595. Have a life while growing a massive business – with David Finkel

You know that I am so into talking about business while also being able to preserve your life. If you have big dreams about business but you’re scared because you may not be able to manage being fulfilled and taking care of yourself, you have to listen to this conversation with David Finkel. As someone who has helped entrepreneurs and CEOs scale their businesses while simultaneously scaling back their involvement in the company, he is an expert on optimizing your business AND your life.


Question Highlights:

  • How did you begin to focus on scaling businesses without sacrificing your life?
  • How do you know what to take action on first?
  • Can you talk about the importance of recharging?
  • How to manage hiring people when it first feels like more work?


Guest Bio:

David Finkel is author of The Freedom Formula and co-author of, SCALE: 7 Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back (written with Priceline.com co-founder Jeff Hoffman), and one of the nation’s most respected business thinkers. A Wall Street Journal and Business Week bestselling author of 12 business books, David’s a regular columnist for Inc.com, FastCompany.com, and Forbes.com reaching over 1M readers each year.    

Over the past 20 years, David and the Maui coaching and advisor team have scaled and sold over $62 billion of businesses.       

Maui Mastermind helps business owners build companies they love owning again–for the value they create, the lives they touch, the profits they earn, the team they employ, and the freedom they enjoy.  Their clients have enjoyed an average annual growth rate five times higher than the average privately held company, while at the same time reducing their companies’ reliance on them as the owners by an average of 191% percent.

An ex-Olympic-level athlete turned business multi-millionaire, David and his wife Heather, and their three sons live a very simple life in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.