Knowledge + Understanding + Implementation = Mastery with Mark Stanley

Episode 26:

Entrepreneurs tend to run on creativity and adrenaline. Setting up processes and systems? That’s boring stuff. But that’s the stuff that turns a great idea, all that creativity, and adrenaline, into a thriving business.

Our guest on this episode knows a lot about all of these components. Mark Stanley has started multiple businesses and is a coach and consultant helping entrepreneurs with exactly these issues – creating scalable and repeatable processes – and IMPLEMENTING them into your business. He’s made a huge difference for Uncommon Wealth Partners, so we had to have him share his wisdom!

Mark is the founder of the WHY! Company – a business consultancy that helps business leaders clarify, simplify and achieve their vision. He is a successful business leader who has consulted with over 100 companies, sits on a number of advisory boards and owns a few businesses. Mark is a sought-after and trusted advisor who believes that you must create value before you expect anything in return.

Mark has worked with many different types of organizations in just about every industry. He is an Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) implementer, using this and other tools to help companies grow and thrive. In all of his work, he has found a few universal truths across all organizations that involve people and processes.

Mark believes that learning is the fountain of youth that keeps you inspired and motivated to do something great each day. Mark spends about 10 days a year in seminars learning from the best-of-the-best. He earned a BBA in Finance with Honors, from the University of Iowa, and an MBA from Drake University.

What You Will Learn in this Episode:

  • How the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) works
  • Overcoming confirmation bias in conflicts at work
  • Creating scalable and repeatable processes
  • Unlocking potential by creating systems that match your vision and grow your business
  • Why the pursuit of mastery is so necessary for success
  • How to learn and grow when things go wrong
  • Using EOS principles at home to get more unified and have less friction around collective goals
  • How to create a life of freedom in time, money, and relationships
  • Getting out of the prison of “I should” or “I shouldn’t”
  • Setting family goals as well as business goals
“If there are challenges in the business, you need to shine a light on that. I’m trained in the EOS method to enter the danger. And so it isn't always fun, but in the end, we usually get a good result.” – Mark Stanley Click To Tweet “Vulnerability is not weakness. Vulnerability is a strength because it draws people together as a community.” – Mark Stanley Click To Tweet “Magic occurs when you take the creative and adventurous entrepreneurial spirit and pair that with the process discipline.” – Mark Stanley Click To Tweet “If you want to scale and grow, start with a good foundation by taking your vision and then put it into a process so that it's repeatable.” – Mark Stanley Click To Tweet “I always want to create an extreme amount of value first and foremost. I believe that you shouldn’t get paid unless you're creating value for others.” – Mark Stanley Click To Tweet “The power of getting all of your leadership team one hundred percent on the same page with your vision is pretty powerful.” – Mark Stanley Click To Tweet “Often, our past history, our relationships, things we've done before actually block our future.” – Mark Stanley Click To Tweet “All of these ‘shoulds’ are baggage that weighs us down. Don’t say ‘I should’ or ‘I shouldn’t.’ Just go do it. Or don’t do it.” – Mark Stanley Click To Tweet “Mastery takes a certain amount of discipline. It's a little bit over a long period of time. This is the route of the master.” – Mark Stanley Click To Tweet