062 — Omar Soliman

Podcast Summary:

Omar Soliman, CEO & Co-founder of College Hunks Hauling Junk, has really disrupted the junk hauling and moving industry with his co-founder Nick Friedman. They started their multimillion-dollar franchise College Hunks Hauling Junk when they were just twenty two. With their fun name, hard work, careful planning, and commitment to building a great team, College Hunks Hauling Junk has grown fast. I had a lot of fun interviewing Omar. You will benefit from hearing his story and listening to his powerful insights about:

1. Leveraging all your resources…including your Mom’s van. 🙂
2. The importance of sweat equity.
3. The power of a name and free publicity.
4. The power of entering into business plan contests.
5. The power of a “vivid vision.”
6. The power of having a co-founder who has complimentary strengths.
7. The power of hiring military veterans as franchise owners.

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Name: Omar Soliman, CEO & Co-founder

Company: College Hunks Hauling Junk

Powerful Promise of Value: The only national moving company that offers home movers, office movers, junk removal, donation pick ups and moving labor services across the United States and Canada. And, they focus on a stress-free experience!

Headquartered In: Tampa, Florida

His Book: Effortless Entrepreneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions (Omar Soliman & Nick Friedman)

His Video on CNBC: http://www.cnbcprime.com/blue-collar-millionaires/video/blue-collar-millionaires-college-hunks-hauling-junk/

Leadership Struggle: “…work life balance…my wife gives me dirty looks when I’m on my iPhone at dinner…technology…making the right decisions around technology…”

Favorite Software for Productivity: Pen and paper

Daily Habit: “Gratitude…waking up in the morning and being grateful for what you have…getting out and connecting with at least one customer or front line team member everyday…”

Delegation Technique: Stephen Covey’s Time Management Grid; Looking at his Vivid Vision and working only on CEO salary work.

CEO Question: “What’s the biggest swing you want to take this quarter?”

Meeting Advice: Team members email in “Start, Stop, Keep” ideas before the meeting.

Favorite Book (s): The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It (Michael Gerber); Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…And Others Don’t (Jim Collins); The Art of War for Small Business: Defeat the Competition and Dominate the Market with the Masterful Strategies of Sun Tzu (Becky Sheetz-Runkle)

Contacts: www.collegehunkshaulingjunk.com; www.linkedin.com/pub/omar-soliman/1/979/811; @omarjunkman

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