#16: Interview with Jason Lewis, Founder Theralent Executive Search On Making The Mindset Shift From Business Executive to Business Owner

#16: Interview with Jason Lewis, Founder Theralent Executive Search On Making The Mindset Shift From Business Executive to Business Owner



In this episode, Jeff Boss interviews Jason Lewis, Founder of Theralent Executive Search, they talk about exploring the mindset shift needed to move from an employee to a business owner and how to navigate it successfully.

 

The premise for today’s episode is to explore the mindset shift needed to move from an employee to a business owner and how to navigate it successfully. Jason Lewis joins us on the podcast today. He is the President and Founder of Theralent Executive Search. The company works primarily with biotech and medical device companies at the executive level. Their clients range anywhere from Boston over to San Francisco and virtually everywhere in between. Jason always aspired to own his own business, to make strategic and daily tactical decisions, and essentially have full strategic ownership of the direction of a company. At some point he knew that he would finally have to make the decision to do it, and take the leap from employee to business owner. Jason shares his challenges, and believes that the earlier you make your rookie mistakes, the better it will be for your business. Ultimately, the fear of not doing something overcomes the fear of not doing it. That is passion. So if you are in startup mode and thinking about the making the shift, go ahead and get started.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

 

  • Hear Jason’s background and the focus of Theralent Executive Search.
  • Jason shares how he made the shift from employee to business owner and his mindset.
  • Discover what Jason learned as he transitioned from a tactical position to strategic position.
  • Learn how Jason created a vision for his business, and worked backwards from his end goal.
  • Hear the challenge Jason faced with taxes and how he overcame it through outsourcing.
  • Find out the best tips for not becoming complacent and being prepared for the unexpected.
  • Understand the analogy of creating enough runway when starting a business.
  • Hear Jason’s tips for creating a well-designed resume.
  • Learn the biggest mistakes that applicants make in job interviews.
  • Jason shares who his biggest heroes are, and why he looks up to them.

 

Tweetables:

 

“Runway doesn’t do you any good if it’s behind you.” ? Jason Lewis @TheralentSearch[0:16:19.0]

 

“Most mistakes are mulligans. You can make them, and then pick the ball up and go back and put again.” ? Jason Lewis @TheralentSearch[0:17:03.0]

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

 

Theralent Executive Search ? http://www.theralent.com/

Theralent’s Twitter ? https://twitter.com/TheralentSearch
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