203: Nick Friedman: I wasn’t going it alone

//203: Nick Friedman: I wasn’t going it alone

203: Nick Friedman: I wasn’t going it alone

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Nick Friedman started to franchise his company, College Hunks Hauling Junk in 2008, and then the economy collapsed. Nick and his partner struggled to move on. Then he found the confidence to keep going through a peer community of other leaders battling the same challenges.

Nick Friedman was born and raised in Washington, D.C. along with his older sister Allison. His parents are still married. His mom is a retired school teacher, and his Dad is a retired Ophthalmologist.

Nick was always taught to study hard so he could get good grades, get into a good school and get a degree to get a good job. However, he was never suited for that traditional path. He was an avid athlete in school and often got into trouble with teachers by speaking out of turn. He met his now business partner, Omar Soliman in 10th grade during detention.

The summer before his senior year of college, Nick was home for summer vacation where he had an internship at the International Monetary Fund. That’s when his friend Omar approached him with a beat-up cargo van and an idea to make money by moving people’s furniture and hauling away their unwanted items. They ended up calling themselves College Hunks Hauling Junk.

They wrote a business plan their senior year of college, which won an entrepreneurship competition. Upon graduating, they briefly had corporate jobs, which they quit to begin hauling junk full time.

Nick Friedman is now the President and Co-Founder of College H.U.N.K.S. Hauling Junk & Moving, the largest and fastest growing junk removal and local moving franchise opportunity in North America. And the co-author of the bestselling book, Effortless Entrepreneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions.

He has been named among the Top 30 Entrepreneurs in America Under 30 by INC Magazine and was named on the same list as Mark Zuckerberg as one of the 30 Most Influential CEO’s Under 30. Nick is a three-time Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Finalist and the recipient of the prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year 2018.

He has been featured in numerous business books and textbooks, as well as Forbes, Fortune and many other national publications. Nick’s company has appeared every year on the INC 5000 list of Fastest Growing US Companies, and has appeared twice on the Oprah Winfrey Show and has appeared on the first episode of ABC’s Shark Tank, Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker, and CNBC’s BlueCollar Millionaires. He is also a Board Member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO).

Nick currently lives in lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Jennifer and two daughters Elena and Calloway.

Tweetable Quotes and Mentions

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“It’s what we built our business on, the client experience and team member experience, it’s been by design.” – Click to Tweet 

“Each individual in the company is the brand.” – Click to Tweet 

“The product our clients are buying are our people and the experience they have with those individuals.” – Click to Tweet 

“We really have the opportunity to remove people’s stress when we provide a memorable experience.” – Click to Tweet 

“You have to empower your team members to make decisions as if they own the company.” – Click to Tweet 

“Be a proud representation of the brand at all times.” – Click to Tweet 

“Don’t chase the money, chase the vision.” – Click to Tweet 

“Those financial rewards don’t happen nearly as fast as you wish they would.” – Click to Tweet 

“If you’re focused strictly on the number, you’re not going to get the same level of fulfillment or results.” – Click to Tweet 

“No overnight success happens overnight.” – Click to Tweet 

“Impatience is something you really have to tame because it can create tumultuous suffering.” – Click to Tweet 

“Being in a peer group of other leaders gave me the confidence.” – Click to Tweet 

“Leadership is all about being an inspirational leader, not being a dictatorial leader.” – Click to Tweet 

“Inspire others with the vision of where you’re going, don’t try to instruct them or direct them on how to get there.” – Click to Tweet

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Hump to Get Over

Nick Friedman started to franchise his company, College Hunks Hauling Junk in 2008, and then the economy collapsed. Nick and his partner struggled to move on. Then he found the confidence to keep going through a peer community of other leaders battling the same challenges.

Advice for others

Be patient. Just know that life is going to work out and life is long.

Holding him back from being an even better leader

Focus. I get distracted too easily distracted by new opportunities.

Best Leadership Advice

Leadership is all about being an inspirational leader, not being a dictatorial leader.

Secret to Success

Eating healthy and getting plenty of sleep and not taking life too seriously so you don’t get too stressed out.

Best tools in business or life

My iPhone is one of my favorite tools. The minute I have a thought in my head, I put it in my iPhone.

Recommended Reading

Effortless Entrepreneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions

How to Stop Worrying and Start Living

Contacting Nick Friedman

Website: https://nickfriedman.com

Website: https://collegehunksfranchise.com

Website: https://collegehunkshaulingjunk.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/NickFriedman1

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/collegehunkshaulingjunk

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