Jordon Schultz is no stranger to success. He’s created multiple successful tech startups and coached hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs. Mr. Schultz’s latest venture helps empower entrepreneurs in a live setting with Jordon and his team.
Additionally, Schultz is a seasoned world traveler, competitive athlete with a “Type-A” personality, and a practitioner of Brazilian Ju-jitsu.
It’s Schultz’s internal drive for greatness that keeps him motivated to achieve more and stay ahead of his competition. He’s always a step ahead in business and thinking about his next move.
- What was your best/favorite subject in school?
I was always a big fan of social studies and geography. Learning about new places and cultures at a young age really inspired me to develop an interest in travel that I have now. We always had National Geographic magazines lying around the house too. I would thumb through the magazines and admire the pictures of remote mountains and old forgotten cities.
- What was your first job?
When I was around 15 or 16 I started to have an interest in marketing. I first knew that the marketing industry could provide a wealth of opportunities for me and a never ending ceiling of earnings. I taught myself how to write sales copy as a teenager and would sell my services on internet forums. It was an experience that opened the door to greater things!
- Where and how did you first get into the industry you currently work in?
Entrepreneurship really fell into my lap. I knew I had a drive to be independent so I could explore my passion for traveling so I researched “work at home jobs” and read business books. The internet marketing industry was still a “Wild West” when I broke into it by the way of a few courses I purchased. Basically, I reverse engineered those systems and started connecting with the authors and found other like-minded business owners in forums. The rest was history!
- How have those jobs prepared you for what you do now?
Everyone says that they all had a job that taught them to value hard work. It’s really no lie. Writing copy wasn’t easy, it was something I had to perfect over and over and make multiple drafts to get it just right. I learned that it’s the same in business and marketing. You don’t always get it right the first time. You have to go back to the drawing board, split test ideas and launch, launch, launch! Taking action is the key to making anything work.
- Describe the best day of work you’ve ever had.
The best day I’ve ever had in this industry is when after I started coaching others. Helping people start business and succeed in something they have a passion for is very rewarding. I had a coaching client come to me after a few months telling me he had quit his 9-5 job and is now living a fulfilling life running a business that he enjoys. It was a very humble and proud moment for me.
- How do you keep yourself motivated?
Fitness is a big motivator for me. I’m a competitive guy by nature; I always have been. I’ve been training BJJ for years and now that business is my current focus, I still practice BJJ a few times a week to stay in shape and get down on the mat to bring out the raw nature of myself. I know I can always improve – I am my biggest critic!
- What kind of business ideas excite you most?
Haha! I love ideas that come from the question, “What if…?”. Forming a business that combines daily problems and addressing it with out of the box answers is like a game to me. It’s a lot like Ju-Jitsu in a sense; finding yourself in a tough position and being forced to come up with a creative solution is always fun.
- Have you ever tried any unorthodox techniques to attract attention to your business?
I have tried unorthodox methods to get attention but as they say, “if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it.” Lately I’ve realized that there’s no need to reinvent the wheel, so to speak. Traditional marketing works to attract customers and clients.
- What personal achievement are you most proud of?
I’m a World Champion Brazilian Ju-Jitsu athlete. I’ve trained for years and finally accomplished a big goal that I’ve had my eyes on since I was 20 years old.
- What wisdom you would have liked to share with yourself when you first started out?
Stay mentally tough. I can’t express that enough. You will encounter personal struggles, business obstacles and even relationship problems with a significant other that will get you losing steam. You’ll probably become demotivated as a result and want to quit. But you can’t quit! The moment you give up, is when you’ll find yourself taking the easy road out. It will affect your decision making going forward. If you can keep yourself mentally strong and suppress the urge to just tap out, you’ll find yourself successful in everything you do.