August 19, 2016

Jay Baer

Episode 305: It's "Hell Yes!" or no, with Jay Baer.

Jay Baer, CSP is the world’s most retweeted person among digital marketers. He is a business strategist, keynote speaker, and the New York Times best-selling author of five books including “Hug Your Haters.” Jay has advised more than 700 companies including Caterpillar, Nike, Allstate, The United Nations and 32 of the FORTUNE 500. He is the founder of Convince & Convert, a strategy consulting firm that helps companies gain and keep more customers through the intersection of technology, social media, and customer service. His Convince & Convert Media division owns the world’s #1 content marketing blog, the world’s top marketing podcast, and many other education resources for business owners and executives. Jay is the creator of five multi-million dollar companies, he is an active venture capitalist, and technology advisor, as well, Onward Nation…an avid tequila collector and certified barbecue judge.


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Secret – timesaving technique

Jay believes in this philosophy — if you don’t say “Hell yes!” — you must say no. ONWARD!

Daily habit that contributes to success

Be very reachable — Jay responds to email within minutes.

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

Jay’s weakness is valuing ideas over execution — and Jay tells the whole story here.

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

“Lack of fear — fear holds people back.”

Most influential lesson learned from a mentor

“Give your clients your best professional advice — it’s up to them to take it or not.”


Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”


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

I would have had more systems to track and measure things from the beginning.

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

Take everything you know and give it away for free — one bite at a time.

How to exceed expectations and add the most value?

An individual would think strategically and act fast.

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

  1. Write down your fears
  2. Understand the business you’re in

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