Jan 9, 2018
‘I don’t know where I’m going, but I know I’m going to get there with enthusiasm!’
The path to success is almost never a straight line. In fact, Doug Sandler describes his route as a ‘jumbled mess.’ Doug enjoyed a 30-year career as a deejay, playing at 2500-plus functions. But when his financial planner advised that he be prepared for the next step, Doug realized that he needed a career reinvention. So at 47, he got himself a coach and shifted gears to pursue public speaking. From there, Doug took advantage of opportunities as they presented themselves: He wrote a book, Nice Guys Finish First, and created a podcast, The Nice Guys on Business.
The podcast took off when Doug and his co-host realized that their audience was asking questions about the podcasting process. They shifted their focus to provide the content their listeners craved, and their corollary business, Turnkey Podcast, was born. Turnkey helps podcasters in any stage of the process, with a special focus on how to monetize a show. Today Doug joins Emerald to share his definition of ‘finishing first.’ He explains the tenacity it took to start a new career and the organic way that his entrepreneurial venture took shape. Doug discusses the details of Turnkey Podcast, revealing the impetus behind the business as well as the products and services they provide. Listen in for Doug’s insight on staying humble as you celebrate success and learning to make a career out of being a nice guy!
Doug’s insight on what it means to finish first
How Doug discovered the purpose of his podcast
The fear that motivated Doug to reinvent his career
The organic nature of Doug’s path to success
Why Doug engages project coaches for support and guidance
The impetus for creating Turnkey Podcast
The products and services provided by Turnkey Podcast
How Doug helps clients monetize their podcasts
How Doug’s audience grew from 20K to 1M
Doug’s approach to finding guests for his podcast
Doug’s advice around staying humble as you celebrate success
Why Doug urges you to fall in love
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