Markus, ''The Co-Founder and CEO''👨🏻💻
Updated: Mar 4, 2022
How did you end up with Leadfinder?
- It’s pretty interesting: I’d actually felt the struggle of finding the leads 10 years before founding the Leadfinder. I’ve been involved with different kinds of companies and projects, where my main focus has been on sales. This has been the connection point. From 2016 to 2019 I founded an e-bike company called “Choppelectric”. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out as a success story but gave me valuable lessons anyway. Long story short: sales experience + previous venture that taught me for upcoming = Leadfinder.
What’s the best part of being a co-founder and CEO of Leadfinder?
- Being one of the writers of a story about helping people and companies grow their business, is an incredible feeling! Also, learning firsthand from the ups and downs is something that money can’t buy.
AND last but not least – the team is like a second family to me. This says it all.
What keeps you going and reduces stress?
- A good balance between mind and body does the trick. The best way to keep them both fit during daily habits is to drink gallons of water, consuming healthy food with 1 or 2 “cheat days” on the weekends. Also, some after-work running or cross-country skiing and a max of 2 gym days per week always feel good (read: always after, not always before :D). On warmer weekends you can find me fixing or racing go-karts. :)
How are you planning your time to separate your personal life and work-life?
- As a team, we’re trying to follow the 9-17 rule during working days. Outside of this time range, every team member's personal time is holy.
For me it’s pretty easy and logical: after 17:00 it’s time for family, hobbies, training, and sleeping.
One important note here: it’s impossible to separate work from personal life 100% as far as the mind goes. But that’s actually OK when you’re not a robot. :)
Can you give us any book/podcast recommendations?
- The classical choice is what I recommend for everyone:''How To Win Friends & Influence People'' by Dale Carnegie. This book gave me one or two sleepless nights (in a good way) to re-think. Also, ''Never Split The Difference'' by Chris Voss and ''To Hell and Back'' by Niki Lauda.