Join Jeremiah and his guest as they talk about business, taking risks, and of course, Ju Jitsu!
Jeremiah is joined by Rodrego Crespo, a black belt and partner for Gregor Gracie Jiu Jitsu. Rodrego tells his story of traveling back and forth between San Paulo. He continues to share how his media company was made and what they provide. Rodrego shares how he has seen the difference between living and working in Rio, San Paulo, and America. He gives insight to what he was interested in working with at the time of starting out in 2005, and how it was hard to start because social media was not as popular as it is today. Rodrego shares about his partners and how he still has business partners in different parts of the world and what that looks and feels like for an entrepreneur.
Jeremiah and Rodreigo talk about Rodregos involvement with fashion and luxury brands. Jeremiah asks how he got into art and creative content, and Rodrego tells that he not only studied it in university but also got a job involved with advertisement that expanded his horizon. He shares it was when he got involved with an upper scale company when he truly saw the heights his career could reach. Jeremiah asks about how he manages to balance and trust all his business partners. Rodrego tells both the good and the bad experiences that he has faced over time, and how he has learned and evolved over time in managing all his responsibilities. Rodrego tells how over time he has learned to say “no” and the confidence that he has gained by choosing confidently. Jeremiah emphasises the weight of trust and how it truly will affect business partners and the growth of a company.
Jeremiah and Rodrego talk about what it means being an entrepreneur, having multiple businesses, and still having time to do what you want. The two talk about the beauty about being able to step away from the company while still being involved in it. Jeremiah talks about how the pandemic had affected Rodrego and his companies. Rodrego tells how they flourished during the pandemic and expanded, he spoke about his Jiu Jitsu company and how that not only began but grew after partnering with Gregor, a guest of Jeremiahs on previous episodes.
Jeremiah restates the highlights of the show, bringing up how important the people you surround yourself with are, as well as remembering to let go of some of the responsibilities. Jeremiah continues to talk about how he has seen so many entrepreneurs that they don't let go, but it is impossible to do it all when creating a company. Giving up some responsibility to a partner shows trust and lets the process flow much more smoothly.
00:00:32.340 --> 00:00:42.540 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Welcome welcome everybody you're listening to the entrepreneurial web i'm your host Jeremiah foxy today huge honor for me back in the beautiful Gregor gracie Jiu jitsu Academy in brooklyn bridge.
00:00:43.230 --> 00:00:51.870 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: We were here last month talking with Gregor himself this week i'm the pleasure of talking with his business partner Rodrigo Crespo, welcome to the show much.
00:00:52.050 --> 00:00:55.860 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Before we kick it off the message this week has to do with.
00:00:56.310 --> 00:01:03.870 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: robbery goes journey and business and jujitsu I guess you could say, and it is that things don't always play out the way you thought they would.
00:01:03.990 --> 00:01:11.760 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: But often just like you expected right kind of kind of sums up a conversation we started last time I was here.
00:01:12.540 --> 00:01:19.500 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So Rodrigo is he's a black belt in Brazilian Jiu jitsu he's a Co owner here at Gregor gracie Jiu jitsu but.
00:01:20.010 --> 00:01:29.880 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You first came to the States to promote your your media company exactly so a little bit of a meandering journey which most of us go through, especially once you get in.
00:01:30.750 --> 00:01:39.690 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: into the jujitsu spiral that's just kind of how it goes right exactly so first time I moved to New York was in 2013.
00:01:40.380 --> 00:01:48.750 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Just run my production company, I was invited from our local production company to be their partners and I decided to move.
00:01:49.260 --> 00:02:01.410 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I was training at this time it Ryan racy in some power and I came here to turn your hands all Gregor Igor his brother hall is we are friends, since we're young teenagers.
00:02:03.180 --> 00:02:09.600 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: in Australia with denzel since that time, and then it goes back to some follow during the pandemic.
00:02:10.710 --> 00:02:18.780 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know, is there running my company and grabbed a call me and said brother, I have an offer for you to go.
00:02:19.800 --> 00:02:28.080 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Come back and open a new Academy, so I would like to invite you to be my partner and I didn't think about it, I just said yes let's do it and.
00:02:28.770 --> 00:02:38.760 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: it's amazing here so tell us more about your media companies it's something I mean I love both media and jujitsu so when you were telling me this I was like just so fast.
00:02:40.080 --> 00:02:45.900 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: yeah and then this came about during my interview with Greg and I was, I was complimenting the social media and he was like oh that's not me.
00:02:46.980 --> 00:02:52.770 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: do that, and he was like Rodrigo doesn't really it so that's how this kind of all started so yeah what's the story.
00:02:54.090 --> 00:03:00.660 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Sure, like was funny like I was like I started this like I was studying Jordan is.
00:03:02.070 --> 00:03:13.320 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And then I met a guy who used to live in my God he used to be art buyer in one big advertising agency in Brazil, but still exists series called draft fcp something like this to him.
00:03:14.430 --> 00:03:34.320 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So I was talking to him and I said Oh, I would like to be like do I internship something like this said okay more than welcome in our like working I started 2000 2002 as an intern in a big advertising agency, and I was working as a art buyer.
00:03:36.060 --> 00:03:43.890 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Since then, I was like two three years working there, then I moved to some power decide to open my own company.
00:03:45.360 --> 00:03:55.410 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And what what year was that was like a product it's a production company basically actually I leave I left the advertising agency and.
00:03:56.340 --> 00:04:06.840 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: friend of mine she's a actor and actress named Brazil She invited me to go to her office was like a talent management company.
00:04:07.260 --> 00:04:15.150 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So I was like working with the talents Brazilian celebrity this kind of things and you're traveling a lot to some follow, which is to compare like real.
00:04:15.240 --> 00:04:25.500 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I was real at this time I was born and raised in real pleasure, if you compare it's more like a real I was living in Miami like there's not too much business in this industry specifically.
00:04:25.860 --> 00:04:34.710 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So anytime I had a photo shoot or film or advertising video clip need to fly to send it off and I started to build my connections at this time.
