Lean for Dummies

with Paul Akers

Episode 006

 
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The first time you meet Paul, you start to question your effectiveness in not only work, but in life as well. Fast-paced is an understatement when describing Paul. He just gets things done. After reading Paul’s book 2 Second Lean, you’ll be fired up to adopt the incredible culture Paul and his team have cultivated at FastCap. Our interview with Paul scrapes the surface on Lean Manufacturing, but every piece of advice from Paul is something you can start working on today to improve your business, your health, and your life.

Paul’s success with Lean is something he attributes to his passion and curiosity. You have to approach every situation with the mindset, “let’s see what happens.” Be relentless with “what if” questions and never shy away from opportunity.


His advice to all business owners is to become passionate hillbillies that stay humble in all circumstances. Find out what happens if you make this change or try this new method. Don't settle for where you are today.
 

 

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

 

Quick Cuts

Best advice or quote

"Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking, 'What's in it for me?'" - Brian Tracy

Personal habit/trait that makes you more successful

“I love seeing people succeed.”

What does the future of websites and marketing look like?

“It’s catching on fire and exploding. It’s expanding into every area of business.”

1 resource, app, or anything that makes you better

“Voxer.”

1 book that you consider to be your favorite

“American Icon” by Alan Mulally
“The Elegant Solution” by Matthew May

 

Show Notes

Our interview with Paul scrapes the surface on Lean Manufacturing, but every piece of advice from Paul is something you can start working on today to improve your business, your health, and your life. His advice to all business owners is to become passionate hillbillies that stay humble in all circumstances. Don't settle for where you are today.

 

Links:

For more on FastCap: http://bit.ly/2rwLCq6

To learn more about Voxer: http://bit.ly/2n0NOBs

For American Icon by Alan Mulally: http://amzn.to/2n2PmuR

For The Elegant Solution by Matthew May: http://amzn.to/2DEFoJL

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