Reflections of a CEO

102 EpisodesProduced by Anthony Tumbiolo

A podcast highlighting the introspections of Jakt's CEO Anthony Tumbiolo. Reflecting upon the things that go on in a business that many do not see. From true feelings and emotions about the company to insights about what it means to be a CEO, this podcast has you covered.

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How To Build And Exit A Successful Business - A List Of Personal Reflections

July 4th, 2019

1:39:53

I started Jakt, a digital product & innovation studio based in NYC back in 2012.


I built it entirely from scratch as its CEO into the $4M/year business that it is today.


And it’s definitely been a hell of a ride.


How To Get Better At Sales Faster Than You Ever Thought Was Possible...

June 13th, 2019

23:03

 Has this ever happened to you?...


You’re on a sales call, pitching your agency’s services to your newest lead…

The Most Important Lesson I Learned From The First Time I Fired Someone

May 30th, 2019

23:07

When I first started my agency Jakt back in 2012, I didn’t know what I was doing.


Sure, I could code and take care of the production work, but the …

How Not To Die When Things Break - A Story Of When I Almost Closed Jakt

May 23rd, 2019

19:55

 It was 2016. We had just closed at $2M in revenue last year, and I was feeling great.


I couldn't know I would be considering shutting down Jakt a …

How We Jumped From $1.7m To $4m After A Three-year Dry Spell At Jakt

May 16th, 2019

18:17

For three years, my agency Jakt hovered around $1.5M to $2M in revenue.


From 2017 to 2018, we jumped from $1.7M to $4M. That’s a 134% increase.


How did we suddenly break through after a three-year dry spell?


You see…

The Greatest Lessons I’ve Learned While Running a $4M/year Agency

May 11th, 2019

19:53

 Someone asked me two questions on Twitter the other day. 


He said:


“Anthony, what’s the greatest lesson you’ve learned at Jakt? 


And two - …

How Do You Scale Your Agency When Things Around You Start Breaking

May 3rd, 2019

19:01

 In the last episode of Reflections of a CEO, I covered the topic of the three big systems that every service-based business/agency has…

How to Balance the Three Systems That Make Up Your Agency

April 26th, 2019

11:27

 As you agency grows, stuff can start to break.


Over the years at Jakt and through the questions I’ve received from many other agency owners in our community, I realized why this happens.


It means you’ve reached the …

What Should You Do When You Lose A Big Customer?

April 18th, 2019

12:30

What do you do when you lose a big customer?


This is a question I was asked at servicebasedbusinesses.com, a community of agency owners I moderate who are looking to grow and build their business.

A member of the group …

How To Know If You Should Take On An Equity Partner

April 11th, 2019

21:14

Very recently, I got asked the question if would I ever bring an equity partner in Jakt, and why or why not would I bring someone on-board.

If it was …

Setting A Yearly Company Vision & How To Get There

April 5th, 2019

25:00

 In the early days of Jakt, when things were getting off the ground, I wasn't thinking about anything but work.

And then, sometimes I got the feeling of...

“Where am I going with this? Why am I doing this? Why am I …

Reprogramming Limiting Beliefs Around Money

April 2nd, 2019

26:38

 Ninety-five percent of any action you take during the day is dictated by your subconscious.  And only five percent of the time, you are actually conscious of your decisions.  Which is kinda crazy. It means that almost …

How To Generate New Business Through Channel Partners

March 24th, 2019

20:08

 People ask me all the time: How do you get new business? 

And I wish I could tell you there’s some magic trick or a super awesome FB Ads formula… 

Dealing with Loneliness as a CEO

March 23rd, 2019

10:49

 Some people don’t understand how lonely and difficult it can be when you’re the head of the company. 

If you’re a business owner, you might know …

How Much Should You Pay Yourself as a Business Owner

March 17th, 2019

25:40

As a business owner, it can be hard to decide how much you should be paying yourself.

All the profits? Just a set amount every month?...

In this …

How (And Why) to Get Started in Real Estate as a Business Owner

March 14th, 2019

26:28

Over the last 7 years, I started Jakt from scratch and grew it to a $4M/year business. 

Now, I’m also following one of my passions for a long time: …

How to Attract Customers Organically + Authentically

March 6th, 2019

13:29

Something that I get asked quite often is how we’ve grown Jakt from 0 to a $4M/year business.

If they’re expecting me to uncover a quick and easy strategy, they leave disappointed.

In this episode, 

I am sharing with …

When and How to Fire an Employee

March 3rd, 2019

27:26

In this episode, I want to answer a question I received on how do I decide to fire someone and how to do it. 

