Lessons & Ideas

4 Generals & 3 Jobs

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June 27, 2019
8 Hacks For A Healthy Remote Team
8 Hacks For A Healthy Remote Team 1. Track happiness, stress and hrs 2. 1:1's every 3 months 3. Clear expected outcomes 4. Wkly KPIs tied to outcomes 5. Wkly & Quarterly goals 6. Meet in-person every 3mo 7. Live video for hard talks 8. Catch them doing stuff right
June 18, 2019
30min Goal Review
Simple exercise to increase your teams happiness and low their stress.
June 11, 2019
5 Levels Of Delegation
5 levels of delegation via @michaelhyatt  Level 1: Do what I have asked you to do Level 2: Research and I’ll decide Level 3: Research, show options and make recommendation Level 4: Decide and tell me what you did Level 5: Decide and I don’t need to know My #1 company focus this year is finding our "4 Generals" to lead the organization.    One really good takeaway for me from the "5 Levels Of Delegation" concept was that those 4 people need to be in Level 4/5 75%+ of the time or I'm not leading well and/or have the wrong people. And if ANYONE in our organization spends more than 25% of their time in Level 1, we need to re-evaluate our leadership and the persons fit and role. 
June 7, 2019
30-Day Experiment
Monday Starts A 30-Day Experiment.  Can we do a $10k per month lead gen service for companies w/ LTV >$2k?    Goal = 5 committed partnership with projected qualified lead count of 1000 and sales of $20k.
June 4, 2019
1 Fun New Tool & 3 Ideas
I found a tool that turns my podcasts into videos.   1. Publish an episode 2. They email the video <2hrs   I do nothing. It just magically shows up. Such an amazing model. I want our products to work like that.
May 31, 2019
My Business Model Explained
18 months ago I found our long term business model 1. Create free marketing tools 2. Tell users about our paid training products Getting clear on that has had a profound affect and the business.
May 29, 2019
Private Meeting
Yesterday we had a brainstorming session to talk about new product concept.  Be a fly on the wall as we discuss:  1. The concept 2. Should we and can we do? 3. Pricing and structure? 4. How to validate w/o building?
May 23, 2019
4 Generals & 3 Jobs
‪@CaseyGraham told me a CEO has 3 jobs:‬ ‪1. Vision: stay focused on it‬ ‪2. People: recruit and retain the best ‬ ‪3. Money: don’t run out‬ ‪My top focus this year as CEO is #2. Finding my 4 Generals.‬
May 22, 2019
Free Round Trip Ticket
A challenge I gave the team last week: 1. Share your top “figured it out” moment from the week 2. Everyone votes on their favorite 3. Most votes gets free round trip ticket to anywhere in the US Results have been 🤯
May 21, 2019
2 Lessons And 1 Book Recommendation from Will
Are you a “year end review” blog post addict?‬ ‪Will DeShazo shares lessons, recommendations and highlights on his 28th birthday.‬ ‪📖 Best Book: “Never Split The Difference”‬ ‪🔮 Biggest Lesson: “Being intentionally dependent on others”‬
May 18, 2019
How To Get a Meeting With (Almost) Anyone
To get a meeting with someone: If you know them: 1. Create a cal invite with agenda in description and time of meeting 2. Send it to them. Don’t ask, just send. If you don’t know them: 1. Ask for the meeting 2. If no response, just send the cal invite
May 17, 2019
May 2019 Update for Growth Tools
Each month I film a short video updating our team on: 1. What I’m excited about 2. What we’re working on 3.. A few fun behind-the-scenes things  I thought I’d share an audio only version here this month. 
May 15, 2019
Out of 1000+ job applications this one stood out
Weird thing happens each time I hire: Apps falls into 2 groups: 1. Pass 2. Maybe Then 1 comes along that blows me away and resets the bar. All the maybes turn to no’s, I get super excited & imagination for the role explodes.
