Jeremy just keeps breaking records by being present for a miraculous third show in a row. It’s almost like he wants to do this podcast thing!
Speaking of Jeremy, he takes a turn in the driver’s seat and is at least able to manage avoiding talking about balls. He also promises to have the podcast done in under thirty minutes, but I don’t think he keeps that promise.
We should probably mention the fact that Jeremy has a board of directors. Not his company, but him personally. A personal board of directors. He goes to them when he needs to make big life decisions and gets their input; it’s unclear whether or not these board members get veto power or if they own stock in Jeremy™. According to Jeremy, this group helps him keep his life on track. I only need one seat on my board of directors, and it’s filled by the big man upstairs.
Today’s show is all about mentoring and being mentored.
The hosts assert that both being mentored and mentoring others is an important part of the entrepreneurial journey, forcing you to both grow and teach at the same time. Jeremy states that it’s best to have a specific time and place for mentoring to happen properly.
Like his own version of Tuesdays with Morrie, Rob tells a story™ about travelling around with an old man through Arizona, New Mexico, and California. Like the Mitch Albom of the healthcare industry, Rob learned from his mentor, even though he was radically different than himself.
Rob continues by throwing shade at the entire Baby Boomer generation for not mentoring people because they had a very “I got mine” attitude. Generation X, he contends, is full of loving, caring people who want nothing more than to pass along what they’ve learned. Way to be, Rob. I still love you, mom.
Kevin’s fairly quiet on the topic, but when Jeremy asks him about his mentoring experiences, he explains that his PhD advisor is probably his closest experience. You went to college, we get it already, you don’t have to keep bringing it up. Sheesh. How do you know if Kevin was working on a PhD? Don’t worry, he’ll tell you
James laments that he is getting older and doesn’t have much of a mentor or mentee relationship in his life. In the end, he suggests that listeners learn from his mistake and become very intentional about creating those types of relationships.
To butcher the words of Sir Paul, “In the end, the mentoring you make is equal to the mentoring you make,” or something like that.
If you’re in the market for some swag, Jeremy has just the place to check: egrandstand.com. What started as a brewery-focused glassware company has expanded to become a great source for apparel and other marketing crap as well.
Do you like watching…your users as they click their way through your website? Apparently Kevin does. His recommendation this week is for a service called Fullstory, which allows you to anonymously record and view user sessions on your site. Generally speaking, this is used for marketing purposes to make your site more usable, friendly, and profitable, but Kevin relates a story about using it for troubleshooting a specific bug. Sounds a bit too big brother for my liking.
If you would like to get an MBA, but you don’t have the time, money, or drive to do a traditional college program, have no fear! James’ recommendation can help you out, CNBC’s The Profit is a show about entrepreneur and businessman Marcus Lemonis trying to save failing businesses. James likes the show because Marcus shows that the same business principles of having the right people, product, and process apply to any type of business. I think that if you watch enough episodes, you get a printable PDF that you can hang on your wall like a college degree.
If you did get an MBA, you probably have a lot of student debt, so Rob’s recommendation may be able to help you out. He has been using an app called Every Dollar, which helps you save by planning in spending every dollar you bring in, rather than leaving it hanging in the aether. Spending into savings is intentional, rather than seeing what you have left over. If you need to find extra places to spend said dollars, feel free to send some my way.