Reflections of a CEO

Reflections of a CEO

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A podcast highlighting the introspections of Jakt’s CEO Anthony Tumbiolo. Reflecting upon the things that go on in a business that many do not see. From true feelings and emotions about the company to insights about what it means to be a CEO, this podcast has you covered.


How To Build And Exit A Successful Business - A List Of Personal Reflections
Jul 4 • 99 min
I started Jakt, a digital product & innovation studio based in NYC back in 2012. I built it entirely from scratch as its CEO into the $4M/year business that it is today. And it’s definitely been a hell of a ride. I’ve gone through the highest of highs and…
How To Get Better At Sales Faster Than You Ever Thought Was Possible…
Jun 13 • 23 min
Has this ever happened to you?… You’re on a sales call, pitching your agency’s services to your newest lead… And they… don’t really seem to care? No matter what you say, or how you position your value… they just don’t buy in? You leave the call…
The Most Important Lesson I Learned From The First Time I Fired Someone
May 30 • 23 min
When I first started my agency Jakt back in 2012, I didn’t know what I was doing. Sure, I could code and take care of the production work, but the business side of things? I was figuring that out as it came. NYU taught me about many things… but running a…
How Not To Die When Things Break - A Story Of When I Almost Closed Jakt
May 23 • 19 min
It was 2016. We had just closed at $2M in revenue last year, and I was feeling great. I couldn’t know I would be considering shutting down Jakt a couple of months later. Some of the events that unfolded that year almost broke me. More than half of our…
How We Jumped From $1.7m To $4m After A Three-year Dry Spell At Jakt
May 16 • 18 min
For three years, my agency Jakt hovered around $1.5M to $2M in revenue. From 2017 to 2018, we jumped from $1.7M to $4M. That’s a 134% increase. How did we suddenly break through after a three-year dry spell? You see… There’s no silver bullet, just as…
The Greatest Lessons I’ve Learned While Running a $4M/year Agency
May 11 • 19 min
Someone asked me two questions on Twitter the other day. He said: “Anthony, what’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned at Jakt? And two - knowing what you know now, what would you have done differently?” You see… I don’t believe there’s “one greatest…
How Do You Scale Your Agency When Things Around You Start Breaking
May 3 • 19 min
In the last episode of Reflections of a CEO, I covered the topic of the three big systems that every service-based business/agency has… …and how you must make sure there isn’t an imbalance between the growth of each three. Because if you don’t, your…
How to Balance the Three Systems That Make Up Your Agency
Apr 25 • 11 min
As you agency grows, stuff can start to break. Over the years at Jakt and through the questions I’ve received from many other agency owners in our community, I realized why this happens. It means you’ve reached the breaking point of the systems that…
What Should You Do When You Lose A Big Customer?
Apr 18 • 12 min
What do you do when you lose a big customer? This is a question I was asked at servicebasedbusinesses.com, a community of agency owners I moderate who are looking to grow and build their business. A member of the group recently lost an important client.…
How To Know If You Should Take On An Equity Partner
Apr 11 • 21 min
Very recently, I got asked the question if would I ever bring an equity partner in Jakt, and why or why not would I bring someone on-board. If it was the case I did, what would be the requirements or the situation needed to be? Now, I’ve found out that…
Setting A Yearly Company Vision & How To Get There
Apr 5 • 25 min
In the early days of Jakt, when things were getting off the ground, I wasn’t thinking about anything but work. And then, sometimes I got the feeling of… “Where am I going with this? Why am I doing this? Why am I spending so much time working? What’s the…
Reprogramming Limiting Beliefs Around Money
Apr 2 • 26 min
Ninety-five percent of any action you take during the day is dictated by your subconscious. And only five percent of the time, you are actually conscious of your decisions. Which is kinda crazy. It means that almost everything you’re doing is…
How To Generate New Business Through Channel Partners
Mar 24 • 20 min
People ask me all the time: How do you get new business? And I wish I could tell you there’s some magic trick or a super awesome FB Ads formula… But it’s actually really simple: referrals and partnerships. In today’s podcast, I dive into the strategic…
Dealing with Loneliness as a CEO
