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What’s Next When Your Speaking Calendar is Wiped Clean? with Josh Linkner

Being in the midst of the COVID 19 quarantine puts us in a very unique position.  With cancellations and postponements, many are finding the “downtime” overwhelming and some are putting it to great use.  On this episode of The Wealthy Speaker Show, I’m very excited to welcome back Josh Linkner who is here to share ideas about using this time to stay productive and even flourish.

Josh has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies, which sold for a combined value of over $200 million. He started his career as a jazz guitarist, personifies creativity, entrepreneurship, and disruptive innovation.

Josh is a President Barack Obama Champion of Change award recipient and has twice been named the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. He is a regular columnist for Forbes, The Detroit Free Press, and Inc. Magazine. His work on innovation has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, CNN, and The New York Times.

Adversity can build deep relationships and friendships.  If you do the right thing now, if you support those relationships instead of test them, I think we’re going to come out stronger.”  Josh Linkner

Listen to the podcast below:

Highlights you won’t want to miss:

  • In the meantime…handling cancellations and postponements.  [3:40]
  • We need to rally together.  [7:20]
  • Can we just shift to virtual meetings?  [9:15]
  • Looking forward to great times to come.  [13:05]
  • What happens when you host your own live event?  [15:55]
  • Ideas to hone your craft during downtime.  [17:00]
  • Giving appreciation to those who helped in the beginning.  [29:30]

Josh is also the Founding Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, investing in and mentoring over 100 startups.  He is also the author of four books, two New York Times Bestsellers: Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity, and The Road to Reinvention: How to Drive Disruption and Accelerate Transformation, as well as his latest book, Hacking Innovation. And yes, he still plays a mean jazz guitar.

If you would like to hear some fantastic ways to be productive and sharpen your skills, you simply can’t afford to miss this episode!

I hope you’ll download and learn.

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Josh’s previous podcast with Jane:

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