August 26, 2015

We must upgrade our team, with Mark Babbitt.

Episode 55:

Mark Babbitt is the co-author of A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive, an Amazon best-seller that takes an inspiring look at the impact of social media on today’s business world.

Mark is the CEO and Founder of YouTern, an award-winning social community for young professionals and was recently named to Inc.’s 100 Great Leaderships Speakers and to Business News Daily’s Top Entrepreneurs to Follow on Twitter.

Mark is a contributor to Harvard Business Review, Inc., and Huffington Post; his work has been featured in Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, USA TODAY, Bloomberg News and many other publications and media outlets.

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Secret — timesaving technique

Mark is a morning person — kickstart your day early — take advantage of the extra hours. ONWARD!

Daily habit that contributes to success

Mark takes the time to build mutually beneficial relationships with his client base — know them on a personal level.

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

Mark had to rethink his B2B model during the recession — and Mark tells the whole story here.

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

“A business owner can benefit greatly by becoming a mentor — teaching is invaluable.”

Most influential lesson learned from a mentor

“You have to learn the art of pace — shut it down once in awhile — without a reasonable pace we become overbearing.”


Final Round — “Breaking Down the Recipe for Success”


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

I would have gone back and put a system in place versed in continually upgrading our team.

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

Cohesiveness — we have to create a team that is comprised of passionate individuals who take ownership.

How to exceed expectations and add the most value?

An individual who is passionate about the mission — has grit — as well as some good old-fashioned ingenuity.

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

  1. Develop a personal board of advisors
  2. Surround yourself with people that are smarter than you

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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.