Mon, 15 June 2020
Paul Maskill is today's guest joining us on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots business podcast. He loves nothing more than building, scaling and then selling local businesses. He is now on a mission to help other local businesses thrive in their own industries, without losing control of their hours, health and minds. As he says "In 2011, after less than 4 years in Corporate America, I knew there was more to life than just do a job that's "okay" for 40 years and then retire & enjoy life. I ventured out and started my first business in 2011. I was soon working 60-80 hours a week with a business that couldn’t survive without me. So I started systematising everything while empowering a team to run the business better than I could. How The Dots Joined Up For Paul Before I knew it my revenue doubled to almost $500k while the number of hours I worked dropped below 40. I then sold my business for 3x net profit. I have since done this same process again with another local business while also helping other business owners automate & scale their business so they can leverage their business to build a life that they love. Having been the one connected to my business 24/7 and working 80 hour weeks, I realized there were 4 issues we all face: 1. We struggle to get everything done and instead our #1 goal is to just survive the day. 2. We need systems & processes to scale but we don’t have time to implement them. 3. We can’t find good help to scale (and we don’t have time to train them)! 4. And we have no time to work ON our business So is a system purely automated or does it blend with personnel too? And where do most people go wrong in the beginning, as its hard to see what you should be doing when you dont know what you should be doing? Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr. Paul Maskill. Show Highlights During the show we discussed such weighty subjects with Paul such as: Paul shared why he quite simply had to get clear on his personal vision to then build the business that he wanted. Why the local business market is such a big win, and should be our first port of call when we are starting out. How so many people should be looking to build a business that supports your life, instead of working in the business. And lastly.......... Why the ability to re-engineering the hell out of of the process should be our starting point. Go from what you want to earn to who will give it to you.