Who are you, and what do you do?
My name is Mack Johnson and I own a commercial cleaning company in Missoula called Jack’s Clean Team.
What is one habit of yours that helps you be productive?
I am someone who needs to have an office to get things done. I need to get myself out of the house to work on all of my tasks for the day at my office. It gets me in the right mindset to work.
What is your morning routine and how does it help you get the most out of your day?
As soon as I wake up I go and work out. I find working out in the morning before I start my work day helps me stay motivated and productive.
After the gym I spend a couple hours at my office catching up on emails and other important tasks that are important for that day.
In the last few years, what lifestyle, habit or behavior change has had the biggest positive impact on your life?
I am always looking for new ways to challenge myself and try new things even if they might not succeed.
This has helped me grow personally and professionally.
When you feel unfocused, what do you do?
I find that when I am feeling unfocused or just burnt out with work I need to disconnect and go out in nature.
What is one piece of software or a web service that you get immense value out of? How do you use it?
The software I use the most is intuit quickbooks. I have all of my finances and transactions tracked on the software and it makes it super easy for someone to manage their business as an entrepreneur.
What is the one book you recommend most often and why?
I recommend the book how to win friends and influence people. When I first started my company I had no idea what I was doing for sales especially when it comes to door to door business sales. After reading that book it gave me a great understanding of how to network and effectively connect with people.
What advice would you give a smart and ambitious recent college graduate? What advice should they ignore?
Don’t be afraid to try and fail. Working for a big company has its benefits but that said don’t be afraid to go out on your own and start your own business as well.
I was 19 when I started my company but if I would have never tried I wouldn’t be where I am today having some of the biggest buildings in Missoula as my clients and cleaning over 100,000sqft a day.
What is your favorite quote, one you aim to live by?
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do then by the things you did. “
The best way to contact me would be carrier pigeon. The pigeon’s name is Jeff (don’t mention his weight).