Scot Gray is the Founder and CEO of The Ohio Neck & Back Pain Relief Centers, and Gray Marketing Enterprises. He is an author, speaker, and has been featured on NBC, ABC, and Lifetime Television.
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- Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters – Scot’s top non-business book
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3 Key Points:
- Time is your most precious resource. Use it wisely; do what fires you up; take action fast.
- Know what the cost of a ‘yes’ is.
- Life is relationships. Build your networks and relationships, and think about what you can do for other people.
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Time Stamped Show Notes
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- [01:36] – Scot was training to become a doctor
- [01:55] – He was hit by a car and started seeing a chiropractor – then studying chiropracty
- [03:21] – Studied marketing after he started his practice – and realized he loved it
- [04:40] – Scot generates revenue from the practice he owns, and by teaching digital marketing
- [05:28] – Worst Entrepreneurial Moment: Seeing his car being repossessed and having his employees leave
- [07:29] – “Life is about the journey… focus on where you are now”
- [07:50] – Scot started focusing on what he could do for other people
- [08:40] – “Success and happiness are the gradual realization of a worthy ideal”
- [09:40] – Entrepreneurial AH-HA Moment: Talking to a man who almost died in a plane crash
- [11:52] – “To act like you have time on your hands is reckless and irresponsible”
- [14:04] – Biggest weakness? – “Saying ‘yes’ too easily”
- [15:28] – Biggest strength? – “Execution and implementation”
- [17:11] – What has Scot most fired up today? “Growing other people’s businesses”
- [20:06] – The Lightning Round
- What was holding you back from becoming an entrepreneur? – “I was fearful of what my community members, patients and staff would say”
- What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Life is relationships”
- What’s a personal habit that contributes to your success? – “Taking action fast”
- Share an internet resource, like Evernote, with Fire Nation – Trello
- If you could recommend just one book to our listeners, what would it be and why? – How To Be Like Walt
- [23:50] – Parting guidance: “Get a good idea, and stay with it. Dog it, and work it until it’s done and done right.”
- [24:07] – Go to Scot’ facebook
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