00:04:35.370 --> 00:04:45.900 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And then I figure out that there's not too much like production producers here it's more like a big film company then like a producer like we have a lot.
00:04:46.590 --> 00:04:54.930 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: like an example and then I quit my job and open as a risk move to San Paolo like three days after.
00:04:55.860 --> 00:05:17.370 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And starting like knocking on everybody's door that I know and asked if they could give me an opportunity, and then they were doing great and my path was I do mostly fashion and luxury brands beauty like pantene lori all this kind of brands.
00:05:18.540 --> 00:05:33.390 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Then, like proper like advertising yeah in TV is much more print and video that's what I was gonna ask so much more that time you were I mean it was yeah there's no social media, there was no Jimmy oh like 2005 yeah.
00:05:35.190 --> 00:05:37.080 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: It was pretty like catalogs.
00:05:38.760 --> 00:05:47.640 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: billboards all these things, and then I met one creative director and he introduced me to Conde nast for Brazil and then.
00:05:48.690 --> 00:05:55.470 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: My production company which actually myself as a producer and let me check with them.
00:05:58.620 --> 00:05:58.980 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: To.
00:06:01.020 --> 00:06:18.660 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Vote Toronto covers etc in a build a connection with fashion that's why like it was not my choice, Nick was like my life, give me through this this way and I would like doing like mostly of the fashion brands in Brazil producing for them, like everything.
00:06:19.920 --> 00:06:20.610 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And then.
00:06:23.730 --> 00:06:30.750 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I start coming to New York, because one of the brands that I work a lot they hired yourself mentioned Tom brady's wife.
00:06:32.100 --> 00:06:46.200 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And she was asking them to shoot here in New York instead fly to Brazil for one day shoot so we're coming here a lot and I had wire like a local producer here to help me, I had no connection or anything.
00:06:47.760 --> 00:06:56.790 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And I met this guy, who is a producer he's Italian but he's a producer in lives here in us like since 20 years.
00:06:58.710 --> 00:07:10.080 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And this year was they came to New York like 12 times in one year and then he said brother why don't you stay here live and you just buy to Brazil for your jobs but stay here, it can be partners.
00:07:10.830 --> 00:07:22.980 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: In I always had a dream to live in New York, I spent on yeah I spent one year in Italy that was my only experience living outside my comfort zone so but I was a teenager like 20 years old, so I.
00:07:23.610 --> 00:07:32.760 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: don't know what to do just body like trying to this is the time to do it, yes, good time so, then I accept immediately, I asked my wife, for you.
00:07:33.750 --> 00:07:45.510 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Like, what do you think about it, and then she said yeah let's go win the case so I was here, since them during the pandemic was a hard time so when he goes back to Brazil.
00:07:46.590 --> 00:07:55.410 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I was thinking like if I really want to keep doing production or jujitsu, which is something that I started even way before my.
00:07:55.920 --> 00:08:05.220 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: First time training Jiu jitsu was in 1991 yeah so so the whole time you were you were building this company, you would yeah we're training.
00:08:05.490 --> 00:08:11.580 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Our you were you were involved in the Jiu jitsu community and so exactly, I have a break like five years break when I was like.
00:08:11.940 --> 00:08:20.850 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: working like to two jobs internship University in house training boxing I was more focused in boxing but, like, I always train like some.
00:08:21.210 --> 00:08:33.240 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: friend call me or let's train and if we may gain train, but since 1981 to today never quit never stop and you said it was around 2012 when you when you.
00:08:33.960 --> 00:08:46.260 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: wouldn't this gentleman was asking you to do you are coming every year every month now, in 2013 he offered me to become a partner and leave here instead some follow, and then I accept.
00:08:46.620 --> 00:08:50.370 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: By the end of the year I was here with my family my wife action.
00:08:51.120 --> 00:09:05.520 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And running my business so and will you still kind of going back and forth to Brazil, did you still have accounts there, I still have accounts there, I have my business partner in Brazil as well, still is there, running the company.
00:09:06.960 --> 00:09:08.160 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: pretty good, by the way.
00:09:10.320 --> 00:09:21.960 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: This side and I told her listen i'm going to be able to be in every photo shoot we had so when I have like a big one, then you really need me it's okay.
00:09:22.350 --> 00:09:34.080 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: The decide that it's time to focus in the academy and cannot be like focusing something that i'm doing for 20 almost 15 years so she can yeah deal and manage.
00:09:34.590 --> 00:09:45.240 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And and that's it, so I still have my company there and what's the name of it and then box what it's called the box, the box yeah but it's the box.ag right agents.
00:09:46.710 --> 00:10:01.920 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: because she i'm not involved in this i'm just moving into production company, but my partner in Brazil, she represents some talents like photographers stylists are directors and that's why it's more like an agency, then.
00:10:02.940 --> 00:10:15.210 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Just a production company, but i'm only like four cores and partner of her and the production side, it is, do you have like staffed ours is still pretty small and intimate.
00:10:15.960 --> 00:10:33.450 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I do have a staff, I have like my crew like production assistant set designers and also one person that I hired to be by my partner side, representing myself and not here, but everything you need to talk to her she's a German.
00:10:35.040 --> 00:10:42.780 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Woman she used to do production in Rio de Janeiro just for like German clients or your brake lines rightly.
00:10:43.230 --> 00:10:52.950 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And so during the pandemic same thing for her like nobody could come fly to Brazil, she was like no job and we always do like some co production together.
00:10:53.370 --> 00:11:02.880 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: When I have like some big big Creole kami like some people from outside, like Europe or new or us coming to Brazil for a photo shoot I always have hired by my side.
00:11:03.570 --> 00:11:14.820 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And then I told her listen i'm going to New York and open my academy I don't have enough time to be like 100% focus in the production designer come and be like our.
00:11:15.570 --> 00:11:30.660 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: cold partners like she's not my partner, but we work together and she's there so basically, I have to person, Brazil and just overview, most of the things and, but they are managing the company that's their.
