048: Screw the Nine-to-Five the Right Way with Jill Stanton

On this episode of Build Your Network, Host Travis Chappell interviews Jill Stanton, co-founder of Screw the Nine-to-Five.

Here’s what Travis and Jill discuss in this episode:

  • About Jill and Screw the Nine-to-Five
  • Jill and her husband Josh got their start together back in 2012.
    • They had a separate business in other spaces working on niche websites.
    • They didn’t have a team.
    • They had freedom and flexibility.
  • It was the week of their wedding, they came up with the name “Screw the Nine to Five” and then did trial and error to figure out what works.
  • They figure out what they’re passionate about and they see what works.
  • Before owning her own businesses, she hated working set hours.
    • How do you help people take the leap from working 9-5?
      • Everyone has a different risk tolerance.
      • If it works for you, you should balance both until you’ve replaced your income or gotten close to replacing your income.
      • She hates the rhetoric on the internet that success happens overnight.
        • You may have to tough it out for a good year or two while you build your business and work a regular job.
      • Everything you do takes time, don’t add a level of stress that you don’t need.
      • The best thing you can ask someone that you’re thinking of hiring, is “what results have you gotten?”
    • Do you believe that what you know or who you know is more important, and why?
      • Who you know. They can help you build what you know.
      • If you’re hanging with people who are where you want to be, you can learn so much from them just by participating in conversations.
      • You don’t need to have more courses, you need to have more conversations with other entrepreneurs.
        • This helps you build your knowledge base that helps you try more things more effectively.
      • Tell a story about a connection in your life that led to a moment of success.
        • James Webmore, Amy Porterfield, and John Dumas have a lot of integrity but all go about their business differently.
          • She’s learned so much from each of them and it’s hard to attribute one thing to a specific outcome.
        • Without relationships with the above people, Jill would be in the weeds a lot more than she is.
          • She’s learned how to finesse a team, be a good leader, set boundaries, etc.
          • You need to allow some mental white space.
        • Why do so many people neglect to network?
          • People don’t neglect to do it, they do it wrong, they go in with the motive of getting something out of the relationship.
          • Prioritize the connection and relationship first, and it pays off.
          • Don’t take more than you give, give more than you take.
          • People who are popular get a lot of requests to come on their podcasts, be different by not doing that.
          • Everybody looks at networking too short-term.
            • Play the long game.
          • One great networking tip:
            • Chill the f*** out and ask normal questions!
            • Talk about something that the person you’re connecting with is actually interested in.
            • Nobody wants their brains picked nonstop.
            • Jill enjoys talking to people who will just keep it real with them.
          • Have you ever paid for a 1-1 mentorship or a group mastermind?
            • She has joined a mastermind group with someone she had a pre-existing relationship ahead of time with.
          • If you walk up to an influential person you haven’t met before, do you ask a question or let things flow?
            • Just lets things flow naturally, and lets someone else introduce her.
            • If there’s no introduction, she’ll wait for an opportunity to come in and crack a joke.
            • If you’re not going to be memorable, don’t waste your opportunity.
            • First impressions only happen once.
            • When meeting Amy Porterfield at an event, she never asked any business questions until after the third day or so.
              • Chose to ask them to do something that was mutually beneficial.
            • The Random Round:
              • What profession other than your own do you think it would be fun to attempt?
                • TV Broadcasting
              • If you could sit on a park bench with someone dead or alive who would it be and why?
                • Donald Trump, assuming he would be honest and tell the truth.
              • How do you like to learn best, books, blogs, podcasts, or videos?
                • Videos, but the true best way is by doing and “falling flat on her face.”
              • A glimpse of your morning routine
                • Get up, get a smoothie, talk to josh and get into it.
              • Go-to pump up song:
                • Anything Beyonce, Chunky by Bruno Mars
              • Putting business aside, what are you not very good at?
                • Ice skating, reading books. Blogs are fine, books are not her thing.
              • Where to find you online:
                • com, the free Facebook group

    Tweetable Quotes:

    • “Reduce the time you’re spending with negative people who don’t understand your goals.”
    • “People rub off on us, and we emulate them more than we think we do.”

    Resources Mentioned:

    Buildyournetwork.com– Podcast website

    Screwtheninetofive.com – Jill and Josh’s website

    Screwcommunity.com – Jill and Josh’s free Facebook Group

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