Today, I get to have a chat with John Lee Dumas & Kate Erickson from their kitchen in their beautiful new home in Puerto Rico. (Bad Zika…bad!)  We talked about the big move from San Diego to Puerto Rico, how to hire and train employees, the success of The Freedom Journal, and the new book they are launching about productivity and discipline (and no one has more…) called The Self-Mastery Journal.  (http://selfmasteryjournal.com)

 

Mike, Kate and John Discuss:

  • 6:23 Transition from San Diego to Puerto Rico
  • 10:50 Running EOFire
  • 12:40 Growing the team
  • 15:09 Hiring Technique and finding the right person
  • 23:58 Learning to become a leader
  • 28:43 “The first time you should fire someone is the first time you think about it”
  • 29:56 Productivity – Planning out your day
  • 35:29 “Do things that don’t scale” Brad Feld, Techstars
  • 42:22 “You cant scale caring” – Gary Vaynerchuk
  • 46:48 The Self Mastery Journal – Refine your process
  • 55:36 Collaboration
  • 60:01 Getting into hard goods vs online
  • 62:00 Productivity Book Recommendations

 

“The first time you should fire someone is the first time you think about it” JLD

 

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