Putting in an operating system for your business - interview with Jason Green

Imagine. Your business is going full steam (and it’s profitable) and you’re only having to work in your business one day a week. Seems fantastical doesn’t it?

But Jason Green was in this situation.

And he arrived there by a combination of hard work, and putting in the right operating system for his business. Within a couple of years he was down to working one day per week in his business.

Not because he had to work. Because he wanted to!

In fact, the operating system he put in was EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System). Best known for its book Traction (by Gino Wickman - see resource links below)

To say Jason was impressed by the impact EOS had in his business … is an understatement!

Having put 3 years into building the operating system to return on his business investment. He’s since realised his calling is to help others reach the impact he gained, So he (profitably) exited his business, and put his full time focus into becoming an EOS implementor.

Not because he has to. Because he wants to!

“This way, I can help others understand the powerful impact of EOS on their business growth”.

In this interview, I spoke to Jason about the drivers behind getting his business profitable without it needing him to work full time.

How he considered his business as a later life investment, and on him feeling that he’s found his true calling in helping other businesses grow and thrive.

Learn more about Jason's journey! (Links, info and resources below).

Interview notes:

  • 0.00 - 0:45 Intro to Jason and how we know each other.

  • 0:45 - 2:19 Jason’s self implementing of EOS/Traction and its impact for him.

  • 2:20 - 3:50 How Jason teaches other businesses to answer its own questions.

  • 3:51 - 6:55 How a ZX81 started Jason on his career journey, and into his own business.

  • 6:56 - 8:45 About starting a business doing something you’re good at (and how it relates to agencies)

  • 8:46 - 10:00 How to get ‘out of the weeds’ of running your business.

  • 10:01 - 12:35 How Jason got his time down to one day per week - while his business thrived.

  • 12:36 - 14:36 It’s not all on your shoulders if you’re doing the right things in your business.

  • 14:37 - 16:39 Finding your passion in your work and what it opens up.

  • 16:40 - 19:21 Use your business as vehicle to build your pension pot, but you need it to grow first.

  • 19:22 - 21:39 An operating system will run the business without you, making selling or exiting easier.

  • 21:40 - 23:45 Jason shares his timeline for self implementation and other options.

  • 23:46 - 26:01 Why starting self implementing EOS at the start of your business makes scaling easier.

  • 26:02 - 28:22 What to do if you’re struggling as an agency right now.

  • 28:23 - 30:20 Giving first, the mentality of EOS and Jason’s plans for helping others.

  • 30:23 - 31:17 Wrap up, resources and next steps for viewers to take things forward.

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