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EP422: RJ Bates III Gets Real Vulnerable While Sharing His Powerful Story About Scaling Too Quickly (& How He Was Able To Turn Things Around)

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RJ Bates III grew his business incredibly rapidly, but it cost him nearly everything. He would spend 10+ hours a day on the phone trying to put out fires instead of actually enjoying the fruits of his labor. He had to take a step back and reevaluate what was most important to him. He shares his story and how he was able to scale down to live a more fulfilling and profitable life.

Key Takeaways:

  • RJ scaled his business very quickly but he wasn’t making money and he wasn’t happy. He had to go back to the drawing board to design a better life.
  • How did RJ get into wholesaling?
  • As RJ started to get more into it, he realized it’s about creating generational wealth and began acquiring assets.
  • During this time, RJ grew his business to 74 employees, but they weren’t niche anymore and they weren’t making any money.
  • RJ is so grateful that his business partner trusted him to pivot the business and get them back on track. 
  • How can people overcome fear and get themselves out of the hole they might be in? RJ shares his advice.
  • There’s plenty of opportunity out there right now. 
  • Despite having a business for 3-4+ years now, RJ is still using ‘beginner’ tactics to get his business up and going. 
  • We need to be real with the challenges we have. 
  • Covid-19 has brought us closer together. 
  • Comparison is the thief of joy. Don’t compare yourself to other people 
  • Everything that could go wrong in 2019, did go wrong for RJ. RJ opens up on what happened. 
  • RJ grew his business at such a rapid rate that everything else was falling apart at the seams. 
  • Listening to the advice of his peers, he realized he needed to become much, much leaner. 
  • Scale to be better, don’t scale to be bigger. 
  • RJ is in the process of liquidating his assets to become more lean. 
  • Remember, you’re on your own unique journey. Don’t try to replicate someone else’s success. 
  • RJ is so grateful with his relationship with God and putting his trust in Him.
  • RJ shares the impact masterminds have had on his business.


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