Podcast #67

“The Guru of Success”

Featuring Mark Matteson

Intro: Welcome to Profiles In Prosperity, the leading podcast for residential service contractors, sponsored by Service Roundtable and hosted by David Heimer.

David Heimer: Hi this is David Heimer. Welcome to Profiles In Prosperity. I think I first met Mark Matteson around 2006, 2007. I got to get to know him a whole lot better when we both spoke at one of our conferences in Sydney, Australia. And then I got to know him really well when he spoke at a bunch of our Success Days for several years. I’m a little bit embarrassed to say that while I listened to Mark all the time, and I really enjoyed his presentations a lot. I didn’t follow his recommendations. And then one year when I was sort of taking stock of what I wanted to accomplish, how you go through that at the end of the year, I thought, you know what? I’m going to try this. So I had always written down my goals. But this time I was much more thoughtful about it. I wrote down my big goals for the year, and one of them was to increase my net worth that year by a significant amount.

I’m not going to tell you what the number was, but it was a lot. Then I implemented Mark’s hour of power. I got up an hour earlier every day. I worked on my goals. I read about things that were related to my goals. I thought about what I should be grateful for. I tracked my progress, I set up a daily and monthly goal check-in. I don’t remember what my other goals were. But I remember that I achieved my financial goal about halfway through the year, the stock market helped. But, there was a lot more to it than that. And I know I achieved my other goals that year as well. I think motivation is great. I enjoy motivational speakers. I think they are a lot of fun. But motivation is only part of it. I like motivational speakers that also give me practical tools that help me be more successful. And Mark does that in tons of different ways. In addition to all that, Mark is a prolific author. His books are fantastic. He writes, he speaks, he’s a consultant, but what I really like most about Mark is that he’s all about helping others succeed. So Mark Matteson, welcome to Profiles In Prosperity.