Growing Businesses Into Income Generating Machines
With James Friel, entrepreneur, consultant and author
The faster you want to go, and the bigger you want to scale, the closer attention you have to pay to those details. Right? It would be reckless to drive a car really fast without a speedometer or a gas gage.
James P. Friel is an entrepreneur, consultant, and author who helps entrepreneurs systemize, grow, and scale their businesses. He has simultaneously run multiple 7 figure companies and has consulted with CEOs, entrepreneurs, and executive level staff.
In this podcast, James talks about how he got started by helping Russell Brunson scale ClickFunnels. Since then, he’s developed a system to get business owners out of the day to day operations of running their companies, so they can make more money and have more time and freedom.
He has valuable advice to share about identifying weak points in a business before scaling it, clarifying roles for team members to improve effectiveness, and transitioning from entrepreneur to CEO.
James teaches us to take massive action if we want to propel our career forward. His overnight, crazy idea to take up drumming became a metaphor for growing a business. He believes business, you take it slow, matching the tempo with your capability, to have long-term sustainability.
Since leaving his corporate position as Global Head of Digital Strategy for HSBC Bank in 2011, James has consulted at companies ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to smaller, more entrepreneurial ventures, helping them systematically increase efficiency while also growing their sales.
James holds a Bachelor of Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and lives in Boise, Idaho where he enjoys being “a student of the game of business.”
In this episode you’ll learn:
Dan Lok: Welcome to another episode of Dan Lok show. Today we are in actually New York City, and I’m with John Henry. Now John not only is an entrepreneur, but also a real estate investor as well as owns a venture capital company.
John Henry: That’s right.
Dan Lok: Now before we even talk about John’s story, I want to talk a little bit about this space.
John Henry: Let’s talk about it.
Dan Lok: Let’s talk about this space. Like what makes this space, co-working space, so special?
John Henry: First things first, thank you for having me on.
Dan Lok: Welcome man, welcome.
John Henry: Appreciate you. And look, what makes this space special is this is the proof right here. Like you’re on a one day trip, you came, you interviewed with Faiza, this content, that content lined up. We connected and it’s central in the city, a lotta energy here, there’s six floors.
Dan Lok: You can feel the entrepreneurial spirit.
John Henry: That’s right.
Dan Lok: The minute you walk in you can feel the hustling.