Pick Yourself Up If You Get Knocked Down with Jeff Wald

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Jeff Wald

Jeff Wald is the founder of Work Market, an enterprise software platform that enables companies to manage freelancers. He has also founded several other technology companies including Spinback, a social media sharing platform. He is an active angel investor and start-up advisor, as well as serving on numerous public and private Boards of Directors. He is also the author of the Amazon Best Seller ‘The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations’. Jeff talks about the importance of resilience and why we must always push through the challenges we face. He also discusses the value of executing upon ideas, and the strength it takes in order to do so.

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Resources

The End of Jobs: The Rise of On-Demand Workers and Agile Corporations – Click on the link to check out Jeff’s book!

JeffWald.com – Click on the link to check out Jeff’s website!

2 Top Career Tips

1) There is no such thing as an easy journey in business. You will be knocked down, but you must always pick yourself back up and face down the challenges.
2) Ideas are cheap. The will to execute is expensive. You have to be willing to be knocked down in order to see the value of a lesson.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

Jeff’s first start-up went bankrupt, partly due to his fear of asking for help. Even in the aftermath of its failure, Jeff was not forthcoming in asking for help. For this reason, he has learned about the strength of vulnerability.

Career Highlight

Meeting the parent of one of his protégés, Jeff was told that the value he has given to others has truly changed lives. Helping others is the most empowering force for good in the world.

The Future

Jeff views IT as very far ahead of the curve in terms of society. It is extraordinarily agile, and contains some of the finest and most skilled practitioners in the world.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

The adaptability, engagement and business model of IT.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

The key to success in startups is being knocked down seven times and getting up eight.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

In the early days, Jeff was told to avoid the internet!

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Jeff would go hard on technology, learning specifically how to code.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Learn, earn and serve – Jeff has conquered the first two parts and is now thinking about how to serve in a more effective way.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Learning the power of vulnerability.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Pivoting often and between areas allows Jeff to always feel the thrill of trying something new.

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Health and wellness is important to Jeff.

Contact The Guest

Contact Jeff Wald through the following social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeffreywald

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffwald/

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