We had the good fortune of connecting with Chase Eatmon and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Chase, how do you think about risk?
If you want to be successful you HAVE TO TAKE RISKS. Success doesn’t happen by accident and it takes time and effort to maintain it. I relate many of my successes back to my skateboarding days. I would spend hours, sometimes even days, trying to get a trick on film. I went into every attempt knowing that I was going to land it even if that 3 second clip may take me over 24 hours to land. The risk of hurting myself was never above the reward of landing a trick for a video. As an entrepreneur, I have to constantly remind myself of the rewards so that the risks begin to minimize.
What should our readers know about your business?
I run three business (Great Media, Greatlocs.com, and a YouTube network that is the sister of Great Media). In the area of business I don’t ever aim to be different because as humans we are different by nature. My goal is always to be significant. That’s why I’m able to sale products that cost over 10x more than my competitors, create the content that I enjoy making, and work with “big name” brands and people that pay high dollar. I never settle for less than what I believe that I’m worth and that’s why I get the results that I do. A lot of “small businesses” strive to be the most affordable or they try to be different. The issue with that strategy is that you will fall within the crowd of others doing the same exact thing. When clients and customers do business with me their not just paying for a product or service, that’s what Amazon is for. They do business with me because of the feeling of being part of something greater.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
To be honest, I don’t get out much. A fun time for me is staying home with my family. I’ve come to learn that doing nothing is okay sometimes. Lol! But if I had to come up with a schedule of fun things to do I would start the day off with a sip of coffee and then go for a walk in my backyard, and after that I would do what I like to call a “Midday Marvel Matinee”. This is where I sit and watch some Marvel movies with my wife (preferably Iron Man), once that concludes I like to brainstorm and think of plans and projects that I can do. That all right there is honestly a good ol’ time for me! If I’m going out it’s usually to one of two places. Home Depot or Stonepoint Community Church. What more can a man ask for?
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My Pastor (Pastor Gene Herndon of Stonepoint Community Church) deserves more credit than I can give. He has taught me the unadulterated Word Of God in such a way that took me from $200 a month to $200K a year. In a meeting with him he told me something that I will never forget. He said, “money is necessary for us to further the Kingdom of God”. At the time I had no clear picture on how to grow a business or even how to properly budget, but over the past four years God took me from being a broke kid from Kansas to now being a successful entrepreneur with a wife and two Kids with over $400k in assets and making over $200k a year. That just goes to show how good God is and how necessary it is to let Jesus Christ be, not only our Savior, but our Lord also.