In this episode, the guest is Neel Parekh, the CEO and Founder of MaidThis, a modern, remotely operated work-from-anywhere cleaning franchise focused on Airbnb cleanings.
Neel's Story: After working in the finance industry post-college, Neel realized it wasn't the right fit for him. He started several side hustles, and it was the cleaning service that ultimately took off. He eventually made it his full-time work and is now scaling it up through franchising.
MaidThis: Known as “the franchise for millennials,” MaidThis has put a new-age spin on the traditional cleaning industry with its innovative fully remote model.
Business Service: MaidThis is primarily focused on cleaning vacation rentals. The company operates on automated schedules, completing cleanings as soon as a guest checks out. It also provides residential cleaning with automated scheduling and notifications.
Secret Sauce: For the business, being a new-age, tech-savvy, and easy-to-use service is part of its success. On a personal level, Neel’s ability to swiftly identify the core problems is what sets him apart.
CEO Hack: Neel emphasizes the importance of planning ahead of time. He usually focuses on priority tasks by asking himself, “what is the biggest driver of my business?”.
CEO Nugget: Neel advises delegating tasks you dislike by hiring and outsourcing. This strategy allows you to free up yourself and focus on meaningful tasks.
CEO Defined: Neel sees being a CEO as having the freedom to guide his company. He views his role as an extension of himself, with the company functioning to serve his vision.
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Neel Parekh Teaser 00:00
So no matter how the day goes wrong, if you at least in the morning have got that one test done, which you've already determined is the biggest driver in your business it helps you elevate and move much faster. Hey, if I hit these things, it's a successful week. I've done these things. I don't feel like I haven't done enough for the week.
I said, this is what I'm going to do, and it's just the top priority items.
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Gresham Harkless 00:47
Hello, hello, hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast and I appreciate you listening to this episode. If you've been listening this year, you know that we hit 1600 episodes at the beginning of this year. We're doing something a little bit different where we're repurposing our favorite episodes around certain categories, topics, or as I like to call them, the business pillars that we think are going to be extremely impactful for CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners, in what I like to call CB Nation architects who are looking to level up their organizations.
This month we are focusing on finishing it out, fighting the good fight and closing out the job. I think just as important as it is to start something, it's even more important in how you conclude it or finish it out. So if you think of the different things that you can finish out, it'd be everything from a project. It can be from a day. It could also be from a business in and of itself. And it can also, of course be for the year. So when you think of finishing out, I want you to really think of these episodes because what we're going to really focus on is the last question that we really asked, which is defining what it means to be a CEO.
And all the creative, innovative and I think truly insightful questions that we received from this question is really what we want to highlight during the show. But of course, we want you to enjoy the entire episode to think about how you're going to finish things out and how you're going to finish things out strongly. So sit back and enjoy this special episode of the I AM CEO podcasts.
Hello. Hello. Hello. This is Gresh from the I AM CEO podcast. I have a very special guest on the show today. I have Neel Parekh of MadeThis. Neil, it's great to have you on the show.
Neel Parekh 02:19
Thanks for having me Gresh. I'm excited to be here.
Gresham Harkless 02:20
Yes. I'm super excited to have you on. Before we jump into the interview, I want to read a little bit more about Neil so you hear about some of those awesome things.
Neil is the CEO and founder of MaidThis a work from anywhere cleaning franchise focused on Airbnb cleanings. MaidThis has been called the franchise for millennials, given its fully remote model in new age spin for an old school cleaning industry.
As he built his business to reach millions of revenue, Neil traveled globally for five years while managing a fully remote team and living the digital nomad life. Neil is also host of the Remote Local Podcast, which discusses how to start a remote local business and travel. Neil, super excited to have you on one podcaster to another.
Are you ready to speak to the I AM CEO community?
Neel Parekh 03:04
Let's hit it, man. I'm excited.