Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

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Lose Your Inefficiencies, Not Your Mind

February 18th, 2022

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Summary

In this episode of Where There’s a Will There’s a Way, Lauren Carson joins host and EOS Implementor Will Crist to discuss how EOS radically transformed her business. Lauren is the Founder and CEO of Kinect Solar, which sells solar energy equipment on the excess market––in simple terms, it is the TJ Maxx of solar-power equipment. In their conversation, they cover delegating and elevating, living the EOS life, hiring the right people, contributing to the world around them, appropriately compensating employees, and much more.  Check it out!

Shownotes

(0:27) Introducing Lauren Carson and Kinect Solar

(1:40) Kinect Solar and EOS

(3:40) Delegate and Elevate

(5:46) The EOS Life

(8:41) Hiring the Right Team/Core Values

(11:45) Making a Great Contribution

(17:25) Appropriate Compensation

(19:07) Celebrating Employees’ Lives Outside of Work

(24:08) What’s Next for Kinect Solar?

(27:01) Closing Thoughts

Links

Will Crist

Lauren Carson 

Kinect Solar 

Quotes

For the first couple of years starting the company, I had my hands in sales, I had my hands in procurement operations, customer service, and finance. While the company was doing well, I was literally losing my mind…I can say unequivocally that we would not be where we are today if we hadn’t found the EOS system.” (1:50) - Lauren Carson

 

Everybody spends the majority of their waking hours at the office. So, that cultural environment that you can set in the office and how people treat each other really affects everybody’s lives, and they take it home to their families and everything else they do.” (6:32) - Lauren Carson

 

The core values for us [have been] so powerful as far as setting the tone for the company.” (10:27) - Lauren Carson

 

The first year, we had a banner year. The numbers were really, really good, but I found myself feeling really empty and probably more depressed than I’ve ever been. It was because that purpose wasn’t there. I thought it was financial for so long, and now I know it’s not.” (14:27) - Lauren Carson

 

I’m a firm believer that entrepreneurs and business owners have the ability to change the world…We have so many challenges and problems right now, and they can all be tackled by doing things differently.” (15:02) - Lauren Carson

 

We’ve set up an employee stock option plan so that everybody in the company shares in the company’s success–down to the most entry-level person and all the way up to the top.” (18:46) - Lauren Carson

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