00:11:32.100 --> 00:11:44.880 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: dream right, so the entrepreneurial dream is to like you build the company kind of pass the reins on yeah you want the integrity of the company to continue, I had like.
00:11:45.900 --> 00:11:55.230 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Such a good time doing production I travel I had opportunity to travel a lot yeah I went to many, many different countries continents.
00:11:56.400 --> 00:12:05.430 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Even inside Brazil, which is a big country like I went to so many different places, but then, like, I think we get tired.
00:12:06.480 --> 00:12:18.750 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: In 2013 I didn't spend 30 consecutive days in my home right like was like one week back again take a flight so when people say oh you work in fashion it's.
00:12:19.320 --> 00:12:32.940 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: so nice you travel to whatever like berries, he said yeah but I wake up at 4:30am I know the first one to be on set and the last one to leave So when I finished, I just want to go back to our day off you had a great.
00:12:33.690 --> 00:12:38.640 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: dinner and sleep at night yeah it's still it's a good business it's a good day industry.
00:12:39.210 --> 00:12:49.320 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: yeah now, I have a similar experience for the music industry so that's what I did at first, I went to school for music and you, you know you travel and it's a long hours and it's not you know.
00:12:49.710 --> 00:13:03.480 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: it's not like unless you're you know the you know high performers you get to go to the Nice dinners on the rest of us we eat like gas station food you sleep in the van is you know, after a while you like it yeah and it gets in the way training.
00:13:05.040 --> 00:13:10.680 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Exactly it can't do that can't do that we're going to take our first break hang tight everybody will be back in just a minute.
00:15:32.940 --> 00:15:39.360 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: All right, everybody welcome back if you're just tuning in you're listening to the entrepreneur where i'm your host here my Fox and today we are back.
00:15:39.780 --> 00:15:54.060 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: At the beautiful Gregor gracie Jiu jitsu academy and brooklyn bridge park reopen in July 5 in spectacular fashion, I did a show here with Gregor and today we're speaking with his business partner Rodrigo Crespo, we were just going over.
00:15:55.440 --> 00:15:59.730 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Rodrigo is meandering journey in the in the fashion and.
00:16:01.350 --> 00:16:02.640 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: how'd you put it in fashion and.
00:16:03.990 --> 00:16:23.820 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: luxury brands, I always forget that I love that that concept, like the luxury brand version because it's like just like journey shoes bags yeah just this type of like or beauty brands like right well there's the end there's a title, then they put themselves in like luxury yeah like.
00:16:25.530 --> 00:16:31.500 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Just I like it, because it's like when you get into things you know you're like all right i'm going to create a product there's like so many products yeah.
00:16:31.620 --> 00:16:37.260 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And you really have to like pick an identity are you going to be like the cheap one and we're just mass producing and we're going to make like.
00:16:37.890 --> 00:16:47.190 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: 10 million units and just try to sell them all or you're going to develop like an aura about you, you know that, and I think, from an advertising standpoint.
00:16:47.850 --> 00:16:53.100 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: it's true because a lot more fun right you get it was really dig in as opposed to like you know.
00:16:53.370 --> 00:17:03.240 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: By 10 of these for 999 I you know it's like it, you get to you get to you definitely get to be more artistic so you said you were you were brought on kind of like as an art.
00:17:03.720 --> 00:17:20.910 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: like an art director for an agency, yes, and did you have a background in our did you go to like study art or then like yeah I started designing inversely, I started doing wellness and then it's not for me i'm doing here, then it changed to design.
00:17:23.430 --> 00:17:26.250 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Was there like five four years studying.
00:17:27.840 --> 00:17:37.800 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: This point there was already working in advertising agency, so I didn't finish my last Semester and just wait what yeah in got a job.
00:17:39.060 --> 00:17:45.870 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: it's Okay, and I was there, like doing like this working in this advertising agency, which was like more like.
00:17:46.320 --> 00:18:02.730 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Advertising like they have all types of clients like dear yeah phone like whatever like everything and but then, when I was invited for this friend of mine, which is an actress so we work in her office like a talent management.
00:18:04.260 --> 00:18:15.990 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: They hire justice celebrates for like big big jobs and the big names, so I was a little bit like you need to be more fancy with this, like everything like.
00:18:17.010 --> 00:18:18.180 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Flowers candy.
00:18:20.880 --> 00:18:21.870 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: driver.
00:18:23.640 --> 00:18:24.300 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: guys.
00:18:26.310 --> 00:18:39.450 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Okay, this is different Perrier carry a huge fan of the show yeah the rap usually in production people wrap their reading the door like trying to live with this type of people know like.
00:18:41.850 --> 00:18:50.310 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I like that, too, I like that so saying like you get yeah it was it's a different feel different for me yeah, but I think everybody likes a little.
00:18:51.660 --> 00:18:58.650 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: just finishing, like a 12 hour shoot and then say bye guys go get dunkin donuts yeah yeah.
00:19:01.440 --> 00:19:10.380 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So you were talking in the in the last night about you know building this company and then you know being pulled in other directions and you wanted to you wanted to pursue that.
00:19:11.460 --> 00:19:20.670 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And and putting in place the right people who are you still have your company and you were just mentioning on the break like it was hard at first right you're like.
00:19:22.050 --> 00:19:25.440 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You what you're talking to trust people and it's like it's built this thing.
00:19:26.490 --> 00:19:38.370 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I can imagine a company by yourself 100% your risk, you know you build your connections all the clients call through your phone number.
00:19:39.570 --> 00:19:39.840 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Like.
00:19:41.040 --> 00:19:42.540 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: My office, like my cell phone.
00:19:44.160 --> 00:19:44.910 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: All the time to.
00:19:46.350 --> 00:19:50.520 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: give it to another person and say listen I represent me and that's it.
00:19:50.970 --> 00:20:09.540 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You need to trust so and I can tell you that I had like bad experience in life with like people that I really trust and then I said oh and frustrated and this guides was not a perfect person, but my business partner in Brazil, I would say i'm so lucky down.
