3-28-23 FC4B with Rob Treppendahl

Uncategorized Apr 03, 2023

Rob is the host of the podcast “The Adventure Cure”. He is an author, entrepreneur, family man, and pursuer of a meaningful existence. He’s also the Owner of Treppendahl Landscape in Baton Rouge, LA



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πŸ“Œ[2:21]Good morning, Drew!

πŸ“Œ[8:21]Secret Sauce of Nextdoor


πŸ“Œ[15:38]He only advertises one service: fert and weed control. That's his "gateway" Appealing to vanity and pride.

πŸ“Œ[17:17]The gateway service is easy, and quick to quote and then he can add on other services later.

πŸ“Œ[18:19]Only does a few services. Things they are good at, can scale and passionate about

πŸ“Œ[21:37]The biggest financial ah ha for Rob was when he realized what his break even cost was. He discovered he wasn't even hitting his break even number.

πŸ“Œ[22:32]Fewer clients, but making money beats lots of clients, barely meeting costs any day

πŸ“Œ[25:40]You need to charge what you are really worth as a business

πŸ“Œ[28:23]probability over top line revenue


πŸ“Œ[31:23]First system when organizing the business was bringing in a CRM

πŸ“Œ[32:25]Second Rob implemented Traction Goodreads-Traction

πŸ“Œ[34:03]Started saying no to services they could not make money on and increasing the prices for services that are great at

πŸ“Œ[34:30]Know your Weekly Scorecard Metrics


πŸ“Œ[37:40]Rob tests Enneagram for Office Staff

πŸ“Œ[38:02]One page DISC assessment for Field Staff

πŸ“Œ[42:08]How Rob Built a Lifestyle business


πŸ“Œ[44:19]Core Values: (DOT) Discipline Ownership Teachable

πŸ“Œ[45:10]His integrator helped building a family like culture

πŸ“Œ[46:38]Add an Estimator changed Rob's Life

πŸ“Œ[47:51]Find the person, lean into them and coach them as they grow

πŸ“Œ[49:06]Why it is important to let your employees make mistakes

πŸ“Œ[51:23]Rob is moving 700 miles away from his business

πŸ“Œ[51:45]Mini Retirements - Timothy Ferriss

πŸ“Œ[55:34]Rob is not trying to grow an empire...he is wanting to have a business that supports him spending time with his family


πŸ“Œ[1:03:16]Marketing: What is your gateway service for your business?

πŸ“Œ[1:03:26]Systems: Check out the book Traction

πŸ“Œ[1:03:58]People: Pick something that is on your plate to delegate

πŸ“Œ[1:04:40]Rob's Homework: Figure out your breakeven number

πŸ“Œ[1:05:13]Overhead divided by Direct Labor number of Hours and then add average hourly wage plus 10% for taxes



⭐Quote of the Week⭐

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.”

– John C. Maxwell

⇩ Resources ⇩

✯ Rob Treppendahl with Treppendahllandscape

✯Tay Meroni (Marketing) with Pure Pressure Washing

✯Meaghan Likes (Finances) with Bookkeeping Academy OnlineLikes Accounting Company Jeff Likes Clean Windows & Gutters

✯Michelle Myers (Systems) with Pink Callers

✯Martha Woodward (People) with The Pay for Performance ExpertQuality Driven Software & Dusting Divas


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