It’s an extremely complicated thing that doesn’t necessarily get easier.

Funny thing: it took me 6 months to …

Changing Jakt’s Direction and Pivoting as a Company

March 1st, 2019

17:43

We are moving things and reinventing ourselves at Jakt!

In order to continue evolving, we believe that it’s important that we narrow our focus as a …

Dealing with Mental Health As An Entrepreneur

February 24th, 2019

19:31

The awareness of mental health when it comes to entrepreneurship is growing --and for good reason. I’ve personally struggled with it over the years and, in this episode, I am sharing my thoughts and experiences.

Sasha …

Walk The Talk: Radical Honesty and Practicing What I Preach

February 20th, 2019

19:19

This episode is NOT for do-as-I-say, not-as-I-do fakers. I am sharing exactly how I am applying in my own businesses everything I put out on my content. In a completely transparent way, I will show you all that happens …

Sales Do Not End When You Close The Deal

February 14th, 2019

14:50

The sale does not stop once you sign a new client. In fact, it's just the beginning. 

In this episode of Reflections of a CEO I'll explain exactly what this means and why it's so important for you to master for your …

Why Do Employees (Really) Stay At Your Company?

February 9th, 2019

20:32

What makes people stay at your company? Is it the mission? Your vision, maybe? What made them join in the first place? In this episode, I talk about what makes a company appealing to current and future employees, the …

2018 Financial Results for Our Agency

February 4th, 2019

37:28

For this episode of Reflections of a CEO, I’m joined by Jakt’s President, Cody Musser, to talk about our 2018 financial report. Join us for a look …

How To Have Balance In Life & Business

January 31st, 2019

16:54

Business is a long game. Here’s how CEOs and business owners can prepare --mentally, emotionally, and physically-- to play it for decades. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. In this episode, I discuss optimizing yourself, …

Here’s What I Do When “Everything Sucks”

January 25th, 2019

20:53

In this episode: 

There will always be times that you won’t be on your game. In this intimate episode, I talk about getting back on your feet, avoiding burn out, and self-awareness. If you’re an entrepreneur or a CEO, …

Introducing Polpo Finance: A New Polpo Group Company

January 23rd, 2019

27:45

I am tremendously excited to introduce the newest Polpo Group company to the world. I talk about how we will bring radical value to agencies, …

Jakt’s Initiatives for 2019

January 20th, 2019

52:48

Cody Musser joins me for a special edition of Reflections of a CEO. In this episode, we discuss how we plan and strategize at Jakt, defining …

What's Polpo Group?

January 17th, 2019

21:06

In this Episode: 

  • How did it all start? 0:32
  • What is the core principle to Polpo Group? 5:08
  • Naming it The Polpo Group 5:54
  • Building a core …

The Law of Attraction

January 12th, 2019

33:20

Taking steps forward in life often comes from 180 mindset shifts. In this episode, my girlfriend Sasha and I talk about the Law of Attraction, how you can rewire your thinking to achieve your goals, and the importance …

Why Traditional New Year's Resolutions are Bullshit and How I Do It Instead

January 10th, 2019

36:48

New Year’s Resolutions are a common thing for people to do. Yet, so many people don’t stick with them. Why is this? In this podcast I explain my take …

What It’s Really Like to Date an Entrepreneur

January 4th, 2019

1:03:31

In this episode of Reflections of a CEO, my girlfriend Sasha joins me to help answer questions about what it's like to date an entrepreneur.

If you're an entrepreneur, date one, or are thinking of dating one, I think …

2018 Accomplishments

January 1st, 2019

47:54

Haven’t made a podcast in the past four months. 

But now I’m more than ready to start up again to kick off 2019. 

This podcast episode will get you up to speed on everything that's been going on in my life and with …

Anxiety & Entrepreneurship

July 28th, 2018

11:11

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about dealing with anxiety.

Working on the Business vs. Working in the Business

July 25th, 2018

15:30

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about working on versus in the business.

Q2 Financials Recap

July 23rd, 2018

10:28

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about Q2 financials.

Adjusting & Executing

July 20th, 2018

19:49

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about adjusting & executing.

Acknowledging & Respecting Negative Emotions

July 18th, 2018

8:50

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about dealing with negative emotions.

Looking Towards the Future

July 16th, 2018

13:28

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about building for the future.

Emotions Vs. Intellect

July 10th, 2018

12:55

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about emotions and their role within intellect.

Restructuring for Growth

July 9th, 2018

13:52

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about restructuring for growth.

