Building your tribe + finding linchpins for success

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When it comes to turning ideas into reality, it often takes a community of supporters who want to see you succeed. And if you can find that one super connector, or linchpin, it can make all the difference. By helping creative ideas get traction, Jack White has been an important force in the Daytona Beach entrepreneurial eco-system and was instrumental in cultivating the guest list for Idea Dinners during its beginning stages. In today’s episode Lacey and Jack discuss how to build a tribe, finding linchpins to success and staying true to your vision no matter how long the road takes to get there.

After graduating college in 2001, Jack White was fascinated by the growing trend of urban redevelopment and downtown revitalization after returning home so he decided to follow the path of redevelopment in his hometown of Daytona Beach.   

Jack and his wife Kelly’s first redevelopment project in downtown Daytona Beach, Wall Street Lofts, was the first urban infill mixed-use project of its kind in Volusia County. Wall Street Lofts has eighteen residential lofts and six commercial spaces. Since then his company has launched several mixed-use residential developments designed to build community, promote pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods and draw residents to urban cores. 

When I got an idea to start hosting dinner parties to build community Jack was one of the first people I reached out to and connected me to valuable stakeholders who supported the idea. When starting a new venture it often takes someone who is a linchpin who can connect you to others and help give you credibility. In today’s episode we are talking about how to build a tribe, finding linchpins to success and staying true to your vision no matter how long the road takes to get there.