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  • March 3, 2015
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100 year record setting executive responsible for over $300 million in sales embarks as an entrepreneur and shares lessons learned from the fashion industry | Carl Mehlman

Carl Mehlman

100 year record setting executive responsible for over $300 million in sales embarks as an entrepreneur and shares lessons learned from the fashion industry


Carl Mehlman

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#1 Path to growth

"If I met with a young entrepreneur today, I would tell them I've read at least 100 of the finest business books out there. The two books that have emerged from out of my entire career are: (1) 7 Mindsets to Live Your Ultimate Life (2) City of Influence: a Business Tale”
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Mindsets

"Because I was blessed with wonderful parents and the right upbringing I had strong mindsets throughout my career. Those mindsets allowed me to run a $100 million fashion company without having a college degree."
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Biggest mistake

"My biggest error in judgment was trying to drag people across the finish line. You can't help people who don't want to help themselves. If people are not into personal development, which is what I call continuing education, then it doesn't matter how much you care.”
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Continuing education

"You gotta believe that whether you've been doing something 5, 10 or 50 years that for every thing you know there's probably twice as much you don't know. That's the exciting thing about business."
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Why Listen to Carl Mehlman:

In the audio, Carl shares:

- How he worked with famed musician Carlos Santana and the weird career highlight that resulted

- His top 2 books culled from over 30 years of business reading and filtered out of the top 100 business books

- After over $300 million in sales what's his secret

- Carl shares whether he thinks college is worth it for you or your children

- What his biggest mistake was and why it was an anchor that almost drowned him

- Why one piece (present in everybody's brain) can destroy your business and what you can do to avoid this fate

Carl had a stellar 30 year career leading startups and diverse businesses to generate revenue of over $300 million. Carl launched his second career devoted to serving others.

He chose 7 Mindsets as the foundation of his mission to inspire individuals to lead happier and more successful lives. He's a sought-after speaker, social entrepreneur and advocate in serving the community at large. He's mentor to hundreds of individuals on business, management and leadership and is continuing his calling as a 7 Mindsets Ambassador and certified mentor.

7 Mindsets empowers people to use their very own mindsets to lead lives of fulfillment. He founded The Firm ATX and is a partner with Commerce Business Advisors in Austin. The 7 Mindsets program and products serve as a foundational tool in both of these companies.

He was born in New York and grew up in a wonderful family and setting in California. He now lives in the world-class city Austin Texas.

He's also a senior business associate with Legal Shield and does philanthropy with a number of Austin's finest civic organizations. With the county health and human services government agency he’s a big leader and contributor in the CEO program, Community Employment Outreach. This program helps formerly incarcerated individuals find employment that matches their skills.

In 2003, as a key accounts director for a Fortune 500 company representing three great brands, he shipped $22 million worth of merchandise.

He started his working career at the young age of 16 and considers himself a student of business. He loves to immerse himself in how each business operates to improve it at all levels. He loves human resources and recruiting top talent to be empowerees on a business' team instead of just mere employees.

Some Shareables from Carl in this episode…

#1 Path to growth

"If I met with a young entrepreneur today, I would tell them I've read at least 100 of the finest business books out there. The two books that have emerged from out of my entire career are:

1. 7 Mindsets to Live Your Ultimate Life

2. City of Influence: a Business Tale

What those two books teach you are what every business person or entrepreneur needs to know. Have the right mindset, you will be successful. If you don't quit, you'll never fail.

Even if your skill sets are average or below average, if you've got the right mindsets and you persevere and you’re relentless, you will succeed.

The second thing is... learn, serve, grow. This gets to the heart of the matter of focusing on serving others. This is everybody you do business with including customers, colleagues, suppliers. The return will be 100 to 1000 fold."

Is college worth it?

"I advocate that everybody who has the opportunity or makes the opportunity to go to college should do so and get their degree and learn the discipline that brings you."

Mindsets

"Because I was blessed with wonderful parents and the right upbringing I had strong mindsets throughout my career. Those mindsets allowed me to run a $100 million fashion company without having a college degree."

Biggest mistake

"Looking back is a little overrated because I like to be in the present. My biggest error in judgment was trying to drag people across the finish line. You can't help people who don't want to help themselves. If people are not into personal development, which is what I call continuing education, and not willing to be an empty cup so they can learn what they don't know, then it doesn't matter how much you care. You won't be able to get them across the finish line. You're investing time in people that won't make meaningful improvements when you could be spending that time with people who have the right mindsets.

In my next life if I have one, I'll focus more of my time with people who have the right mindset."

Continuing education

"In the case of the continuing advancements in technology, you could have been the most successful businessmen in the world 10 years ago but if you're not keeping up with the new technology and applying the trends, there's just no way you'll be excelling in your business right now."

"You gotta believe that whether you've been doing something 5, 10 or 50 years that for every thing you know there's probably twice as much you don't know. That's the exciting thing about business."

Favorite part of entrepreneur's journey

"It may sound simple and corny but the journey itself and the path. I like to be in the present. As much as I've studied my own mistakes and those of others, in certain instances it's important, but generally speaking it's so much more important to focus on what's going on today. And also a good system for planning for the future. I don't ever plan on retiring because I love business."

Weirdest thing

"I don't know if it's weird but it's certainly a highlight. I was lucky enough to be part of a team that helped the legendary Carlos Santana launch a women's fashion shoe line. Carlos provided the license to a Fortune 500 company I was working for. We helped launch the brand. During that year, I was invited to one of his concerts and had a direct feed to his guitar during a live concert."

Counterintuitive

"One of the memes out there is that ‘Nice guys finish last'. I'm here to tell you that's not true. Not in my case and not in many of the other people I know and have talked to. On my business card and my e-mails I finish with a quote by Lau Tzu ‘Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.' Since I got into business in a serious way at 19, I've been kind to the people I've worked with and the people I've worked for. I've made many mistakes over the years but I've never failed. I've always felt that I finished number one."

Bad conventional wisdom

"Unfortunately people let their ego get in the way of running a successful business. The ego along with bad advice can destroy a business. Many people want to build a business as big and as fast as they can... get it to 1 million bucks now. As soon as they get to 1 million bucks they feel they'd be successful.

I'd much rather be on the path or aligned with somebody that is laser focused on doing $100,000 and generating $10,000 in profit rather than a business that does $1 million but loses $1,000 net."

Learn more about Carl Mehlman:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cjmehlman

https://www.facebook.com/carl.mehlman

http://7Mindsets.com - sign up for the free morning mindset quick quote

Or call his cell phone which he reveals in the audio interview

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