Taking The Long Road to Success with Victor Burnett & Karl Fowlkes

April 7, 2023

Taking The Long Road to Success with Victor Burnett & Karl Fowlkes

April 7, 2023

About This Episode

The majority of individuals who start a business look for the simplest and most direct path to success. But there are a select handful who have overcome overwhelming obstacles, traveled a longer and more difficult route, and become genuinely successful businesses. Shining examples of such entrepreneurs are Victor Burnett and Karl Fowkes, partners in the dynamic business known as EVGLE (pronounced "Eagle"). They have expertise in product distribution, product design, and entertainment law. Together, they have developed a successful business, overcoming challenges and taking advantage of possibilities.

In this episode of the Brilliant Thoughts, a SUCCESS Magazine podcast, Tristan Ahumada interviews Victor Burnett and Karl Fowlkes, partners in the dynamic company called EVGLE. They generously shared their wealth of experience and insights on personal and professional development. Their strategies for success are not only inspiring but also grounded in their creative philosophies and the remarkable growth of their company. 

For these dynamic entrepreneurs, it's not all about the money, though. They also emphasized the value of work-life balance, self-care, and personal development. And they discussed how they had learned to see potential in people, to create a strong sense of community around their company, and to be open to change as their business expanded.

Victor and Karl discussed overcoming challenges and grabbing chances as they worked to expand their firm. The following are some of the insightful insights they imparted that can help our readers who are considering starting their own business but are apprehensive because of their fear of the unknown.

The challenge of scaling: As the business grows, new challenges arise, especially when scaling to a larger size. Victor and Karl acknowledge that they have built things before, but nothing on this scale, and they are constantly challenging themselves and each other to figure out what it will take to get to the next level.

Personal development and business growth: They emphasized the importance of personal development along with business development. Addressing personal barriers and challenges is as important as the need to maintain a balance between personal growth and business success as they continue to reach new heights.

The importance of accountability: Being surrounded by people who take responsibility for their choices and actions. Their relationship enables them to keep each other motivated and challenge each other in unique ways.

Recognizing opportunities: Recognizing the potential of the business when they realized the great product that was already on the table. They discuss how they seized the opportunity and decided to lock in and make it happen, despite the challenges they knew they would face.

Overcoming challenges: They both agreed that although operating a business might occasionally seem like a normal process, it's critical to establish personal check-in procedures and routines to maintain equilibrium and attention. They also stress the need of facing obstacles head-on and recovering from negative effects of the game.

The power of community: Throughout the conversation, they discussed how creating a community around their company has been crucial to its development. They discussed how Blxst, a Grammy-nominated rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer from Los Angeles, California, challenged himself to be more outspoken and engage with the media, which has aided them in forging stronger bonds within their community and overcoming obstacles within their personal lives.

The importance of self-care: In light of the difficulties of running a business, they emphasized the importance of caring for one's physical and emotional well-being. To ensure long-term success, they emphasized the need of prioritizing self-care and talked about their own daily routines, which included working out and feeding their bodies the correct foods.

Embracing change: Victor and Karl both admitted that as the company expands, things change and that they must adjust and welcome fresh approaches. They talked about how they are pushing themselves to accept change and get past their own and other people's boundaries in order to keep developing as people and as a company. 

Balancing personal and professional priorities: As their businesses continue to expand, they both experienced difficulty juggling their personal and professional obligations. They understand that it's simple to become overwhelmed by professional expectations, but stress the need of maintaining a strong work-life balance and concentrating on one's own personal growth.

The power of recognizing the potential in others: Recognizing the potential in others can lead to successful partnerships and business ventures. They shared their experience of realizing the potential in each other and how it has contributed to their business success.

Both Victor and Karl took some pages from Ryan Leslie’s playbook, an early adopter of Blockchain and Bitcoin, and shared their insights on investing and how it has been beneficial for them. This brought a unique perspective as an operator and a business person in the music industry, in which this taste in music and business acumen aligns perfectly with them.

This podcast episode is a must-listen if you're a solopreneur, an aspiring entrepreneur, or someone who just wants some inspirational and motivational thoughts. Prepare to be inspired, encouraged, and empowered by these exceptional speakers to advance your personal and professional development. Join us as we explore their winning tactics, original ideas, and insightful realizations for achieving success in both business and life. Prepare to soar with EVGLE and absorb their entrepreneurial wisdom!

DISCLAIMER: The people interviewed are well-trained experts and highly skilled in their areas of practice. They take many safety precautions prior to attempting the activities described. The activities or research discussed in these podcasts should not be attempted without qualified supervision and training with professionals.

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