I train teams at companies like BP, State Farm, John Deere, etc on how to improve their negotiation, sales, communication, and influence skills.
2: What is your biggest life lesson?
It's too short to be doing anything other than what you know you should be doing.
3: What is your biggest achievement?
Living where I want to, only being around people who make me happy, and doing what I love for a living. Basically, my biggest achievement is total control of my time.
4: What is currently the most challenging part of running your business?
Maintaining systems that get me work when I get busy with work.
5: What was the biggest hurdle you had to overcome to get where you are now?
Not growing up with any kind of model or mentor to guide me into the right paths. It's been a lot of trial and error.
6: What is your favorite book?
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
7: If you could have anyone educate you who would it be?
Sun Tzu who wrote the Art of War.
8: What is your deepest regret?
Every time I make a choice at the expense of what I know is the right thing to do.
9: What is your favorite podcast?
The one I listen to the most is Hardcore History with Dan Carlin. He digs into fascinating events in history with incredible storytelling.
10: How people can get in contact with you?
Best way is through the website for my book: www.thinklikeamindreader.com
11: What is your YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts?
12: Who inspires you on social media and why?
https://twitter.com/AJA_Cortes because he's always laying down no nonsense ways of approaching the world.
13: What is your favorite tech tool that you use in the your business?
A chrome plugin for Gmail which helps me wrangle my inbox. I can set up all kinds of filters and rules, and minimize the amount of decision making I have to do on a daily basis.
14: How would you help people with disabilities?
15: What is the hardest part of your job that you have to face everyday?
Rejection, and worse than rejection: silence. Day in, day out with no responses from people you know you can help.