508: Matt Inglot: Turning A Business Into A Successful Lifestyle
Today’s guest joining us on the join up dots free podcast interview is the founder of Tilted Pixel, a web design and development agency, which he has been running for more than a decade.
Which sounds great.
A successful business that is on-line too.
But actually the truth was anything but, as we will find out creating a business is easy enough in principle.
But creating a monster that takes up every second of your time is even easier.
And after more than ten years of running his agency, he knew that he had do some serious changing of procedures so that he could free himself from the business and start living life.
He went from being a slave to his business wallowing in “misery and despair” to creating a business that is very profitable and gives him free time to travel and to do the things he loves.
But of course a business is not just built on hustle and effort, but also experience gained over many years.
And this was certainly the case with today’s guest, as he started his career back in 2005 by exhibiting at tradeshows, working on marketing campaigns and preparing demo software for potential investors and clients.
Before working for three years at the Wilfrid Laurier University teaching students business labs part-time, whilst he worked on creating the monster.
So what did he do wrong which he knew that he had to change to create the freedom that he is living today?
And can he now point the way for everyone, or is every situation individual to the creator?
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Matt Inglot
During the show we discussed such weighty subjects with Matt Inglot such as:
How it is so important to reveal your personality on-line, and the power that sharing your weaknesses has on your bottomline.
The moment that his entrepreneurial journey started after seeing his friend do very well on eBay.
Why he knew that his mindset had to change, and he had to start taking decisions to change his life forever. There was nothing that couldn’t be done he just had to decide to do them.
Why you should never ever hire someone who know less than you no matter how superior it may make you feel. Hire high for best performance.
Why the four hour work week book by Tim Ferris was a complete game changer for Matt, and the reasons it gave him to become entrepreneurial.