Vivid Vision: Align Your Life and Business Around a Vision of the Future with Cameron Herold
This week’s episode of the Live Different podcast is all about making a plan, aligning your life with that plan, and working towards the future you dream up.
Cameron Herold is known around the world as THE CEO WHISPERER.
He is the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth. Cameron's built a dynamic consultancy- his current clients include a ‘Big 4’ wireless carrier and a monarchy. What do his clients say they like most about him? He isn’t a theory guy- they like that Cameron speaks only from experience. He earned his reputation as the business growth guru by guiding his clients to double their profit and double their revenue in just three years or less.
Cameron was an entrepreneur from day 1. At age 21, he had 14 employees. By 35, he’d help build his first TWO $100 MILLION DOLLAR companies. By the age of 42, Cameron engineered 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s spectacular growth from $2 Million to $106 Million in revenue, and 3100 employees— and he did that in just six years. His companies landed over 5,200 media placements in that same six years, including coverage on Oprah.
Not only does Cameron know how to grow businesses, but his delivery from the stage is second to none— the current publisher of Forbes magazine, Rich Karlgaard, stated “Cameron Herold is THE BEST SPEAKER I’ve ever heard…he hits grand slams”.
When Cameron steps off the stage, he doesn’t stop teaching. He is the author of the global best selling business book DOUBLE DOUBLE- in its 7th printing and in multiple translations around the world, MEETINGS SUCK, MORNING MIRACLE, and most recently VIVID VISION.
Cameron is a top rated international speaker and has been paid to speak in 26 countries. He is also the top-rated lecturer at EO/MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program and a powerful and effective speaker at Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer leadership events around the world.
Our episode today is all about aligning your life and business by creating a specific plan and reverse engineering it to take actionable steps towards that plan.
Cameron also shares tips on minimizing distractions, creating a decision filter, and dreaming about the future.
Cameron leaves listeners with advice on creating a vivid vision, “Go offsite for half a day with a notepad and pen and without technology. Mind map and dream. Write down your ideas of what you want the future to look like. Don’t worry about the how.”
- Cameron’s story
- How to get clear on your story with so much coming your way
- Tips on dealing with distractions
- Ways to decide if something is aligned with your vision
- Cameron’s advice for the millennial who doesn’t quite know where they are going yet
- What the COO Alliance does
- How the COO can deliver the CEO’s vision
- What company culture really is
- Thoughts on identifying cancerous team members
- Suggestions to create your personal vision
Quotes from the Episode
“Say yes to all the right opportunities.”
“Look at the idea, decide what the impact will be on your business, and evaluate the ROI.”
“Every second in command needs to have the vision of their company so that everyone can see what the entrepreneur can see.”
“Always be driving to improve on things but also always be looking in the rearview mirror to see how far you have come.”
“Figure out where you want to go and reverse engineer that.”