The Circuit of Success Podcast with Brett Gilliland

The Circuit of Success Podcast with Brett Gilliland

How to Scale & Sell | Interview with Reid Tileston

May 13, 2024

A Gritty Entrepreneur and Adventurer Reid Tileston is a true embodiment of the “grit it done” mentality. With 15 years of entrepreneurial business ownership experience, Reid has acquired, grown, and sold four companies, making him a seasoned expert in the field. He is also the author of the upcoming book, “Grit It Done: Self-Funded Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition,” where he shares his valuable insights and knowledge. Aside from his business ventures, Reid is a certified Heart Zones Trainer, Ironman finisher, and multi-sport adventure racer. His passion for health and fitness led him to start and operate a chain of fitness clubs in Northern California, which he still manages today. Reid’s dedication to helping people get more out of their lives extends beyond the workplace.

He is the founder of Quest for Adventure, a non-profit organization that raises scholarship money for students aspiring to pursue careers in fitness. Reid’s adventurous spirit is not limited to entrepreneurship. He is an Ironman 140.6 distance triathlete, mountaineer, and award-winning public speaker. Living in San Francisco, California, Reid continues to train, work with Heart Zones, Inc., and manage his health club, all while inspiring others to embrace challenges and find fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from Reid’s incredible journey and gain valuable insights into entrepreneurship, leadership, and personal growth.

Stay tuned for his upcoming book, “Grit It Done: Self-Funded Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition,” and be inspired to take on challenges with determination and resilience.

Brett Gilliland sits down with the remarkable Reid Tileston to delve into the world of business ownership, leadership, and personal fulfillment. Reid’s extensive experience in acquiring, growing, and selling companies, combined with his academic research, provides a wealth of knowledge for aspiring entrepreneurs. His upcoming book, “Grit It Done: Self-Funded Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition,” is sure to be a valuable resource for those looking to embark on their own entrepreneurial journey. Throughout the conversation, Reid emphasizes the importance of self-assessment and having a clear life plan before venturing into entrepreneurship. He shares insights on buying small businesses, teaching leadership through acquisition, and conducting research on seller fulfillment. Reid also highlights the significance of collaboration, aligning values in business, and stepping outside one’s comfort zone for increased fulfillment. Listeners will be inspired by his journey from finance to successful business ownership, showcasing the rewards of taking risks, doing hard things, and embracing challenges for personal and professional growth.