Takeaways Podcast – Episode 19 – Frank Martin

November 26, 2018
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I am blessed to be around remarkable people. There are always Takeaways to learn. That is what I am sharing on this podcast.

Takeaways – Life. Lessons. Learned. explores learning from the wisdom of others.

By all accounts Frank Martin is going out on top! He built Martin-Harris Construction into the largest general contracting company in Las Vegas with well over $400 million in annual billings and over 400 employees. Frank sold Martin-Harris to Big-D Corp in 2014 for a figure that not even his accounting team knows. Earlier in 2018 Frank secured one of the largest jobs going on in Las Vegas – the Convention Center! While Frank has received a multitude of awards and accolades over the years it wasn’t always smooth sailing.

When Frank moved to Las Vegas in 1961 his family’s first home was a motel. Eight years after going into business for himself he was faced with losing it all. Frank would face losing everything twice more in his career. His faith, support from his wife Bonnie,  resolve for having a plan and working his plan lead Frank to a dynamic life!

Frank and I covered a lot of ground in this episode, like lessons he learned from Irwin Molasky, Mark Fine and J.A. Tiberti. One of my favorite parts of this episode is when Frank shares a quote his mother would say, “You can step on someone’s shoes and still leave the shine.” We talked about the early days of Martin-Harris how Frank would fall asleep on his drafting table, would wake up there to start the work day in the morning, and then would moonlight as a carpenter.

What else can you learn from a person like Frank? Here are just a few of the Takeaways that we discussed on this episode.

  • Why having a thirst for learning is paramount?
  • What is the difference between Success and Significance?
  • How profound business insights can be learned from a 3-legged stool milking cows.

I hope you enjoy!

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