Exlclusive Interview With Jason Stone: Engineer Turned Influener
Jason Stone is a serial entrepreneur with multiple 7 figure business ventures across various verticals of web and marketing. He is widely known by over 4 million people around the world as @Millionaire_Mentor on Instagram. Jason utilizes his experience and passion as a motivator, mentor, teacher, and social media influencer to help others create success.
Jason Stone is an accomplished Senior Executive, Consultant, and Thought Leader with more than 15 years of success across the engineering, e-commerce, social media, internet, marketing, advertising, technology, automotive, blockchain, franchising, and health and wellness industries. He is an early stage startup tech investor/advisor to over a dozen companies. Leveraging extensive experience creating go-to-market strategies and viral marketing, he is a valuable advisor for an organization experiencing growth or launching new products. His broad areas of expertise include business development, mechanical engineering, global strategy, e-mail marketing, digital marketing, automation, blockchain, organizational leadership, and growth hacking.
Mucklai: What keeps you going when things get tough in your business?
Stone: Meditation is the key to staying calm when problems arise. Know in the back of your head, that if you surrender to the problems you’ll only far further behind. Keep your goal in mind and you will find a solution, there are no problems, only solutions.
Mucklai: What 3 things does anyone starting in your industry need to know?
Stone: Focus on making an impact, not money.
Sometimes it isn’t about how much money you make, but how you make it that matters.
Too many people want to just make money and they don’t care how it’s done and how they get it done, so they cut corners, sacrifice their dignity, and overlook their product or service they offer.
Mucklai: What would you do differently if you were starting in your industry now?
Stone: Content marketing is king, and distribution of the content trumps all. I would distribute quality content more.
Mucklai: Which people or books have had the most influence on your growth and why?
Stone: “How to win friends and influence people”
In business, and in life, it’s all about people, get along with people, make them know you, like you and trust you, and you can influence anyone.
Mucklai: What would you say is the #1 key to success in your business?
Stone: Discipline is the most crucial factor in business, if you want to reach your goals, it takes time, and patience and the only way to get there is to stay disciplined for long periods of time.
If you want something done, you either have to commit to doing it your self, or depend on others that you teach to do it and being able to manage people to do things you don’t know how to do is essential.
Mucklai: Talk about the biggest failure you’ve had. What did you learn from it?
Stone: Being a know it all for too long, I realized that if you want to go fast, go alone if you want to go far, go with others.
In my early days, I thought I could do everything, learn everything, and not depend on others to get things done, well that can only take you so far, I realized that you need mentors, other people that you can learn from, and not be afraid of asking questions, or feeling dumb when you do.
That’s how you learn and go far, with others. Surround yourself with people you look up to, let them know that, and let them know how they have had an impact on your life
Let your pride down, and get rid of your ego.