1 hr

Cayle Hunter, Consultant, Tesla Alum, Sales Director, Musician The Failure Sessions

    • Business

"Nobody who ever changed the world said, wow, that was easy"

Cayle Hunter and I first met in January 2019 when I tried to hire him.  After our first call, it was obvious that he had talent.  After meeting in person, I was even more hooked on his talent, approach, mindset, and intrigued by his background.  

Then, I went online and watched the band he founded, Armed for Apocalypse, absolutely thrash on YouTube.  We exchanged stories about baseball, and he told me what it was like to be on late night conference calls with Elon Musk during his time at Tesla.  In short, another opportunity came along that he couldn't pass up, and we missed out on working together.  While many would have deleted the phone numbers, we continued to stay in touch and I'm thankful we have.  

Cayle is currently working as a consultant but his time at Tesla mixed with his growth trajectory prior gives him great perspective on the concept of learning as you go.  

Cayle's story can be summed up by using words like relentless, fearless, and never being afraid to fail.  

On learning from failure....."without failure, I would never have appreciated the opportunities I was given after" and "I didn't even get started on success in my career until I failed multiple times before"

On career development....."I went from trying to extract value from my employer to trying to add value for my employer"

On career advancement....."if you want something special, then act special"

On life principles......"my happiest moments have been when I've been authentic"

"Nobody who ever changed the world said, wow, that was easy"

Cayle Hunter and I first met in January 2019 when I tried to hire him.  After our first call, it was obvious that he had talent.  After meeting in person, I was even more hooked on his talent, approach, mindset, and intrigued by his background.  

Then, I went online and watched the band he founded, Armed for Apocalypse, absolutely thrash on YouTube.  We exchanged stories about baseball, and he told me what it was like to be on late night conference calls with Elon Musk during his time at Tesla.  In short, another opportunity came along that he couldn't pass up, and we missed out on working together.  While many would have deleted the phone numbers, we continued to stay in touch and I'm thankful we have.  

Cayle is currently working as a consultant but his time at Tesla mixed with his growth trajectory prior gives him great perspective on the concept of learning as you go.  

Cayle's story can be summed up by using words like relentless, fearless, and never being afraid to fail.  

On learning from failure....."without failure, I would never have appreciated the opportunities I was given after" and "I didn't even get started on success in my career until I failed multiple times before"

On career development....."I went from trying to extract value from my employer to trying to add value for my employer"

On career advancement....."if you want something special, then act special"

On life principles......"my happiest moments have been when I've been authentic"

1 hr

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