[Interview] Steven & Melissa interview Maresa Friedman. Maresa, or as she is known to many The Executive Cat Herder, is a high-energy, higher impact business consultant focused on giving companies, (and entrepreneurs) the tools they need to reach goals they didn’t even consider to be attainable. Here’s Accountability and Communication with Maresa Friedman.
[00:48] What’s Up Maresa. Ready to get hustling?
[00:58] This interview is done on location at Scale Matrix & Launch Center!
[01:29] More about Maresa and her #CreativeHustler ways.
[02:00] Done is better than perfect. #AnalysisParalysis
[02:50] People with content worse than yours are making money.
[03:05] What is an executive cat herder?
[04:10] Maresa is able to talk to everyone the best way they respond to.
[04:30] What Maresa actually does!
[05:00] Maresa can find celebrity endorsement, improve lead gen, adjust brand strategy, and so much more.
[05:40] She can guarantee income growth in 90 days if people LISTEN.
[05:50] Her goal is to create ACCOUNTABILITY.
[06:30] Marketing is coming back to wanting to buy from people they LIKE!
[06:55] A product endorsed by someone they trust, makes people want to check them out.
[07:19] Cat herding comes down to 3 things: People, process, and technology.
[07:30] Who do you have, what processes are in place, and what technology do you have?
[08:15] Did you invest your life savings into your company, to just be poor?
[08:30] The world cannot support that many ballerinas.
[09:07] What was Maresa’s inspiration for getting into this industry.
[10:00] Maresa was a computer nerd and an excess talker!
[10:35] Specialized people are having trouble finding their niche.
[11:00] Why working in a Bank helps you learn to work with people.
[12:30] At one point, Maresa’s only job was to keep everyone happy.
[13:00] Maresa has a genuine interest in people but doesn’t like to be attacked by business cards.
[14:00] It’s gotta be a mindset shift for the quality over quantity.
[14:20] Dave’s Networking for Nice People!
[14:48] Maresa took a business improv course, and it was the best course she’s ever taken.
[15:53] Maresa has “playground dominance” she doesn’t break eye contact first.
[16:52] Maresa is actually an introvert, and it takes a lot of effort to go out.
[17:36] Don’t have a conversation while looking over your shoulder for someone else to talk to.
[18:07] No one is against you, they are just for themselves.
[18:27] 15% of Maresa’s business is working with startups!
[19:03] It’s like going out with a woman who wants to settle down right away.
[19:33] We all need to think about listening more than we talk.
[19:58] We have two ears and one mouth for a reason.
[20:23] Just because you’re online doesn’t mean you can’t have purposeful communication.
[21:16] The trend in dating is to meet in person and talk.
[21:42] Maresa is all in for her lifestyle, and her inspiration comes from her parents.
[22:46] You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink, however, you can put salt in his oats to make him thirsty.
[23:50] Maresa could have excuses but she prioritizes things to make her life work.
[24:20] The lifestyle may not be glamorous, but it’s worth it.
[25:10] Social media captures the highlights, and it’s not real life.
[25:40] Maresa’s daughter wants to be a freelance dolphin trainer and librarian.
[26:15] How Maresa gets motivated on a bad day.
[26:40] Maresa sets a timer for 10 minutes to cry over herself, and move on.
[28:40] Give yourself time to be excited, and then move on.
[29:15] Embrace your feelings, but put a box around them.
[30:10] Maresa puts a “Day of Nothing” on her calender.
[30:42] You’re not a heart surgeon, you not under that much pressure.
[31:08] The most challenging part of Maresa’s lifestyle is sacrificing things she doesn’t want to.
[32:15] When it goes well, you need to pick and choose want you to want to do to be there for the moments that matter.
[33:25] Sometimes you can be brilliant at business, but failing at life.
[33:53] Maresa says YES to things that do not make any sense.
[34:21] You need to put a box around the things you want to do.
[34:56] Sometimes you look back and think, I should’ve taken that opportunity.
[35:50] If you have to pay others to work, you need to reevaluate your business.
[37:09] There’s a balance of evaluating your opportunities.
[38:18] Having a dialogue as an owner, and decide opportunities as a group.
[39:15] There’s a lot of hand-holding in some opportunities.
[40:00] I will give you my time, but you need to give me your focus.
[40:45] You get what you get.
[41:03] Maresa’s #CreativeHustler would be Zig Ziglar, from Amway.
[42:22] Amway was around for a long time, but they missed the mark for marketing.
[42:57] There will never be a problem surrounding yourself with positive people.
[43:00] Maresa has no issues with MLMers!
[45:00] Do you like Coke or Pepsi? People either feel very strongly about one or the other.
[45:50] The power of branding in soda.
[47:00] Traveling has helped Maresa recognize opportunities in industries she’d never thought of.
[50:20] We’re all selling something, let’s be honest.
[51:58] Where Maresa lives on the internet
[53:19] Melissa’s Moment of Hustle