Jacob Harmon
Jacob Harmon
I help businesses build trust and brand loyalty | 🎙 Podcast: Trust Cast | ⭐️ JMH Media
August 19, 2020

❌ My first business was an absolute failure... 🚫

I grew up in a large family. My Dad, a small business owner and entrepreneur, taught me to work hard and dream big. I remember some of my favorite moments with him were talking about business or coming up with new business ideas.

⚡️ When I was 16, I started a business with a goal to sell and install wind turbines and solar panels. I contacted a manufacturer, and even became an official reseller.

😩 I didn’t sell one wind turbine or solar panel.

🙌🏻 That said, I learned valuable skills. I built a website for my little business. Admittedly, it wasn't a great website, but that was the start to the path that I'm still on today.

🤔 Was it really a failure? I guess it depends on how you define success and failure. What metrics do you use to measure them?

Tell me about some of your "failures"! 👇🏻

#failure #success #entrepreneurship #jacobsthoughts #jmhmedia #successquest

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June 13, 2020

Don’t get so focused on success that you don’t see it right in front of you!

🚫 Don’t get so focused on success that you don’t see it right in front of you! 😳

I’m always wanting more. In part, that’s what makes me an entrepreneur. I have a burning desire to succeed, and work my tail off to do so.

That said, sometimes I’m so focused on the hustle and pursuit of success that I fail to celebrate and recognize the small wins.

🙏 Take time to be grateful.

📈 Think about where you were a year or even five years ago.

🎉 Celebrate the small wins.

Take care! :)

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November 17, 2020

Don’t shy away from hard work.

Don’t shy away from hard work.

But also don’t shy away from creating systems that make your work easier.

As with most things in life, there’s a perfect balance.

#jacobsthoughts #hardwork #efficiency #systems

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October 12, 2020

Genuine Connections = ⬆️ Sales

Genuine Connections = ⬆️ Sales

I just had an incredible conversation in the LinkedIn DMs with someone that I really look up to.

He posted a story and I sent him a quick message related to what he was talking about in the story.

This turned into an amazing GENUINE conversation about our businesses and goals.

The intention of this conversation wasn’t to sell.
I wasn’t spamming him.

Instead, I was building a real relationship.

We are now talking about potentially collaborating and doing business together.

Want more sales? Create relationships.

#jacobsthoughts #sales #connections #bereal

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