Creating fulfilment and success after being mentally broken with Nick Gill
Founder & Strategy Partner at Team Eleven, Nick Gill, joins us as we discuss lessons learned from his years in the marketing world, being mentally broken, and building a company that puts the employee first.
In this episode we discuss:
01:13 About Nick Gill
05:32 Why Nick Gill left the corporate world to create his own business
15:12 Nick Gill talks about getting broken
29:14 How Nick Gill is differentiating Team Eleven from those companies that took him to the dark place?
35:06 Advice to 11-year old Nick and new founders thinking about building a company like Team Eleven
Quick Juice Questions
41:19 Do you invest? And if so, what do you invest in?
42:28 When and where are you most inspired?
43:45 What book has changed your thinking the most?
46:33 What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received and/or given?
54:24 How can people get in touch with you?
- Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Mathew Walker
- Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite by Paul Arden
- “You don’t choose a company. You choose a boss.”
- “Culture is a big important piece at work, and you’ve got to feel happy where you are. And happiness comes from the people who set the tone.”
- “When the management changes, the result is instantaneous.”
- “I don’t know how you deal with it (grief) other than day by day. You don’t forget; I don’t think it goes away too much, but you learn to live with it.”
- “Working with people you like is so important in creating that framework for people to be honest, to talk to you about things they might not want to say.”
- “Having an open environment where you can talk about things is really important.”
- “Now is the time to do something.”
- “If you are not going to win, don’t play the game.”
- You have to try and be better than the rest.
- Never be afraid to try new things.
- “I’m a big believer in not letting things boil up. Don’t wait till the end-of-year appraisal to tell somebody something they did in March.”