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EP 137 Rob Treppendahl
Episode 893rd April 2023 • Fight Club 4 Business • Tay, Meaghan, Michelle & Martha
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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.

Time Stamps :

📌[2:21]Good morning, Drew!

📌[8:21]Secret Sauce of Nextdoor


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

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

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

📌[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.

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

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

📌[28:23]probability over top line revenue


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

📌[32:25]Second Rob implemented Traction

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

📌[34:30]Know your Weekly Scorecard Metrics


📌[37:40]Rob tests Enneagram for Office Staff

📌[38:02]One page DISC assessment for Field Staff

📌[42:08]How Rob Built a Lifestyle business


📌[44:19]Core Values: (DOT) Discipline Ownership Teachable

📌[45:10]His integrator helped building a family like culture

📌[46:38]Add an Estimator changed Rob's Life

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

📌[49:06]Why it is important to let your employees make mistakes

📌[51:23]Rob is moving 700 miles away from his business

📌[51:45]Mini Retirements - Timothy Ferriss

📌[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


📌[1:03:16]Marketing: What is your gateway service for your business?

📌[1:03:26]Systems: Check out the book Traction

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

📌[1:04:40]Rob's Homework: Figure out your breakeven number

📌[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

✯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