One thing I’ve learned being self-employed for the past 16+ years is that I’ve learned the most when I choose not to give up.
Scott Jones shares how bringing the athlete mindset to business has been an incredible asset as an entrepreneur.
He runs his business by constantly challenging himself, learning new routines and setting up systems. He produces sporting events, trainers athletes and creates educational content about getting in shape.
Few lessons that pop up in our conversation include:
- Why he has diversified his income streams.
- The nuts and bolts of how he produces his sporting events, as well as the basics of how to become a personal trainer.
- Shares how he grossed $500,000+ on one event, but still lost $230,000. A debt he’s still paying back.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Embrace discomfort.
- Self-directed learning.
How Scott Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 4:30 am-5:30 am
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Write consistently. 2) Post consistently. 3) Reach out to people and talk with them.
- Ideal work environment: At home when family is out of the house or he’ll head to the local Starbucks.
- Superpower: Endurance.
- Definition of success: Being able to wake up and do exactly what he wants to do.
- Book recommendation: The River of Doubt by Candice Millard.
- 90-day goal: Grow the membership team on Becoming Ultra to 100 members.
“I’m developing skills across the board that make me more employable even though I’ll never be employed again.”
“Avoid scaling fast as opposed to starting small.”
“Getting organized within the flexibility is what motivates us.”
When running your own business, Scott finds staying active critical for these reasons:
1) Psychology: Exercise is often as effective as antidepressants in the face of the anxieties from working for yourself.
2) Mental stress becomes physical stress: Exercise helps your body reset.