VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Jan. 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the years, John Hewitt has created more than 800 millionaires. He built the fastest growing tax service in all the land, sold it, and is currently doing it all over again with Liberty Tax (NASDAQ: TAX). With Liberty, he is building not only a thriving business, but something even more important: a culture of success that allows people to do what they do best every single day, and to use their God-given gifts to prosper in every way.
Now, in iCOMPETE: My Extraordinary Strategy for Winning (February 2015), Hewitt is sharing his secrets that have led him to success in life, both in business and beyond. Like most entrepreneurs, he has made his share of mistakes along the way and dealt with rough waters and storms that were not always of his making. But, his relentless drive, focus, and unwavering principles have allowed him to sail safely through those stormy waters and find great success.
The book is filled with wisdom and encouragement that will be valuable to entrepreneurs in every phase of starting and building a business. They will learn not from someone who has lived in an ivory tower and read a book on the subject of starting and building a great business, but from someone who has been there and done that over and over again, and built wealth and influence while sticking to his principles all along the way.
He began his climb by ordering his priorities. "I knew I had to make a choice," he says. My priorities had to become God, family, then business. Although when you know me, it's hard to believe that it's not business, business, business."
Hewitt's new book is a chance to ride along with him as he first invents (with his father) one of the first tax software programs for an Apple computer, then from small beginnings, builds the Jackson Hewitt empire. The reader can learn firsthand how important it is to choose the right people to build your organization and grow your business. It also shows what happens when you move too fast, and how you can recover from your missteps - because inevitably there will be some mistakes.
"iCompete reveals an important lesson: winning in business is all about the customers. John Hewitt shares lessons from his life as he revolutionized the tax preparation industry. Learn to compete like Julio; manage for results not actions; improve every day; and never forget that it's all about the customers." - Stan Phelps, Experience Architect at 9 INCH marketing, Author of What's Your Purple Goldfish?, What's Your Green Goldfish? and What's Your Golden Goldfish?
- If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you always got.
- When you work for someone else, you work for yourself. Act as if you are the owner
- In your business, don't ever forget that it's all about the customers.
- Stick by your principles, even when it's inconvenient.
- Only losers need excuses.
iCOMPETE: My Extraordinary Strategy for Winning
Author: John Hewitt
Publication Date: February 9, 2015
Dennis Welch, President - Articulate
Martha O'Gorman, Chief Marketing Officer - Liberty Tax Service
Carolyn Castleberry, Director of Special Projects - Liberty Tax Service
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