My Story

Fresh out of the corporate world at 23, Johnathan bootstrapped his first startup from $0 to $1.25 million in sales in just three years. Now, he runs Waterfront Media, a proactive digital design agency that services medium to large businesses. Waterfront Media has also developed multiple products. One of which is allowing startups a platform where they can obtain design and programming all at an affordable monthly rate.
Learn more about Johnathan Grzybowski on his personal website here.

About The Blind Entrepreneur Podcast

The Blind Entrepreneur Podcast was created to help entrepreneurs execute their vision and to guide millennials to profitability.

The TBE Podcast is an interactive business podcast that provides entrepreneurs and business professionals the insight to further execute their vision by listening (and even watching) to the stories of entrepreneurs that have experienced failure, struggles in business, success, and going further inside the mind of the entrepreneurs internal process.

Johnathan Grzybowski has interviewed some of the top entrepreneurs across the globe. Each podcast starts the same way, with an ice breaker! Then, we get into the tough questions about business, later transitioning into the mind of the entrepreneur and what they do on a day to day basis that has made them successful! Lastly, the podcast closes with three pieces of advice that they would give to another entrepreneur that may be temporarily “blind” in business.

You’re probably asking yourself; “But Johnathan isn’t blind?”

And yes, you are right, he’s not blind at all. (other than imperfect vision) Johnathan uses the word blind as a metaphor to help those who may be stuck in a rut or temporarily blind in business by simply not knowing what to do, to further move their business along. Asking those hard hitting questions to each guest on The Blind Entrepreneur Podcast, allows more insight to the viewers to further enhance their own business. Johnathan hopes that by listening to each podcast, you can take away just one piece of advice, process, or story to find a way to adapt their approach to life/business and make it your own.

As you know, entrepreneurship is not only extremely difficult, but it can be lonely. The podcast is interactive for a reason! Watching an interview on YouTube, Facebook, or even on your favorite podcasting platform will give you exclusive access directly into the mind of the entrepreneur themselves. The TBE Podcast is looking to create a community of like minded individuals that want to help one another achieve success in life and business. Feel free to connect to the private Facebook Group to talk to past alum.

The short answer to that question is never! This podcast was created with you, the entrepreneur in mind and will forever have you in mind at all times. However, to get an idea of how each interview goes down, I decided to answer each major question that I ask during each interview:

For that answer, I will refer back to the Grzybowskij personal website. Check it out and while you’re there, let me find a way to help you grow your business.

Failure is such a common experience in my life. Although I may not experience an epic failure every day, I do experience in some shape and form a failure weekly. I’d say in general, I am pretty hard on myself and I am also goal oriented. For example, I live by to do lists and tasks list. I have a goal every single day to do X or Y, and if I don’t accomplish them I see them as mini failures. I do this to myself to consistently move forward and push myself to maintain maximum performance in life and business.

Honestly? I hate networking events. A few years ago, I would attend just about every single networking event that I could humanly possible attend. I burnt myself out hardcore and didn’t achieve all that much. Yes, I did build an incredible network and a great foundation of people that knew me, but rarely did it ever translate to actual business. So, I created this podcast to achieve two things:
Talk to startups that could potentially be a customer
It’s lonely being an entrepreneur. All of your time is spent on your business and rarely can you put yourself out there to meet new people or worse, you’re stuck hanging out with the same people over and over again. So in an effort to meet new people and make new friends, I started the podcast to learn from others, but more importantly talk to entrepreneurs who are like minded.

This has been a tough one for me personally. Marketing has always been second nature to me, but what has worked best for me was when I am constantly creating something. That’s why I started a “30 Day Challenge” to further enhance my story telling abilities.

I take a lot of pride in my process. I’d say I am a creature of habit. I wouldn’t say that my process is perfect, but I can say it’s getting better. Here are a few takeaways from my process:
Waking up around 7am (trying to get to 6am)
Drink a large glass of water
Work out first thing in the morning
Shower
Meditate for 10-15 minutes before heading into work
Hopefully getting into the office at around 9am and work till about 6 – 6:30pm or whenever time is necessary to leave
I usually eat about 5 – 6 times a day
When I get home, I usually watch at least one or two episodes of Good Mythical Morning (How can you not!?)

What could I do without my resources. I’d like to refer this list of resources for entrepreneurs directly on this website. Check it out!

Find out who you are and what makes you happy as a human being
Find out your reason as to why you’re in business
Maintain a positive mental attitude at ALL times
If you’d like me to expand more upon these pieces of advice, feel free to connect with me directly on any social platform you see fit.
Facebook
Instagram
Twitter
PS. I love wearing startup tees! If you’d like me to wear your startup tee on the show, feel free to send mail along with a letter as to who you are here:
Waterfront Lab
121 Market Street
Camden, NJ 08102

PS. I love wearing startup tees! If you’d like me to wear your startup tee on the show, feel free to send mail along with a letter as to who you are here:

Waterfront Lab

121 Market Street

Camden, NJ 08102