Jul 20, 2020
Are you biding your time in a cubicle, hoping that your 401(k) will be at a peak in the market when you retire at 65? And crossing your fingers that you and your family will still be healthy enough to enjoy it? If you’re afraid to take off the golden handcuffs and try something different, it’s time to claim your freedom—and kick ass as much as you can while you’re here!
Len Giancola is a serial entrepreneur with 30 years of experience in executive management and well over $100M in sales over the last ten years. Len began his career as Managing Director of Global Securities Finance, where he was responsible for a $16B trading portfolio. Today, he serves on the board of 30-plus corporations and runs a real estate development company, a vacation rental property management firm and a diversified investment portfolio. Len is also the Founding Partner of MJ.com and ThePot.com and the creator of POWER, a mastermind group for high-net-worth entrepreneurs.
On this episode of Men on Purpose, Len joins Ian to discuss his transition from corporate finance to entrepreneurship, introducing the mortality-is-real mindset that drives him to take action. He shares his family-first approach to life, describing what makes a great marriage and how he is teaching his daughters about business. Listen in for insight around Len’s newest ventures in the cannabis space and learn how you can ACT NOW and find freedom in living on purpose.
What inspired Len’s transition from corporate finance to entrepreneurship
The mortality-is-real mindset that drives Len to take action
How Len’s Italian background informs his family-first approach to life
Why taking care of yourself first is key in being able to take care of others
Len’s insight on what makes a great marriage
The open discussions around business that inspired Len’s daughters
How Len and his wife are teaching their girls how to be a real-life success
Len’s take on when college is valuable and when it’s NOT
How his wife’s back surgery piqued Len’s interest in the cannabis space
The evolving nature of Len’s cannabis platforms (MJ.com and ThePot.com)
Why every business needs a connector, an executor and a backbone