Eric Sornoso, cofounder, Mealfan
Eric Sornoso is cofounder of Mealfan.com
For those who don't know anything about you or your work, can you provide a bit of background?
Self-starter who learned the various method to scale business online.
Was any one person who was instrumental in helping you get from where you started out, to where you are now?
There wasn't one particular person, but various people that mention me in the right direction.
Is there a particular piece of advice you were given in the early days of your business journey that you still benefit from today?
Stay humble, work hard, and believe in yourself within all of your work. Also, nothing happens overnight.
What is the most important lesson you've learned about leadership in your business journey so far?
Action speak louder than words.
What are the top three things you wish you'd known when you were just starting out?
1. Cold email is powerful if done right. You have a channel to speak to anyone so spend time building your network through email
2. Once you figure out how to make money with one job, figure out how to scale it 5x or 10x. Look to hire people to fill these
3. Have a great mentor and don't be shy to ask anyone for help.
In your experience, what is the most effective way to build a strong network of mentors and advisors to guide you in your business endeavors?
Cold email that turn into meetings which turn into long lasting relationships.
How do you determine when it's time to pivot, and what factors should you consider in making that decision?
Trust your gut regarding if you are going to pivot. I would consider a change of career if cashflow is low.
How do you stay motivated and inspired during the business cycle of ups and downs?
Keep pushing and remember that Rome wasn't built in a day.
Looking back, what one thing would you do differently if you could start your journey over again?
Stick to one project and grow it. I always did a lot of various jobs, but if I were to stick to one huge side project it would be a huge success with the huge amount of time throughout the years.
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