It is not every day, but maybe it should be that we hear of someone turning a ongoing love into a business passion, the enthusiast entrepreneur. That is true success! Mark Greene is turning a life long love of fine cars into an entrepreneurial pursuit. He is the enthusiast entrepreneur. He explains how he made the transformation. Now, visiting shows from around the world, armed with thousands of pictures and connections he has made, this passion becomes a potential from multiple streams of income.
Today, Mark travels the world and visits specialty automotive events living his dream. He built a huge group of contacts among the most prominent in the automotive world. However, he started working in the LA area in automotive supply. After getting an opportunity to have part of a new company in the Seattle area, Mark eventually became the president of the company, supplying the automotive industry. While that was nice, the contacts he made over time, were the real benefit. With some life changing events, he had to decide on a new path.
In this episode he discusses the differences between building a business plan and overbuilding it.
Everyone needs to step out of their comfort zone (listen to Episode 15 click here) to make progress and Mark talked about what helped push him out of the comfort zone.
With any business, there is a great deal of stress, particularly early. Mark and I discuss how his nest egg helped him focus and keep his head on straight. However, the other side is that you must feel some pressure or concern to act.
We discussed how few people actually like their jobs, about 21%. Mark reminded us of a quote, “If you work in a field you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” by Confucius . So, Mark has found his, but we also discussed well that passion can also be a perilous path.
Let the story of Mark Greene peak your interests into you being an enthusiast entrepreneur.
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“The past is just data. I only see the future.” – Ayrton Senna
“To achieve anything of value in this game you must be prepared to dabble in the boundary of disaster.” – Sir Stirling Moss