Growing up, I was deeply interested in physical fitness. I devoured every book I could find on kinesiology, exercise science, and anything written by the gurus of weightlifting. At some point, to buffer a few college bills, I even tried my hand as a personal trainer.
One Christmas, my brother and I decided to buy our father a basic weight set so he could workout. As part of the “big gift”, I reduced all the knowledge I had accumulated into a book on how to exercise with weights. As a result, this abridged book of knowledge evolved into my first foray into entrepreneurship.
At that time, we self-published the first volume with the title “Big Bob’s Body Basic Workout Book”. It contained pages of spindly stick figures demonstrating the proper way to exercise with weights. In contrast, I added interjections of quirky gym humor throughout the book to lighten the mood.
Nonetheless, let’s just say I did not become internationally known as a fitness author. However, I did custom build all the business systems (AR/AP, distribution, and online order processing) long before the Internet became ubiquitous for such things. More importantly, I learned the value of boiling down knowledge into palatable bites.
Presently, 7Stones Consulting is much the same. After years of experience across several industries helping to solve the unsolvable problems, I look to each client as a unique puzzle. Namely, each requiring just the right snippets of knowledge broken down from the larger library.