Podcast Overview

Sixteen years ago, Andy Frisella, “The MFCEO,” and his business partner, Chris, started a company called Supplement Superstores with $12,000 they earned from striping the stripes on parking lots and now do annually over $100 million a year in business.  He started this podcast basically for three reasons.

  •      To mentor people who don't have mentors
  •      To motivate people in a real authentic way
  •      Because he has a passion for motivating and helping people

Andy’s main motivation here is to help people realize what it takes to A) be successful. B) stay self motivated and C) hopefully for people to give back to others as well.

How to Lead Your Team

In this special extended episode, Andy Frisella is joined by special guest Will Compton, a former captain on the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team and current linebacker for the Washington Redskins.  Along with co-hosts Vaughn Kohler and Ben Newman, Andy and Will discuss how to lead your team.  From leading by example to showing appreciation to each team member, this is an insightful and comprehensive conversation.  Here are some highlights from the episode:

You Can't Do It Alone

According to Andy, you can't accomplish anything meaningful alone.  If you can't create a team of people who will follow your lead, you are not going to succeed in business.  So if you are an entrepreneur, you must know how to lead your team.

Delegation is Difficult But Vital

Andy says leading a team is extremely difficult.  The scariest thing for him was expanding from one store to multiple stores, because he had to give up control and trust people.  But that's vitally important.  You have to realize, Andy says, that you are not fucking special.  You are not so good that you don't need help.  You need it.  And you need to delegate.  If you don't, other businesses will pass you by.

Leadership Begins with Selling Your Vision

Andy says that you must consider yourself the #1 sales person of your vision.  You have to be passionate and excited.  According to Will Compton, on the football field, there have to be leaders who sell others on the culture of the program.  They have to get everyone else excited about taking excellence to the highest level.

Humility is a Huge Part of Leadership

Andy says that the answer to how to lead your team is "humility."  It's huge.  According to him, "You're not a leader because you own the business.  You're not a leader because you're the best player on the football field.  You're a leader if you realize that you aren't that fucking great, that you have a long way to go, and that your job is to keep learning and bringing people with you along the road to success."

...And Many More Insights from Andy, Will, and Ben

This is a far-reaching, in depth conversation about team work and leadership.  Here are a few more sound bytes:

  • "They say 'football is a game of inches.'  It's the same with leadership.  Successful leaders do the little things.  They pay attention to the details."
  • "Do the shit you need to do and your team will come out and do it with you."
  • "A good leader is a good teacher.  He or she doesn't just say, 'Do this because I fucking said it.'  They attach meaning to a task.  Vision drives behavior."
  • "If you are a leader, you should study the people who are what you want to be."
  • "You don't need permission to be a leader.  It comes from a decision within yourself."
  • "Leadership involves a transfer of passion."

These insights and many more!

Links Mentioned In This Episode

    Books Mentioned In This Episode

     

     



    Also in MFCEO Project Podcast

    DENIM DOMINATORS: The Extraordinary Story of Blue Delta Jeans, with Andy Frisella - MFCEO302
    DENIM DOMINATORS: The Extraordinary Story of Blue Delta Jeans, with Andy Frisella - MFCEO302

    What can you learn about business from two guys from Tupelo, Mississippi? A lot. Josh West & Nick Weaver are two of the most incredible entrepreneurs I’ve met in a long time! They were best friends as kids & are now the founders of Blue Delta Jeans, a company that makes the best blue jeans I've ever worn in my life! We talked about their story, their struggle, & the lessons every entrepreneur can apply. You're not just going to learn a lot in this episode. You're going to laugh, too. A lot.

     

    Read More
    THE 24-HOUR RULE OF BRAGGING: Why It's Essential For Your Success, with Andy Frisella - MFCEO301
    THE 24-HOUR RULE OF BRAGGING: Why It's Essential For Your Success, with Andy Frisella - MFCEO301

    If you could take a time machine back to your biggest win in life…would you? If you’re thinking “Of course! I'd love to rocket back to Yesteryear to relive the Glory Days," then your chances of being a real success in life are probable zero. ZERO. Truly successful people have a completely different mindset. They are guided by a major rule in life: The 24-Hour Rule of Bragging. This rule protects you from mediocrity and helps you move on from massive mistakes.
    Read More
    Why
    Why "Winning" Isn't Enough, with Andy Frisella - MFCEO300

    Just "winning" isn't enough. "Winning" doesn't earn you glory or the right to brag. You have to DOMINATE. That's the mentality you have to have to truly be successful on an elite level...& this isn't an ego thing, either. It's not about just trying to prove you are way better than somebody else. It's not about feeling good because you decimated your competition. It actually has to do with YOU...your potential..& whether or not you die feeling proud of how you lived.
    Read More