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Resilience strategies for entrepreneurs with Jack Delosa

12 minutes

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This advice could change your life

What’s the #1 skill you can develop as an entrepreneur in these uncertain times? The ability to make the best move when there are no good moves.

In business, action creates momentum. But when we’re faced with a challenge, the natural response is to become less decisive and retreat. If you do this, your business will suffer.

So we wanted to invite someone along for this episode of The Make It Happen Show who’s dealt with his fair share of challenges, and developed the resilience strategies to overcome them - our Founder, Jack Delosa. Apart from being a 5X AFR Young Rich Lister, 2X Best-Selling Author, and the leader of Australia’s largest movement for entrepreneurs, Jack’s also faced some significant challenges in his time in business - challenges so grand that it set him and The Entourage in a good place to weather the adversity of 2020.

Here are the resilience and happiness strategies that helped him overcome them.

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"Your suffering is in direct proportion to the degree to which you are resisting change."

— Jack Delosa

In this episode, you will learn:

  • 3:10 - The biggest challenge The Entourage faced as a company that nearly killed it
  • 6:31 - The two paths of adversity and how to face adversity head on
  • 8:01 - How resistance to change could be causing your suffering
  • 9:33 - The importance of a Happiness Strategy
  • 12:16 - For anyone dealing with adversity right now




Great insight for business owners and super practical takeaways!

Bruce Casanovic

Amazing guests, great insights into their journey and what has helped make their businesses successful. Great to hear how some of the guests have navigated challenge as well. Loads of good practice takeaways.

Perfect for the Monday commute


Great to listen to on the commute to work on Monday mornings. Great content, well delivered and plenty of insights from industry leaders in a variety of fields. Good to see the entourage getting out there with a podcast series

Top-shelf guests. Top-shelf conversations.


This is so awesome, so helpful, and so fresh. Right from the get-go, the team at The Entourage have brought out the big names in the Aussie entrepreneur and business space to have conversations that every business owner should listen to. I can't wait to see who they bring on next.

Amazing guests


Loved the episode with Tim Fung, Airtasker CEO! You guys are getting some awesome guests in! Thank you!

Entourage on point again!

Adz Rodger

Great content again from The Entourage! Particularly like the 1st episode and the points Tim Fung made about making sure you make time to map out the future and don't get stuck on day to day 'work', as well as the observation that you really need to be strategic about your people management and not just try to save money. Two awesome take homes I have already taken action on!

For entrepreneurs and non-trepeneurs alike


Well this was one of the best things I’ve heard in a while. I’m by no means the target demographic, having zero business or entrepreneurial experience at all. Luckily the advice given for business growth and success is remarkably applicable to personal growth and success. Loved the conversational style, by the end of the podcast I felt like I knew both Tims personally, which is a great mark of engagement. And I loved hearing about the humble beginnings of Airtasker from the founder himself. Give this a listen if you’re craving a bit of personal or professional inspiration.


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