Dr. Julian Hosp grew up in Austria and moved to the United States when he was 16 where he went to high school and played basketball. He eventually moved back to Austria to play pro ball and also study medicine. He also learned to kite surf in Italy and was a professional kite surfer for 10 years as he completed his studies and became a medical doctor. Shortly after, Julian decided to start his own business and moved to Hong Kong where he lives today with his partner Bettina.
During the interview, Julian talks about his Amazon #1 Best Seller, 25 Stories I Would Tell My Younger Self. Julian tells many of the stories of his life and the lessons learned that have helped him be a successful entrepreneur. He shares the Ice Cream story from his days as a 5 year old where he learned from his mom that “you need to give, in order to get”. Julian shares the Sandwich story from his days in middle school where he and his friend, Peter, learned the business skills needed to provide a tasty and profitable alternative to the school cafeteria. We learn the story of Paul where Julian learned that “if you want to achieve more then you have to become more”. Julian Hosp shares more stories and what it takes to successfully launch a best-selling book.
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Some Questions I Ask
- Who was the most influential person in Julian’s life?
- How did he develop a hard-core work ethic and mindset?
- Why did he decide to leave his medical practice and go into business for himself?
- Why did he write 25 Stories I Would Tell My Younger Self?
- Was he ever afraid to act on a major life decision?
- Is there a formula for becoming financially free?
In This Episode, You’ll Learn
- On learning from his mom and early basketball coach, two lessons include “You need to give in order to get” and “You can do anything. Your thoughts determine your actions”.
- The Sandwich story taught Julian about spotting a need in the marketplace, how to raise money, and why it’s important to play to your strengths.
- Following your desires can be one of the hardest thing to do around friends and family, but it can also have a huge reward.
- About success: “I many times took the road less traveled”.
- How people always remember stories, especially with lessons attached.
- Why the story of Cortez saying, “Burn the Boats” was important in making the decision to go all in and move to a new country.
- Have as many true fans as possible when launching a book.
Links and Resources Mentioned In This Show
- 25 Stories I Would Tell My Younger Self by Dr. Julian Hosp
- Elon Musk by Ashlee Vance
- Humans of New York – Julian’s favorite nonprofit
- 25 Stories– Julian‘s website
- Julian on Facebook
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