Be the author of your own life. This is about living the life that you want to be living. Living for your dreams, your aspirations, your goals, your dreams. Jen Grisanti dives into this topic on today's episode.
If you're not feeling satisfied with what you're currently doing, Jen gives some direction on taking the first steps to being the author of your own life.
Steven Sashen, CEO of Xero Shoes, shares some history of when he realized that he was on to something big with his barefoot running shoes he was developing.
From day one, he knew he was on to something. Faced with adversity of poor market conditions, the company still thrived and kicked off.
Mike Caprari, CEO of SJC Drums, talks about his experience being on MSNBC's popular tv show The Profit. Some of the struggles of being on a tv show, is that nothing is hidden. All the "dirty laundry" get's shown on national tv. Mike took this though as an opportunity to learn from his own mistakes, and actually turn the tough times into positive ones for himself and the business.
4 major steps in business freedom
Organizational infrastructure: Work charts, master processes roadmaps, job role charts
Process build out: Create the individual processes
Implementation and accountability: Team meeting processes, and non-negotiable weekly schedule processes, and meet over and over to implement them
The most challenging part of this is not doing it the one time, but showing up and doing it again the next day.
Being a CEO is not easy work. The day to day grind requires you to be the last line of defense. If you can learn from top leaders, on their best practices and worst failures, then you can learn what to do and what not to do. Ross Cully shares some insight into his role as CEO, and how his balances everything.
Leading a team can be difficult to do if you don't know where to start. Kourtney gives some tips on her leadership style, and in the hiring process.
Kourtney's leadership style is a little different than other entrepreneurs, where she has built a culture where people have fun while working, and are passionate about the work they do. She is pretty hands off, and each employee has to be accountable for their own work.
The idle candidates for her company are those who are already fans of the brand. Most of the employees are those who have reached out to them for opportunities, because they loved the brand so much.
Steve Dorff is an American Songwriter, famous for many songs, but one that sticks out is "Cross My Heart" performed by George Straight.
With all of the success Steve has had including 40 BMI awards, American Music award, 3 grammys , 6 emmy nominations, 28 motion picture scores, 12 #1 hits, and over 400 songs recorded by notable artists. With this kind of success, you have to wonder where the motivation comes from! Derek and Steve deep dive into what motivates Steve and what success means to him.
Tom Schwab, founder of Interview Valet, shares some amazing insight on top proudest accomplishments he has had so far. One of his proudest accomplishments is creating some raving fans. When you have raving fans, then you never really have to pay for advertisement, because they will do it for you!
While creating your business though, how do you remain focused? Too often we get distracted, and lose site of our goals and direction. Tom shares some tips for maintaining that focus for success.
Being positive, and solutions oriented will help you keep negativity out of your mindset, and out of your business. That negativity that can build up will slow your creative growth down, and hinder your productivity. Brandon Lewin has some amazing tips on ways to block out negativity.
GET UP, AND GET IT DONE! If you're on the fence with and idea, and getting started, then you need to get up and get it done! So often people get these great ideas, but they never take action on it. If you want to be truly legendary, then you need to be taking actions everyday in order to do so.
"Being legendary is a conscious choice." - Christopher Lochhead