Episode 66: John Morris
John Morris is my kind of person.
Big, Bold and on a mission.
John found that school wasn't his "thing".
He also found that sales was.
It fed into his competitive nature. If he couldn't "win" he didn't want to play.
Telling his father that school was tough.
But, like any father that's paying attention, you lean in when your kids need you to.
John's dad knew his son would be successful. He told him that.
That's all John needed. A salesman was born.
John's story of trial and error. Of leading, learning, failing, and learning again is what this show is all about.
He's open about his style, as a leader, a husband and a father. Like most of us, he's still learning.
He's found a home with a company that lets, no wait, encourages, him to be himself.
They've even given him a podcast and he's one of the best in the game.
Follow John Morris, you will smile and learn something every day.
I know I do.
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