From Duct Tape Marketing to The Referral Engine, John Jantsch has spent his career helping marketers build their businesses. With his latest book The Commitment Engine, he explores the larger issue of how we can make our work worth it — a key topic of discussion on The Work Talk Show. John generously shared how he’s built his own business along the way with tips on working with family, productivity habits, and finding balance.
Like many of our guests, John Jantsch has a lot to do. John is a marketing consultant, speaker and best-selling author of Duct Tape Marketing, The Commitment Engine, and The Referral Engine as well as the creator of the Duct Tape Marketing System and the Duct Tape Marketing Consulting Network. (You can learn more about all of those things at DuctTapeMarketing.com.) John shared with us how his two daughters recently came into the business and how that's led the company in new and exciting directions, including their recent expansion to a fun loft office space (think ping-pong tables, bikes, & dogs) where they eventually hope to host a concert series. He also shared how he organizes his work. From getting up and writing before 6:30 A.M. to designating two days a week as "focus days" for high pay-off tasks, it's no wonder John has built such a comprehensive system and business. For our shameless plugs, DJ gave a shout-out to DJ and Marketer Martin Smith, Nick mentioned John's Weekend Favs blog post series where he spotlights great content and helpful tools he finds during the week, and John pointed folks to the site for his new book The Commitment Engine. Until next week, see you on the internet! Speaking of 'referral engines' — If you liked what you heard (or even if you didn't), head over to iTunes and give us a quick rating and review to help others find the show.