How to Continuously Improve Your Business

with Brady Lewis

Episode 003

 
ptp-003
 

Brady Lewis started working for the family cabinet door business, Lewis Cabinet Specialties, years ago. However, it was early on that he noticed there was a better way to do redundant tasks, so he turned to the computer. What began as makeshift spreadsheets has evolved into an industry changing online ordering system that brings outsourcing into the modern era.  

I first met Brady at the Atlanta IWF show in 2016. He was showing Allmoxy to the world and I happened to notice a monitor showing a video of his product. I probably went back to the booth 10 times over the course of the show because I had never seen anything like it.  

Since then Allmoxy continues to make revisions to its platform, making it the most robust solution for component providers anywhere.

But what was the main takeaway from our conversation? What was the one big thing?

Brady said that one of his main keys to success was to not band-aid fix anything. Fixing it once and fixing it right meant it was fixed for good.  He took issue after issue, problem after problem and made it better until finally it evolved into what it is today.  

This success did not come easy as it went against the grain of his Dad’s ‘ass-holes and elbows’ mentality. But with each success, Brady got a little more rope until finally he had built a system that required far less interaction for mistakes to be made.

Although Brady had a different view than his brothers and father, they are all aligned in their vision of how a business is built. It is built with people, and people that are a part of something great. People that are a part of something that makes them better first, and company second.  

By Brady taking the initiative and learning to create a program that made the business more efficient, it created the flexibility for the company to build a culture that is unmatched in our industry. 
 

 

We hope you enjoy this episode of the Push Thru Podcast!

 

Quick Cuts

Best advice or quote

"Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune." -Jim Rohn

Personal habit/trait that makes you more successful

"The ability to pick my battles. I can leave things undone and move to things that really need me and sleep very well at night."

What does the future of outsourcing look like?

"In our industry, I have a front row seat for the change that’s happening. We all want to interact with our cabinet shop the same way we experience Amazon and Netflix. The ones who get closest, fastest will be the new winners."

1 resource, app, or anything that makes you better

"I can’t name just one. I use Wavebox with Inbox by Google, Slack, Trello, and Intercom. I also have a certain flow for inbox, and without it, I’d be toast."

1 book that you consider to be your favorite

"I love Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb."

 

Show Notes

Brady Lewis started working for the family cabinet door business, Lewis Cabinet Specialties, years ago. However, it was early on that he noticed there was a better way to do redundant tasks, so he turned to the computer. What began as makeshift spreadsheets has evolved into an industry changing online ordering system that brings outsourcing into the modern era: AllMoxy.

AllMoxy is easily the most robust solution for component providers anywhere. But it didn't happen overnight.

Our conversation with Brady digs into the journey of creating AllMoxy and how continuous improvement can help every business owner Push Thru the barriers and thrive regardless of the outside circumstances.

 

A BIG THANKS to the sponsor of this episode IWF Atlanta: http://bit.ly/2lMPgGf
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Links:

For more on Lewis Cabinet Specialties: http://bit.ly/lewiscabinet

For more on AllMoxy: http://bit.ly/allmoxy

To get in contact with Brady Lewis: brady@allmoxy.com

To learn more about Wavebox: http://bit.ly/2lCgBuD

To learn more about Slack: http://bit.ly/2lCrWe5

To learn more about Trello: http://bit.ly/2pJp1FJ

To learn more about Intercom: http://bit.ly/2EtiGS8

For Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb: http://amzn.to/2EsqQKD

For great articles on the Cabinet Industry: http://bit.ly/2lg7UpA

To learn more about Ultimate Cabinet Components: http://bit.ly/2lwT5Qw

To get in contact with Jeff Finney: http://bit.ly/2BZbzTZ