Mark feels like a pretender to the entrepreneurial title despite Co-founding a design & digital agency serving some of the world’s biggest brands.
Mark is a ‘constant learner’, and he always attempts to move forward, his only fear being in retirement.
In 2012 he burnt out, reassessing strategies to maintain sanity – resulting in more growth!
Mark, what’s an Interestingly weird fact about yourself?
I’m wildly uncomfortable in any water deeper than 6 feet.
How did your journey as an entrepreneur all begin?
Bored as a kid so got entrepreneurial.
It was a bizarre journey.
I went through a heck of a lot, was a musician, traveled doing music a bit.
Didn’t recognize what I wanted to do as a career but didn’t want to be behind a desk.
Had enough of working for someone else and I was done with it.
Dived into freelancing.
Setup my first web business and radically failed at it.
This was in my early 20’s.
DMSQZ (specialize in extremely high level brand work and graphic design)
My passion is the marketing side.
The agency is well rounded, we work with clients across the globe.
I also runs a podcast.
Our own marketing is around the quality of the work.
If clients have a problem then I help them overcome that.
I been all over the place with marketing before all the kung fu animals such as The Kung Fu Panda ruined everything for everyone.
I’m into conversion optimization.
A lot of my work is around retention marketing.
I also work on print campaigns in my agency, and own a photography and video production company.
What’s your passion and hobbies?
My wife is a singer, spending time with her.
I still write songs and also just love content, reading in spare time.
Spending time consuming and creating content.
What’s your Big Reason Why?
My only truth is I just want to get to a point where I can live where I want to live with no boundaries while delivering value to people around me.
I want to get to a point of picking my kids up from school without a boss telling me anything.
What was your biggest Temporary Defeat?
In 2009, I had to do a big ass pivot and change my own outlook.
Ruined business to nothing because didn’t realize how to get the work while fulfilling the work.
What was your Weirdest Breakthrough Experience?
I didn’t realize the answer to mid last year.
In 2014 I found my voice.
I realized people value the experience you have and just because you deliver them in your own voice and differently that don’t mean you’re wrong, they’re just your own perspective.
Please tell me more about your Excellence Expected Podcast
The notion of it is to take 1 specific challenge in every episode and speak to an expert in that field who can deliver 3 action tips to get over that hurtle.
I co-host another podcast about comics and such.
Bad burnout in 2012.
People asking me about this stuff so saw the need for it.
What’s the Vision of Mark Asquith look like for the future?
I like to shift and experience new things.
Enjoying what I’m doing at my own pace.
Massive vision of the agency with strong growth plan.
Mark, what’s your very best Entrepreneur Advice?
Something I live by but it’s very difficult to do when busy.
Give everyone the time of day because they deserve it and secondly you have no idea where that can lead.
Don’t shut people down.
What’s your favorite Success Quote?
“Think like a man of action. Act like a man of thought.”
What’s your top Recommended Book?
Everything not DC comics.
Get Things Done – by Robert Kelsey
Mark, if all you had left was $1,000 cash and a laptop computer what exactly would you do to build your business?
I would take that 1K and spend 2 weeks eating in a cafe or a bistro, sit in the most affluent area where most the money was changing hands, and would talk to people and ask them what’s the 1 thing frustrating them.
What’s the best way to connect with you?
Do what’s right for you.
Find your voice, don’t try.
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