Becoming a Thought Leader with Adam Mendler

Episode 71
37m | Sep 3, 2020

Adam Mendler is the Chief Executive Officer of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries: Beverly Hills Chairs, a leading office furniture e-tailer; Custom Tobacco, a one-of-a-kind cigar customization e-commerce platform; and Veloz Solutions, a technology consulting and software development practice. Adam remains active in each portfolio company, providing strategic guidance and support. Adam also provides business thought leadership as a speaker to businesses, universities and non-profit organizations; as the host of the leadership and personal / professional development podcast Thirty Minute Mentors; as an expert regularly cited in national media outlets; and as an advisor, consultant, coach and board member.

Episode highlights:

  • Specialization is important. It’s really hard to run a lot of businesses at once. Find 1 thing that you’re really good at and double down on that. 
  • Becoming a thought leader - become an expert in your desired subject matter. Say something unique and be authentic. Put content out there. 
  • Don’t be the best version of someone else. Be the best version of yourself.
  • Become a good listener. Listen more than you speak. 
  • Is it a good idea to work with family?
  • You need to be clearly focused on the right priorities and vision in order to move your business forward. 
  • Don’t forget to focus on cashflow and revenue. 
  • You can’t do everything on your own. In order to scale a business you need to hire good people. 
  • Work on your business. Not just in your business. 
  • When you’re starting out, take your lumps early and learn as much as you can.

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