Category: Staffing

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 January 6, 2014

Dear Howard Schultz & Starbucks…

6 out of 7 days a week I buy a Grande Decaf coffee with no room from you.  I love to pull out my credit card & happily pay you $2.08 for this beverage. I’m writing you this letter because of what your company means to me.  As a fellow business owner, I know you
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 July 29, 2013

How To Make Any Friendship Better In 30 Days

I have gotten more emails, tweets & Facebook messages about the post I did called How To Have Amazing Friendships than any other post I’ve ever done.  I wanted to follow up with a step-by-step guide to improving one friendship over the next 30 days. We first have to understand that deep friendship is built
On July 29, 2013

7 Leadership Lessons From Being Backstage With Imagine Dragons

It’s been a long time since a band as good as Imagine Dragons has come around.  My friend Louie Lovoy turned me on to them a while back & together we have watched them go from obscurity to mega-stars.  This band doesn’t just play good music, they are leaders.  They are influencing a generation of
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 December 3, 2012

Why I Almost Burned Out

When we started The Rocket Company four years ago no one would take my call.  Starting any venture is hard and starting from scratch & doing it alone is pretty miserable.  I spent most of my time reaching out to people & hearing the words, “NO”.  Also, 86% of churches are broke or at breakeven