On this episode of What’s Up, Nick and Johnny talk about being weird and standing out. Sheldon Adelson tells us all how to do it, and because he is a gazillionare and owns the Venetian in Vegas…we believe him.
We have interview many successful business owners, and most of them stand out in the crowd. Jerome Grady, founder of Colorado Ski and Golf, Johna White from the Billy Bob Teeth company, and many others have shown us this again and again. Being different is not only more profitable, but it is more fun.
Johnny has his core values hanging from the ceiling in his shop that his company believe in, and the main idea is: Get Shit Done! Some believe he needs to be more professional, but he believes that is truly what they want to be like.
Johnny’s list of Core Values:
Tattoos in the workplace? Nick and Johnny actually disagree on something! Nick hires purple hair, tattoos, and nose rings, and John wants NO tattoos. John wants his team to look nice, but worries that his customers will be put off by an employee that is not clean cut and nice. Nick uses the edgy look of an artist to further the story of hiring starving artist and teaching the art of painting houses.
How do you create fun in the business. Johnny believes that it needs to be the owner or manager. He needs to lead the team into fun. John reveals how he is walking the walk and provide fun for his team. After a long season, he is bringing his managers on a trip after a long hard season.
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