Your personal brand is a business. And if you dont run it like a business, then it will never succeed as one. Thats one of our first key takeaways from our previous episode with wildly successful entrepreneurs Kevin Harrington and Mark Timm.


TodayAJ and Rory Vaden discuss the powerful insights that arose in that incredible conversation. Our second takeaway highlights the value of mentors in unlocking your potential. Following this, we chat about having the humility to learn from mentors who are younger than you and the challenge of finding the right mentor.


Reflecting on the Zig Ziglar quote that, You dont drown from falling into the water. You drown from staying there,” we explore the importance of having a mentor who has experienced failure before. As AJ explains, theyll know how to help you when you deal with your failings.


Near the end of this episode, we dive into Marks idea that you should treat your family as if it were your most important business. According to this idea, it needs systems and clever planning to run it properly. For our final insight, we talk about the impact of collaboration and how it gives you access to greater audiences — a secret behind both Mark and Kevins success. Tune in and hear more from our conversation with Mark and Kevin, two business and branding masters.   





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Key Points From This Episode:


  • Why you need to treat your personal brand as a business. 


  • The power of mentors in unlocking your success. 


  • Having the humility to learn from mentors who are younger than you. 


  • The challenge of finding a mentor — someone who you invest time and energy into.  


  • The value of finding a mentor who has failed because they know how to deal with failure. 


  • Why running a family is like running a business. 


  • Improving your home life by organizing your family like a business.  


  • Two is better than one; how collaboration positively impacts your company. 


and so much more!


See Also: How To Produce A Winning Infomercial with Kevin Harrington




Tweetable Moments

Your personal brand is a business -- if you dont treat it like a business, then it will never be one.” — @roryvaden [0:02:21] 

Your personal brand is a business - if you don’t treat it like a business, then it will never be one. — @roryvaden @themarktimm @HarringtonKevin #personalbranding #influentialpersonalbrand #brand #podcast #mentor #entrepreneur… Click To Tweet


You need mentors who have failed. That have not always gotten it right but who have figured it out along the way, because you will not get it right every time. And thats okay.” — @aj_vaden [0:08:47] 

You need mentors who have failed. That have not always gotten it right but who have figured it out along the way, because you will not get it right every time. And that’s okay.— @[email protected] @HarringtonKevin… Click To Tweet


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About Kevin Harrington

As an original “shark” on the hit TV show Shark Tank, the creator of the infomercial, pioneer of the As Seen on TV industry, and co-founding board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO), founded in 1987, Kevin Harrington has pushed past all the questions and excuses to repeatedly enjoy 100X success. His legendary work behind the scenes of business ventures has produced more than $5 billion in global sales, the launch of more than 500 products, and the making of dozens of millionaires. He has worked with amazing celebrities turned entrepreneurs including Billie Mays, Tony Little, Jack LaLanne, Kim Kardashian, Kathy Hilton, 50 Cent, and George Foreman to name a few. Kevin’s been called the Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur and the Entrepreneur Answer Man, because he knows the challenges unique to start-ups and has a special passion for helping entrepreneurs succeed. Kevin is an investor who advises dozens of companies, both public and private, and is a world-renowned and sought-after speaker. He teaches entrepreneurship on a daily basis.   


About Mark Timm

Mark Timm has been a serial entrepreneur and exponential-thinking practitioner for almost three decades. He has started more than a dozen companies, several of which have multiplied and been sold. He has spoken professionally for more than 25 years, giving thousands of speeches to over millions of people around the globe. Mark’s greatest value comes from being a master collaborator who brings people together to accomplish far more than anyone imagined. His strategic vision enables him to see future possibilities and strategically position assets and systems to take full advantage of what’s next. Today, Mark believes his most important role is CEO of the most valuable business in the world: his family of six young adults with his wife, Ann. His own experience of dealing with entrepreneurial challenges fueled his passion for helping people balance the demands of family life and business. 



Links Mentioned:

Kevin Harrington —

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Mark Timm —

Mark Timm on Twitter —

Mentor to Millions: Secrets of Success in Business, Relationships, and Beyond

30-Day Free Mentorship —

Shark Tank

Zig Ziglar —

Russell Brunson —

Brand Builders Group Consultation Call —

Take The Stairs




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Connect With Rory

Rory Vaden | The Brand Builders Group | Branding ServicesRory Vaden is the New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs. His insights have been featured in the Wall St. Journal, Forbes, CNN, Entrepreneur, Inc, and several other major media outlets. As a world-renowned speaker, his TEDx talk has been viewed over 2 million times. He is the Co-Founder of Brand Builders Group and the host of the Influential Personal Brand podcast. Visit for more.



Connect with AJ

Aj Vaden Keynote Speaker for The Brand Builders GroupAJ is a million-dollar consultant and international speaker. Over the last decade, she has built and managed multiple 7 figure businesses and is currently the CEO of Brand Builders Group where she uses her expertise and unique talents to both streamline back end operations as well as creatively engineer the company’s front-facing personal brands.



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