Seth Braun did not acquire riches from his ancestors or become a millionaire because of luck. Seth started his professional life as a high school dropout who worked on tugboats. Times got rough for Seth as he self-destructed. Seth has been able to work his way to success through his hard work, self-development efforts, creative nature, and through entrepreneurship.
Asked if he has always been entrepreneurial, Seth said that he has always been creative. Seth pointed out three types of entrepreneurs:
– Creative: The creative figure out business so they can get things done.
– Natural Leaders: Natural leaders get involved in business and entrepreneurship because people need leaders.
– Money: There are people that want to start a business simply to acquire wealth.
Seth became successful through his creative nature and figuring out a way to capture his creativeness through entrepreneurial ventures. He shows his versatility and creativeness through the wide variety of work he has done and is currently working on. He acts as a coach, consultant, author, public speaker, gardener, father, musician, and entrepreneur.
His writing helped gain him national exposure. Seth has written over 15 books, including his most recent, which focuses on entrepreneurship – Indestructible Success: Creative Entrepreneurship and The Art of Small Business. Seth has written books about eating healthy in college, entrepreneurship, cookbooks, and more. Seth teaches others through his experience and insights in business and the arts.
2013 CEO National Conference
Seth Braun will be speaking at the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) 2013 National Conference in Chicago, which will take place October 31 – November 2. Seth was also a favorite speaker of students at the 2013 Self Employment of the Arts (SEA) Conference earlier this year where he spoke with artistic minded students with an interest in entrepreneurship. Seth will be speaking to students about the perils and opportunities of working on a startup company.
CEO is a nonprofit organization that has been inspiring students and assisting them with venture creation since the early 1980’s. The CEO National Conference brings nearly 1,400 students, entrepreneurs, and faculty together each year. In 2012, 1,388 attendees were present from over 150 colleges and universities from North America, Australia, and several other countries around the world. The event is open to college students and the general public. Registration is now open and the event will kickoff on Thursday, October 31. For more information on CEO, visit www.c-e-o.org.
Listen to the full interview with artist, entrepreneur and author Seth Braun here!
Interview Highlights & Quotes
Seth’s advice for young writers and entrepreneurs.
Most common mistake made by young entrepreneurs: “(Having) unrealistic expectation for how fast things can happen.”
Why Seth still hates being told no, even after years of experiencing the no’s that come along with being an entrepreneur.
“Entrepreneurs make the world a better place.”
Best piece of advice for young entrepreneur: “Persist.”