Smarter Destiny Podcast: Quick Proven Growth Tactics From Founders You Can Use ASAP
Smarter Destiny Podcast: Quick Proven Growth Tactics From Founders You Can Use ASAP
#172 - Matt Maier on Breaking A Big Job Into Little Steps, Finding Specialists And Becoming An Entrepreneur

Matt Maier is the founder of, a 7-figure brand launched at the very start of the pandemic lockdown. Design A Stone is a leader in personalized lawn decor name and address stones with a lifetime guarantee. Matt has a mission with a huge give back: All stones are made in the US, providing job opportunities for the small community in which he lives.

Bullet points

(00:05) Intro

(02:10) The start as an entrepreneur

(05:14) Design A Stone: Sourcing stone

(07:49) Personalizing the stone

(08:32) Getting started: Breaking a big job into little steps and finding specialists

(10:50) Getting the message out through social media

(12:04) Learning what not to do

(13:19) What's different about shipping heavy things

(16:25) Giving back

(18:53) The halo effect of a good charitable mission and purpose

(21:06) Rapid fire question round

(21:26) If you ever had to start again, how would you make your money?

(22:23) What is the most common or biggest mistake that leaders make?

(23:19) Who is a great leader (alive or dead) and why?

(24:40) How do you hire top talent?

(26:03) What is one of your proudest moments?

(26:49) What is one interesting fact about you that not many people would know?

(27:58) What daily routines do you have (morning or evening) that have helped make you successful?

(29:01) What book (or books) changed your mindset or life?

(30:45) What is the most exciting question you spend your time thinking about?

(31:45) Are you thinking about adding more products?

(33:53) What unusual or underrated food or drink should more people try out?

(35:14) What makes you happiest?

(36:12) Any asks or requests for the audience?

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