Host Chaz Wolfe brings Robert Word to the king’s table. Robert is a 7+ figure king in the specialty contract industry. After Robert’s minor league baseball career, he started working in corporate America. While his wife was nine-months pregnant, he took a risk, quit his job and started Holy City Gutter works. Now, five years later, Holy City Gutter Works is succeeding in a major way.
In this episode, Chaz and Robert discuss reaching a new level is a new beginning, taking calculated risks versus just risk, and going from a buyer to an educated buyer. Tune in today to learn more about calculating risk to grow your business!
During this episode, you will learn about;
[01:48] Intro to Robert and his business
[02:38] Why Robert still pushes beyond his current success
[05:51] Robert’s journey from minor league baseball to entrepreneurship
[11:14] A good decision Robert made
[13:27] Accepting delayed gratification as an entrepreneur
[16:28] Getting rid of excuses when things don’t go right.
[18:16] Internal versus external motivation
[19:27] A bad decision Robert has made
[22:59] The importance of learning to systemize
[23:49] Robert’s decision making process
[25:50] Robert’s realization on needing to be an educated buyer
[31:16] If Robert had to choose only one metric to track, what would it be?
[33:07] Does Robert intentionally network or mastermind with other entrepreneurs?
[34:54] If Robert lost it all, what would he do next?
[36:07] The importance of answering your phone
[37:50] How to connect with Robert
[39:09] How to connect with Chaz and info on Gathering The Kings 90 Day Intensive
“The saying I've always lived by is, ‘A man's reach should exceed his grasp.’” - Robert Word
“I learned that skill of keeping the business and the creative side marginally separate.” - Robert Word
“One of the things that has kept this ball rolling is, constantly adjusting, having a risk offset.” - Robert Word
“I didn't have to go look for risk anymore, it was at my doorstep on a daily basis.” - Robert Word
“Another piece of being a successful entrepreneur is really being able to accept delayed gratification, being able to make sacrifices.” - Robert Word
“I spend an exorbitant amount of time working on my business, but I also have the control to do it on my time.” - Robert Word
“Another key to entrepreneurialism is, if you shoot yourself in the foot, you better not make that mistake ever again.” - Robert Word
“Number one, if your team doesn't understand the why, then they're not gonna buy in.” - Robert Word
“That's what an entrepreneur is. At the core of who we are, we're problem solvers.” - Chaz Wolfe
“Everybody knows “what to do,” but nobody does it because things are just easy enough.” - Chaz Wolfe
Books and Resources Recommended:
Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin
Hiring for Attitude by Mark Murphy
Management IQ by Bob Emiliani
The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber
Facebook (company): https://www.facebook.com/holycitygutterworks/
Facebook (Robert): https://www.facebook.com/rob.word.5