June 6, 2022

294 Chris Martinez - Mexican Wrestling & Hidden Gems in Remote Teams Telling the Whole Story

294 Chris Martinez - Mexican Wrestling & Hidden Gems in Remote Teams Telling the Whole Story
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Episode Summary

Chris Martinez, Founder of DUDE Agency and host of the Operation Agency Freedom podcast, joins the show to discuss the work his agency does in web development and design and funnel building and his affinity for Mexican wrestling. Today, Chris and Harry talk about Chris’ entrepreneurial journey, finding hidden gem talent in a remote work setting, and the importance of embracing connection and telling the whole story.

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Key Takeaways

06:26 – Entrepreneur and podcaster, Chris Martinez, joins the show to discuss his passion for Mexican wrestling and what inspired him to launch DUDE Agency

14:44 – The desire to become an entrepreneur and the conflicting feelings that ensued

18:23 – The origin story of DUDE Agency and lessons learned from launching an agency

22:16 – Mentors who have provided sound leadership to Chris, unique selling propositions and what DUDE Agency specializes in

26:25 – Chris’ podcasting origin story

33:02 – Rethinking remote work and finding hidden gems of talent in unexpected places

41:48 – Chris’ growth as a podcast host and the importance of connection

50:00 – Something Chris has changed his mind about recently and the most misunderstood thing about him

53:53 – Harry thanks Chris for joining the show and let’s listeners know where they can connect with him and learn more about DUDE Agency

Tweetable Quotes

“It actually took a while to embrace the idea of calling myself an entrepreneur. I kinda remember being afraid of telling people that. For some reason there was an intimidation with that role.”(17:51) (Chris)

“I think that we are going through an evolution in the Agency space. Leadership is so important. You have to learn how to lead a team otherwise you won’t survive this latest evolution.”(21:58) (Chris)

“‘D’ stands for ‘Dream Team.’ ‘U’ stands for ‘Unstick Your Processes.’ ‘D’ stands for ‘Discover and Develop.’ And then ‘E’ stands for ‘Earn and Exit.’”(26:03) (Chris)

“This is one thing that’s interesting about agency people is we will always find a new way to leverage technology to find our ideal clients.”(31:36) (Chris)

“What COVID did for us in a good way is we said, ‘Ok, we’re all remote anyways. Instead of just trying to hire people in Tijuana, Mexico, let’s see if we can find people in other parts of the country.’ And so, then our team really started to expand.”(34:22) (Chris)

“I think, from a hosting perspective, I really try to shift the interviews to finding something unique that this person can say. And I also only want to have people that I align with in terms of values on the show now.”(42:02) (Chris)

Resources Mentioned

Chris’ LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrismartinez13/

Chris’ Website – https://dudeagency.io/

DUDE Agency LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/company/dude-agency/

DUDE Agency Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/dudeagency.io/?hl=en

DUDE Agency Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/dudeagency/

Chris’ Podcast:

Operation Agency Freedom –https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/operation-agency-freedom-the-1-podcast-for-digital/id1461800717

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