In today's conversation, Cameron Herold and I talk about the impertinence of raising our kids to be entrepreneurs, why we should be hiring former convicts and much more. Cameron Herold is the mastermind behind the huge success of 1-800-GOT-JUNK and many other great business models. He knows a thing or two about building business and systems. And it all starts with the people.
Cameron Herold is known around the world as THE BUSINESS GROWTH GURU. He is the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth. Cameron has built a dynamic consultancy. His current clients include a ‘Big 4’ wireless carrier and a monarchy.
Cameron was an entrepreneur from day 1. At age 21, he had 14 employees. By 35, he’d help build his first TWO $100 MILLION DOLLAR companies. By the age of 42, Cameron engineered 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s spectacular growth from $2 Million to $106 Million in revenue, and 3100 employees, and he did that in just six years.
[4:47] So, where are you at in the World?
- Scottsdale Arizona
[5:20] 's Attitude of Gratitude
- My wife, my children and my health
[6:20] Let's get Personal
- Cameron Herold grew up in Canada
- Groomed to be an entrepreneur
- Got much of his formal business training at a group called college pro painters
- Joined 1-800-GOT-JUNK as the Chief Operating Officer (COO)
- Coaches and Mentors CEOs around the world
- Author of three books - "Double Double", "Meetings Suck", "Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs"
[10:27] A huge disservice to our former convicts
- They messed up and served their time. It's only right to accept them back into society and build them back up
[13:22] Kick in the Gut Moment
- Around 2006 we were building 1-800-GOT-JUNK
- We were on Oprah
- Needed cash flow
- Did not listen to our CFO
[15:21] Enough is Enough Moment
- We started listening to every employees ideas
- We get the quieter and more introspective people to speak first and the most senior people to speak last
[16:05] How did Cameron Herold decide to talk about "Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs" for his Ted Talk?
- I had a conversation with Simon Sinek
- Simon told me to talk about what your passionate about
[19:51] What is Double Double about?
- How to double your revenue and profit in three years or less
- Easy to implement systems
Paying it Forward
[20:51] Action Steps you can take today.
- Live in a life of Gratitude. Cameron uses the Five Minute Journal
- Focus on the important things. Not just busy work
- Don't take all of this so seriously
[22:50] What daily habits make the biggest impact in your life?
- App - Commit to 3
- Commit my daily personal and business goals to two other men
- Shutting down at the end of the day
[25:33] What are you reading or listening to right now and why?
- Start with Why - Simon Sinek
- Double Double - How to Double Your Revenue and Profit in 3 Years or Less - Cameron Herold
- Meetings Suck - Cameron Herold
- Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs - Cameron Herold
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[27:02] What do you feel that hold most people back from living a life of abundance?
- Lack of focus or vision
- They just wake up every day and go through the motions with no direction
- All the information is at your fingertips. All you have to do next is take action
[28:50] What does Living A Life of Abundance mean to you?
- Waking up every morning and realizing I'm already there
[30:27] Parting piece of guidance
- You don't have to be the one to figure it all out
- Surround yourself with five smarter, driven and fitter people
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