Using Elon Musk to Start Your First Business (His Principles = Your Success)

So you want to start your first business? Great! Maybe you're an Elon Musk fan (or maybe you aren't), but you can't deny how the man has been able to start big, disruptive businesses that inspire and change the world.

Whether you're thinking of disrupting an industry, or just simply wanting to start something small on the side to make more money, this video will take you into Elon Musk's brain, show you his process, and help you figure out how to start a new business of your own with Elon's principles to back it up.

I've personally used the principles mentioned in this video to start my own businesses, too. I even show you a specific example and how my partner and I used an Elon-like approach to build a successful (and as some people may classify, "disruptive") business of our own.

Let's break it down with Elon Musk here to lay the foundation.

And the end, after we break down Elon's 3 main principles, I'll show you a quick 3-step process for getting started with your business.

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  1. Amit Kokad on March 25, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Thank u so much for the vid… U r really changing lives Pat

  2. Because The Internet on March 25, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    Great content!

  3. Tem on March 25, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    awesome content dude

  4. Cullin McGrath on March 25, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Could some of these ideas translate well to a digital business? I feel as if I don’t ‘test’ my products (videos, newsletter, etc) before sending them out. Wondering if it would be good to “test my solution” so to speak.

    • Pat Flynn on March 25, 2020 at 6:45 pm

      Your newsletter, your videos are your test for a product or business where you ask for a transaction.

    • Pat Flynn on March 25, 2020 at 6:46 pm

      Your Blog posts are tests for what lead magnets you could create based on what people resonate with!

    • Cullin McGrath on March 25, 2020 at 6:55 pm

      ‚Äč@Pat Flynn Nice. That makes a lot of sense. How often do you run your work by others before launching? (always?) Thank you!

    • Pat Flynn on March 25, 2020 at 6:56 pm

      Always. 100%, always.

    • Cullin McGrath on March 25, 2020 at 6:57 pm

      Pat Flynn Thanks Pat. Definitely have a super fan here. Take care

  5. Fred F on March 25, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Focusing on that first customer was thre most important one for me because it’s less on my mind and starting the business doesn’t seem so overwhelming.

    • Pat Flynn on March 25, 2020 at 6:56 pm

      So key! Thanks for agreeing!

  6. Heart Behind Hustle TV with Kamila Gornia on March 25, 2020 at 6:55 pm

    Digging the beard! You look super different with it. And also – great vid as per usual. Elon is a genius

  7. Margie Binder on March 25, 2020 at 7:03 pm

    Terrific foundational video on starting a business, or any endeavor. Also, my college sophomore son is getting great use out of his Switchpod! Thanks Pat!

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