00:20:11.010 --> 00:20:28.470 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I trust her and how much money we make when we asked me like I say how was was good Okay, so I trust me I prefer act like this and the appraisal guys stress it like numbers, or if someone is doing something wrong.
00:20:29.490 --> 00:20:32.100 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: As soon as like the first year was great.
00:20:34.440 --> 00:20:47.430 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: He asked for feedback, of course, like my clients, I was like her that she tricky well everybody like from my photo system, the driver to my client.
00:20:48.810 --> 00:20:59.760 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And she's great So when I decided to have a second business, which for me today is my first job here productions my side business I don't mind.
00:21:02.400 --> 00:21:10.920 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: To say no for clients, then I really don't want to work with right if there's some guy there was working before and I seal this guy is hard to deal with.
00:21:12.060 --> 00:21:12.630 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I say no.
00:21:13.800 --> 00:21:23.610 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: No, and it feels good right and I feel so much such a great feeling yeah so now jujitsu this academy specifically it's my.
00:21:24.420 --> 00:21:28.860 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Number one business or my side business she's they care about you.
00:21:29.730 --> 00:21:40.860 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: If I need to do, that the focus here, I need to help this structure here like we have like different levels, sometimes can like a white belt never trained or even how to tie his belt right.
00:21:41.220 --> 00:21:50.700 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I cannot put him in the same class with like different levels so it's me myself that do the intro class, so I showed them.
00:21:51.990 --> 00:22:04.350 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: The way we pitch sorry the way we teach how the Academy works so, then the phone rings then someone want to buy a T shirt and whatever so many things to do yeah.
00:22:05.190 --> 00:22:20.190 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I cannot never get to that I want to tell you how running academy yeah cannot be like sending like 200 estimates a day or so you need to trust yeah if someday some happens and I didn't like him and it's fine like it's like.
00:22:21.300 --> 00:22:25.050 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: If you have more than one business, you need to deliver in to trust.
00:22:25.830 --> 00:22:35.040 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And, and it you I think you really nailed it when you said, like it you found the right person, you have to have the right people there's you know these two basic.
00:22:35.670 --> 00:22:45.780 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: It gets a little bit more involved, as you go, but like there's the idea of the lowest common denominator employee, where you buy into a franchise you know and.
00:22:46.260 --> 00:22:51.900 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Nobody needs any kind of education or skill set and then you got the other one and, and I think when you're dealing with like.
00:22:52.620 --> 00:22:59.610 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: luxury brands are things that are that are a little bit more aesthetically pleasing like it really comes down to the people.
00:22:59.910 --> 00:23:09.240 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Which is great, because you can get a lot done with fewer people yeah but, but you have to have the right people, I do have, and it was funny because my partner and nowadays.
00:23:10.170 --> 00:23:24.660 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Actually, she was the one who hired me for one shoot I know her she's from Rio as well, even knew her we used to say, like just height which one it was, but she hired my company to do a production like for.
00:23:25.830 --> 00:23:33.120 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: brand that used to work with, and he was huge like one of the biggest fashion brands in Brazil.
00:23:34.170 --> 00:23:52.770 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So what three days shooting real and then they shut down this company they closing the agents favors yeah and she called me oh so work a few I love it like the day we work together and I was writing the timing to come here.
00:23:54.030 --> 00:23:56.370 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: 2009 and I said.
00:23:57.390 --> 00:24:02.730 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know what let's do some jobs, together, we see if you like, it because i'm different.
00:24:04.140 --> 00:24:08.100 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Producer then, and when I do with my clients will push you hard.
00:24:10.500 --> 00:24:11.820 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You want to do is you jitsu.
00:24:14.940 --> 00:24:23.100 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: With a couple jobs together and we're like working in my visa to come here and I told her listen my visa was approval.
00:24:24.240 --> 00:24:29.730 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Instead, like hi with my employee why don't you become my partner and I gave her some percentage of.
00:24:30.900 --> 00:24:42.480 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And nowadays, she has like 50% of my company because exactly like this, I want to trust you and I don't want to be 100% involved anymore so it's your business and just you're employing.
00:24:44.130 --> 00:24:45.360 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You tell me what I need to do.
00:24:46.560 --> 00:24:57.780 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So that was a pretty quick courtship where you guys knew each other but not super well you don't say jaws turn you can I can say, maybe like six months wow I mean.
00:24:58.830 --> 00:25:07.740 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: that's risky you know it really I know, but I knew her before right way before but still like this to to be a partner with writers.
00:25:08.160 --> 00:25:22.440 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: But I have a feeling about people brother like I don't know how to explain, there are some people, you know them for 10 years in you don't trust in that maybe you say hi you go for even like a drink right, but you still like okay brother like.
00:25:23.700 --> 00:25:28.110 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I go to this point, always like that person's face yeah.
00:25:29.310 --> 00:25:37.200 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Trust like I don't know can explain I just trust, and it was it was my feeling yeah thanks God everything.
00:25:38.640 --> 00:25:41.070 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: is doing good, and I think that's an important part of.
00:25:42.090 --> 00:25:51.330 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Being a business owner and especially like you seem like person like myself a woman i'm interested in a lot of things and I want to be involved in a number of them and.
00:25:51.780 --> 00:26:00.180 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You have to take risks, but you also have to follow your gut you really have to follow your intuition, I think it's one of the things, especially these days.
00:26:00.420 --> 00:26:09.900 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: They keep pushing intuition down on people they're like, no, no, no, you know they want to level the playing field for a bit now know we survived as humans, because of our intuition, you know we like.
00:26:10.440 --> 00:26:19.680 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: We get these feelings, just like man i'm not going to walk through that door not going to go that way like i'm not going into those dark woods I don't think so, you know 100% agree and I think you really.
00:26:20.220 --> 00:26:30.960 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know anybody listening that's like thinking about I wanted, I want to embark on this journey, like those are, I think two real takeaways like two key points you have to find people, you can trust.
00:26:31.470 --> 00:26:37.020 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And you have to know when to follow your gut like me it's not always right, but it's rarely wrong yeah.
