Miami Hustle Series
About This Show
Hear stories from Miami locals who've hustled their way out of the 9-to-5 and are creating businesses that are transforming Miami into a hub of entrepreneurship and innovation. Learn how they found a profitable business idea, branded themselves for success, achieved financing from VCs and angels, and are creating businesses that are "building a new Miami."
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052: How to Make Your Mondays Count – Lessons In Life and Business From One Of Miami's Top Uber Drivers
This episode features a unique “hustler” that most of us have come across on our time here in Miami – the ridesharing driver from apps like Uber and Lyft. David Lowell is one of South Florida’s top Uber drivers, having amassed nearly 10,000 rides and over 5,000 5-star ratings at the time of the recording. Don’t assume that because this isn’t a typical Miami “startup” that there aren’t business lessons here – believe me, there are, and David and I touch on a handful right out of the gate. We get into the importance of “showing up” and how he’s often able to make more than other drivers with just a little more hustle. Having been a business owner himself earlier in life, he also shares advice for anyone considering a new job (including being a driver). We even get into “tech” as he shares his thoughts on Uber’s long-term pivot to self-driving cars and why he’s not concerned about it taking his job. Highlights: 1:48 – David’s approach to customer service & how little things differentiate him as a driver. 3:59 – Timeless lessons he learned from running his own businesses prior to Uber. 4:41 – Lessons in “showing up” from a ride given to two businesswomen in Brickell. 5:46 – The importance of approaching every ride with care. 6:33 – Secret lessons in making money as an Uber driver. 9:54 – Knowing your surroundings & how it translates to business success. 11:33 – How he sets goals as a driver & the importance of doing so in business. 14:48 – Lessons he’s learned as a driver that he wouldn’t have learned elsewhere. 15:55 – Some favorite stories from the road. Mentioned in this Episode: Applications: Usurv Books: