“I want to be the greatest of all time.”
These are the words of Lee Haight, owner of Sky Diamonds University, uttered in a recent sit down with Dmitry and Roofing Insights.
Haight is a workaholic who is driven to be the world’s most successful entrepreneur, bigger than Grant Cardone himself.
“I will drive it [his business] ‘till the mother******* wheels fall off, dude. A lot of people couldn’t do what I do,” Haight says. “My wife, she’s accepted the fact that I’m a lunatic.”
Haight’s wife is a partner in some of his businesses, and while she admires Haight’s perseverance and dedication, a part of her also wishes her husband would slow down and work less, which does occasionally happen.
Haight strikes a work/life balance by finding time to attend his kid’s baseball games on the weekends, as well as penciling in days for a family vacation, or a date night with his wife.
But it doesn’t mean that Haight’s marriage doesn’t suffer from the stress that his hectic lifestyle brings.
Fortunately, Haight understands the value of family. It’s why, unlike other business owners, he would never do anything to jeopardize his marriage.
“I see a lot of that [infidelity] in our industry and it’s like, I’m sorry to see you do that. You’re not a bad guy, but that’s not the guy I want to follow into battle because those demons, they catch up to you in life,” Haight explains.
As a man who once overindulged in alcohol and smoking, Haight has experienced firsthand how bad outside influences can affect one’s well-being. This is why Haight has eliminated those libations from his life altogether, telling Dmitry that drinking now would bring even more stress into his world.
Keeping distractions to a minimum is key, but what makes achieving a work/life balance even easier is implementing reliable systems within one’s business.
“Good marketing, good recruiting marketing, good sales training, and a good system, that equals true freedom,” Haight says, citing those reasons for why he delegates and empowers his employees so that he can focus on the bigger picture.
Like Dmitry, Haight’s businesses run themselves, and this is why Haight is pouring all his energy into trying to grow his company to seismic proportions.
“I’m American. I’m a capitalist pig. I want to beat Grant Cardone,” Haight emphasizes.
For as determined as Haight is, his methods aren’t for everyone.
Dmitry utilizes a similar approach to renowned internet personality Gary Vee, cautioning business owners to be leery of large numbers because with those added dollar amounts comes increased stress and responsibility.
It’s why Dmitry and many other business owners are content to run $5 million operations instead of trying to expand into the $15-20 million range.
As Dmitry explains:
“I’m so content. I don’t need nothing else. I can go right now and sign a $250,000 deal, and have no emotions. It’s just another check. But me coming here, doing this interview, uploading it next week, it gives me goosebumps.”
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