The Real Stories
Behind Success

MATTHEW MARTORANO with Tony Grebmeier (main site)

In today’s interconnected and constantly evolving world, what does it take to make your business stand out from the competition? Do you need to know some secret formula or does it take something as simple as going back to the basics? On this episode of BeFulfuilled, you’ll hear from innovator and entrepreneur, Matthew Martorano. In his conversation with Tony, Matthew opens up about his childhood, his time in the military, why he’s convinced of the power of consistency, how competition helps the marketplace, what it’s like running a family owned remote business, and so much more! Don’t miss a minute of this engaging episode featuring Matthew!

Early influences that left an important impression.

As you think back to your childhood and early career, can you pick out any themes or lessons you learned that still impact you today in your career? For Matthew Martorano, one of the very first lifelong lessons he learned is the value of consistency. From his first job delivering the Chicago Tribune on his paper route to his time in the military, consistency has been of utmost importance to Matthew. He even takes this lesson into his business today running Konnektive. To hear more about the lessons Matthew has learned along the way, make sure to listen to this fascinating episode of BeFulfilled!

The value of competition.

Too often in our society, it has become popular to demonize and criticize the role of competition in the marketplace. What do you think, is competition still a value we should encourage and hold in high esteem? From Matthew Martorano’s perspective, competition can be a helpful tool, even if you are the business getting challenged by the competition. While Matthew recognizes that business can and sometimes do play dirty, at the end of the day, the value of competition in the marketplace greatly outweighs the drawbacks. How can you learn from Matthew’s seasoned perspective? Find out on this exciting episode of BeFulfilled!

Running a family owned remote business.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to run a family-owned business? What about a remote business? Matthew Martorano does both! On this episode of Be Fulfilled, you’ll hear from Matthew as he shares his experience and why he loves working with his family. Matthew says that he loves working with his two sons and his wife by his side. One of the best aspects of running a family-owned business is the fact that Matthew gets a front row seat to see his personal value of consistency and high performance play out in the work ethic of his sons. Having his boys part of the company could only be achieved by the fact that they also run it as a remote business. Learn the details about what makes Konnektive so successful by listening to this episode!

Sometimes you have to pivot!

How committed are you to your business and your vision for your life? Do you have a plan in place if everything comes crashing to the ground? Have you decided how you’d respond? For Matthew Martorano, the question isn’t hypothetical, he’s lived it! As he started to bring his vision for Konnektive into reality, he started to run into significant challenges. At that point, Matthew had a decision to make, would he respond stubbornly and keep plowing ahead even as all the signs suggested that was unwise or would he stop to retool and rethink his approach? Letting wisdom win the day, Matthew decided to pivot and adapt his approach which ultimately allowed Konnektive to thrive and grow into the successful business it is today. Hear more about Matthew’s story why he made the decision he did by listening to this episode of BeFulfilled!

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • [0:35] Tony introduces his guest, Matthew Martorano.
  • [2:20] Matthew’s definition of success.
  • [4:20] What were Matthew’s childhood and early career like?
  • [8:50] How did Matthew’s experience working from an early age impact him?
  • [10:40] Matthew shares how his time in the military shaped him.
  • [14:00] What led Matthew to the sales industry?
  • [16:00] Competition is good for the marketplace!
  • [18:00] Navigating work life balance and working alongside family members.
  • [22:50] How Matthew operates a successful remote business.
  • [24:30] Getting Konnektive off the ground and running.
  • [27:45] What sets Konnektive apart from the competition?
  • [30:30] What are some future plans and projects that Matthew is working on?
  • [32:15] Matthew enters the Fulfillment Round; rapid-fire questions.
  • [38:00] Closing thoughts from Tony and Matthew.

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