00:26:38.400 --> 00:26:48.600 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Like if you have some day, or sometimes you can you can be wrong and you'll be frustrated because you trust this person my intuition was like go with him and then.
00:26:51.300 --> 00:26:51.990 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: OK button.
00:26:53.040 --> 00:26:58.860 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: But it's like she just he's like as long as you yeah that reset or go or you go to sleep go to sleep.
00:27:00.450 --> 00:27:07.530 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Yes, inside you I took a nap we did the class a little earlier today, and I just took a little rest A little self.
00:27:08.730 --> 00:27:24.180 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: inflicted rest but um yeah like you said you you, you get to step back you get to reset as long as you still have your business and he's telling your clients you're not out of the game, we all make these little mistakes here and there, along the way, but.
00:27:24.810 --> 00:27:40.380 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: As long as they're not fatal you can continue on and yeah and I was in one one point that I don't know why it's maybe just myself, but I get tired to do the same thing for like shark many years yeah.
00:27:41.400 --> 00:27:49.410 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: It was okay like i'm not like 100% happy anymore like I don't wanna like wake up like 5am.
00:27:50.520 --> 00:27:53.940 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: To do something like every single day if i'm not happy.
00:27:55.980 --> 00:28:07.170 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And there are some clients and jobs there was excited to do it, but most of them oh brother, I have to do as person is so difficult to deal with.
00:28:08.040 --> 00:28:28.140 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: This one request so many things like so I was like thinking too much before except one job and maybe it was my fault, maybe I wasn't happy at all, it was think it's time to focus on something else but i'm not going to just quit right so let's Let me try something different.
00:28:29.790 --> 00:28:45.690 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: As suggested by the way, i'm 42 years old, I suggest to everybody that I meet the if you're not 100% happy try to understand why and don't wait too long to change and change your life life is short in.
00:28:47.430 --> 00:28:50.610 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: With a different person here in the Academy yeah, I can tell yeah.
00:28:51.840 --> 00:29:03.180 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: so nice yeah so nice to meet like different types of people train with them a lot of mutual respect and kids kids is.
00:29:04.620 --> 00:29:14.730 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Darren said they're like watching the kids training they talk to like Professor and we have you so it's so nice completely different environment, and I see.
00:29:16.050 --> 00:29:28.350 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So I was thinking, maybe it's the right time to to make moving so well that's also, I think, just the innate like hustler in like entrepreneur like.
00:29:29.340 --> 00:29:38.640 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: For me, I you know i'm the same I get I like to build things yeah and it's like okay everything's going good and it's like I love the chaos when it's a mess.
00:29:39.030 --> 00:29:47.040 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And you work so hard and then, once it's all or early and you just have to do the day to day stuff i'm like it's time for me to go I gotta go find.
00:29:47.520 --> 00:29:54.150 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I gotta go find something some other mess to fix up in it and, and I think that's I think that's natural and just self awareness.
00:29:55.140 --> 00:30:00.570 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know, helps a lot without without when you're like oh it's me a lot of figure that out to I was probably about.
00:30:01.050 --> 00:30:05.340 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know 40 years old, when I realized that and I was like Oh, this is why.
00:30:05.820 --> 00:30:15.120 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Like I get I get fed up in places, and it becomes toxic right you're like you're not your best you just need to switch gears and it like you did you didn't completely like.
00:30:15.360 --> 00:30:24.390 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: shut the company down you're like okay let's pass this on now i'm doing something else, and then 10 years it might be something else really you know what I need to share again and there's nothing wrong with that that's a.
00:30:24.930 --> 00:30:32.010 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Like you said it's a great feeling you feel like a different person, it is as long as you're aware of that, and you make those transitions smooth.
00:30:32.580 --> 00:30:41.160 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: yeah life is good right exactly like I did good with this my sister my younger lawyers, they do this, since.
00:30:41.580 --> 00:30:50.550 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I don't know 18 years old yeah they're 43 okay Oh, good for you like to wake up, be in the office nine to six every day.
00:30:51.300 --> 00:31:04.080 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Two weeks vacation a year fine, I want to do, different yeah yeah no there's no right or wrong, there is not, yes, my lifestyle is different and, as you said, as soon as you set up everything the mess ends.
00:31:05.310 --> 00:31:08.340 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Maybe it's time to move on, yes, yes.
00:31:09.870 --> 00:31:13.560 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: All right, we're gonna take another break everybody hang tight we'll be back in just a few.
00:33:49.470 --> 00:33:55.320 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Okay, everybody again we're here at Gregor gracie Jiu jitsu and the brooklyn bridge park.
00:33:55.710 --> 00:34:05.130 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: section of brooklyn right across from lower Manhattan i'd love to show you the view, but you have to check out the last show I did McGregor it's gorgeous actually like.
00:34:05.940 --> 00:34:15.120 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: It was bare skin lionsgate crazy lounges were like i'm never seen a Jiu jitsu academy like this beautiful it's amazing place to be.
00:34:16.290 --> 00:34:27.900 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So now we're going to kind of transition, the conversation to here, and you know talking to our ego about building a company and all these these emotions you go through passing it off like.
00:34:29.100 --> 00:34:36.750 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Like the epitome of the entrepreneur, where he built it wanted to go do something else, still has the company brought in partners.
00:34:36.990 --> 00:34:45.360 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: He you know he's he's still an owner in it, and still reaps the benefits of that, but he gets to go and do some of the other things in life that he enjoys and I really think like.
00:34:45.780 --> 00:34:51.690 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: that's when you know you've you've accomplished something as an entrepreneur it's one thing to open one business and just be like.
00:34:52.290 --> 00:35:00.900 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: they're not the same right yeah not all business owners or entrepreneurs they're like you were just pointing out like you have family members who you know they've done the same thing their whole life and just that one thing.
00:35:01.140 --> 00:35:11.880 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Some guys just open one shop and they're like that's it I wouldn't necessarily say that you're an entrepreneur just because of that, I think, is really about you, creating this thing and being able.
00:35:12.600 --> 00:35:23.970 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: To step away from it and let it continue and then something else, and maybe something else, and maybe something else and and it's emotional go and like a real builder you know and the renaissance.
