Growing up, Daniel Kennedy Co-CEO of Social Takeoff didn’t have the easiest life.
An environment can play a crucial role in how we are sculpted as entrepreneurs. Living in Central New York, Daniel lived with his mother in a dangerous neighborhood. At the young age of 7 Daniel’s mother tragically passed away, leaving Daniel confused and forced to fend for himself. At the age of 11, Daniel was forced to relocate and live with his father who lived in white-collar suburban Chicago. The level of culture shock was “unreal” given from where he had lived and the environment in which he was raised.
Daniel moved during the summer when schools were on break, leaving him lonely and unable to find any friends. His father worked during the day which left Daniel to loneliness and other devices. Fortunately enough, there was a computer that was connected to the internet. Watching YouTube and mastering the art of Google, Daniel taught himself how to code Java. Beyond this developmental trade, Daniel became hooked. His entrepreneurial engine began firing on all cylinders as he realized the person he wanted to become. That summer had set the stage for the rest of Daniel’s life.
Success isn’t given, it’s earned.
Success is a funny force. It can burn a hole in your mind, push your passion to its limits, keep you awake at night and drive you to be the best version of yourself. Daniel Kennedy, founder, and Co-CEO of Social Takeoff states that he has found the formula for success.
“Wake up every morning and grind your ass off at 5:30. I stop when my business stops.” – Daniel Kennedy, Co-CEO of Social Takeoff
Here’s the crazy part. Daniel is only 20 years old. Unlike other guys his age Daniel wakes up with a cup of coffee and get-shit-done attitude. Instead of spending time in a lecture hall Daniel pursues his international business degree from the University of Toledo from the comfort of his home office while running his business and earning his degree.
While he has learned many things from his studies, his greatest teacher has always been the world-wide-web. As we talked on the phone, Daniel joked and said
“If I ever get the opportunity to make a commencement speech at my graduation, I’m just going to thank Google.”
If you’re not taking risks, your business is losing business.
Speaking with Daniel, he constantly stressed a theme that entrepreneurs need to position themselves regularly to experience discomfort. When working with his team of entrepreneurs and business owners Daniel’s primary goal is to re-engage entrepreneurs with their own business. How do they do this? He coaches them to operate outside of their comfort zones. While this may sound like it creates a layer of instability, instead it drives the entrepreneurs to reignite a passion for their business.
The reality is if you don’t have a website or social media marketing you’re losing customers every single day. You’re giving free business to your competitors. By engaging new customers and new markets you’re opening up a new channel of business that never existed.
Going beyond business and helping the entrepreneur
Besides Daniel’s thriving social media marketing company, he runs EntrepreneurSociety.net. Entrepreneur Society is a website and Facebook community where Entrepreneurs can reach out, receive consulting services, and learn how to grow a platform around their business. Passion and drive are great motivating forces, but when not honed correctly can leave an entrepreneur discouraged and even displaced. For that, Entrepreneur Society is here to help.
What is Social Takeoff?
Digital Marketing for Small Businesses. Social Takeoff is an Internet Marketing firm based out of Toledo, Ohio. We specialize in building your business the brand and the following that it deserves.
In today’s day and age, more and more outstanding businesses are overlooked based off their irrelevance on social media and the internet. We’re here to change that. We know with innovation changing the world daily, it’s hard to keep up. But not anymore, we’re here to stay and so are you.
Social Takeoff offers the following services:
- Social Media
- Web Development
- Public Relations
- Social Design
- Full Service