Gallant Dill: “Being Able To Survive Against Incredibly Bad Odds Gave Me Life And Business Skills That No One Can Take Away From Me”
Gallant Dill is one of the industry’s most audacious entrepreneurs. Gallant has founded numerous companies and launched the music careers of over a dozen artists. His work has lead him to launch five web-based companies that are already turning millions in profit, and he has acted as a consulting agent for over thirty product lines in thousands of stores.
Q: What are some challenges you faced when developing your venture?
· Be taken seriously
· Young age
· Time/Bandwidth when business started picking up
· Picking the right partners
· Making the wrong deals
· Undervaluing my worth
· Being naïve at times/believing in some people who couldn’t deliver what they promised
· Building a network of partners and customers
· Having to learn from scratch new technologies and software and strategies
Q: Was there any point when you thought it was over?
· At times, but then I never gave in
· I’ve always been a fighter, and managed to overcome and be successful
Q: That you were going to fail?
I don’t believe in failure, only learning experiences. Failure is just another teaching tool. It makes for a very memorable learning experience and it makes you smarter and more prepared for what lies ahead.
Q: As an entrepreneur how important has flexibility been in developing your venture?
Extremely important. Flexibility allows you to adapt. Every circumstance, every opportunity, each individual is different. Adapting to situations on the fly and making it work is important to being successful. It makes it fun when you can take a hardship and turn it into success.
Q: What was was your spark, where did it come from?
My spark came initially from survival. Being able to survive against incredibly bad odds gave me life and business skills that no one can take away from me. I’ve proved myself, over and over again. It has given me the confidence to believe in myself and take risks.
I like a challenge. The fun is when you beat it beyond expectations.
4. What are your non-work habits that help you with your work-life balance?
· I eat healthy, I drink no less than 64 ounces of pH balanced water, I exercise and walk no less than two miles a day, and more importantly, I try to get a good night’s sleep (8–10 hours per night.)
· I read and listen to audio books,
· I spend quality time with my son, girlfriend, and my family.
· It is important to have a good balance both in life and work to make you appreciate both.
5. What is your best tip for entrepreneurs?
Find your passion and pursue your dream without giving up or listening to negativity.