Podcast 571 : Meryl Johnston: Bean Ninjas Making Book-Keeping Sexy Across The World

Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Meryl Johnston

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Meryl JohnstonMy guest today, on the Steve Jobs inspired Join Up Dots free podcast interview is a lady who was recommended to me by Danny Flood who appeared on episode 293 of the show.

He said to me “I have a friend that you have to have on the show, as she has done something that all entrepreneurs want to achieve.”

I said to him “What’s that Danny…tell me more!”

And this is what he told me.
Our guest went from running a time-sucking accounting consulting firm where she could never “turn off” from work to create a profitable productive service based business. 
And best of all this company has grown from 0-$15k MRR in 12 months, while scaling herself out of the operations to surf and spend time with family. 
Yes, whilst so many entrepreneurs are finding themselves trapped by the business that they have created our guest today has found the utopia that the world seeks.
But its been a bit of a strange road to where she is today, as it was clear to see even as a young lady that she had the entrepreneurial spirit in abundance, evidenced when she started ‘Get a Grip Tennis’ a tennis coaching business .
Over a period of 2 years she grew the business to a customer base of 70 and employed 4 assistant coaches.
So you can see that she had the ideas, the hustle, the persistence, so why then slip into a quite convential route of acounntacy and auditing?
And now that she gets chased by sharks through the waters of Australia astride her surfboard, does she have a blueprint that can work for anyone?
Or is the lifestyle she has achieved, and that anyone can achieve, 100% down to the decisions that an individual makes?
 Well lets find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots, with the one and only Meryl Johnston.

 

 

Show Highlights

During the show we discussed such weighty topics with  such as:

How she came up with the idea of her business with her business partner Ben, and why they aimed to get their first customer within a week.

Why it is so important to get your business out to the world and then develop it afterwards. See what works before you spend a ton of time on it.

Why she thought that she needed to get certified to become a business owner  instead of getting out there and getting real life experience. Big Mistake!

and lastly….

How she recalls her Parents giving her the greatest piece of advice that anyone could have “Be different in business and dont just follow the crowd.” Great advice.

 

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