Entrepreneurship is on the rise, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows.
The term has its own dark underbelly.
For some of the most talented entrepreneurs out there, the process of finding work and making a living as an entrepreneur can be a lonely one.
“I would love to be able to sit down and have an open conversation with people and really have a conversation about entrepreneurship and what it means to be an entrepreneur and what you should be doing to make it work for you,” said John Leeson, founder of Moral Entrepreneurs.
“There’s a lot of really good resources out there.”
For many, the idea of working with others to develop their business plan and then working together to produce a podcast is a bit daunting.
But John Leesons podcasting skills and passion is what made him the perfect fit for Moral Entrepreneur.
“It’s something I really like to do.
It’s something that’s very personal to me.
I’m not just an entrepreneur.
I am a part of my own company,” said Leeson.
Leeson was inspired to create the podcast because he wanted to help others understand their passions and their motivations.
“I think that’s a really powerful thing for entrepreneurs to be a part.
They’re really not just people who are making a product, they’re people who understand what it’s like to be passionate about something,” he said.
“They’re people that really care about what they do.
And I think that can be really helpful to people in their decision making process.”
Leeson and his wife, Julie, both have an MBA and work in sales and marketing.
Leeson has been an entrepreneur for nearly 30 years and has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs get started.
“There’s no one perfect way to start an entrepreneur podcast,” said Julie Leeson with a laugh.
“But I think it’s something where you have to think outside the box and do what you think is right for you.”
The LeesONS podcast, entitled Moral Entrepreneurus, is about helping entrepreneurs build their own businesses, but they also want to help people who have been unsuccessful.
“The thing that’s really helpful for me, the first few years, is just to kind of say, ‘Hey, this is how I’m going to approach this, and what are you going to learn from this?'” said Julie.
“It’s a conversation where you can really dive in and find out more about what it is that you’re trying to accomplish.
And if you get into that kind of conversations with other entrepreneurs, it’s kind of like you’re in a different world, you can kind of see what it takes to make something great.”
Leesons mission to help other entrepreneurs build a better business and make money is something he’s proud of.
“You can kind and just say, I’m a good business person.
I know what it looks like to have a business.
I’ve been in it.
And what’s really cool about this is that I know that if you’re not doing it right, you’re going to have an empty business.
And that’s what’s great about this.
I just want to share that,” he told Polygon.
Moral Entrepreneurs has already recorded about 15 episodes, and they are scheduled to return for a third.
For Leeson who has seen the growth of his business from the very beginning, the podcasting process is just as important as the product itself.
“This is something where I want to say, the best thing you can do for yourself and the world is to just do what works for you, whether that’s an audio podcast or an audio book,” said Richard Leeson from the company’s headquarters in San Francisco.
“And just try to learn and build on what you learn from the podcast and the podcast podcast, whether it’s business, life, anything.”
The podcasts can also serve as a resource to others.
“I think one of the best things we do is give back to our community,” said Lesley.
“If someone is interested in what we do and the kind of content we produce, we want to make sure that they can use that resource to build something better.”
The podcast’s success has led Leeson to a job at Google, where he currently works with engineers and developers on their latest Android software.
The podcast has also been a major help in helping people like Leeson get started as an Entrepreneur in their own right.
“When I was working at Google I was like, ‘What is this?
This is like, the thing that I want for my own business.
This is what I’m passionate about and I want people to see,'” said Leesone.
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