_“I’m often asked ‘What’s the one thing?’… The fact is, it’s not one thing. It’s the course of several things… but if someone wants me to give them one answer, I express that it’s mindset: What are you going to do to achieve success?”_ JT McCormick’s childhood was fraught with poverty, violence, gang activity, and incarceration.
Despite these challenges, he has become the CEO of Book in a Box and one of the premier experts on scaling and growing a business. In this episode, Ari and JT discuss the importance of mindset, discipline, and sacrifice on the road to success.
0:25 – Ari opens the podcast and introduces his guest, JT McCormick
1:20 – JT talks about his start in the professional world and his introduction to Book in a Box as an author.
2:15 – Ari and JT discuss his backstory and the challenges of his childhood.
4:14 – JT shares a moment from his youth that changed his outlook and set him on the path to success.
5:40 – Even though he was never exposed to entrepreneurship, JT explains how he was able to learn by observing his environment. Even in his first job as a young adult, the drive and dedication that would lead him to success was apparent.
10:45 – Discipline is the root of JT’s success. He thrives on discipline, cultivating the right mindset, and structure. He shares his daily routine.
12:43 – While JT can attribute his success to several factors, mindset has been the most impactful.
13.15 – JT talks about the 3 S’s: sleep, sacrifice, and success. He has an uncommon willingness to sacrifice for success, and he discusses how this has manifested in career.
15:35 – Ari and JT share the challenges of parenting small children.
17:10 – Ari asks JT what excites him most about Book in a Box.
18:22 – JT shares the successes of Book in a Box and the biggest challenges he sees going forward.
20:53 – Ari closes the show Resources: Book in a Box website: [https://bookinabox.com/](https://bookinabox.com/) Find JT McCormick on LinkedIn [https://www.linkedin.com/in/jtmccormick/](https://www.linkedin.com/in/jtmccormick/) Email JT at [JT@bookinabox.com](mailto:JT@bookinabox.com) Find out more about Ari Meisel and Less Doing on our [website](https://go.lessdoing.com/home). Want even more productivity tips, tricks, and insights? Join our Less Doing community on [Slack](https://go.lessdoing.com/labsoptin) or [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/groups/lessdoinglabs/). ——- [Get the FREE Optimize, Automate, Outsource Blueprint here.](https://go.lessdoing.com/blueprint?utm_campaign=blueprint-ari&utm_medium=link&utm_source=podcast) — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/lessdoing/message