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Quote: “That’s the great thing about “Moonshot” thinking…even if you fail, you’re going to fail above your previous success.”  Ozan Varol

How big is your dream and how hard are you prepared to work to make that dream a reality?  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, we welcome (actual rocket scientist), author and speaker, Ozan Varol to share how mindset and the formula he uses have helped him realize massive goals in life and business.

Ozan is a rocket scientist turned award-winning professor and author. A native of Istanbul, Turkey, he learned English as a second language and moved to the United States by himself at 17 to attend Cornell University and major in astrophysics.  While there, he served on the operations team for the 2003 Mars Exploration Rovers project that sent two rovers–Spirit and Opportunity–to Mars. He built stuff that went to the red planet and wrote code that snaps photos of the Martian surface.  Ozan then pivoted and went to law school. He graduated first in his class, earning the highest grade-point average in his law school’s history.

Highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • Ozan’s journey to become a rocket scientist.  [1:20]
  • How a blog can help gain followers.  [3:30]
  • Where rocket science and speaking meet.  [6:00]
  • Why you must ask for the sale.  [10:30]
  • “Moonshot” meaning and steps.  [16:30]
  • Backcast instead of forecast.  [20:30]
  • Offers – No’s = Yes’s.  [24:45]
  • Why it’s okay to fail and what you actually gain.  [30:45]

Ozan has been called a “true original” by Adam Grant and dubbed a “superhero” by Dan Pink. His work has been described as “must read” by Susan Cain and featured in the Wall Street Journal, Time, BBC, CNN, Washington Post, and more.  His book, Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life is one of Amazon’s Top 20 books of 2020 in three categories (non-fiction, business, and science).  Ozan is a sought-after speaker and has given countless radio and television interviews and delivered keynote speeches both to small and large crowds at major corporations, nonprofits, and government institutions.

If you would like some insight and great strategies on how to set yourself up for success, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode!

I hope you’ll download and learn.



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