Category: Finance

On April 6, 2016

4 Dumb Mistakes I Made When Starting A Business

Here are a few dumb things I did when I started creating companies. 1. I didn’t pay myself I paid other people, but didn’t pay myself.  I learned the lesson the hard way. Paying yourself teaches the business to exist with your salary.  I do not subscribe to the belief of getting paid purely out
On March 10, 2014

5 Leadership Mistakes I Made In The Last 5 Years

People tell me all the time that they wouldn’t change anything about their past because it all makes up who they are.  While I understand that & agree with the statement on many levels,  I would not say that same thing personally. Why? While I do believe everything I have done makes up who I
On February 22, 2014

3 Differences In Slimy & Successful Sales People

At the end of the day, I am a sales guy. Sure, I have the title of CEO & Founder, but I truly love to sell.  When I was in college, I used to go to college football stadiums with a few bucks in my pocket & flip tickets.  I would literally be there all
On December 9, 2013

5 Business Lessons Learned From Auburn & Gus Malzahn

Gus Malzahn is Auburn University’s football coach.  In his first season as a head coach in the SEC, he is playing for the National Championship (the #1 team in college football).  He has come into his leadership position & done it much different than many people do.  Whether you watch football or not, you can
On November 1, 2013

How To Get Unstuck In Life & Business

I have been wanting to help business owners for a long time.  Recently I made a decision that I would start helping them.  My assistant & I sat around for a few months scheming & planning what we were going to do.  I’ve drawn up about 25 sets of plans for how we were going
On August 23, 2013

How Do You Make The INC 5000 List?

I am super proud to say that The Rocket Company was named to the INC 5000 list.  Our rank is 602.  You can check out the award & stats here.  We will be writing a lot about this over the next year but I wanted to let you in on one secret to growth.  It isn’t
On June 24, 2013

Why Organizational Growth Is Like Being Addicted To Drugs

When I was on staff at an organization years back, we talked about growth all the time. What are we doing to get more money? What are we doing to get more customers? What are we doing to get more people signed up? Why aren’t we bigger? Why aren’t we growing as fast as we
On August 16, 2012

Right This Very Second

There are two types of people. People that talk about doing stuff People that do stuff Which one are you? I can’t tell you how many convos I have with people that want to do stuff.  Here are some of the things I hear: I want to travel more I want to get out of
On April 24, 2012

3 Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make In The Shark Tank & Real Life

The Shark Tank is my favorite television show. On the show, hopeful entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to five sharks (investors).  The sharks then decide if they want to invest in the idea or not.  The show is obviously made for TV so there are many bozo’s that pitch dumb ideas. However, many great entrepreneurs