“I often talk about it as God’s work because you may interpret it that way, but I think it is about connecting people,” explains Todd Nilson, Owner, Digital Strategist with Clocktower Advisors. Before starting Clocktower, a consultancy firm specializing in building online communities, Todd tried out multiple careers. Proud to say that this is the career that stuck, Todd shares his entrepreneurial journey and the importance of taking a risk.

Todd was working the highest-paying job of his career when he decided to leave and start his own business. Wanting to highlight his strategist skillset and needing the flexibility to take care of his parents, Todd knew it was time to take a chance. By creating online communities for his clients, Todd connects human beings and starts honest conversations. 

If there’s something you want to do, do it. Otherwise, you’re going to regret it. Learn more about Todd’s impetus into entrepreneurship, the benefits of an online community, and the importance of a curious mindset.


• “I often talk about it as God’s work because you may interpret it that way. I think it is about connecting people.” (12:21-12:30 | Todd)

• “Our neighbor is not necessarily the person living next door to us anymore. Our neighbor is the person who is somewhat similar to us or has something they’re trying to learn or something they need. And we find them in some place of affinity. And that’s often online.” (12:33-12:55 | Todd) 

• “Having that curious mindset is a gift, and being able to create curiosity is an even bigger gift.”  (30:49-30:56 | Todd)

• “If you’re going to get a tool, make sure it’s not just for one specific thing, but it’s going to help you in a couple of different ways.” (47:22-47:29 | Todd)

• “You don’t want to look back with regret and say, “I have this great idea for a business, and I just stuck with the job. I stuck with the job because I was making money for my family.” There’s nothing wrong with that, but I think that kind of regret is poison to you.” (49:57-50:15 | Todd)



Get in touch with Todd Nilson:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tnilson/

Clocktower Advisors – https://clocktoweradvisors.com/

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