You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with (at CaboPress). – slightly modified quote from Jim Rohn
Last week was a great week for me as I was invited to hang out with Chris Lema at CaboPress, a Mastermind event for WordPress professionals. Chris has been a thought leader in the WordPress business space for years. Two of my good friends Robby McCullough of Beaver Builder and James Laws of Ninja Forms encouraged me to apply and I’m sure glad I did!
Chris Lema carefully crafts CaboPress by bringing in outstanding speakers – actually, the correct word is really mentors – to help the attendees accelerate their business growth. Imagine being able to walk up to Brian Clark of Copyblogger and ask him questions about your emarketing strategy. Or, hear Jason Cohen talk of server infrastructure for a SaaS product. Or Kareem Marucchi, Steve Zehngut, or Chris about how they grow teams. All in a pool. Yes, this really happens! As the week went on, I felt like I was hooked up to a firehose with the value bombs that were being dropped.CaboPress is a value bomb dropping retreat made for WordPress business owners Click To Tweet
I’ve now returned from the pools of Cabo and need to start implementing some key takeaways into my business.
My key takeaways from the pools of Cabo were:
- Raise my prices: I want and need to spend more time with my customers. If I’m going to really be able to provide the most value to them, I need to have more focus.
- Culture: Culture is not just a word, but a way of life in a business. I need to work to refine our culture so that as we grow we can effectively communicate our way of life to my future employees. I want to hire great developers and other employees. Like minded individuals who are aligned attract others like them.
- Processes: I need to create a process doc for the team so we can be better aligned so that I will not be the gatekeeper of internal processes.
- Blog: I commit to blogging once a month. This is blog #1. Keep me accountable to do more!
What now? Who will hold me accountable?
Lucky for me, I meet with a great group of WordPress business owners twice a month and talk strategy and accountability. Below is a photo of Andy Wilkerson of Up Themes and Robby McCullough of Beaver Builder who are part of one of my WordPress mastermind groups.
Was it worth it?
Yes. 10x over. If you are in the WordPress business space and you are looking to grow your team, you need to apply to CaboPress next year.
Great post, John. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate our mini mastermind group. It’s been a great resource and I’m so glad we got a chance to link up again in person. 🙂