I like to hang out with inspiring entrepreneurs.
No, not sipping coffee in their offices… I like to get out and do something fun. Even if it means breaking bones.
When you connect without it being about business, two things happen:
First, you get insights into the character of a successful business person.
Second, when the conversation isn’t forced, that’s when the most valuable business advice flows organically.
So, last year I went snowbiking with some entrepreneurs behind $100 million+ companies, and here was our (accidental) itinerary:
- Day 1: Matt broke his collarbone within 30 seconds. In the afternoon, Nick smashed into a tree and took the day off.
- Day 2: I hit a jump, fell into a tree well. My brother came after me and landed on top of my bike.
- Day 3: Brad who organized the trip gunned it through a clearing, smashed into a small river and fractured his pelvis. He drove himself out 22 miles to get help.
It was a disaster… and yet it was the most fun I’ve had in a long time!
But while we were breaking bones, we were sharing business lessons with each other.
These guys were incredibly generous with their advice, so I wanted to pay it forward and share those lessons learned with you:
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I’ve got to admit, most of these lessons came from Brad Pederson, the guy that fractured his pelvis:
- The 1 – 3 – 1 Rule (amen!)
- Quickest To Grow ← flawless strategy
- The 3 Things That Break
- Hand vs Hearts
- Magical Moments
If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room. Or snowfield.
Even though I coach businesses, I’ve never considered myself the know-it-all. I’m always looking to learn more and I’m grateful to anyone that is generous with their advice.
I aim to be just as generous with you.
I hope this video was as valuable for you as the ski trip was for me. As always, I’d love to hear from you in the comments.