Presented by VIP Ignite and Truth Mgmt on The Coffee In The Greenroom Podcast
Welcome to the latest entry on the VIP Ignite blog! Today, we’re thrilled to share insights from our recent podcast episode on “The Coffee In The Greenroom Podcast,” featuring none other than Kris Dehnert. As an entrepreneur par excellence and the CEO/Owner of Dugout Mugs & Bigg Golf, Kris brings a wealth of experience, having generated over $65 million in online sales. His journey is not just about financial success but about pursuing what genuinely makes one happy.
Chasing Happiness Over Money: A New Perspective
Kris’s mantra, “Chase the HAPPY and NOT the money,” resonates deeply with creatives in various fields, be it acting, modeling, or music. His advice is simple yet profound: daily reflection is crucial. Visualize where you want to be, immerse yourself in the details of your dream—how it should look, smell, and feel. Then, strategically build towards that vision. This philosophy transcends traditional success metrics, focusing instead on personal fulfillment and happiness.
Building for the Future, Not Just the Present
In entrepreneurship, Kris emphasizes the importance of building for where you are going, not just where you currently are. This mindset is vital for actors, models, and musicians. Are you aspiring to win an Academy Award, a Grammy, or grace the covers of top magazines? The key is to prepare for these milestones now. This preparation involves more than just honing your craft; it’s about aligning your actions with your future aspirations.
The Power of Mentorship in the Arts
Kris strongly advocates for mentorship, particularly from industry veterans. VIP Ignite and Truth Mgmt understand this need. In the creative fields, having a mentor who has walked the path you aspire to can be transformative. These mentors provide not just guidance but also the essential industry insights and connections that can propel your career forward.
Selective Advice: Learning from the Best
One of Kris’s crucial pieces of advice is to take counsel only from those who are where you aspire to be. This discernment ensures that the guidance you receive is not just theoretical but tested and proven in the real world. It’s about learning from the best to become the best.
Asking the Right Questions
Kris stresses the importance of asking the right questions to the right people. This approach is not just about seeking advice but about actively listening and absorbing wisdom. In the competitive fields of acting, modeling, and music, understanding the nuances of success can often come from these valuable interactions.
Outsourcing: Focusing on Your Strengths
A significant lesson from Kris is to focus on what you do best and outsource the rest. This principle is crucial in an industry where personal branding and marketability are key. By concentrating on your strengths and seeking help in areas outside your expertise, you can build a more robust and sustainable career.
Preparing for the Big Stage
For those dreaming of significant achievements in their fields, Kris’s message is clear: start preparing now. This preparation involves not just skill development but also building the right mindset and network. VIP Ignite and Truth Mgmt, through initiatives like this podcast, aim to bridge the gap between aspiring talents and industry leaders.
Conclusion: Building a Visionary Future
Kris Dehnert’s journey and advice offer a roadmap for anyone in the creative industry. It’s not just about achieving success; it’s about crafting a career that brings true happiness and fulfillment. His insights are a call to action for actors, models, and musicians to think big, seek guidance, and strategically build towards their dreams.
As we wrap up this blog post, we hope you feel inspired to chase your happiness, just as Kris advises. Remember, the journey to success is as important as the destination itself, and with the right mindset, mentorship, and strategy, your creative dreams are within reach. Stay tuned to VIP Ignite for more insights and inspiration from industry leaders!
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