Jay Irwin is an adventurous soul who is determined to inspire people through wilderness experiences. During his 23-year career in the computer software industry, Jay created entrepreneurial initiatives within some of the largest software companies in the world. After a year-long sabbatical, Jay now combines his love of adventure with his desire to make a difference in the lives of others. He teaches audiences, from inner-city youth to executives, how to bring the gifts learned from wilderness experiences into daily life to create powerful and long-lasting change. He is the owner of CBST Adventures where he takes clients out of their comfort zone so they can experience the metaphors of nature.
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Secret – timesaving technique
Jay begins his day with a specific morning routine — start and finish your day the same every day. ONWARD!
Daily habit that contributes to success
Set up the time to work with zero distractions — Jay shuts down for 90 minutes and focuses on his most vital priority.
Could have ruined your business – but now – an invaluable learning experience
Jay went from $1 million net worth to almost bankrupt — and Jay tells the whole story here.
Most critical skill you think business owners need to master to be successful
“Systemization and delegation.”
Most influential lesson learned from a mentor
“Live without regret.”
Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”
What systems would you go back and put into place sooner?
I would have had a financial system for viewing profitability sooner.
What strategy would you recommend new business owners focus on to best ensure success?
- Work on open communication with your team
- Assume positive intent
- Create a foundation of trust
- Gain a commitment around your organization’s goals
- Have an accountability system in place
- Focus on the result outcomes
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