Jaime Jay welcomes Stephen Christopher to today’s podcast. Stephen is a technology marketing expert, who founded Seequs Digital Marketing. Before starting Seequs, he started other award-winning businesses. He’s learned a lot of lessons from his many years of experience, and seeks to help businesses thrive. Tune in to learn how you can overcome challenges in business!
Off a Good Start
Stephen currently focuses on working at Seequs, his own digital marketing company. Second to that, he has his hands focused on his newly established podcast, Biz Revolution. In both companies, Stephen just intends to build a community of people that he can help using his experiences, or those under his circle of influence that might have some good insights for entrepreneurs and business owners.
He started doing business when he was 14 years old. That time, he started a mobile car detailing company. The funny thing was he didn’t know how to drive, so he let people drive their cars to him when they wanted his services. Stephen learned good sales through that experience.
From Employee to Employer
Stephen never really knew he was an entrepreneur. His parents encouraged him to go to college and get the good things in life afterwards. He worked while he was in college, however, he eventually realized that he didn’t like working for people.
In every job that he had, he made sure that he did the best thing possible while doing it. He took every minute he had and used it correctly. He would do anything to occupy his time, and kept track of what he would do next.
One day you’re going to be the business owner, and somebody’s gonna do the exact same thing to you.” –Stephen Christopher
Stephen shares the fact that at some point in time, somebody will leave to start a new business. He believed in karma, a principle stating that your actions can influence your future. If he did not treat someone well, he believed that the same person will not treat him well also in the future.
Learning from Failure
Before starting Seequs, Stephen started a mortgage company which primarily focused on investors. However, their funding eventually started to deplete. Since most of their client owned 4 to 15 companies, loans just became unavailable overnight.
You can fail completely in a lot of different ways, but you never actually fail as long as you learn something from that experience.” –Stephen Christopher
About 72 hours after seeing one of their clients’ company close, they stopped doing business. He was left with a lot of debt. This gave him a lot of lessons. Stephen shares that being at the absolute bottom isn’t as bad as we think it is.
Listen to the rest of the story of Stephen Christopher to learn how you can overcome challenges as well. Connect with Stephen and know how your business can grow and thrive. Remember to let Stephen know you heard about him on Stop Riding the Pine!
Hal Elrod: The Miracle Morning
Here are the highlights of my conversation with Stephen Christopher if you are in a hurry:
- Who is Stephen Christopher? ([5:01])
- Stephen’s transition from employee to employer? ([7:57])
- Stephen’s experience in the mortgage industry? ([12:17])
- Starting off in digital marketing and website development? ([15:13])
- How to identify the target? ([23:23])
- Things to expect when starting out? ([27:16])
- Stephen’s Breakaway Moment? ([32:25])
- Stephen’s piece of advice? ([37:49])
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