Ep 40: NFTs, Travel and Startup Advice with Justin Myers – Explorest
Be inspired. Take a listen to some excellent advice from someone who left corporate, as a linear thinker to become a successful blue ocean creative entrepreneur.
- Building is intense, subdue intensity, by breaking things into small steps
- Focus on one thing at a time
- Share your aspiration with the world and put it out there
- Linear thinkers can be creative entrepreneurs
- Go as fast or slow as your comfortable
- Explore new ideas and technology for use in your business
- Do the right things at the right time
- Believe in your own resilience
- Consider an accelerator to help you build a clear strategy
- Intelligent effort to iterate, revise and listen.
In this startup story, Justin shares how the Explorest idea came to be “helping people discover the world’s greatest places recommended by world-class photographers.” Of course, we cover Justin’s background, but he also talks about, how he really built a community of over 140 “world-class photographers” through having good authentic conversations.
Justin busts the myth that linear thinkers cannot be entrepreneurial. He talks about how he transitioned to be a creative “blue ocean” entrepreneur that’s achieved freedom of time and place; to build a fantastic community and company, with a competitive moat.
He talks about using an accelerator to develop a clear strategy and navigate as a travel app, during Covid.
Justin announces Explorest will be offering NFT in 2022. And we talk about the strategy of partnering to create an NFTs experience and marketplace.
About the Guest:
Justin Myers has 13+ years of business experience. The first five years of Justin’s career were spent as a business strategy consultant at IBM. He then co-founded Vietnam’s 1st digital bank (Timo). Now, he leads Explorest—an app that helps people discover the world’s greatest places recommended by world-class photographers.
Philip Topham is The Savvy Founder. Philip has an inquisitive mind and a passion for ideas. He’s impatient to see tomorrow’s future today. He helps technical founders build the business they want. He helps established businesses tap into their start-up founder to conquer a changing world. With more than 25 years across start-ups and corporate roles, Philip has been everything from janitor to the Founder and Chief Everything Officer.
Words of Wisdom
- Ideas are worthless; revenues are priceless; surround yourself with smart people.
- Life is a journey – mole hills or mountains? it’s your choice.
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