Stu McLaren is a serial software and online business entrepreneur. He helps experts transform their knowledge and influence into recurring revenue by launching, growing and scaling 7 and 8-figure membership sites.

In 2008, he co-founded the world’s most popular membership platform Wishlist Member powering over 58,000+ online communities and membership sites.

He partnered with New York Times best-selling author Michael Hyatt growing his business from a high 6-figure business with lots of stress to a high 7-figure business with low-stress.

Stu later launched the massively successful online course Tribe teaching other entrepreneurs how to build successful online membership businesses.

He and his wife created a charity called World Teacher Aid and since 2009 have been building schools in IDP camps throughout Kenya that are home to thousands of kids.

In this episode, Stu will share:

  • How not fitting in early in his career was the best thing he could have experience because it compelled him to find his true path.
  • How commitment to finding a way is essential to finding what fits for you.
  • How important developing a foundation of self-confidence is in building a low-stress business. Challenges and set-backs will happen but creating a core of self-confidence is an essential ingredient to weathering those setbacks.
  • How too many entrepreneurs make the mistake of inaction out of fear of failure. Getting yourself into motion is crucial to success.
  • How identifying his strengths helped him choose his 4 key partners in business, selecting them by counterbalancing his less-strong areas.
  • How relationships way outweighs making money for him and how that has fostered greater success because of this philosophy.
  • How he focused on learning leadership skills at a critical point in his business trajectory – from one of his key partners, Michael Hyatt.
  • How his biggest business loss then shifted his business into high gear.
  • How he figured out how to give attention to his greatest priority – family and relationships – while building a thriving business – with low stress.
  • How taking care of physical fitness and well-being has been integrated into the business and life structure.
  • How he overcomes the mindset challenges and limiting beliefs that accompany the ups and downs of entrepreneurial life.
  • The main purpose of an entrepreneur is to solve problems. If an entrepreneur figures out how to solve a problem, he/she will always be valuable.

Favorite quotes:

“You don’t have to get it right, you just have to get it going.”

Key links:

Tribe Course – Membership Sites

Thanks for listening!

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