Shawn Shewchuk

35: Dave Farrow: Success Means Not Giving Up

“I haven’t met someone who hasn’t doubted their path.”

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Most people think being an entrepreneur means you’ll be the boss, taking control and choosing when and how much you want to work.

In reality, being an entrepreneur can be one of the most difficult tasks in the beginning. It’s far easier to just work a traditional J.O.B.

As you start your own business, it feels like you’re doing everything. Then as you figure it out, you can start to pass your duties on to other people. It takes time.

The success of a company takes a lot of time, but unlike a traditional J.O.B. being an entrepreneur has no limit to your success or your salary.

If you have the dedication to stick through all of the setbacks you’ll hit a point where you can’t ever imagine working for someone else again.

On that note, the biggest mistake I’ve seen people do is give up. Generally, when you feel like you’re about to give up that’s right when success is around the corner. You need to keep pushing past that point, and trust that it will happen.

To discuss this more I brought on a very special guest today, Dave Farrow. Dave Farrow is the Guinness World Record Holder for Greatest Memory – he memorized the exact order of 59 packs of shuffled playing cards and recalled them with only one card error – that’s 3068 cards!

Dave began his career as a failing ADHD and Dyslexic student in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.  Ready to drop out, Dave went to the library to learn everything he could about memory, to improve his grades and graduate.  While still in high school, Dave began teaching memory improvement techniques to other students and teachers and they all loved it.

In 1996, Dave Farrow earned the Guinness Record for Greatest Memory by memorizing and recalling the order of 52 decks of shuffled playing cards (2704 cards).  

In 2007, he broke his own record by memorizing and recalling the order of 59 decks of shuffled playing cards (3068 cards).

Today, Dave Farrow is a successful speaker, author and entrepreneur.  His Farrow Method for Memory Improvement and Brain Based Learning is the top learning program of it’s kind in the world.  Dave and the Farrow Method have been featured on over 2000 interviews on TV, Radio and in print publications.

Download this episode today and learn what it takes to find your own world record.

“What’s the world record for you?”

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  • Working for yourself doesn’t feel like work.
  • In the beginning, being an entrepreneur can be harder than having a real job.
  • The R&D phase of any project is the most intense.
  • Set up your business so your money works for you.
  • You only start making money after you’ve figured it out.
  • Not everyone is wired to be an entrepreneur.
  • Listen to what your customers want and give value to them.
  • Don’t hang all your hopes on one thing.
  • Sometimes the universe is saying change, but don’t quit.
  • Setbacks are never failures.
  • You have to have an eye on the future.
  • Don’t try to convince people, it’s not worth the time.
  • Hit people’s hot emotional buttons.
  • The goal of every relationship is to give more.

“If you dont quit, you can’t fail.”

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Shawn Shewchuk
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Shawn is the #1 Results Coach in the Country. Shawn has been blessed with an amazing life, and team. The Change Your Results headquarters, studio and training center are located in Calgary, Alberta Canada.

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