140: John Ruhlin: A Man With A Cutting Edge To Killer Gifts!
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Mr John Ruhlin
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Todays guest, joining us on the Join Up Dots free podcast interview is Mr John Ruhlin, a man who is simply brilliant at knowing how to build relationships in business.
Instead of doing what every other person does when they try to build connections, and valued connections, our guest knew that he had to step away from the crowd and do things a little differently.
He started his entrepreneurial life whilst attending Malone University, when he started selling world famous Cutco Cutlery.
And for him it was a job that he was good at, but it took a chance request by a father of a girl he was dating that exploded his success.
Her Dad asked if he could engrave his name on a knife, which took a standard knife and turned it into something more personable, different and valued by the recipient.
This one action showed him the power of giving value to building relationships.
In five short years, John Ruhlin then went on to break nearly every sales record for Cutco distributors and landed himself in a different hall of fame – the Cutco Hall of Fame.
He did it all before graduating and is now Cutco’s No. 1 distributor of all time, out of over 1,000,000 distributors in the company’s 60 year history.
And with success breeds success and with the confidence achieved of doing things his own way, he then created as co-owner of Ruhlin Partners, a small private equity firm with interests in various companies (including Ruhlin Promotion Group).
He is the co-author of the best-selling book “Cutting Edge Sales”, a husband, a father and is a sought after speaker on the topic of relationship development and strategic gift giving.
So had he planned to go this route when he started out, or did he have different dreams of what he wanted to achieve?
Did he have people around him that supported his efforts, or was it all down to himself?
Well let’s bring onto the show to start joining up dots, as we discuss the words of Steve Jobs in todays Free podcast, with the one and only John Ruhlin.
During the show we discussed such weighty topics such as:
How in the words of Tom Hill he believes that I life “You cant dream big enough”!
How he earned a lot from his Grandpa and his entrepreneurial stores, but honestly feels that the hustle muscle was always in him!
How he gave his life to Christ and when he did things changed in his life for the better”!
How your income is within 5% of the 5 people closest to you in your life…..so find successful people in your life who earn more than you!
How we accept boredom in life when we are at school, so when we go to work and get paid to be bored we readily accept it!
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