00:35:25.320 --> 00:35:28.410 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: term you know Renaissance idea of the term.
00:35:30.300 --> 00:35:36.960 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You you explained in the in the you know first portion kind of how this happened, where you were here doing you know working your agency.
00:35:37.590 --> 00:35:46.140 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: The pandemic happen everything kind of shut down and you went back to Brazil for a while and then Gregor was like hey I want to, I want to reopen.
00:35:46.500 --> 00:35:56.490 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: we're going to move we're going to expand I want you to be a part of it and and you came back like really curious to hear, because you know what i'm saying when I interviewed Gregor I was like so you.
00:35:57.360 --> 00:36:02.100 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: know most people close and either shut down all together a barely hung on.
00:36:02.460 --> 00:36:16.350 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You guys expanded in like in magnificent magnificent fashion was during a hand in May and with like one of the hardest things like jujitsu is the opposite of social distancing we want to get close, we want to get so close and.
00:36:16.800 --> 00:36:33.090 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: and breathe right on you are stuck you're breathing um so yeah it's a tough thing to do what What was it like for you like coming back in the middle of all this and then like building this new business basically when grab or invite me to open the Academy together.
00:36:35.010 --> 00:36:47.490 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I had no idea, one thing is trained Jiu jitsu like we do like I train, as I said, 30 years yeah so another thing is running a business, so I told my brother like.
00:36:49.020 --> 00:37:00.690 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: One thing is training other thing is running a jujitsu Academy, so I need to understand a little bit more give me like a couple months just for me to understand, I came to a deep research.
00:37:01.320 --> 00:37:09.120 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: We, which was easy to do, because I was asking like my friends like oh you're in Brazil at the time right.
00:37:10.290 --> 00:37:18.750 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I was asking friends like I told like i'm not gonna ask only for like Jiu jitsu fighters, the great they're saying brother time it's gonna be the best thing in your life.
00:37:19.380 --> 00:37:30.030 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: which I agree with them now yeah but before like it's too risky, so I call them different types of friends who are involved in Judo jujitsu community.
00:37:30.720 --> 00:37:41.970 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Like grabber he sent me all the numbers like Oh, I used to have like 180 almost 200 students in a tiny small studio studio over here like right next door right.
00:37:44.010 --> 00:37:56.400 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Then, a friend of mine in Chicago his name is Diego completed his famous like a sword four times world champion is came from Brazil opening his Academy in Chicago he said the same thing brother go.
00:37:57.510 --> 00:38:15.390 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Another friend from lynam gracie indoor ol Francis and myself, perhaps they told me the same thing they came from like different like this is like myself, and they were doing so well, then I said to a business plan, and I said grabbing yeah let's do it.
00:38:17.640 --> 00:38:28.800 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: First we decide to open this big academy just because specifically brooklyn heights Dr there's so many families their kids and.
00:38:30.780 --> 00:38:44.430 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Again, I used to be like 1200 square foot over there and they have like 200 students, I said brother, this is just a bad moment it's not gonna take forever right why we're going to open like a tiny space.
00:38:45.510 --> 00:39:02.310 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And I can one year we're going to be back in again and trying to find like Vegas Vegas Vegas right to like to get bigger so let's try to make a good deal and then came the business park of myself, which we take advantage about.
00:39:04.080 --> 00:39:09.660 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: The pandemic had a good deal, we made a good contract and.
00:39:10.800 --> 00:39:23.610 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: During the pandemic, we had time to do do with patients in a was back in New York in January you just opening driver had enough right to Melissa we mad yeah handles yes.
00:39:24.000 --> 00:39:34.590 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: To do a research, we were looking for so many different places location yeah and then the main one from the other academy shows this this space.
00:39:35.160 --> 00:39:48.930 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Which is right next door again I said brother, and this was like that's breaking down before I used to be a kid's gym like was co every day, something like this, like they used to have, like many different like a daycare.
00:39:50.100 --> 00:39:51.000 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I don't know too much.
00:39:53.370 --> 00:40:02.970 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: But when they show us this area to grab a brother, this is the place like we can bring back our students, because they used to live right like walking distance.
00:40:03.450 --> 00:40:20.070 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And still we can bring more people, so I live in Manhattan back it takes like just like two stops right to arrive here, or if I take my bike right over the bridge nine minutes yeah I just pick like to music same here so.
00:40:21.180 --> 00:40:23.880 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: It was a big step, I was like.
00:40:24.960 --> 00:40:26.790 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: One point there was like so anxious.
00:40:28.530 --> 00:40:37.590 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: needs to needs to work like cannot go wrong at all and we're doing a great job brother, I can tell like yeah Gregor like.
00:40:38.610 --> 00:40:51.330 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I had like training i've been training in different academies because I grow up real, then I move to some proud and I moved to New York, and I can tell the gregory's I think the best instructor that I ever had.
00:40:53.100 --> 00:40:54.210 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Like 100%.
00:40:55.770 --> 00:41:00.690 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: he's amazing as a person, you know they have like a charisma yeah.
00:41:01.890 --> 00:41:13.710 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: let's back to the thing right like you have to trust them, you have to feel good around yeah and it's not like yes and good fighters good, but they are not good instructors right there i'm good instructors that'd be good.
00:41:16.230 --> 00:41:21.600 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I know and it's so hard to find it's fascinating isn't it like wow really you got all.
00:41:22.710 --> 00:41:24.930 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: These fucking handsome to cheat.
00:41:28.890 --> 00:41:31.140 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: yeah so hope he doesn't watch.
00:41:36.930 --> 00:41:40.530 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: It trust me, so I told him.
00:41:43.980 --> 00:41:44.700 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Not a fighter.
00:41:46.770 --> 00:41:59.640 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: A guy who trains Jiu jitsu fashion, I train every day, and he said, if I was looking for a fighter abroad, I will never pick up my phone and call you I would call like maybe some world champion like 20 years old.
