Jul 12, 2016
Cameron Herold is the former COO of 1-800-Got-Junk. He helped grow the company from $2 million to $106 million in only six years without any debt or outside funding. He has helped build three $100 million dollar companies.
Today he is a top rated international speaker and he coaches CEOs on steps to multiply their revenue and profit.
He is best selling author of the book-- Double Double: How to Double your Revenue and Profit in 3 Years or Less --which is on its 7th printing.
Cameron’s attraction to entrepreneurship started early. Having a father and 2 grandfathers who were entrepreneurs inspired Cameron to be an entrepreneur himself. He talks about the impact of raising entrepreneurs and how he applies those principles to raising his own children, including some of the values he instills in them to make entrepreneurship a part of their life, even at a young age.
Cameron goes on to discuss the low point of his journey, which came in the form of a huge wake-up call about his health. He shares what it was like to find out his health was at risk due to stress and how he’s managed to turn things around. Cameron shares how he de-stresses and makes it a priority to disconnect from work every day. This scare inspired Cameron to change his habits, get healthy, and learn the signs of stress so he can avoid problems down the road.
The high point for Cameron comes in the form of the life he’s created. He’d always dreamed of owning his time so, for Cameron, being able to live a life of freedom for himself and his family is the high point. He talks about the importance of being able to spend time with his family and travel. Cameron shares some of his favorite trips, including a visit to Qatar when he was able to coach the monarchy there.
In closing, Cameron gives insight into the most important rituals in his day. He talks about the value of disconnecting and why it’s at the core of his daily routine. Cameron also shares insight into his habit of writing down 5 things he wants to work on each day, and having an accountability partner to help him stick to his goals. After embracing entrepreneurship at a young age, it’s clear Cameron has built the life he’s always wanted.