Startup Founder Mindset – David Perel’s Racing Rollercoaster Continues


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Have you ever had your dream opportunity pulled out from under you? Do you try to do everything yourself or do you train others how to help? And if you’re moving into the next phase of your professional life, how can you leverage your existing skills to your advantage? Professional racing driver and startup founder, David Perel is back. His last interview was one of my favorites. It’s such a crazy story full of ups and downs. I highly recommend you check that one out. Well, since that last talk, things for him got even wilder. Today we’re going to hear how his dream to race at Le Mans was crushed not once but twice; the emotions he felt when that dream became a reality; and how Covid challenged him to unexpectedly build a business that ended up exploding in growth. But beyond that we’re going to drill into his mindset as a startup founder and competitor. We’ll learn how he’s had to mature and tame some of his demons in order to grow instead of become a liability to himself. In this interview: - Would you skip meals so you could pay to do your dream job? - Learning to recognize opportunities - How his opportunity jeopardized his future marriage - Do you act on your ideas quickly or do they just fade away? - Leveraging previous experiences and expertise Plus: - Do your insecurities hold you back? - Who are you afraid will judge you? - Finding motivation - Dealing with loss as a professional - The brass balls of racing drivers like Kevin Estre and Laurens Vanthoor You don't have to settle. Click here to learn the same mindset principles that Tripp Lanier uses with his coaching clients — including Navy SEALs, executives, and entrepreneurs. The Daily Toolkit is available for immediate download. Most men will let fear get the best of them. This book is not for most men. This Book Will Make You Dangerous is a swift kick in the ass that will make you laugh out loud. It’s a practical guide to play for what we truly want, to get over ourselves, and have a ton of fun along the way. This Book Will Make You Dangerous is now available at

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