Engel Jones wants to help you realize that your voice is your business.
I’m constantly telling our Accelerator members that the first and most important step most entrepreneurs skip when they start their business is understanding themselves.
Engel is the leader of Amazel Enterprise based in Trinidad. He’s on a mission to help you to discover your own unique real self, so you can find your own unique voice in your marketing efforts.
He shares the voices of thousands of amazing people on his own podcast, 12 Minute Convos. He has a goal of producing 12,000 conversations! He kicked off this incredible project by recording 1,001 conversations in 3 months!
I have had the pleasure of being on Engel’s podcast twice and we’ll include the links to those interviews in the show notes!
Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:
- How he learned about himself through a series of surprise life has thrown his way.
- Why he listens to and appreciates all of the voices inside of himself, even the valid detractors.
- How he’s seen industries and the nature of work shift in the Caribbean over the past 20 years.
- The effect becoming debt-free has had on his relationship with money.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Build your community
- Practice self-awareness
- Align your habits
- Purge your life
How Engel Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: Around 3:15 am, right now.
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Podcasting and conversations. 2) Connecting to other people. 3) Staying on top of recording the finances.
- Ideal work environment: In a room where he can have silence and get at the work for a few hours.
- Superpower: Listening.
“Your net-worth is equivalent to your network.”
“People, humanity, we need entrepreneurs.”
“There is a purpose in the process.”
“You don’t go into this understanding exactly what you want and through the process of helping others, it is clarified.”
What do people need to know to start preparing for the ways work is changing? Engel shared these insights:
1) Orchestrating the connectivity of creativity.
2) Developing technological systems.
3) Creating space for people to understand their value.