Hello, I'm Mitchell 🙂
What I’m Learning
Read 3 Books Per Month
My ultimate goal for 2020 is to read more. I’ve challenged myself to read 3 books per month. I’d like to build up to reading a book a week (on average) by next year. So far, so good.
This is so unlike anything else that I’ve worked on, but I love it. It’s one of the few practices in my life that combines logic and creativity. I works both sides of my brain and it keeps me busy.
Mitchell & Company in the News
Starter Story interviews entrepreneurs and shares the stories behind their business. In each interview, Pat (the owner of Starter Story) asks how the entrepreneur got started, how they grew and how they run their business today. My interview was published in November 2019 and showcases how I was able to start and grow Patriot Chimney from $0 to $21K in monthly revenue within a year.
National Chimney Sweep Guild
The National Chimney Sweep Guild (NCSG) is a 501 (c) (6) non-profit trade association existing to promote the success of its members by providing progressive services, encouraging professionalism and ethical accountability, and advancing the chimney and venting industry through public awareness of the trade. Patriot Chimney was featured in their early 2019 edition of Meet a Member.
Career Move is the biggest community where professionals share and learn how to make successful career moves. I was asked to talk about how I helped grow Patriot Chimney to more than $21K in monthly revenue while also working full time.
Failory is a community of founders learning together. They give interviews with the founders of failed and successful startups (luckily we were one of the successful ones!), articles about entrepreneurship, and carefully curated resources to make better founders.
Jobber is an operations management software that helps small home services businesses organize their entire operations. I was interviewed as part of Jobber Academy, which gathers expert advice, entrepreneur success stories, best practices, and tools for people looking to run smarter, more efficient service businesses.
Books, Thoughts, & More
Building a Routing & Scheduling System Using Google Sheets and Jobber Introduction This post was originally posted to my Twitter page as a thread. I figured this could be very beneficial, and. a lot was left off the table, so I thought I'd just make it into a...
Influence, the classic book on persuasion, explains the psychology of why people say "yes"—and how to apply these understandings. Dr. Robert Cialdini is the seminal expert in the rapidly expanding field of influence and persuasion. His thirty-five years of rigorous,...
Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts.When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many...