00:42:00.510 --> 00:42:12.150 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And what color newbie because I know I need someone that just doesn't do exactly what I do otherwise, I have two grammy races here and that's fine, so I need someone like you.
00:42:13.710 --> 00:42:25.710 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know how to do something that I have no clue that's why i'm doing social media I did like I had like a big help because grammar has good taste.
00:42:26.970 --> 00:42:34.950 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And also have interior designer but we were the ones who were doing research is about like industrial furniture.
00:42:36.330 --> 00:42:36.690 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Like.
00:42:38.220 --> 00:42:45.150 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: We did a deep research and the way we really want the Academy, and like about branding basically.
00:42:46.950 --> 00:43:04.950 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Everything like black and white, all the T shirts, like all the structure needs to be like with the graduation uniform but same thing, like everyone like people looking like a cloud nowadays with that army GIs gamma Phi G shout out to Peter Paul bone.
00:43:07.800 --> 00:43:09.120 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: With take.
00:43:10.140 --> 00:43:25.680 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Your camouflage gear my brother so it's a brand so you need to do the brand so that's why you only accept here brother whatever I BG J EFF except, which is black blue and white, nothing different than this.
00:43:26.880 --> 00:43:34.620 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: All instructors with uniform, they need to be here 30 minutes before the class starts meeting with the parents meeting with the students.
00:43:35.820 --> 00:43:48.780 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: The academy's clean like hell, we academy like four or five times a day yeah and, as you mentioned before, like, I never sold academy like this yeah it's not so hard to build something like.
00:43:49.740 --> 00:44:02.760 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: But it's hard to keep it like the maintenance is everything i'm here every day and grabbers are here like maybe four or five five times a week or so.
00:44:03.570 --> 00:44:19.410 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And we're doing our best to maintain the Academy like this, like, I have only like such a nice students here and there's a like a word in Brazil, I don't know, maybe if I will translate good in a good way, but when you have like.
00:44:21.270 --> 00:44:23.610 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: like an orange an basket like.
00:44:24.660 --> 00:44:33.510 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: One, that is not good, yes or the other yeah So if I have like someone that I really think it's not part of the same vibe same.
00:44:34.680 --> 00:44:45.660 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Community I prefer this person yeah in a different academy there's a bunch of them around yeah they here, they say don't let one at one bad apple spoil the whole damn bunch Thank you.
00:44:47.160 --> 00:44:48.630 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: yeah yeah so same idea.
00:44:50.100 --> 00:44:58.470 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: In I don't know if you're lucky or not, but we already having them one month only like almost hundred and 50 students and 100% are super Nice.
00:44:59.220 --> 00:45:12.360 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Like 100% I know probably I think you'll you know down the road there might be one yeah you know yeah good people around here you pick but it's martial arts, but it's not that people is.
00:45:13.590 --> 00:45:17.340 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Not a nice person doing like you can say yeah.
00:45:19.110 --> 00:45:23.880 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: yeah so people trained together new train hard hard to sell so.
00:45:24.630 --> 00:45:33.930 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And, and you know I think the other thing that you've carried over from from your previous experiences, like the luxury aspect, I mean you're in a luxurious neighborhood.
00:45:34.290 --> 00:45:38.670 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Like some of the most expensive real estate on the planet, overlooking lower Manhattan.
00:45:39.570 --> 00:45:50.640 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And, and you guys really like rose to that and I think that's going to attract the right kind of people is where if it was just like you roll up a garage door.
00:45:51.150 --> 00:46:00.810 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Like heavy metal playing and my yeah not knocking not because i'm trying to places like that, and it can be fun too, but like you know it's just different it's different, and you know.
00:46:01.050 --> 00:46:05.910 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: I don't mind getting smacked around a little bit, but not everybody yeah you know you can put me to sleep okay.
00:46:07.710 --> 00:46:11.010 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Like again there are like some academies.
00:46:12.300 --> 00:46:21.000 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Fake jujitsu they teach surfing there and don't try it's different because here, I have the grabber gracie from rather gracie lineage yeah.
00:46:22.980 --> 00:46:25.680 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And he's still training and teaching of hands up.
00:46:26.790 --> 00:46:39.300 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: To 20 and handsome so it's up here training in learning jujitsu but doesn't mean that you need to be like brother I don't know if you're using the same gear for the whole week.
00:46:40.770 --> 00:47:00.630 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And then yeah that makes makes no sense anymore yeah like if you're in this like expensive neighbor you were expecting people who can afford yeah and looking for something clean exactly are looking for like instructor who know how to talk to him to them like not like this stupid.
00:47:02.190 --> 00:47:08.670 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Self good john or it's not this place i'm gonna be here to learn you're going to train hard but.
00:47:09.270 --> 00:47:19.020 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You learn, you know some jujitsu but and but you don't need to be like 30 days are in a garage to learn jujitsu so.
00:47:19.470 --> 00:47:27.630 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: kira gracie she has like a one beautiful studio now she just opened a huge academy real the same mood exactly the same thing.
00:47:28.200 --> 00:47:40.350 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And then I was talking to her and she said, you know what bring me a lot of students was not my last name gracie, of course, helps killer she's a time world champion, but also the facilities.
00:47:41.070 --> 00:47:55.410 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: How can someone can come here baby like their monthly rate or annual membership and then 7am they finished the train eight they need to rush to make to go to go back to work there's no shower and.
00:47:56.490 --> 00:47:59.010 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Nice and clean bathroom brother.
00:48:00.180 --> 00:48:02.700 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: doesn't exist it's unacceptable for me.
00:48:03.840 --> 00:48:13.800 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And was funny because Burma said just came up twice two times during the construction and I was more my God grammar is not coming.
00:48:14.580 --> 00:48:27.660 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: what's happening, and he said abroad, I trust you, I know that you're going to do the right so whatever so he came to greatness and screen, yes, I can what I did it from you, it is it's amazing should yeah all come and visit.
00:48:28.290 --> 00:48:31.650 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: All right, we're gonna take one last break we'll be back in just a minute everybody hang tight.
