Category: Leadership

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 July 7, 2015

2 Simple Steps To Reduce Frustration As A Leader

Most leaders I talk with are frustrated.  Most of the time it has to do with other people.  Whether it be vendors, staff, family, customers or themselves… There is an underlying frustration. I have personally experienced this as well. One of my favorite quotes ever is, “The happiest and healthiest people are those whose expectations
On June 6, 2014

The Shocking Truth About Perry Marshall

I just left Perry Marshall’s house. I went up to be part of his Four Man Intensive. This is his highest level of coaching for business owners.  The thing that shocked me most about Perry is how real and authentic he is. In the shark infested waters of internet marketing there are plenty of slime
On May 20, 2014

3 Tips On Becoming Famous In Your Niche & Exploding Your Income

I was at lunch one time and a friend of mine looked at another guy & said, “You are niche famous.” He went on to describe what he meant by that & I thought it was an interesting concept.  You are niche famous when the majority of the niche you serve knows you or your
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 October 23, 2013

Avoid These 5 Newsletter Mistakes

Newsletters can be extremely effective in nurturing prospects. They can also be extremely ineffective. The difference is your newsletter philosophy. At The Rocket Company, we have tried a lot of different things I’d like to share the 5 things you shouldn’t do. 1. Make it all about you What if the New York Times Newspaper
On October 22, 2013

How I Accomplish My Top 3 Goals Every Week

As an entrepreneur, we can live in a results economy or an activity economy. Activity feels good, but doesn’t produce much.  Results drive your business & life forward.   I have to constantly remind my team that sharing a list of activities with me doesn’t impress me, results do.  Did you get it done or