Today’s episode is all about having the right mindset and making commitments to reach your goals. My guest is Sal Vassallo, an entrepreneur and a Mergers and Acquisitions Broker. He has worked with hundreds of clients already and specializes in online businesses.
Coming from an entrepreneurial family, Sal grew up living under the shadow of his father which made him wonder “Why is he able to do many things while I struggle a lot?”
Let’s dive into Sal’s story of how finding the right people and a change in mindset can help you find yourself and be more successful in life.
Things you will learn in this episode:
[00:01 – 09:55] Opening Segment
Sal had a very interesting upbringing. Hailing from a family where his uncles invented the PVC pipe and his father had a nine-figure business, he grew up doing deep daily visualizations and meditations about swimming and competition. His father taught him and his brothers to have goals that even after their father died when they were still young, he and his brothers were still able to fulfill them. In 1988, Sal made it into the Olympics, like what he always thought he would when he was a child.
[09:56 – 19:17] The Impulse to always be the best
Being an Olympian is no easy feat and is definitely something to be proud of, but Sal shares something with us: he never really mentioned being an Olympic swimmer until about a year ago. It’s because he has the impulse to always be the best, and not winning the gold medal that time made him feel like a loser and be resentful. However, he also shares with us how he rediscovered what he really wanted to do with life and how he got to where he is now. “There is a strategy, you have to find your skill set.” So, if you can relate to how we felt—that feeling of having poured everything but still feel as if you’re a total failure, keep on listening to learn from what Sal did to transition this mindset and commit to his goals.
[19:18 – 25:47] Transition of Mindset
Sal began shifting his mindset last year, after attending a mastermind. After just three days, he grew close to the people who were attending and they told him that his story is worth sharing, and that he needs to tell others about it. “Your process is your product,” as they say. Since then, Sal has been figuring out how best to combine performance—telling people about his story—with selling businesses and closing deals so that he gets great results in both.
[25:48 – 38:27] The Process of Delivering Effectively
Now that Sal has set his mind on telling his story about his successes and failures, his next step is trying to figure out how to do it most effectively. Will he do it on Facebook? On a Facebook page? A podcast? A video? In addition, he’s also thinking that with his tendency to just give away everything, how does he not overshare? All these struggles, and now, with the Coronavirus, Sal is also trying how to still keep delivering his content without being insensitive to other people who are suffering.
Feel like you can relate to these struggles too? Just remember these three things: 1) Feedback will help you determine which direction you should go 2) Delivering content and adding value is one thing, closing deals and selling businesses is another, and 3) Follow Sal’s story too when it comes out. I’m sure we can learn more about delivering our message effectively from it for sure.
[38:28 – 46:37] The FOCUS FIVE Segment
The FOCUS FIVE are five questions I ask every guest on my show. Keep on listening to find out what book Sal gifts most often; who would he talk to if he can get an hour of any person living or dead, from the past or the present, and why; that one thing he believes but most people will disagree with; his morning routine; and lastly, where are the best places we can connect with him online. (See the links below for Sal’s social media links!)
“I always wondered why my father was able to do so many things while I struggled so much. It was all mindset you know and believing and acting out passionately towards a goal.” – Sal Vassallo
“You can’t do it all in one day, it’s okay to sit back and wait until you are inspired instead of overwhelming ourselves and putting so much pressure on ourselves and then just drowning.” – Sal Vasallo
“There is a formula, there is a strategy. You have to find your skill set.” -Sal Vasallo
“Feedback will help you determine which direction you should go.” -Hans Struzyna
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