Jon Correll started CEO Voodoo as a passion project which was born out of his love for helping other entrepreneurs grow their own businesses.
A little more about me (the resume type stuff):
I started my entrepreneurial journey by developing software in the days when coding was a rare talent (Apple II anyone? I was 12 when I started). But out of necessity I had to immediately learn to sell my products or become a failure. I was the typical introvert nerd, and selling sucked! But, I wanted to be incredibly successful, and I was willing to learn or to do anything to make my dreams come true. I had to move from tech nerd, to salesman, to marketer, to manager, to strategist and then to business leader. I felt I needed to be great at everything. (I’m sure you can guess how this is going to end up.)
I have built more than a dozen companies or so from scratch, I’ve invested in online & offline companies and real estate ventures, and worked with 100’s of companies during hockey stick growth times.
I have learned ways to relieve stress and still have amazing growth (more on that later), I have studied marketing and psychology (certified in NLP and Hypnosis), and have personally studied sales from some of the best salespeople on the planet. All of this was learned through the adventures of many failures and successes along the entrepreneurial journey.
Building companies out of nothing, leading companies and having hundreds of employees over the years. I have developed skills and strategies from MANY different disciplines; often learning profound lessons by consulting with startups as well as working with billion dollar companies to explode their revenues.
I’ve learned (and am still learning) what really matters for growth to happen without the life-sucking overwhelm that most business owners carry as a heavy burden. You don’t have to be sleep deprived and overwhelmed to succeed. Really… you don’t!
Finally! The Real Growth Solution
But something began to rise up from within… There was no flash of light, no bolt of lightning. What came up for me was pretty simple: a deep realization that I couldn’t do it all.
I could NOT do it all. And neither can you.
It was a moment of physical, emotional, spiritual & mental clarity that not only could “I” not do it “ALL”… I wasn’t MEANT to do it ALL.
It was kinda weird. I didn’t feel more pressure, I felt relief. “I CANNOT DO IT ALL.” That was the answer. Simple. I know it sounds a bit corny, but it was quite profound thought for me. This inspiration brought me freedom. Freedom from ME. Freedom from DOING everything. (I still feel chills go up the back of my spine as I write this.) I remember the moment that I finally “got it”. I still feel that moment. Some might even call it a religious experience. I just saw as it a gentle whisper of truth from above during a time of deep dark place of overwhelm from which I finally awoke.
It started with a principle shared with me by my mentor in the mid 1990’s; a principle he shared quite by accident…
It was the beginning of 1995, and I was explaining to my mentor plans to 2X my company that year. But I told him I was already working 90-100 hours a week, and was completely overwhelmed at 1X, and didn’t know what to do.
He offhandedly said, “What would it take to 10X your company instead of 2X it?”
“You are the biggest idiot on the planet!!!”, I thought to myself. I was already working 90-100 hour weeks, how could I 10X?!?!
He then simple explained, “Think in terms of 10X-ing your growth, and you’ll see that you must remove yourself from being the Technical Lead, Sales Leader, Marketing Manager, HR Director of 15 employees, CFO, Strategist, etc. etc. Do you think Bill Gates is still making sales calls for MS Word?”
This was before there was any 10X books, or conferences, or 10X meme’s. It was an accidental deep truth and principle that radically shifted the way I perceived everything.
It was a “Duh!” moment for me. It became so clear.
10X was a shift into a completely new way of thinking and being for me.
Nowadays, it may seem like marketing hype to roll all of this stuff into “10X”. I would agree: “10X” does not encapsulate the whole experience; the whole process. However, these little 10X rules, 10X methods, 10X processes (whatever you want to call them)… work. It can bring you 10X results. And you can use 10X in your life and business and experience a major change. It’s a lens I can now see everything through. Yes, there’s more to it, but that is the foundation of it all.
I can share with you the details of how this radical shift of thinking completely shifted my businesses and personal life in way I had not thought possible. We can apply 10X for you and your business as needed. Simple. Direct. Specific. It’s not about hype. It’s about results. 10X results.
After having 30+ years of success (and, yes, many more failures) in the offline and online world (and my personal life), I have found that business growth comes from the right strategies, the right actions and the right support networks; not from a bunch of “tips and tricks” and “mega secret hacks”. CEO Voodoo is about providing the tools, resources, and support to make an impactful and lifelong change. First change in you. Then changes to your business. Get the results you want, while reducing stress and overwhelm.
Ready to 10X?
I’m inviting die-hard success-driven business owners who are ready to learn, to grow and to apply the right growth strategies together, while shedding the culture of “kill yourself for your business” mindset. Come join me on a continuous journey of success.
Come experience the 10X possibilities for yourself.