Leadership & Authenticity | Martijn Lancee on NoCode Wealth

Key Takeaways

  • “If you really focus on building out the depth of your relationships, then you will achieve much bigger things by working with other people” Martijn Lancee
  • What is Martijn’s criteria for investing in deep relationships? Trust
    • Trust = Consistency of character x Time 
  • You don’t want to have a friend group of “yes” people. You want people who offer honest feedback and will help you grow as a person. 
  • Decide how to want to live your life: Write down your goals and go after them
    • Also, reflect on where you are in life and what direction you’re heading. You want to make sure you’re on the right path.
  • Real leaders take responsibility for the situation when things go wrong and gain respect by apologizing to their people when they make a mistake
  • Making friends is easy to do. You just have to be interested in the other person and ask lots of questions about their lives.
  • Successful entrepreneurs do 3 things:
    • Fully commit to their business idea 
    • Pivot as they gain feedback and the market changes
    • Have a deadline for themselves
      • E.g. If the company doesn’t work within 3 years, they’ll shut it down and start a new one
  • Success is knowing your values and living by them
    • “Once you have a clear understanding of who you want to be in life, then you’ll find success naturally” – Martijn Lancee

Intro

  • Martijn Lancee is the LinkedIn Executive in charge of Strategy & Business Development for Mobile Growth. 
  • Host: Abdulaziz M Alhamdan (@NoCodeWealth)

Books Mentioned

Advice For Life

  • A good motto Martijn follows in life: If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.
    • “If you really focus on building out the depth of your relationships, then you will achieve much bigger things by working with other people” Martijn Lancee
      • It’s also a lot of fun to work with amazing people than to be a lone wolf
  • Decide how to want to live your life: Write down your goals and go after them
    • Also, reflect on where you are in life and what direction you’re heading. You want to make sure you’re on the right path.
  • Often times, you learn most from people you have the least in common with
  • What is Martijn’s criteria for investing in deep relationships? Trust
    • Trust = Consistency of character x Time 
  • You don’t want to have a friend group of “yes” people. You want people who offer honest feedback and will help you grow as a person. 
  • An important life lesson Martijn learned early in life: Everyone is different 
    • Martijn’s first entrepreneurial venture was selling flowers door to door as a kid. He noticed some people loved to buy flowers, others found him annoying, and some people thought he had stolen the flowers
  • Follow your gut in life but listen to feedback afterward
    • When you follow your gut, you’re aligning with your behavior and being vulnerable with your actions which makes you authentic. When you’re both vulnerable and authentic, you’re doing your best at that moment. But remember to be open to feedback so you reach the most optimal result. 
  • Success is knowing your values and living by them
    • “Once you have a clear understanding of who you want to be in life, then you’ll find success naturally” – Martijn Lancee

Advice For Your Career

  • Real leaders take responsibility for the situation when things go wrong and gain respect by apologizing to their people when they make a mistake
  • Be open to critical feedback
    • Getting honest feedback is one of the best ways to improve
  • If you make a mistake, don’t try to cover it up. You’ll likely end up making two mistakes if you do.
  • As a leader, don’t be afraid to show your vulnerabilities, it helps build trust among your team
  • To get the best out of someone, hire talented people, empower them, and give them the space to do amazing work
  • Making deals is an important part of business, but so is knowing what deals not to make 
  • Try to be the best at something in an area not a lot of people do
    • Being well-respected in a niche domain will lead to high demand for your services and great compensation
  • Be humble yet confident in your decisions–that doesn’t mean be arrogant
    • One of the best ways to be humble is to ask for feedback
  • The 3 sources of profit according to Peter Drucker:
    • Marketing 
    • Innovation
    • Relationships
  • Innovation becomes more difficult the bigger a company gets, which is why the biggest tech companies buy hundreds of tiny startups every year
  • Successful entrepreneurs do 3 things:
    • Fully commit to their business idea 
    • Pivot as they gain feedback and the market changes
    • Have a deadline for themselves
      • E.g If the company doesn’t work within 3 years, they’ll shut it down and start a new one

The Benefits of Traveling

  • Martijn loves traveling because he gets to learn about the world and explore different cultures
    • When you live in different cultures, you learn more about how people see and interact with the world
  • You don’t need a ton of money to travel. Martijn has traveled to places and stayed at hostels that cost only a few bucks for the night.
  • When you’re adapting to a new culture, make sure you aren’t losing your authentic personality to be liked by others
  • Making friends is easy to do. You just have to be interested in the other person and ask lots of questions about their lives.
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