Mar 22 • 10 min
Some people don’t understand how lonely and difficult it can be when you’re the head of the company. If you’re a business owner, you might know what I’m talking about. No matter if they are friends, family, or employees… …a lot of them might struggle to…
How Much Should You Pay Yourself as a Business Owner
Mar 17 • 25 min
As a business owner, it can be hard to decide how much you should be paying yourself. All the profits? Just a set amount every month?… In this episode, I’ll share with you what I’ve been doing for the last 7+ years. I truly believe that this is something…
How (And Why) to Get Started in Real Estate as a Business Owner
Mar 14 • 26 min
Over the last 7 years, I started Jakt from scratch and grew it to a $4M/year business. Now, I’m also following one of my passions for a long time: real estate. In this episode, I talk about real estate and passive income, the steps I’m taking to educate…
How to Attract Customers Organically + Authentically
Mar 6 • 13 min
Something that I get asked quite often is how we’ve grown Jakt from 0 to a $4M/year business. If they’re expecting me to uncover a quick and easy strategy, they leave disappointed. In this episode, I am sharing with you the exact way I use to bring in…
When and How to Fire an Employee
Mar 3 • 27 min
In this episode, I want to answer a question I received on how do I decide to fire someone and how to do it. It’s an extremely complicated thing that doesn’t necessarily get easier. Funny thing: it took me 6 months to build up the courage to fire someone…
Changing Jakt’s Direction and Pivoting as a Company
Mar 1 • 17 min
We are moving things and reinventing ourselves at Jakt! In order to continue evolving, we believe that it’s important that we narrow our focus as a business. Really exciting times are coming. In this episode, I talk about how to pivot your company and…
Dealing with Mental Health As An Entrepreneur
Feb 24 • 19 min
The awareness of mental health when it comes to entrepreneurship is growing —and for good reason. I’ve personally struggled with it over the years and, in this episode, I am sharing my thoughts and experiences. Sasha and I dive deep into discussing how…
Walk The Talk: Radical Honesty and Practicing What I Preach
Feb 20 • 19 min
This episode is NOT for do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do fakers. I am sharing exactly how I am applying in my own businesses everything I put out on my content. In a completely transparent way, I will show you all that happens behind the scenes while taking a…
Sales Do Not End When You Close The Deal
Feb 13 • 14 min
The sale does not stop once you sign a new client. In fact, it’s just the beginning. In this episode of Reflections of a CEO I’ll explain exactly what this means and why it’s so important for you to master for your business. - What is sales? 1:07 - How to…
Why Do Employees (Really) Stay At Your Company?
Feb 9 • 20 min
What makes people stay at your company? Is it the mission? Your vision, maybe? What made them join in the first place? In this episode, I talk about what makes a company appealing to current and future employees, the importance of fostering a positive…
2018 Financial Results for Our Agency
Feb 4 • 37 min
For this episode of Reflections of a CEO, I’m joined by Jakt’s President, Cody Musser, to talk about our 2018 financial report. Join us for a look behind the scenes where we hold nothing back: including our exact revenue, expenses, and profit.
How To Have Balance In Life & Business
Jan 31 • 16 min
Business is a long game. Here’s how CEOs and business owners can prepare —mentally, emotionally, and physically— to play it for decades. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. In this episode, I discuss optimizing yourself, knowing your limit, and being very…
Here’s What I Do When “Everything Sucks”
Jan 25 • 20 min
In this episode: There will always be times that you won’t be on your game. In this intimate episode, I talk about getting back on your feet, avoiding burn out, and self-awareness. If you’re an entrepreneur or a CEO, you’ll get new ways to deal with…
Introducing Polpo Finance: A New Polpo Group Company
Jan 23 • 27 min
I am tremendously excited to introduce the newest Polpo Group company to the world. I talk about how we will bring radical value to agencies, automation, the power of experience, finding markets, and much more! - Some context for Polpo Group 1:10 - The…
Jakt’s Initiatives for 2019
Jan 20 • 52 min
Cody Musser joins me for a special edition of Reflections of a CEO. In this episode, we discuss how we plan and strategize at Jakt, defining objectives, and holding ourselves accountable - even when it sucks.
What’s Polpo Group?
