Football is unfortunately over (congrats to the Broncos!), I guess our Bengals will have to wait until next year. That’s what ESPN says! A fella can dream, right?
We’re going down a different path in this episode, where a corporate slave broke free and bought into a home contracting franchise you’re well familiar with. What are the benefits of buying into a franchise as opposed to starting your own brand? Listen to Clay and I talk about it, and then Clay asking Joby about his experience.
Interview – Joby Schubert, Invisible Fence, Louisville, KY
Key points from the interview:
- Having a comfy corporate job myself, I can understand the fear that surrounds jumping out on your own and doing your own thing. Joby’s story is one of many where he cut ties and just took the leap, where his discomfort propelled him to success. For him, a key was buying a franchise to jump-start his goals.
- His main key to being a successful entrepreneur: self-discipline and accountability.
- Some mistakes happen with the best intentions…diversifying is always great, right? Well, not when you dump your money into real estate right before the bubble burst. Expensive mistake, but Joby might not be where he is today if he hadn’t worked through that trying experience.
- Joby is going paperless…it’s no doubt a long journey, but I couldn’t recommend this enough. It helps keep you organized and gives the homeowner a professional impression of your business.
- Joby uses GPS in his business not just to keep track of his trucks (and where they are at all times), but he also uses it to help with keeping maintenance schedules. Smart!
- One book Joby recommended was one of my first entrepreneurial reads:
- There’s that book again: E-Myth!
- And finally, the book Joby has written that he didn’t mention in his interview, but we want to help people out where we can! It’s called “The Me Company” and focuses on using business principles to improve yourself!
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Hope you enjoyed this episode…see you next time!
— Chris —