#25 RadEO with Dillon Jearey from Kilowatt Audio Visual

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In this episode of RadEO Ross talks to Dillon Jearey from Kilowatt Audio Visual. Dillon shares his experience with starting a company on a credit card and setting yourself up with a roadmap to where you want to go. Dillon explains why he thinks strategy is needed to kickstart culture and how he works on his culture journey. Subscribe on iTunes (https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/radeo/id1250841955) or Spotify (https://open.spotify.com/show/5FhWL8wjR13nuU1gI7dUkY) About Dillon Jearey - Dillon Jearey is the CEO and Founder of Kilowatt Audio Visual, a premium technical event partner, delivering technical support and production services to more than 700 events a year in the African live events industry. With a credit card limit of just R50k and no tertiary education, Dillon started Kilowatt AV in June 2007. It was his first serious attempt at entrepreneurship, and although making many mistakes, Dillon has grown Kilowatt to be a significant player in its space with total sales revenue combined at over R270mil for the past five years. He is passionate about personal development, culture, strategy, mindfulness, and hyper-awareness, believing that these traits along with a servant leadership mindset, are essential for the modern day CEO. In 2012, Dillon became a member of the Global Entrepreneurs’ Organization, which now forms the fundamental foundation of his growth and personal development. Most successful of which has been his ability to completely step out of his business operationally and free up time to focus on new business opportunities, adventures, public speaking and mentoring young entrepreneurs. He is married with three daughters and loves adventure. Whether it is motor-racing or mountain biking, anything that gets the adrenaline going. Dillon has competed against a formula one racing legend in a reality TV series, cycled from London to Paris, rafted the mighty Zambezi river, completed a full Ironman triathlon and ran the London marathon, to name a few. Dillon’s business- http://kilowatt.co.za/ Show notes - 00:38 - Dillon’s elevator pitch 01:45 - Why Dillon is no longer a wedding DJ 04:51 - How Dillon got clients and finances to start his company 10:30 - Adding value with your tools 13:25 - How big is Kilowatt and what are you working on at the moment? 16:58 - Not being a key operator in the business any more 21:15 - What do you believe is strategy and culture? 24:09 - A day in the life of Dillon Jearey 26:30 - How do you work on your culture journey? 29:56 - Are you measuring people on their behaviours? 38:48 - Test a good idea and see where it takes you – RadEO is a podcast for Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs. It is hosted by Ross Drakes and Rich Mulholland and produced by the Entrepreneurs Organisation in South Africa. Tune in every 2 weeks to hear conversations with business owners who will share their experiences and stories of what they have learnt building their business and what drives them to keep going. If you have a business and want more information on EO, get in touch or visit our website eonetwork.org

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