October 12, 2015

Cathy Mendell

Episode 87: “You don’t win every time”, with Cathy Mendell.

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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Stephen Woessner

Stephen is the CEO of Predictive ROI and host of the Onward Nation podcast. He is the author of two bestselling books, speaker, trainer, and his digital marketing insights have been featured in SUCCESS, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and other media.