February 11, 2016

Sell a few things to many customers, with John Warrillow.

Episode 169:

John Warrillow is the author of books “Built to Sell” and “The Automatic Customer” and founder of The Value Builder System™ where advisors help company owners increase the value of their business. Previously, he founded Warrillow & Co., a subscription-based research business dedicated to helping Fortune 500 companies market to small business owners. A sought-after speaker and popular Inc.com columnist, John lives in Toronto.

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Secret – timesaving technique

John writes in his gratitude diary every morning — do this right away every morning. ONWARD!

Daily habit that contributes to success

Do the big projects first — John saves the small projects for the end of the day and starts on the big ones early in the day.

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

John had to realize the hard way that your employees are not your friends — and John tells the whole story here.

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

“Inbound marketing and the ability to change your marketing.”

Most influential lesson learned from a mentor

“Never share equity with employees.”


Final Round – “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”


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

  1. Blow up your business plan and go sell something

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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.