SA 062: Cameron Herold on the Beautiful Bipolar Nature of Entrepreneurs, Morning Routines, and the Importance of Building a Vivid Vision for the New Year

Cameron Herold

Business coach and author Cameron Herold talks about bipolar and ADD in entrepreneurs, his grandfather, how much integrity matters to him, and how to build a vivid vision rather than a mission statement for a company.

Guest Bio:

Cameron Herold is known around the world as THE BUSINESS GROWTH GURU.

He is the mastermind behind hundreds of companies’ exponential growth. Cameron’s built a dynamic consultancy- his current clients include a ‘Big 4’ wireless carrier and a monarchy. What do his clients say they like most about him? He isn’t a theory guy- they like that Cameron speaks only from experience. He earned his reputation as the business growth guru by guiding his clients to double their profit and double their revenue in just three years or less.

Cameron was an entrepreneur from day 1. At age 21, he had 14 employees. By 35, he’d help build his first TWO $100 MILLION DOLLAR companies. By the age of 42, Cameron engineered 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s spectacular growth from $2 Million to $106 Million in revenue and 3100 employees— and he did that in just six years. His companies landed over 5,200 media placements in that same six years, including coverage on Oprah.

Not only does Cameron know how to grow businesses, but his delivery from the stage is second to none— the current publisher of Forbes magazine, Rich Karlgaard, stated “Cameron Herold is THE BEST SPEAKER I’ve ever heard…he hits grand slams”.  

When Cameron steps off the stage, he doesn’t stop teaching. He is the author of the global best selling business book DOUBLE DOUBLE- in its 7th printing and in multiple translations around the world and MEETINGS SUCK.

Cameron is a top rated international speaker and has been paid to speak in 26 countries. He is also the top-rated lecturer at EO/MIT’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program and a powerful and effective speaker at Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer leadership events around the world.


TED Talk:
Cameron Herold: Let’s raise kids to be entrepreneurs

Some Questions We Ask:

  • When he hears the word successful, who’s the first person that comes to mind, and why?
  • For aspiring entrepreneurs, fathers, married couples, people who have gone through divorce. Can he take us through the process of that? Did he start to write? Did he start to really become self-aware of this stuff? What was the process like, and maybe how can he help someone who’s struggling with that?

It’s better to take the good advice and take the parts that really work well for you and do those, and then release yourself from the stress of everything else.

  • Would he say that the responsibility falls more on the school system, the teachers and administrators, or on parents, for developing entrepreneurial skills?
  • One story that he talked about in an entrepreneur organization event was this point where his body almost shut down after selling one of his businesses. Can he talk us through that adversity moment and how it was so important?  

The learner controls the environment. No one is ready to learn until they’re ready to learn.

  • Does he have a book or a couple of books that he most recommends that have impacted him a ton in his work and life?

Good to Great by Jim Collins
Start with Why by Simon Sinek
The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
The One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard
Mastering the Rockefeller Habits by Verne Harnish
Scaling Up by Verne Harnish
Traction by Gino Wickman

Stop learning and start doing.

  • If he could have dinner with one person he admires, past or present, who would it be and why?

John F. Kennedy

What You’ll Learn in This Episode:

  • His family background and how it influenced him to be an entrepreneur
  • On ADD, bipolar and the traits of an entrepreneur: how he came to this and why it’s so important to him

I think of ADD as a superpower. It allows me to see everything that’s going on.

  • How would he tell somebody who’s a solopreneur trying to build something from zero at this point, to apply some of the strategies in his books?
  • For people with side hustles. How would he tell somebody who’s in that situation where you don’t have the full day to focus on it. How do you block it off and make sure that you’re as productive as you should be if you were a full-time entrepreneur?



Cameron’s books:

Double Double
Meetings Suck
The Miracle Morning for Entrepreneurs

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