Have you ever hoped for your dreams to come true or wished that you were luckier in life?
Well, if you want to succeed, then you must eliminate the words “hope,” “luck,” and “wish” from your vocabulary. That’s the message from JT McCormick whose inspiring story will convince you to follow his sage advice.
In part two of this episode special, JT shares his leadership principles, his core values and his belief that no obstacle is too difficult to conquer, and that the game can be won by anyone from anywhere. Against all odds, JT overcame racism, poverty and abuse to achieve the American Dream, becoming a very successful businessman leading multimillion-dollar companies.
[04:39] JT’s leadership style
[09:24] About Scribe Media
[11:06] The role of a leader
[18:22] Sharing your story matters
[23:46] Recognize your worth
[27:47] Why believing in your message matters
[34:02] Formula for success
[41:48] Don’t let social media define your success
“If one person owns culture, nobody owns culture. Culture is the responsibility of the entire organization.” – JT McCormick
“No one works for me. People work with me. I’m no more important than anyone else in our tribe.” – JT McCormick
“My role in leadership is to serve, support, and be the foundation for the organization.” – JT McCormick
“Negativity has never done anything for anyone, but positivity has moved mountains.” – JT McCormick
“If a company or institution, environment, individual spouse, partner, is not honoring your self-worth, you first, aren’t honoring your self-worth because you’re allowing that person to not honor your self-worth.” – JT McCormick
“Everyone has a story and everyone should share that story.” – JT McCormick
“Don’t let social media define success for you. Only you can define what success is.” – JT McCormick
“I have five pillars that I live by: God, health, family, business and investing. If it doesn’t fall within those five pillars, I don’t do it.” – JT McCormick
“Do yourself one of the greatest favors and accept that, especially if you’re wanting to be an entrepreneur, move up the corporate ladder, or be an influencer in any way, that you’re never going to make everyone happy.” – JT McCormick
JT McCormick now serves as the President and CEO of Scribe Media, a publishing company that helps you write, publish and market your book. The company has worked with more than 1,600 authors and Entrepreneur Magazine recently ranked Scribe as having the #1 Top Company Culture in America.
Previously, JT served as the President of Headspring Software, which he helped grow to a multi-million dollar, 100-plus person company that was repeatedly ranked as one of the best places to work in all of Texas.
JT is also the author of I Got There: How a Mixed-Race Kid Overcame Racism, Poverty, and Abuse to Achieve the American Dream. His book tells the story of how he worked his way out of poverty, starting with his career cleaning toilets and eventually becoming the President of multiple companies.
In addition to his role at Scribe Media, JT has mentored at-risk youth in the juvenile justice system, as well as youth in low economic communities. JT’s work has been featured on CNBC, Entrepreneur, Forbes, Inc, and many others. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Megan, and their four children Ava, Jaxon, Elle and Jace.