Ep 66 – Adjusting Expectations For Success

Ep 66 - Adjusting Expectations for Success

It’s all too common for inherent dreamers, wishers, and go-getters to have huge aspirations for success. In order to achieve our victories, we place tremendous expectations on ourselves and how we want our future to look like. But what if there was a different way? In this episode, Adam Schwartz reveals how adjusting your expectations can better set you up for success and how this mindset helped him scale TeePublic.com to the profitable company it is today. Adam Schwartz is the co-founder and CEO of TeePublic.com and a 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 listee.

Adam Schwartz

You know the drill. After setting grand expectations for how you want your business or career to succeed, you hustle nonstop until your goals are met. But, what if there was a different way of achieving success with less grind and more mind and heart? That answer: here.

Before Adam Schwartz became the co-founder of the platform TeePublic, he dedicated his time to learning about different business models and growing various startups. While some of his early projects gained minimal traction, none skyrocketed as high as TeePublic. More than just a marketplace, TeePublic is on a mission to empower creatives to turn passion into profit. Amen to that. In 2018, it was acquired by RedBubble.com for $57 million. The secret to scaling? Removing his expectations. Thumbs up. Way up.

In this episode, Adam reveals the lessons he’s learnt from starting and growing various startups, and how adjusting his expectations was the key to scaling TeePublic to the company it is today.

Street Cred:

Adam Schwartz is the co-founder and CEO of TeePublic.com, an e-commerce marketplace where artists can sell their designs on apparel, art prints, and home goods. He was also named on the 2016 Forbes 30 under 30 list for his phenomenal efforts in generating over 100 million sales over 5 years. Adam was also the former COO of BustedTees.com, which was founded by the team at College Humour and Vimeo. He is now a mentor for ERA Ventures and teaches e-commerce courses at General Assembly. 

Highlight Reel:

Gaining the courage to keep knocking on opportunity’s door [15:03]

How we can become better listeners [16:44

The start of TeePublic [24:45]

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