161 – Embracing Change is the secret to 33 years of success!

161  – Embracing Change is the secret to 33 years of success!

You just heard a snippet from Andrew Ford.

Andrew was born Sydney Australia, and now lives in Perth WA. He started his first company at age 19 with $500.00 in his pocket.    Ford & Doonan Air Conditioning was launched with current business partner Kyle Doonan. Celebrating their 33th Anniversary this year.

It was fantastic to chat with Andrew and learn about his journey on how he and his business partner successfully grew their air-conditioning business embracing continuous change - eventually franchising which allowed them to stay a few steps ahead of the competition.  Andrew is a people person, practical, real, happy and goal focused.

In this interview we give you the inside scoop from direct experience so you can avoid the obvious potholes we stepped into.  I’ve coached many of my clients through the process of scaling their businesses for growth and how to avoid common mistakes that I went through it myself.

In this Episode you’ll discover:

  • Andrew shares how the magic on how he and his business partner have worked together for 33 years and still remain great friends and terrific business partners.
  • He shares the importance of work life balance and being present in his children’s lives.
  • Andrew explains his biggest risk was when he was adamant to change their business model to lower their product price. This meant prepaying for product out of china by container load. This management team and franchisees owner said it would never work!
  • This time next year he will be focused more on his new tech start-up called EyeVert.
  • Andrew shares his top 3 favourite podcasts and his passion for learning
  • Why the book The Great Game of Business by Jack Stack has helped his business and the importance of starting with a few things and implementing them well vs trying to take on all the reconditions and doing all of them poorly or not getting anything implemented.

Here’s the full interview enjoy!

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The Great Game of Business – Jack Stack

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QUOTE “ Back yourself, believe in yourself and do the hard work,

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