Welcome to the Catalytic Leadership Weekly, where each Monday you’ll get an update on the newest episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast, see the 3 books I’m currently reading, read 2 quotes that grabbed my attention this week, and find 1 story that made me think or resource that I like and think you might find helpful. 

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This week’s episode of the Catalytic Leadership Podcast:

From Marketing to Software Revolution: Eric Yaillen’s Journey through Tech Stacks and Business Systems

Meet our latest guest, Eric Yaillen, the man behind the Megafluence Agency, whose inspiring journey from a background in marketing to a software revolutionist is the stuff of legends. Learn from his experiences as he navigates through the complex world of tech stacks and business systems. 

In a captivating exchange, Eric opens up about his transition from a regional marketing director to a software company founder, providing valuable insights into the complexities of the tech stack. Tracing his trajectory through a battle with cancer, the creation of the first Windows-based club management system and back into the realm of digital marketing, Eric offers unique perspectives on evolving business needs and the importance of choosing the right system. He also candidly discusses the pitfalls and challenges business owners often face, and how his Megafluence Agency is positioned to provide low-cost solutions to these issues.

As we round off our conversation, Eric delves into his experiences as an entrepreneur, the challenges he faced in building his own business, and the importance of mentors and coaches in this journey. He shares some sage advice for entrepreneurs, encouraging them to build their businesses one brick at a time, and the necessity of strategic focus, storytelling, and mentorship for successful business growth. Get ready to be inspired and enlightened, as you join us on this intriguing episode.

3 Books I’m Reading This Week

The Breakthrough Code: A Story About Living a Life Without Limits ​by Tom McCarthy

The Victim’s Wife by Dan Decker (fun summer read)

The Resilience Factor​ by Ryan Hartwig, Leonce B. Crump Jr, and Warren Bird

2 Quotes That Grabbed My Attention

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” –Henry Ford

“The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you figure out why.” —Mark Twain

1 Resource That You Might Find Helpful

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–William Attaway 

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