Mark Winters is the co-author of the brilliant book, Rocket Fuel — the one essential combination that will get you more of what you want from your business. He has been an entrepreneur since the age of 28, after catching the bug during business school at the University of Chicago. He's started / bought / sold / or shut down 10 different companies. A recent venture, as a Founder and CEO, had a successful exit yielding a 100x cash return in less than three years. Mark’s passion is helping entrepreneurs get unstuck so they can pursue their freedom. Mark’s talent for introducing just the right combination of perspective and process sparks teams to start moving, move faster, or begin moving in the proper direction. Mark spends most of his time directly engaged with entrepreneurial leadership teams as a Certified EOS Implementer helping them implement EOS in their own companies. He's delivered over 300 full-day EOS workshops with companies from around the United States.
Mark uses time blocking -- divide your time into free days (no business at all), focus days (primary business activity), and buffer days (preparing/practice). ONWARD!
Make it a point to take care of your body -- Mark does something physical every day.
Mark got a cease and desist letter from a competitor -- and Mark tells the whole story here.
"Clarity -- clarity about now -- clarity about the predicted future -- and clarity of vision."
"You need to get an assistant."
I would have put in better financial systems -- it's easy to fly by for a while -- and it's suddenly too late.
Focus -- and use the EOS (entrepreneurial operating system) discussed in this episode.
An individual would be a leader and a manager and would also be accountable.