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Join us as Mitchell Bolnick shares his entrepreneurial mindset of how his decision to help other entrepreneurs has led him to being a mentor to help others on their journey to becoming successful entrepreneurs.
“Customer Satisfaction is Worthless, Customer Loyalty is Priceless” a book by Jeffrey Gitomer
I sold my business in 2013 and always felt that I failed because I sold my business. Because I felt like I had failed, I believe that my recovery from selling my business and getting on with my life was delayed. It felt like the failure was how I reacted after selling the business. I believe that strong leaders pick themselves up and move on. I was motivated but I was dragging my butt considering myself a failure. You can’t do that, you’ve got to move on. I’ve done that and am proud of myself. If I had to say anyone thing I look back on and say I failed it was that one time in my life when I wasn’t motivated to get to the next level.
Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment:
One day I got laid off; the pact I had with this company is not there. That day my Ah-Ha was that I decided I wasn’t going to go work for a big company. My former boss at Lucent and I went and bought a company and ran it ourselves. It made me realize what all the kids today are facing and it isn’t a fun thing.
I see the entrepreneurial spirit here in the United States and it excites me. Here in the Valley, going to Eliances where entrepreneurs meet. Being a mentor at ASU SkySong. Seeing the entrepreneurial spirit has convinced me so I know that no one is going to take over America’s role of economic power in this world. That’s why I’m doing this consulting.
Small Business Resource:
“Back Office Betty’s” – they answer your phone, they don’t act like an answering service, they appear to be part of your business.
Best Business Books:
“Customer Satisfaction is Worthless, Customer Loyalty is Priceless” by Jeffrey Gitomer
“Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill
LinkedIn – Mitchell Bolnick