He’s a leading expert on social engineering, influence, persuasion, and networking.
At the heart of his strategy is the understanding that people and your relationships are your true “wealth.”
Everything we accomplish in life is with or through other people.
Jason’s bestselling book, Social Wealth, the how-to-guide on building personal and professional relationships, has sold more than 30,000 copies and has been #1 in four business and self-help categories.
Interestingly Weird Fact?
I have never met a stranger, it helps me cause I love meeting people.
How did your journey as an entrepreneur all begin?
I was really social most my life.
College prep school really helped me, I focussed on serving and helping other people.
Giving was apart of my DNA since high school growing up.
From there I went to undergrad and was really social in lots of organizations.
Then went onto law school, got my masters in communications.
I found technology was really my passion, so I went to San Francisco and worked in an agencies like Apple, Yahoo and other juggernaut companies in Silicone Valley.
Big Reason Why?
My purpose is all about how my emotions drive me.
My top 2 emotions are connecting and belonging.
Biggest Temporary Defeat?
My business partner falling out with who was a really good friend of mine.
I felt betrayed, afraid and alone.
I found out I didn’t believe in myself, I felt I needed someone else and that was a crutch/limiting belief holding me back.
The ultimate lesson was that I have to lead in my own life and face fear.
Tell us more about your book: Social Wealth, the how-to-guide on building personal and professional relationships, has sold more than 30,000 copies:
The inspiration for the book was originally wanting to learn from experts.
I interviewed 50 people at the time, then my dad passed away and the last convo I had with him, he told me don’t live my life like he did.
It woke me up to the fact that I need to help other people so I wrote the book to give people a blueprint to get results immediately.
What’s the Vision of Jason Treu look like for the future?
I put my vision board on Pinterest.
One of my visions is helping a million people.
Personally, I love to travel, also love to goto conferences and learn.
Best Entrepreneurial Advice?
Investing into yourself is the best investment you can make.
Favorite Success Quote?
“Belonging starts with self expectance.” – Brent Brown
Top Recommended Book?
Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success – Adam Grant
If all you had to your name was $1k and a laptop computer how would you jump start your business?
Contact the best coaches out there and do anything I could to try and convince them how passionate I was and giving every last dollar seeing what help I could get.
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