Nikitas Tsoukalis is the owner and founder of Key Credit Repair. With his team of absolutely amazing credit juggernauts he’s been able to grow Key Credit Repair on average 81% year over year for the last 10 years.
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[01:04] – “I love to dream”
[01:15] – Nikitas has been married for 12 years and has 2 children
[01:36] – Nikitas’ area of expertise is growing a business from the ground up
[02:35] – Share something we don’t know about your area of expertise that as Entrepreneurs, we probably should: When you’re starting a business, you’re the jack-of-all-trades. But, as you grow, you NEED others and you have to scout people who are more ambitious and more hardworking than you are in certain areas
[04:56] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Nikitas has a lawsuit because of the previous name of his company
[08:02] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: Nikitas’ lawyer helped him to realize he WILL do great in the future and that he can get through this
[09:19] – If you are challenged early on in your business, overcome the challenge and just keep going
[10:14] – When Nikitas started Key Credit Repair, it was designed solely for mortgages
- [10:40] – Nikitas was constantly referring potential clients to other people
- [11:13] – At the end of one work week, Nikita tallied the money he could’ve earned from those referrals—it exceeded the money he brought into the company himself
- [11:56] – Find a way to monetize by turning a NO into a YES
[13:18] – Analyze the best use of your time
[13:33] – Hire the best do-ers and task masters
[14:02] – What is the one thing you are most FIRED up about today? Nikitas’ team managed to make it into Inc’s list of the fastest growing private companies in the USA!
[17:00] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “The false security of a job at a big company”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Don’t let your education get in the way of your future”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “Morning miracle”
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- If you could recommend one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – Relentless authored by Tim Grover, who was Michael Jordan’s personal trainer
[18:45] – “Scout and hire people to fill the positions above the positions you’re actually offering at this point”
[19:20] – Nikitas is giving away 10, one-hour coaching calls—just message him and mention the word “Fire”!
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