After graduating in 2004 with a degree in Entrepreneurship (yes, they actually hand out degrees for this), I went into business for myself.
Following my family’s footsteps, I went into real estate. It was an incredible experience for a few years, until 2008. In the wake of a few negligent decisions as well as everything that transpired with the markets around that time, I was forced to close my business and eventually file bankruptcy.
Lots of valuable lessons were learned, and I feel very grateful that those lessons found me during a time in my mid-twenties when I could afford it.
I started my next venture, building and marketing websites for small and mid-sized companies. After a few hundred engagements, I noticed a trend in the conversations I was having with the entrepreneurs who were looking to hire me.
They would tell me they needed a new website because their existing one was broken. When I asked to see the data, they didn’t have it. Typically this was due to the person on their team, whose responsibility was to manage the website, not knowing how to gather the data. They would then share that they weren’t even sure this person was in the right position.
I would then ask if this person didn’t exhibit the company’s core values, or if they were simply in the wrong seat. They would proceed to tell me that their company didn’t have core values, or if their company did, they weren’t using them proactively.
I would then ask how they were hiring, firing, reviewing, rewarding and recognizing their people, and I would receive a blank stare in return.
I knew I had struck the root of an ongoing problem, but I was frustrated because I didn’t know how to help. After all, they were engaged in conversation with me because they needed a new website.
Around the same time I was seeing this pattern in my conversations with prospects, I was experiencing growing pains of my own. I was hitting the ceiling organizationally, departmentally, and individually as well.
Luckily a few people I admire recommended this book called Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business. It teaches what’s called the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (“EOS®). I fell in love with the methodology, and decided to put it into play in my business. Shortly thereafter, I experienced more peace of mind, more predictability, and more profitability than ever before.
I began sharing my EOS® experience with my clients, and eventually they began hiring me to implement it within their businesses. I recognized the meaningful contribution EOS® was having with these clients, and decided to dedicate the next phase of my career to teaching other entrepreneurs how to get everything they want from their business as well.
It’s a real privilege to be one of a few hundred people in the world to be formally trained as an EOS® Implementer.
I’m proud to say over 80% of my clients were referred, and I’m so grateful for all the opportunities and friendships that have transpired over the years.
If you’re looking to shift away from the status quo and get everything you want from your business, it’d be my pleasure to speak with you.
With a BA in Entrepreneurship, I’ve had the good fortune of owning and operating multiple businesses and partnerships. Needless to say, I can deeply appreciate the difficulties you and your team face each day.
The answers for the questions we have about our business are within us and our people. Sometimes we just need someone who can listen empathetically and help us see things from a different perspective.
Obsession for Growth
In addition to being a Certified NLP Practitioner, I’m a graduate of Brendon Burchard’s High Performance Academy Master’s Program, Experts Academy, as well as Tony Robbins’ Unleash the Power Within.
I believe true legacy is forged not in the business, but in the home. Family always comes first.
Keep Things Simple
I believe that complexity is the enemy of success, as my father taught me so many times while growing up.
Seek to Understand
I believe when we listen empathically, we have the unique opportunity to deliver tremendous value in return.
See the Big Picture
I believe we can positively adjust our perspective by getting out of the weeds and coming up for air.
Do the Right Thing
I believe in transparency and full-disclosure, and I’m never afraid to admit I don’t have all the answers.
Play the Long Game
I believe in mastering the fundamentals so we can win in the long-run. Short-term fixes rarely work.
See if EOS® Implementation is right for you and your team
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