Jim Donnelly on Leaders and Game Changers

Brian Tunney
Brian Tunney
44 minute listen
May 12, 2022
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Last month, Restore CEO Jim Donnelly was featured on the Leaders and Game Changers Podcast, hosted by Setorii Pond, a Restore customer in Austin, Texas. Setorii has personally fallen in love with Restore, the team, what they offer and how they want to help everyone feel better.

The podcast touches upon Restore’s mission, but also reaches deeper into Jim’s background as an entrepreneur, a marketer for brands such as Kraft Foods and Coca-Cola, and someone who continues to educate themselves daily on navigating life as a leader.

Founded in Fall 2020, The Leaders and Games Changers Podcast interviews luminaries across an array of industries, from presidential photographers to actors from The Dukes of Hazzard, but it always focuses on personal evolution and breaking away from the pack. For Jim’s episode, we picked some of our favorite quotes.

To listen to the full episode, check out the Leaders and Game Changers Podcast.

The Best Advice

“Whether it’s the wellness space or any other space: know your strengths, stay positive, fight through adversity, keep plugging, keep plugging, keep plugging, but know when to pull the plug as well”

“You should always try to do things that you love, but in order for you to be good at that from a business perspective, the things you love have to be things you’re good at and things that people want.”

Building Your Brand

“Good marketers make mistakes, but they also make adjustments and recover.”

“A lack of options provides amazing clarity.”

“We’ve made sure there are places in the store for great photo opportunities.”

Fear of Failure

“Failure is important. Anybody who doesn’t fail doesn’t appreciate things. Same thing with business: I’ve had failures and I didn’t want to feel that again, so I had to learn.”

“Rely on other people. Don’t do it on your own. When there are days when you’re down, your partner can pick you up. Finding the right people to do things with is important.”

“Go do hard stuff. All the day-to-day stuff of running a business won’t be that scary.”

Latest Books You’ve Read

Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr. by Ron Chernow: “He was a villain and a saint at the same time, in terms of how he lived his life, built his businesses and gave back to society.

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow: “Same thing: An incredibly talented, flawed human, and I want to avoid some of those pitfalls.”

Don’t forget to check out the full episode here

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