Burnout & Reflection

July 6th, 2018

10:12

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about reflecting on being stressed out.

Scaling Jakt

July 4th, 2018

9:12

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about restructuring Jakt.

The Mission

July 3rd, 2018

17:11

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about the mission of Jakt, as well as his own personal mission.

Investing Into My Business

July 2nd, 2018

11:22

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about investing back into his company.

Jakt Hiring - New Division

June 25th, 2018

9:39

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about the new division at Jakt

We Closed the Gap!

June 24th, 2018

11:10

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about how the team closed the gap for June.

Tokenization & Closing June's Sales Gap

June 23rd, 2018

7:00

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about tokenization and closing next month's sales gap.

Bringing the Team Together

June 22nd, 2018

10:07

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about bringing the team together.

Why Reinvestment is Key

June 21st, 2018

12:15

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about reinvestment in a service based business.

The Long Term Game

June 20th, 2018

7:49

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about the long term game of service based business.

Blockchain, VR & Voice

June 19th, 2018

32:10

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about blockchain, voice and VR.

Family, Business Alignment & Personal Uniqueness

June 18th, 2018

18:12

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about family, alignment & personal uniqueness

Closing the Gap & New Art Piece

June 17th, 2018

10:00

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about closing the gap and a new art piece.

Radical Candor

June 16th, 2018

12:18

Anthony Tumbiolo talks about radical candor.

Personal CRM & Overview of Divisions

June 15th, 2018

11:59

Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about personal CRM and the overview of divisions.

Surprises are Always Good

June 15th, 2018

13:10

Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about why surprises are good in the business world.

Decision Fatigue - The Weight of Running a Business

June 15th, 2018

16:08

Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about decision fatigue and the weight of running a business.

Firing Myself

June 15th, 2018

5:52

Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about removing himself from daily operations and truly acting as the CEO of the …

Play the Games You Can Win

June 15th, 2018

9:52

Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about playing the games you can win.

Short-term vs. Long-term Strategy & Self-care

June 15th, 2018

11:56

Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about business strategy in the short and long term as well as self-care.

The Power of Networking

June 15th, 2018

5:10

Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about the power of networking in relation to business and personal endeavors.

The Sales Process, Transparency & Social Media

June 15th, 2018

12:54

Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about his sales process, transparency between him and his company and lastly social …

Upholding Values, Culture & Re-Investing

June 15th, 2018

27:37

Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about upholding company values, what culture is & re-investing.

Transcendental Meditation & the Co-Creation of Projects

June 15th, 2018

18:31

Anthony Tumbiolo, CEO of digital innovation studio Jakt, talks about transcendental meditation and the co-creation of projects in the workplace.

Monday, February 19, 2018

June 15th, 2018

15:18

Thoughts and reflections from Monday, February 19, 2018.

Saturday - 3/24/18

April 30th, 2018

15:36

Anthony reflects upon the weekend

Friday 3/23/18

April 29th, 2018

23:39

Anthony reflects upon the week

Sunday 3/4/18

April 14th, 2018

13:13

Sunday (week 2) reflection

Saturday 3/3/18

April 13th, 2018

19:37

Saturday (week 2) reflection

Monday 3/5/18

April 13th, 2018

13:25

Monday (week 3) reflection

Friday 3/2/18

April 11th, 2018

7:46

Friday (week 2) reflection

Thursday 3/1/18

April 10th, 2018

22:42

Thursday (week 2) reflection

Wednesday 2/28/18

April 9th, 2018

8:56

Wednesday (week 2) reflection

Tuesday 2/27/18

April 8th, 2018

23:06

Tuesday (Week 2) reflection

Monday 2/26/18

April 7th, 2018

16:28

Monday (Week 2) reflection

Tuesday 2/27/18

April 4th, 2018

23:24

Latest episode of Reflections of a CEO

Monday 2/26/18

April 4th, 2018

16:46

Latest episode of Reflections of a CEO

Sunday 2/25/18

April 4th, 2018

19:51

Latest episode of Reflections of a CEO

Saturday 2/24/18

April 4th, 2018

8:25

Latest episode of Reflections of a CEO

Friday 2/23/18

April 4th, 2018

18:18

Latest episode of Reflections of a CEO

Wednesday (2/21/18)

March 27th, 2018

8:43

- FP&A manager started. she's pretty quick with numbers and has already challenged me on something. i like it. i'm very bullish on the impact …

Tuesday 2/20/18

March 26th, 2018

13:15

Anthony gives his daily update of learnings, business and growth.

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