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Ben Francis became the founder of GymShark at only 19 years old. Now 29, GymShark has blossomed into a highly successful global business with an amazing valuation.

Mikhaila and Ben Francis discuss the business decisions he took as a young man which led to the creation of the highly successful global GymShark brand. They both compare notes on business, outsourcing, hiring, time management, and following your instincts. Ben also gives the history of GymShark starting as an investment of his Pizza Hut earnings, to becoming the billion-dollar corporation it is today.

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Show Notes
[00:00] Intro
[2:30] Mikhaila introduces this episode’s guest, Ben Francis
[4:26] GymShark’s use of influencer marketing
[6:38] Finances of starting the GymShark Brand
[10:40] Ben’s background and personality and developing the GymShark Business, outsourcing what you cannot do
[16:52] Ben Francis on trusting your instincts and gut when making business decisions, finding the right people based on your goals and destined path
[23:07] Figuring out when you need help in business and finding the right people to help you
[31:32] What it means to motivate and lead people
[38:15] Hiring the wrong people and how to deal with it
[39:10] Talking time management skills
[46:21] Mikaila asks Ben Francis about his top skills
[49:33] Extraversion and introversion in life and business
[51:20] Revisiting Ben’s time management
[54:05] The importance of having good public speaking skills

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Mikhaila Peterson (@mikhailapeterson Instagram) is a 28 year old mother, CEO, health influencer, writer and founder of the Lion Diet, from Toronto, Canada. She has put her idiopathic juvenile arthritis, severe depression (bipolar type II), and chronic fatigue (among other ailments) into remission using The Lion Diet - a beef, salt and water elimination diet. Although it may seem unorthodox, she’s thrived on it for over 2 years. Also recognized for her work with her father, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson (Canadian psychologist and author), she encourages others to take responsibility for every part of their physical and mental health, and teaches how to dramatically transform one's life by never giving up on yourself.

The Mikhaila Peterson Podcast is a podcast where host Mikhaila Peterson speaks with thought leaders, and industry changers - continually finding the best ways to improve the human experience. From stay at home mom’s to CEO’s, fitness enthusiasts to spiritual guides, nutrition researchers to health professionals - Mikhaila has interview-style conversations aimed at provoking thought, addressing difficult subjects, and speaking about topics that are generally shied away from.