“You don’t win every time”, with Cathy Mendell.

Episode 87

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Cathy Mendell has an extensive background in business development and growth management. Her roles have included 25-years as a senior executive with a Fortune 500 company. Additionally, she has been a founder and Vice President of Sales in two startup companies. Cathy has taken her passion for business growth to a new level in assisting individuals in their financial success. Cathy is also the Fundraising Chair for The Orphanages of Kenya. She is responsible for the funding resources of the orphanage — and through her efforts — 36 children now have a home to call their own, loving guardians, medical care, and are receiving an education.

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Secret – timesaving technique

Cathy keeps the main thing the main thing – don’t get distracted. ONWARD!

Daily habit that contributes to success

Find your quiet time – Cathy gets up early and focuses.

Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience

Cathy had to back away from her business – and Cathy tells the whole story here.

Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful

“Success is the result of your daily actions – the compound effect of what you do daily brings success.”

Most influential lesson learned from a mentor

“Change the word ‘but’ to ‘and’ – it changes a wall into a door.”


Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”


What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?

I would have been more focused – concentrate on your goals.

What one strategy or “recipe” would compound into big wins for business owners?

Decide what you want – find what doesn’t work – pay the price.

How to exceed expectations and add the most value?

An individual matches your own commitment – and don’t hire too soon.

What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?

  1. Believe in your mission – understand your impact
  2. Spend the time you need to train – find the people that can make you better

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