002, Nathan Chan, Foundr Magazine | Pains and Gains

What success would you predict for this person?

He was a sickly child with food allergies, asthma and eczema. His parents, whom he described as coddling, would put a blanket on him if he sat in the yard. His eczema was so bad, he scratched sores on his face.

When he went to school, he was a middling student. He was not able to achieve high enough assessment scores to get into his preferred university. He eventually received his college degree despite having failed several subjects.

After university he took a job in what he describes as “a really crappy company.”

And then something happened. What? Find out more in this episode.

In this episode of the Social Entrepreneur podcast, we interview Nathan Chan, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Foundr Magazine. He is building a multifaceted platform for young entrepreneurs. Nathan takes us back to his roots and describes his journey from a middle-class suburbia life to crushing it on the internet.

In this episode, Nathan describes:

  • How he rose from an unremarkable life in the middle of the pack to being a thriving entrepreneur.
  • He’ll describe the crappiest job he ever had and the boss that was even worse, and what it taught him.
  • How he went from a dead end startup (yes, he really did have a web site called BestSmellingCologn.net) to growing a massive following.
  • And, the vacation that, when compared to his everyday life, created so much pain, he finally took massive action to succeed.

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The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene

The Four Steps of the Epiphany by Steve Blank

Ask by Ryan Levesque

Contact Nathan Chan:

On the web at http://foundrmag.com/

Free eBook: How to Get Your First 10,000 Instagram Followers at http://foundrmag.com/free

On Twitter at @NathanHChan

Foundr Magazine on Facebook

About the Author
Tony Loyd is a TEDx speaker, podcast host and the author of Crazy Good Advice: 10 Lessons Learned from 150 Leading Social Entrepreneurs. He is a former Fortune 500 executive with extensive experience in strategic planning, talent management, and leadership development. Tony is the host of the podcast Social Entrepreneur where you can hear the stories of changemakers who are making an impact on the world.

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