Entrepreneur’s Journal #4 – SalesForce Programming Day #3

Written by Las Vegas Motivational Speaker & U.S. Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year Clay Clark

“Day 3 of SalesForce Programming – Life Inside A Floridian Hotel”

About Clay:

– Clay has been written about in the New York Times and the Washington Post

– Is the founder of numerous successful organizations including DJ Connection (America’s largest wedding entertainment business),

Juliet Films (formerly Cherished Traditions Videography), the Bridal Association, the Bridal Association Wedding Show, etc…

– He has worked a business consultant for national organizations including: Farmers Insurance, Maytag, the U.S. Government Accountability Office, etc…

– His “Wheel of Wealth System” for building “scalable and duplicatable business systems designed to be capable of working without the owner” have helped

thousands of people and audience members throughout the United States.

– His best-selling book, Make Your Life Epic: From the Dorm Room to the Board Room has helped countless readers to find a problems and solve them in a profitable

way by starting a successful business.

– For more information about scheduling Clay Clark to speaker to your organization, conference, workshop or group visit: https://makeyourlifeepic.com

– His ability to weave entertainment and education into his speaking events has made him a favorite Dallas Motivational Speaker, Tulsa Motivational Speaker

and Las Vegas Motivational Speaker of choice for event planners and conference organizers from coast to coast.

– He has shared the stage with best-selling authors, professional sports trainers and award-winning business owners.

– He has 5 kids and 1 beautiful wife (as opposed to 2)

“Day 3 of SalesForce Programming – Life Inside A Floridian Hotel”

If you know me, you know that I hate sitting. I hate feeling idle. And because we are working on a software platform that has the potential to change game for our collective businesses, I am forced to sit down a lot while the smart people think, until they have a question for me. This process is hurting my head. This morning we got up early and went out for breakfast at “House of Pancakes.” This reputable-looking place was actually quite nice, and my wife ordered an egg something and I had her order me an egg-something as well. Josh ordered an egg-something and we talked about the plans for our day. Our waitress was a nice lady, who said that she was committed to taking care of us. That was reassuring and it made me feel like “House of Pancakes” was a good place for us to be eating.

After we ate some food, we went to Wal-Mart to get some medication, and then we went to work. I spent all day typing drop-down menus while Josh worked on the layout. This pattern was repeated for 5 straight hours. I went to bathroom 5 times because I was consuming so many beverages. After typing until my brain was numb we stopped to argue about the goal of what we were doing. It made my head hurt, but at the end of the day he was right, which is why we are working with him. I think that is half the value of great consultants. You are paying them to forcefully expand your brain and to change your thinking. We have all gotten to where we were are because of what we have done, thus if we don’t make any profound changes we won’t experience any profound results.

So the question really comes down to this. Do I want to make big changes or do I want to just talk about making big changes? When I started DJ Connection, the goal was to become the best and biggest Tulsa wedding dj service in the city. When I started consulting with Epic, the goal of their leadership was to make Epic Photography the place where brides could get the best Tulsa wedding photography in the city. Once we became that we had arrived. I remember being 20 years old and feeling like I was the man because our company was the largest in the city in our field. I remember feeling like the boss, because I was 27 and I had a 6,000 square foot house. However, as I get older I realize that I’m competing with QuikTrip, Southwest Airlines and Disney, not other wedding DJ companies. I have to hold myself accountable to thinking bigger if we are going to grow beyond where we are. If we are going to grow beyond 4,000 weddings per year, if we are going to serve more customers, if we are going to be able help more people, if we are going to be able to give more money way, we are going to have to get this software done.

It’s 3:15 PM and I’m feeling like an all-nighter is in store tonight. I’m not too excited about it. But, I think it has to happen.




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  • Founder of DJ Connection
  • Founder of Epic Photography
  • Founder of the Tulsa Bridal Association Wedding Show
  • Founder of Make Your Life Epic Marketing / Advertising Agency
  • Founder of Thrive15.com
  • Former Owner of Party Perfect (Which is now PartyProRents.com
  • Co-Founder of Elephant In The Room Men’s Grooming Lounge
  • Co-Founder of Fears and Clark Realty Group
  • Co-host of the Thrive Time Business Coach Radio Show