Every industry is different but the ways in which the leaders of each industry find success are often the same. To gather some insider knowledge about how to turn our business dreams into reality, we reached out to two self-made success stories. Ike Mann and Natalia Zubizarreta have put drive behind their passion to dominate their respective industries. Here, these industry leaders share some actionable tips that budding entrepreneurs can use to reach the same heights of success.
Ike Mann is a London-based talent manager who ushers new artists into the spotlight and helps them claim their place within the music industry. Keeping pace with the speed of the digital age, he scouts for new talent on SoundCloud, YouTube, and other digital platforms. Natalia Zubizarreta is currently one of the most in-demand interior designers in Basque Country. Her ability to approach the art of both designing and transforming spaces using a modern mindset with a classic touch has gained her both acclaim and high-profile clients. Let’s explore Ike and Natalia’s top tips for charting your way to the top!
Become an industry influencer
According to Ike, the fastest way to stay ahead of industry trends is to make them. He says, “social media is now an essential rung on the ladder to success. If you can master the art of influencing and are able to share engaging content that relates to your industry, you will be halfway toward dominating it.” Natalia agrees and adds, “anyone looking for a way to the top of their industry needs to embrace the power of social media as it’s a priceless tool for showcasing your knowledge and talent.”
Build your personal brand
If you want to become a memorable name within your industry, you need to build a brand that represents all that you have to offer and elevates you above your competition. Natalia believes that the importance of building a personal brand should never be underestimated. She explains, “Your personal brand helps you to commodify your talent and reach a wider audience, and building your brand is an essential first step for anyone seeking success within their industry.” Ike expands on this by adding, “You need to always be the one writing the story of your success, and creating a personal brand helps you to maintain control of your personal narrative.”
Ike Mann and Natalia Zubizarreta have first-hand experience in what it takes to not just succeed in your industry but dominate it and they hope that these tips can help you to do the same.