How to Startup from Nothing with Saul Fleischman – Episode 81

January 13, 2014

Today’s guest is a rare gem. Phil and I get to chat with Saul Fleischman who teaches us that shutting up and making shit happen is not about being bubbly and positive. Saul takes us through his own personal experience with fear and failure and the lessons he has learned about having skin in the game even when you’re negative, depressed or feel like you’re too old to make a difference and succeed. Brace yourself… this one is packed with a lot of raw talk and equally a lot of invaluable takeaways to help you make things happen from wherever you are today.

 

Watch the show (uncensored & unedited)

Share Some Shut Up Love –> It doesn’t dilute what you do when you share credit with other people. – @OsakaSaul #shutupshow (click to tweet)

Fun Facts:

  • Saul Fleischman is a startup concept and marketing creative.
  • Specifically he is a product designer with specialties in recruiting, project management, UX design, community engagement and PR.
  • Saul designs social media tools that benefit publicists, marketing people and anyone aiming to reach more people, relevantly.
  • Saul has initiated and collaborated on projects worldwide including RiteTag, CrowdGene, and IdeasWatch.
  • Saul blogs about conceiving and bootstrapping social media tools into existence at OsakaBentures.
  • Saul attended Pennsylvania State University and lives in Sakai City, Osaka, Japan.

Defining Shut Up Moment:

I discovered over time I’m not gonna get another job in Japan, where I live, so I decided I’m going to have to do something on my own. A real shut up moment for me happened after helping out a number of startups who were using my stuff and refusing to credit me for it. I thought to myself, it doesn’t dilute what you do when you share credit with other people. So I chose myself. I work seven days a week but that’s fine because you go a relatively short amount of time doing what other people won’t do to have a life that most people will never know.

Shut Up Tips:

Give and take begins with give. – Saul

I need to eat my own dog food to know my own feast well. – Saul

Until we’re talking, nothing happens. – Saul

It doesn’t dilute what you do when you share credit with other people. – Saul

I work seven days a week but that’s fine because you go a relatively short amount of time doing what other people won’t do to have a life that most people will never know. – Saul

I don’t have something in me… you can be negative, depressed, somebody who’s 50 and lost in everything so far… to do this and succeed. – Saul

Do things you have to do for your product or service but also do things that will start feeding you back. Some indication you are getting somewhere and people who don’t know you already believe in what you’re doing. – Saul

It’s nice to measure everything you’re doing and see the rewards that come as a result of all the risks and hard work you put into it. – Berni

Start right from where you are to make stuff happen. – Phil

Saul Recommends:

Find Saul:

Make sure you are getting a return on hashtags: RiteTag.com

Startup inspiration from the crowd: IdeasWatch.com

Join 700+ members in weekly conversations with startup founders on Google Plus: Startup Bootstrappers community

Mastermind with other startup founders: #startupmastermindgroup

Free workshops on getting your stuff done: #hashtagacademy

Tweet with Saul at: @Osakasaul

Saul’s favorite place to hangout is Google Plus: +SaulFleischman