Tell us your name and a little about yourself.
Lance Frank. Innovator and Creator. I have lived too many lives for the amount of years I’ve put in. Air Force Veteran. Former ICE Special Agent. Published Author. theatrically-released Filmmaker. Entrepreneur. Patent Holder. Adventurer. Literally, the baddest MF’er you know. I can beat you at karate and Nintendo. (Mighty Fixer.)
What exactly does your company do?
Mighty Fixer is the World’s most convenient way to get your electronics repaired. Whether at one of our 45 locations or schedule your repair on our website. (www.MightyFixer.com) Mighty Fixer is a patent-pending, self-service kiosk, that allows a customer to have any electronic device repaired, same-day, and delivered to them at no extra cost. It’s easier to use than a seatbelt. (Not really)
What were the biggest challenges you have faced and how did you overcome them?
Software development, and having to learn an entirely new field. I am a soldier and filmmaker by trade. This two careers are all about adapting to overcome obstacles. There was a time when I was a year and a half through development and hit a wall with a software developer. He quit mid-project and left me in worse shape than when I started. When you get knocked down, tighten the laces on your boots, take a drink of water and stand right the hell back up. It doesn’t take strong character and work ethic to succeed. It takes it to get back up when you fall. You cannot defeat a person who refuses to stay down. When things get difficult and complicated, only those destined for success have the fortitude to put it on a timeline. Todays worries are tomorrows experiences. Learn, adapt, overcome.
What piece of advice do you wish someone had given you at the start of your career?
85% equals 0%. There is no such thing as tried; You either do or you don’t. When you start something, finish it. When you set a goal, work your plan backwards. Business Dyslexia is a great affliction to suffer from. Envision your house, your partner, your business 30 years from now. No dream is too big. The key to reaching your goals is to draw a map and follow it to the treasure you seek. A man who makes a plan can make more in a single transaction than a man who works hard his whole life.
Who are your biggest influences and people you admire and why?
The friends and family around me who stood by me through thick and thin. A man might become a millionaire on his first try but for every billionaire, there’s a thousand failures behind his fortune. The definition of an entrepreneur is someone willing to take risks. The definition of love is the partner who puts up with all of those risks. I have mingled with Senators, Presidents, Movie Stars, and Professional Athletes, but I can tell you without a doubt if I could sit and have a beer with only one person, it would be my Father. Care about the people who care about you. Let your own intuition be your biggest influence.
None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are?
Too many to list. Businesses are built by relationships. Gratitude is a foundation of mutually beneficial partnerships. For example; when people want me to invest, financially or otherwise in their company, I make a decision based on two things: Financial feasibility and the leadership skill of the entrepreneur. As long as it makes fiscal sense, I consider the character of the person asking. How do they handle stress? How do their subordinates view them as a person and leader? I pride myself on being a leader above all else. To be a leader, one has to have integrity, compassion, loyalty, charisma, and vision. I learned that from the some of the greatest minds across the Globe. Everyone I have ever met, whether a good or bad interaction, has helped me become successful in one way or another. I am grateful for each lesson learned from every person I have ever met.
What do you see as your greatest success in life?
Being happy every day.
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