00:51:07.380 --> 00:51:15.750 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: All right, everybody welcome back again you're joining us here at the Greg gracie Jiu jitsu Academy in brooklyn New York in brooklyn heights right over the water.
00:51:16.830 --> 00:51:28.950 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: hanging out today with gregory's business partner Rodrigo Crespo talked about a lot of things through the courses Shell, but in terms of entrepreneurship, I think the two main takeaways that we really highlighted was.
00:51:29.940 --> 00:51:39.390 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know you've got to be around the right people find people that you can that you can really trust and that feeds into your ability to letting go.
00:51:40.170 --> 00:51:48.030 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: and letting things kind of take their own course we're talking about you know the the kind of beautiful aesthetic this place has here and on the break.
00:51:48.420 --> 00:51:55.080 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know, and even before the break Gregory was saying, like Gregor didn't really come through lunch during the construction, because he trusted him and he was like.
00:51:55.380 --> 00:52:04.260 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Man I know it's going to be great this is your background, this is what you do self awareness, knowing like what your strengths are and what your weaknesses are um.
00:52:04.800 --> 00:52:08.730 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: there's a guy I follow business personality and he always says that he says, you know.
00:52:09.180 --> 00:52:12.180 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: If you're if you're working this company you can't do it all, first of all it's.
00:52:12.390 --> 00:52:25.080 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: impossible to do everything really so find what you like to do because you're going to be passionate about that you will excel at it you'll shine out and the things that you don't like to do find somebody that you can work with that likes to do that stuff.
00:52:25.410 --> 00:52:30.660 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And, and you know don't let we were saying on the break like don't let ego get in the way.
00:52:31.350 --> 00:52:39.150 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Because that can that can really crush things and and and I want to finish up by talking about you know how jujitsu is helped you.
00:52:39.600 --> 00:52:50.070 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: As as a as a business person because that's like one of the big lessons to jujitsu is leave your ego at the door you're about to get you've got to get smashed by a blue dollar doesn't matter.
00:52:50.940 --> 00:53:07.410 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know most important thing in jujitsu yeah right, you cannot have ego and, yes, once you go inside the mat and I think that's what like jujitsu teach me a lot, first of all, is jujitsu teach you to have mutual respect.
00:53:09.330 --> 00:53:18.750 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Then you put your credentials as soon as you go inside the mad outside the math I don't mind if you are the CEO of.
00:53:20.130 --> 00:53:27.630 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: The company I don't know if you are billionaire I don't know if you live in the streets, I don't know I don't care actually anything.
00:53:28.320 --> 00:53:37.620 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So as soon as you are in the math we shake hands and retrain and that's it, so this is jujitsu for me like if you're a nice person when I.
00:53:38.100 --> 00:53:47.520 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: went to the place where I came from Carson gracie used to be like this, like in our training we used to have like guys that used to live in the favelas.
00:53:48.120 --> 00:54:00.030 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And beside that there was a guy who were kidnapping in Brazil, because he was a millionaire and nobody knew because we don't ask like right before Nice more than welcome you are not nice rather.
00:54:01.080 --> 00:54:05.940 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Go home yeah, so I think that's it in jujitsu can I have an eagle make.
00:54:07.110 --> 00:54:10.470 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Gregor beats me then actually Gregory.
00:54:17.460 --> 00:54:17.880 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Gregory.
00:54:19.980 --> 00:54:31.410 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Someone came in bits we never know so if you have you go forget about in this industry, and I think this helped me a lot in my in my business like to learn.
00:54:32.940 --> 00:54:41.910 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: How to like have a respect like you go to the math, but you have to first, if you are late ask your instructor if you are allowed to go inside.
00:54:42.870 --> 00:54:55.260 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Then you need to respect your partner's your training partners so everything in jujitsu helps me in my in my business yeah that agree, I responsibility like.
00:54:55.740 --> 00:55:15.840 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Like in respect like doesn't mean that i'm going to punch where i'm going to do something wrong, but if you, you need to act when I treat people with respect and in doesn't matter how big they are right, so I used to do this in my business right I come with my.
00:55:17.850 --> 00:55:19.350 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: manicurist the.
00:55:20.460 --> 00:55:26.460 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: photo assistant and the production assistant I treat them exactly the same way as it with my time.
00:55:27.690 --> 00:55:37.800 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So if you are right, you are right, if we're wrong, I would say, like this, no right, you cannot do this, you can undo that so take a seat have a deep breath.
00:55:40.050 --> 00:55:40.650 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: respect.
00:55:41.820 --> 00:55:46.620 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So be on time, if you are late, I hate when people are late.
00:55:47.670 --> 00:55:59.160 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And if you cannot show up here like 30 minutes, I want to jump on there, so no brother, you need to respect because you have like 35 more students that they.
00:55:59.610 --> 00:56:10.920 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: came here they didn't have time to came here in arrive on time same thing in my business now if you arrive late and pay overtime to everyone.
00:56:11.760 --> 00:56:29.400 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Just because of fuel so think about it right manual rather if you think you relate arrived one hour earlier i'm always 30 minutes early dating someone if you invite me to a lunch i'll be there 30 minutes before and i'm going to wait outside whatever, but I hate to be made there.
00:56:30.570 --> 00:56:43.290 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: So I think it's many things in Jiu jitsu teach you in life that's why jujitsu become so popular you live in states like damn like 1400 students utensil it's unbelievable yeah my.
00:56:46.920 --> 00:56:53.850 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Name famous PT I know as well, like yeah yeah people weren't working construction at all ever.
00:56:54.630 --> 00:57:04.830 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: And I think it also like i've noticed, you know I found so many people, especially do social networks like linkedin you're crazy, the amount of people that train Jiu jitsu there that are like.
00:57:05.340 --> 00:57:17.550 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: You know, business owner is self self confidence yeah it's a big big game changer well Thank you so much man it's been really awesome talking to you and and training and taking it on the floor.
00:57:19.980 --> 00:57:23.730 The Entrepreneurial Web Radio: Thank you all everybody have a great weekend we'll see you next week, all right.