May 14, 2019
6 hours with 5 clients
‪2 months ago on a whim i invited 5 clients to come to dinner.‬ ‪1. Meeting in real life 👍🏻👍🏻‬ ‪2. Immediately evident they are **craving** community ‬ ‪3. Best product research and customer insight process ever ‬ ‪You should try it.‬
May 10, 2019
#1 Lesson From Reading 3 Books By The Basecamp Guys
#1 Lesson From Reading 3 Books Written By The Basecamp Guys 1. These books are amazing talent recruiting rolls 2. I (think) I’m going to write a book 3. See an email I sent to our team today.
May 3, 2019
I’ll do your lead gen for you
Had an idea today: “Whay if I did your list building and lead gen for you?”‬ ‪1. The service that inspired me
2. Breakdown of how it would work
3. My next steps to test it ‬ Nat's Twitter: https://twitter.com/nateliason Nat's Sales Page: https://vidfru.it/2vyCyQB
May 2, 2019
How To Get Free Audible Credits (By Returning Books You Haven’t Listened To)
‪Do you use Audible?‬ ‪Return books you never finished or didn’t like for credits. (h/t @robwalling)‬ ‪1. Account Details‬ ‪2. Payment ‬ ‪3. ‬
April 25, 2019
3 Words To Add To Every Email
It’s easy to come across like a jerk in an email. Use 3 words to end every on a good note no matter how difficult or direct the email is. “Thanks so much!”
April 23, 2019
2 reports. 2 meetings. 2 approvals.
‪If you hate the financial mgmt part of business, try this... ‪+ 2 meetings (quarterly & bi-weekly) ‬ ‪+ 2 reports (transactions and RYG) ‬ ‪+ 2 approvals (bills and budget) ‬ It takes ‪< 2 hours per month.
April 22, 2019
Our 8-Page Hiring Process (Plus 5 Hiring Tips That Took Me 6+ Years To Learn)
Hiring is tricky. I haven't mastered it, but we've been working on it for 3-years now and have learned a ton. In this episode I share our hiring SOP. And 5 lesser known hiring tips that have made a huge difference for us. 1. Write a job scorecard 2. No less than 100 candidates 3. Spend a lot of time sourcing 4. Use an applicant tracking 5. Get a hiring manager ASAP
April 19, 2019
30sec Tweak That’s Cured My Social Media Addiction
TL;DR time delay posting to social or sending emails using Spark and Buffer. It keeps my brain from being attached and wanting a response
April 15, 2019
Create A Webinar In 15-Minutes
What if you could create a legit sales webinar in 15-minutes? + Hear about an idea for our next Growth Tool + The types of tools that have almost no competition + I get lost in a parking lot while recording this
April 13, 2019
How To Save $60k Per Year In Your Business
A tweet by @deveshkhanal inspired these thoughts... 1. How I saved $60k a year in my biz 2. A challenge to throw away your second monitor and fire your VA
April 11, 2019
106 Plug-and-Play Email Sequences
I had a marketing idea last night I’d like your feedback on... 1. Do you like it? 2. How would you promote
April 10, 2019
$100 Tip To Write Better Emails, Headlines Or Anything
Simple copywriting technique that you can learn and use today.
April 9, 2019
We Paid $600 To A Copywriter For 3 Facebook Ads
Our Facebook ad cost has slowly risen over the last 45 days. Couldn’t figure it out. So I hired Neville to write some fresh ads. Cost dropped from $4.50 to $1.13.
March 29, 2019
390# Dead Lift By Old Dude At The Gym
I’ve been struggling. Pep talk to myself. + Old overweight dude at the gym that’s been schooling me + James Clear kicking my butt + 3 thoughts on comparison
March 22, 2019
100 pitches sent. 1 sucked and 1 did not.
Update and recap on my “best marketing idea in a long time” experiment. This week I’ve sent out 100 pitches. Hear the results. 1 pitch sucked and the other did not.
March 15, 2019
How not to get mad at people for stupid stuff (even when I know I’m right)
Not getting annoyed or even mad at people saying stuff I vehemently disagree with can be hard. Here is a framework I’ve started using that’s helped me:
March 12, 2019
“Done-for-you” as a lead magnet!
“Done-for-you” as a lead magnet?
March 8, 2019
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