The Jobs of Ken and David’s Past – Part 1

Work experience, without a question, may provide us with the most valuable life skills and experiences that we can apply as we move forward in our new ventures, whether it’s changing careers or putting on a business hat. You could even notice that some of the strategies you’re doing today at our business are something you’ve done before, or have seen in your previous employers.

In this two-part episode, Ken and David recall their previous jobs and the lessons they’ve gained that helped shape them into the business people they are today.

This is another episode full of nuggets from our host. Let’s get started!

 

[06:54 – 15:30] Opening Segment

  • Ken talks about his former jobs as a fruit vendor, a laborer, and a lawnmower
  • David’s experience working in the family business, cleaning pig barns, and spending consecutive summers working at a medical store

[06:54 – 15:30] What Ken & David Learned From Their Previous Jobs

  • Easy upselling technique
  • Delivering great customer service is your best marketing strategy
  • Consumers pay for a better experience
  • The toxic environment of a family business
  • Investing in technology for your business is advantageous
  • Equipment is a business asset and proper maintenance could avoid liability
  • You could consume information with limited time. You just have to know what works for you and stick to it.
  • How to close deals
  • Selling high-quality products is beneficial in the long term
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[15:31 – 26:16] Closing Segment

  • Tune in next week for part 2!

Quotes:

“Thinking creatively can earn you more profit.” – David Schomer


“I don’t think it’s a really good idea (family in business), I think you should rethink it, or put some rather strong policies in place to prevent those unwanted things.” – Ken Wilson

“I learned very early in life that there are more ways to earn an income than a nine to five.”- David Schomer

 

“It doesn’t matter what you do for a living as long as you do it to the best of your ability. It may not be glamorous, but like, if you’re doing your best, you can hang your hat on.” – David Schomer

 

“Self-employment isn’t for the faint of heart, it is very challenging.” – David Schomer

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