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338: Building a Vivid Vision, Put Happiness First and Be More Successful

Posted by Austin Brawner on January 11, 2022

 

 

Get out from under never-ending to-do lists, delegate and build a business with happier employees, customers, and profit. 

Cameron Herold was the CEO of 1-800-Junk, which he grew from 2 million to well over 100 million. He now has a company called the COO Alliance where he helps second in command up their game and be more successful. 

He’s also the author of 5 books, including Vivid Vision, which lays the foundation for building a vivid vision in 3-year segments for your business and life.

There’s a ton of insight to gain from Cameron and we discuss getting clear on your priorities, traveling while running a business, having kids and still being an entrepreneur, and strategy for how to delegate, manage, hire and train your team.

Episode Highlights

  • 5:26 Traveling to Antarctica with a group of CEO’s
  • 8:31 Creating a larger vision for life and work and how Cameron came to practice and teach this
  • 11:25 How to have a successful CEO and COO relationship to be successful
  • 13:11 Cameron’s experience in a CEO / COO relationship
  • 14:52 Hiring talent when experiencing rapid growth 
  • 17:21 Training & “passing information” from entrepreneur to leadership team 
  • 21:53 System lesson’s from franchisors for all business owners 
  • 25:41 Filling the model for setting goals 
  • 27:24 Why employee happiness should come before customer happiness
  • 29:31 What motivates Cameron & how he stays motivated
  • 30:42 Cameron’s personal vivid vision for the last 3 years 
  • 32:42 Building a global lifestyle 
  • 40:54 Making decisions for life and career and how it changes over a lifetime 
  • 42:35 How to adjust when things don’t go according to your vision 
  • 46:45 Being an entrepreneur and having a family 
  • 47:42 Delegation strategy and why leaders should be at the bottom of the org chart 

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