There is time for being intentional with Alex Raymond, Boulder

December 9, 2021

Alex Raymond has lived and traveled all over the world–from the metropolises of Hong Kong, London and Beijing to the small-town tech hub of Boulder, Colorado.

“It’s all about mindset. I want to have friends all over the place. So I spent a lot of time asking, ‘Where would I like to live.'”

Alex’s company, Kapta, is a purpose-built platform for organizations that want to establish, expand, or improve their Key Account Management function. But it didn’t start out that way. As with many startup stories, the initial idea wasn’t gaining traction. Instead of giving up, Alex and his business partner made a massive pivot, fundamentally transforming Kapta to serve a new market.

How did he do it? By embracing the Zero Excuses mentality, focusing on what he could control, and being intentional about life and business.

Key Takeaways:

  • Focus on what you can control
  • Be intentional about the life you want to build.
  • Don’t under-invest in the humans working in your business

Things to listen for: 

[01:34] – Lessons learned traveling the world

[06:20] – Alex’s entrepreneurial journey

[10:26] – Making the shift from HR to AM

[17:49] – Asking the right questions

[21:24] – Defining “success” for account management

[25:02] – Getting the right people

[27:39] – What is a “conscious entrepreneur”?

After You Listen: 

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Learn more about GadellNet Consulting Services:

More from the Zero Excuses Podcast:

Episode 001: There is time to travel

Episode 002: There is time to not work

Episode 003: There is time to improve yourself

Episode 004: There is time to build the life you want

Episode 005: There is time for laughter

Episode 006: There is time for relationships

Episode 007: There is time for community

Episode 008: There is time for renewal

Episode 009: There is time for loving others

Episode 010: There is time for giving

Episode 011: There is time for the three B’s

Episode 012: There is time for learning

Episode 013: There is time for others

Episode 014: There is time for listening

Episode 015: There is time for action

Episode 016: There is time for reflection

Episode 017: There is time for Zero Excuses

Episode 018: There is time for change

Episode 019: There is time to plan

Episode 020: There is time to start difficult things

Episode 021: There is time to unplug

Episode 022: There is time to choose your perspective

Episode 023: There is time to reinvent yourself

Episode 024: There is time for everything important

Episode 025: There is time to excel

Episode 026: There is time to do the work

Episode 027: There is time for self-reflection

Episode 028: There is time for healthy living

Episode 029: There is time for whatever you want to do with it

Episode 030: There is time to create a listening culture

Episode 031: There is time to say yes

Episode 032: There is time to confront uncertainty

Episode 033: There is time for empathy

Episode 034: There is time to be bold

Episode 035: There is time for improv comedy 

Episode 036: There is time for investing in others

Episode 037: There is time to fit the puzzle pieces together

Episode 038: There is time to impact your community

Episode 042: There is time to reflect

Episode 044: There is time for meaningful connection

Episode 045: There is time to be of service