Tue, 6 February 2018
What’s In This Episode:
As business owners, there's one overarching thing we have to do: we have to make decisions. Big or small, there is seemingly no end to the things we have to make a call on (that's why Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs famously wore the same thing every day, so they could avoid having to decide what to wear). Sometimes, it's just exhausting.
"One of the rules that I recommend is that no one can work for the family until they've worked for someone else for a few years." - Brad
Former trapeze artist Hannah Sullivan and her wife Jade call into the podcast to discuss one big problem: working with family at their company, Pogo Insurance. Hannah's dad, their boss, is your typical alpha male and constantly wants to be the hero. Some of Hannah's siblings, who also work for the company, don't do their fair share of work. Overall, the ladies just want to be taken seriously.
Brad says that one solution is to have regular family meetings. Establish ground rules and talk about what's going well (and not so well). If they can separate out and have Hannah's dad as a mentor or advisor, that might be the best case scenario. If not, the other solution is to work someplace else.
"You can't value other people more than you value your own services." - Jill
Jill and Brad then discuss the top 5 worst business decisions they've made:
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