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What Successful Businesses Have In Common with Grant Purcell

15 minutes

Tobi Pearce — From Selling E-Books To $400M+ Global Leader
Stuart Cook — Making It Happen From 0 Business Experience

Top 5 things that separate the successful from the unsuccessful

What do you think truly separates the successful businesses from the unsuccessful? Is it their knowledge? Is it their resources? Or is it something else entirely? This episode of The Make It Happen Show features one of our own in The Entourage, Grant Purcell, Senior Entrepreneur Development Manager, who's talked to and worked with hundreds of thousands of small to medium business owners over his entire career.

Having spoken to and worked with probably more business owners than anyone in Australia, he's had the opportunity to get a deep understanding of exactly what separates those that are successful and those that aren't. And on this episode, he's sharing with you the top 5 things that makes the difference. If you want to live a successful life and grow a successful business (whatever that means to you), then this episode is not one to be missed. Check it out.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • 2:31 - How mindset plays a role in a business's success
  • 4:03 - Why every business needs a mission and vision
  • 6:56 - The different hats that every entrepreneur needs to know about, and how they should segregate their time per role
  • 8:28 - Why it's important to get rid of the 'busy' mindset
  • 9:55 - The value of learning from experts with been-there-done-that experience
  • 12:23 - Why entrepreneurs need to understand their relationship with money, and how this contributes to financial freedom
Grant Purcell, Senior Entrepreneur Development Manager at The Entourage joins The Make It Happen Show

"I don't believe that how much money you have defines your success but the relationship that you have with money, again will define how happy and successful you are."

— Grant Purcell

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why your Vision, Mission and Values is important to set in your business
  • What to do if your business isn't growing as fast as you want it to
  • Why it's important to know people with been-there-done-that experience
  • Why your relationship to money is vital for business success
  • What Jack Delosa's (5x AFR Young Rich Lister) secret to success is
  • And more!




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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