90: Jason Reid | Relationships Are Everything in Business

On today’s episode of The Edge of Excellence, Matt chats with Jason Reid, co-founder of National Services Group, partner at CEO Coaching International, co-founder of College Works Painting and founder of Chooselife.org. Jason has spent most of his adult life building businesses with his partners.

Over the past 25 years of experiencing both success and failure, Jason has learned one key lessons: RELATIONSHIPS ARE EVERYTHING. He will talk about who he was before College Works and how it changed his mindset. He will also share some of his greatest accomplishments at College Works. You’ll learn about his transition from running his own business at College Works to becoming one of its leaders and then its owner. He will talk about how the business fell through just days before his wedding and how he and his partner Spencer were able to start their own business and generate millions in revenue in less than a year. You’ll discover when and how Matt joined the College Works team, as well as their amazing 30-year partnership and friendship.

You will learn everything that scaling a business involves, including leveraging a core competency and marketing and sales systems. Jason will also talk about what most people are looking for instead of pursuing hard work, mentorship, coaching and learning. You’ll learn about his charity, ChooseLife.org, which aims to end End Teen Suicide By 2030. He will explain how he manages to coach the world’s best entrepreneurs, CEOs and companies, as well as produce successful films through his production company and still spend time with his family and friends.

Join Matt and Jason as they delve into a fascinating conversation about relationships being the foundation of business and excellence.


What You Will Learn In This Show:

  • Jason’s definition of excellence
  • Why Jason places such a high priority on relationships.
  • How to start a business before you spend a lot of money on marketing
  • Why you need a mentor and a coach
  • How Jason manages to work from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
  • The importance of being passionate about your job or business
  • How they saved their businesses during the recession
  • What Jason considers to be some of the most significant decisions he’s made
  • And so much more…

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