow him on Instagram as well @theunchainedself

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The realities and struggles of entrepreneurship with Schuyler Diehm

Not everything is at it seems

With social media these days, it’s easy to paint a picture of a certain lifestyle. Many people only highlight the highs, and they skip past the lows.

Of even worse, some people portray living a life that really isn’t theirs (Lamborghinis that aren’t theirs, fake watches, etc.).

In this conversation, Schuyler Diehm and I really dive into realities and struggles of entrepreneurship.

Show up every single day

Sometimes, things get hard. Money takes longer to make. Impact seems to be insignificant. Everything you’re working so hard for can seem like it’s for nothing.

But you have to keep showing up every single day, and even if it feels like it’s not worth it, you are changing and improving for the better just by showing up and more importantly, by doing the work.

Connect with Schuyler

Join Schuyler’s Facebook group here.

You can follow Schuyler on Instagram @theunchainedself .

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Chris Bello on the Early Risers Podcast – EMP087

Today I am sharing an interview featuring yours truly on the Early Risers Podcast.

Schuyler Diehm runs that show and has become a good friend of mine as we are both on similar paths and growing an audience of driven individuals. 

I share some of my story and how I got on this path, as well as some tips and tricks for staying productive. 

After this episode, be sure to check out episode 72, when I interviewed Schuyler on the Entrepreneur Motivation Podcast as well. Enjoy! 

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Chris Bello on the Early Risers Podcast

In this post, I want to share an interview I was featured on. A new friend of mine, Schuyler Diehm, runs the Early Risers Podcast, for which I am grateful to have been a part of.

I talk about my story so far, how I was caught in a corporate role I wasn’t growing in, then quit that job to pursue an invention idea, and how I underestimated the time and money necessary to bring a product to market.

I struggled to bring that to life and after several months of making no money, I had to figure something out.

That’s how I landed in real estate, and I came across real estate wholesaling, which I’ve now done for the past year.

We all get ourselves into things we aren’t 100% sure about. I think it’s important to set big goals for ourselves, make these statements public through means like social media to hold ourselves accountable, and then give it our absolute best shot.

Make sure to listen to the full interview and watch the video which summarizes some of what we talk about!

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Key Takeaways

Don’t be afraid to “take the leap.” When you say you are going to do something, stay committed. Stick to your word.

Face your fears.

Sometimes life can humble us when we get too cocky. I thought I was smart, had a good cushion of savings, etc. and it resulted in me taking some huge risks and losses. Stay humble, but stay hungry. Take risks. You’ll take some losses, but there will also be some wins.

Stay consistent… when you feel like the needle isn’t moving, don’t give up. My podcast is a perfect example. For months I had a few downloads. Then it jumped to around 400 in a month. Within a year, I was hitting 20k downloads a month! All organically.

Remember to stay FOCUSED. Do not fall victim to shiny object syndrome.

Daily Motivation

“Less dreaming, more doing.” – Chris Bello

Actionable Steps

Get very focused and figure out what it is you want to accomplish. Break those big goals down to figure out what you need to work on today, this week, and this month to move closer to those.

Align yourself with people in places you want to be in and start chipping away. It’s a long game. Most “overnight successes” are not overnight at all and take years to come to fruition.

With that said, go take massive, focused, action today.

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Become an Early Riser with Schuyler Diehm – EMP072

Today’s episodes features an interview with Schuyler Diehm of the Early Risers Movement. 

Schuyler’s story and background sounds eerily similar to mine… in fact, I’m sure many first time entrepreneurs have a similar background.

In this episode, Schuyler peels back the onion on where he started, what he’s up to now, and how he’s been growing a loyal following by focusing on VALUE first.

Big shout out to our mutual friend, Brett, who introduced us.

In this episode, Schuyler will talk about:

  • How he started lifting weights to combat insecurity
  • Overcoming struggle with social anxiety
  • Realizing that he does not have to fit in with the crowd
  • Seeing coworkers just “showing up to work” and knowing that he was destined for more than the corporate life.
  • Quitting his job to start his own business
  • Feeling terrible about laying on his couch and sleeping in, and what he did to become productive
  • The power of structuring your day
  • Schuyler’s definition of an “Early Riser”
  • Some of the challenges Schuyler faced when starting his business
  • Schuyler’s first workbook, The Snooze Stopper, geared towards waking up early and starting your day on a positive note
  • Implementing and feeling gratitude daily life

Links to follow Schuyler and the Early Risers Movement:

Website: www.earlyrisersmovement.com
Instagram: @earlyrisersmovement
Facebook: Early Risers Facebook Group
Podcast: Early Risers Podcast

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Become an Early Riser with Schuyler Diehm

Today’s episode is an interview with a new friend, Schuyler Diehm. A mutual friend of ours, Brett, introduced us (big shout out to Brett for connecting us!).

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In this interview, Schuyler and I talk about a lot of things. We talk about how he started lifting weights to combat insecurity. We also talk about how he overcame struggling with social anxiety.

These are all issues that many of us undergo. After college, Schuyler realize that he did not have to fit in with the crowd. He could create and follow his own path.

He did the thing that most of us do and got a corporate job as an accountant. He would see his coworkers just show up to work in that they were not happy. (hey, this kind of sounds eerily similar to my story!)

Schuyler knew that he was destined for more than this corporate life and quit his job to start his own business.

Schuyler talks about a period of time before starting the corporate job or even quitting that job where he had some time to enjoy his last days as a “free man.” 

During these “free days,” he found that he would lay around on the couch most of the day and sleep in, hitting “snooze” several times. He would work out in the afternoon still, but he still felt lethargic and unproductive.

Around this time, he discovered the power of structuring your day. Schuyler now has a podcast and a following called the Early Risers Movement. He shares these discoveries with others and works to turn followers into what he calls “early risers.”

According to Schuyler, an early riser is anyone who gets up earlier than they have to in order to get some time in for self-development. So for example, if you usually wake up at 9:00am to get ready for work, and you decide to get up at 8:30am to focus on yourself for 30 minutes, you are an early riser.

I probe into some of the challenges he faced when starting his business. Schuyler shared that the hardest part was building something he thought was a good product, only to realize that people didn’t just magically come and purchase.

Again, the story is very similar to mine… Schuyler has shifted his approach to focusing on adding value first, instead of trying to make an immediate sale.

Schuyler created his first workbook which is called The Snooze Stopper. This workbook is geared towards waking up early and starting your day on a positive note.

One tip that he really recommends trying out is to implement and feel gratitude daily in your life. As you do this, you’ll notice that your days will seem to get better and you will be happier. Your life might not even change drastically, but when you start focusing on things you are grateful for, everything gets better overall (what you focus on expands).

Be sure to check out Schuyler’s content and grab yourself a copy of the Snooze Stopper, available on his website and on Amazon. I will post all of the links to get in touch with him and follow him below.

I hope you enjoyed this interview. If you’re a “serial snoozer,” this message will help you stop hitting snooze and start living an amazing and productive life!

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Links to follow Schuyler and the Early Risers Movement:

Website: www.earlyrisersmovement.com
Instagram: @earlyrisersmovement
Facebook: Early Risers Facebook Group
Podcast: Early Risers Podcast

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