When it comes to life's unpredictable journey, none hit closer to home than Jeff Russell's inspiring odyssey towards financial freedom. Born into an army family and embodying the essence of hustle from a young age, Jeff carved out a path less traveled - from being a college pioneer in his family to becoming an accomplished DJ in the Bahamas. His eclectic experiences led him to a fulfilling career in computer science and ultimately, the entrepreneurial world. His tale showcases the courage to defy norms, adapt to changes, and seize opportunities, even in the face of unexpected layoffs.
Jeff generously shares his remarkable insights on navigating the entrepreneurial landscape with finesse. He emphasizes the significance of maintaining focus and ensuring healthy profit margins in the intricate dance of business. He also sheds light on the transformative effect of Parkinson's Law in enhancing productivity and achieving a balanced work-life rhythm. Listen to Jeff, as he reveals his strategic communication approach with clients, shedding light on how transparency can become a unique selling proposition in today's business world.
We also journey into Jeff's latest literary contribution, 'Fire Yourself First'. The book encapsulates Jeff's four-step method to achieving financial autonomy and his invaluable insights from an 11-step hiring process. He further reveals the power of Artificial Intelligence in augmenting business productivity and introduces us to his decision-making acronym. Tune in to grasp the essence of Jeff's journey towards financial independence, a testament that freedom is not just a day but a way of life.
About the Guest:
Jeff Russell is the founder of the Oakridge Financial Group, Oakridge Financial Investments, IAPAM (International Association for Physicians in Aesthetic Medicine), Glenmore Healthcare, and Clean Start Weight Loss®.
As a successful serial entrepreneur, Jeff teaches entrepreneurs how to unchain themselves from the daily grind by creating a business that runs without them. His latest book, Fire Yourself First, provides a four-step plan to free up time and allow business owners to do what they love next.
Jeff has taken his secret sauce on how to analyze, systemize, and scale businesses, and packaged it in, Fire Yourself First, providing all his strategies and tips, so business owners can unchain themselves from the daily grind.
Over the last 20 years, Jeff has taught thousands of people how to start their own businesses. His book, Clean Start Weight Loss®, has sold tens of thousands of copies.
Fast Five Questions
Jeff spent the early part of his career working for others. Jeff had started 5 businesses that failed before he had his first success. Since that time he has learned...