REBOOT: Mike Bruns | The Momentum That Builds a $200 Million Dollar Company

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REBOOT: Mike Bruns | The Momentum That Builds a $200 Million Dollar Company

I have received lots of feedback about this episode and how much you enjoyed it. I spoke with Mike last week and he mentioned that the things we talk about in this episode are the most common topics talked about when he speaks or when he meets with people when they are trying to learn from him and his experience.

If you celebrate Labor Day, I hope you had a great long weekend. My editor Kyle Cummings (who does an awesome job) and I were both traveling this week, so I am relaunching one of the most downloaded episodes to date. The Momentum That Builds a $200 Million Dollar Company with Mike Bruns.

I have received lots of feedback about this episode and how much you enjoyed it. I spoke with Mike last week and he mentioned that the things we talk about in this episode are the most common topics talked about when he speaks or when he meets with people when they are trying to learn from him and his experience. One of the many things that stuck out to me personally is how he talked about some of these lessons he learned took him 4-5 years to grasp and act on them. If something sticks out to you, I hope you are encouraged by this podcast.

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Listen to this week's episode with Entrepreneur Mike Bruns. Mike founded trucking company Comtrak with one driver after working for three bankrupt companies prior. Twenty-three years later, Mike sold Comtrak with $200,000,000 in revenue and 1,500 employees.

My conversation with Mike is unconventional and engaging. It's not your typical business conversation. Mike talks about getting scrappy, how we as people develop, the driving force behind opening up 21 locations, how much money is enough money, the importance of philanthropy, how he wants to make an impact, the aspects of life that won't change, what makes a bad acquisition and much more.

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  • 2:38 Target on your back
  • 2:50 Don't give people ammo
  • 5:02 Don't let someone run you out
  • 5:26 Forced to be perfect
  • 7:45 Who don't you leave?
  • 10:02 Someone you would hate to lose
  • 11:04 Mindset
  • 17:50 Don't let them get in your head
  • 21:16 Always doing business a certain way
  • 26:00 Gatekeeper
  • 26:50 Skilled workforce
  • 29:31 Education
  • 30:25 Equal Opportunity
  • 30:33 No Lip-service
  • 31:34 Starts at the top
  • 33:28 Diversity on corporate boards
  • 38:05 Why do we keep doing the same thing over and over again
  • 41:08 What creates sustainability
  • 45:58 Smile, shake hands, then be sent to the gatekeeper
  • 46:20 Life is too short
  • 47:12 You can't take it personally

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John Carter
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