Overcoming Adversity & Leading Sales Teams with Justin Jay Johnson
In this episode of the Peak Performance Selling podcast, Jordan talks to FitGrid’s Vice President of Sales, Justin Jay Johnson. From being the first ever ECMO baby at Children’s Memorial in Chicago, to having 34 surgeries after a near death snowmobile accident, Justin is no stranger to adversity. However, Justin has never let himself be defeated by challenges. Instead, he has overcome them all and continues to face life head-on, knowing that success is always just around the corner.
- Leadership is not always pretty
- Always be authentic, but don't be an asshole
- Good leaders challenge people to be better
- Always celebrate small wins
- What it means to be a 'Beautiful Savage'
- How to bounce back from tough times
- Good leaders tell the truth
Justin: "When I think about me being a leader and what the job of the leader is, it's not pretty everyday. It feels good to stand onstage and celebrate the accolades and you're speaking in an all-hands but the day-to-day is lonely, the day-to-day is not pretty, you're challenging people, getting them out of their comfort zone."
Justin: "Just want to achieve excellence but they care about the people around them. As soon as they learn something they want to lift someone up around them. And if you have that approach, which is easier said than done, especially when you're trying to prove yourself early in your career, it can be easier to let the scarcity mindset come into play. But as you evolve and you start to adopt that, life is just more enjoyable that way. That's what Beautiful Savage is all about."
Justin: "The better you are at knowing who you are, knowing your worth and what your skills are, as well as what they aren't, they can help you objectively assess the situation."
Justin: "Average players want to be left alone, good players want to be coached, great players want the truth."
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About Jordan Benjamin
Jordan is the founder of My Core OS. After spending years in sales, working with sellers and studying peak performance he found an opportunity to help sellers level up to not only build peak performance at work, but to also create harmony between work and life so you can sustain performance over the long term.