Business owners tend to struggle admitting when they’ve done something wrong. Most mistakes we make are internal to our business, generally unnoticeable to the outside world. The thing is though, talking about the mistakes we make as business leaders can be strangely cathartic. Other people are willing to share their own mishaps when they hear your own. It assists in the learning process.
So today, I’m using this post to tell you about the biggest mistake I’ve made as a business owner. It’s personal, and it’s difficult, but at the end of the day, I’ve felt this immense need to share this experience with others in hopes they can avoid the same pitfall that almost brought us down.
Read more of LeadMD’s Justin Gray’s experience on Forbes.
Meet Justin Gray
Justin is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO and founder of LeadMD, the world’s largest revenue operations agency having implemented over half of the Marketo user base. Justin has made a career of launching successful companies and scaling them, with successful exits of over 200MM+ in the last decade. Justin’s latest endeavor launched in 2016 when he co-founded Six Bricks an online learning startup designed to combat employee and customer churn through experience-based education. Over the past 10 years, Justin has emerged as a strong voice for entrepreneurship, marketing and culture. As a recognized speaker, Justin has been published over 350 times in industry publications and holds his own column, Tribal Knowledge in Inc., while writing for Entrepreneur, Tech Crunch and others. Justin and his wife Jennifer met over marketing and three years later welcomed their son, Grayson, into the world in April of 2017.