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    UG 003 – Relentlessness + Resilience + an “I Got It” Attitude = Success

    Welcome to Unlocking Greatness.  Our guest today is Marc Bodner, CEO of L&R Distributors, a multi-million dollar distribution business.  Marc’s story is inspiring, and he shares his journey from starting out in the IT department of L&R and growing over the years into its CEO.  You’ll hear how Marc’s relentlessness, resilience and vision led him to success. He speaks about the distinction between being interested versus being interesting and pointing arrows outward versus pointing them inward. This is an ideal show for anybody looking to figure out how to grow from where you are to where you want to be.

    SHOW NOTES:

    • How Marc got into the distribution business (1:50)
    • From IT to CEO (5:30)
    • The “I Got It” mentality and the traits and habits needed for success (9:28)
    • Coaching someone before an interview (14:57)
    • Interested versus interesting (17:37)
    • The different phases of working at a company (20:02)
    • Using “novice eyes” to challenge the status quo (27:40)
    • Selling yourself on an idea before presenting it to your boss (28:45)
    • Asking “why?” comes after you are proficient (30:05)
    • The trait of resilience (38:17)
    • The importance of language and what you say (41:45)
    • Success is perseverance based, not strictly talent based (51:00)
    • Bringing value and solutions to the table (57:40)
    • Pointing the arrows outward and not at yourself (1:05:45)

    MARC’S BIO: 
    Marc has over 20 years’ experience in the Distribution industry. He previously held the position of President/CEO at Allied Supply Co. He currently holds the position of President and is a member of the Board of Directors. Marc graduated with honors from Touro College with degrees in Corporate Finance and Computer Science. He serves on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations.

    RESOURCES:
    Lee Brower 
    Charlie Harary
    The Boardroom

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