Jan 17 • 21 min
In this Episode: How did it all start? 0:32 What is the core principle to Polpo Group? 5:08 Naming it The Polpo Group 5:54 Building a core competency between businesses 7:26 The guiding principles behind Polpo companies 9:58 Polpo Group: polpo.group…
The Law of Attraction
Jan 11 • 33 min
Taking steps forward in life often comes from 180 mindset shifts. In this episode, my girlfriend Sasha and I talk about the Law of Attraction, how you can rewire your thinking to achieve your goals, and the importance of executing.
Why Traditional New Year’s Resolutions are Bullshit and How I Do It Instead
Jan 9 • 36 min
New Year’s Resolutions are a common thing for people to do. Yet, so many people don’t stick with them. Why is this? In this podcast I explain my take on why this is the case and how I’m structuring them for 2019 in a unique way.
What It’s Really Like to Date an Entrepreneur
Jan 4 • 63 min
In this episode of Reflections of a CEO, my girlfriend Sasha joins me to help answer questions about what it’s like to date an entrepreneur. If you’re an entrepreneur, date one, or are thinking of dating one, I think you’ll enjoy this
2018 Accomplishments
Jan 1 • 47 min
Haven’t made a podcast in the past four months. But now I’m more than ready to start up again to kick off 2019. This podcast episode will get you up to speed on everything that’s been going on in my life and with business over the past 4 months. I also…
Anxiety & Entrepreneurship
Jul 28, 2018 • 11 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about dealing with anxiety.
Working on the Business vs. Working in the Business
Jul 25, 2018 • 15 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about working on versus in the business.
Q2 Financials Recap
Jul 23, 2018 • 10 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about Q2 financials.
Adjusting & Executing
Jul 20, 2018 • 19 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about adjusting & executing.
Acknowledging & Respecting Negative Emotions
Jul 18, 2018 • 8 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about dealing with negative emotions.
Looking Towards the Future
Jul 16, 2018 • 13 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about building for the future.
Culture: Arguably Your Best Investment
Jul 13, 2018 • 22 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about culture.
Emotions Vs. Intellect
Jul 10, 2018 • 12 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about emotions and their role within intellect.
Restructuring for Growth
Jul 9, 2018 • 13 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about restructuring for growth.
Burnout & Reflection
Jul 6, 2018 • 10 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about reflecting on being stressed out.
Scaling Jakt
Jul 4, 2018 • 9 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about restructuring Jakt.
The Mission
Jul 3, 2018 • 17 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about the mission of Jakt, as well as his own personal mission.
Investing Into My Business
Jul 2, 2018 • 11 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about investing back into his company.
Jakt Hiring - New Division
Jun 25, 2018 • 9 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about the new division at Jakt
We Closed the Gap!
Jun 24, 2018 • 11 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about how the team closed the gap for June.
Tokenization & Closing June’s Sales Gap
Jun 23, 2018 • 7 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about tokenization and closing next month’s sales gap.
Bringing the Team Together
Jun 22, 2018 • 10 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about bringing the team together.
Why Reinvestment is Key
Jun 21, 2018 • 12 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about reinvestment in a service based business.
The Long Term Game
Jun 20, 2018 • 7 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about the long term game of service based business.
Blockchain, VR & Voice
Jun 19, 2018 • 32 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about blockchain, voice and VR.
Family, Business Alignment & Personal Uniqueness
Jun 18, 2018 • 18 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about family, alignment & personal uniqueness
Closing the Gap & New Art Piece
Jun 17, 2018 • 10 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about closing the gap and a new art piece.
Radical Candor
Jun 16, 2018 • 12 min
Anthony Tumbiolo talks about radical candor.
Personal CRM & Overview of Divisions
Jun 15, 2018 • 11 min
Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about personal CRM and the overview of divisions.
Surprises are Always Good
Jun 15, 2018 • 13 min
Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about why surprises are good in the business world.
Decision Fatigue - The Weight of Running a Business
Jun 15, 2018 • 16 min
Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about decision fatigue and the weight of running a business.
Firing Myself
Jun 15, 2018 • 5 min
Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about removing himself from daily operations and truly acting as the CEO of the company overseeing everything.
Play the Games You Can Win
Jun 15, 2018 • 9 min
Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about playing the games you can win.
Short-term vs. Long-term Strategy & Self-care
Jun 15, 2018 • 11 min
Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about business strategy in the short and long term as well as self-care.
The Power of Networking
Jun 15, 2018 • 5 min
Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about the power of networking in relation to business and personal endeavors.
The Sales Process, Transparency & Social Media
Jun 15, 2018 • 12 min
Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about his sales process, transparency between him and his company and lastly social media.
Upholding Values, Culture & Re-Investing
Jun 15, 2018 • 27 min
Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about upholding company values, what culture is & re-investing.
Transcendental Meditation & the Co-Creation of Projects
Jun 15, 2018 • 18 min
Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about transcendental meditation and the co-creation of projects in the workplace.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Jun 15, 2018 • 15 min
Thoughts and reflections from Monday, February 19, 2018.
Working on the Weekends
Jun 15, 2018 • 18 min
Personal CRM & Overview of Divisions
Jun 14, 2018 • 11 min
Personal Brand, Art and Books
Jun 13, 2018 • 11 min
Surprises are Always Good
Jun 12, 2018 • 13 min
Decision Fatigue - Dealing with the Weight of Running a Business
Jun 11, 2018 • 16 min
Firing Myself
Jun 10, 2018 • 5 min
Play the Games You Can Win
Jun 9, 2018 • 9 min
Short-term vs. Long-term Strategy & Self-care
Jun 8, 2018 • 11 min
The Power of Networking
Jun 7, 2018 • 5 min
The Sales Process, Transparency & Social Media
Jun 6, 2018 • 12 min
Upholding Values, Culture & Re-Investing
Jun 5, 2018 • 27 min
Transcendental Meditation & the Co-Creation of Projects
Jun 4, 2018 • 18 min
Monday 3/26/18
May 8, 2018 • 17 min
Sunday 3/25/18
May 8, 2018 • 26 min
Saturday - 3/24/18
Apr 30, 2018 • 15 min
Anthony reflects upon the weekend
Friday 3/23/18
Apr 29, 2018 • 23 min
Anthony reflects upon the week
Sunday 3/4/18
Apr 14, 2018 • 13 min
Sunday (week 2) reflection
Monday 3/5/18
Apr 13, 2018 • 13 min
Monday (week 3) reflection
Saturday 3/3/18
Apr 13, 2018 • 19 min
Saturday (week 2) reflection
Friday 3/2/18
Apr 11, 2018 • 7 min
Friday (week 2) reflection
Thursday 3/1/18
Apr 10, 2018 • 22 min
Thursday (week 2) reflection
Wednesday 2/28/18
Apr 9, 2018 • 8 min
Wednesday (week 2) reflection
Tuesday 2/27/18
Apr 8, 2018 • 23 min
Tuesday (Week 2) reflection
Monday 2/26/18
Apr 7, 2018 • 16 min
Monday (Week 2) reflection
Sunday 2/25/18
Apr 6, 2018 • 19 min
Sunday’s reflection
Saturday 2/24/18
Apr 5, 2018 • 8 min
Saturday’s reflection
Tuesday 2/27/18
Apr 4, 2018 • 23 min
Latest episode of Reflections of a CEO
Monday 2/26/18
Apr 4, 2018 • 16 min
Latest episode of Reflections of a CEO
Sunday 2/25/18
Apr 4, 2018 • 19 min
Latest episode of Reflections of a CEO
Saturday 2/24/18
Apr 4, 2018 • 8 min
Latest episode of Reflections of a CEO
Friday 2/23/18
Apr 4, 2018 • 18 min
Latest episode of Reflections of a CEO
Thursday (2/22/18)
Mar 29, 2018 • 6 min
Wednesday (2/21/18)
Mar 27, 2018 • 8 min
- FP&A manager started. she’s pretty quick with numbers and has already challenged me on something. i like it. i’m very bullish on the impact she’ll make. - Agreed to terms on a new office. We ran out of space in current office so are moving to a new…
Tuesday 2/20/18
Mar 26, 2018 • 13 min
Anthony gives his daily update of learnings, business and growth.
Monday (2/19/18)
Mar 20, 2018 • 15 min
Monday’s reflection