The “Not Selling Amazon” Pilot Test

Last week was incredible. We continue to see tangible results, based off our 5-star positive reviews. We are expanding our business and adding extremely important additional services that we can provide our customers. But most importantly, we will be undergoing significant pilot testing with the fastest growing national tutoring company in the United States.

We are growing. And quickly. While conceptualizing and drafting the plan, I realized something.

On a scale 1-10:

My excitement and gratefulness for the opportunity was a 10.

My nervousness was a 0.

My heart and soul, blood, sweat, and tears, are the foundation of Testing Timers. Years of work, to say the least, have ultimately led to this incredible opportunity. My tenacious attitude to learn, adapt, and prove overshadow any sense nervousness.

My confidence in the product and business comes from what we are building. Our greatest goal is to help students achieve their potential and get into their dream schools. As we continue to prove our ability to meet this goal, the more confident I am in what we are building.

About Testing Timers

This is the valuable lesson for any entrepreneur.

Have an ultimate goal.

Prove that goal.

Let the rest take care of itself.

The pilot test is going to be successful. Their company is absolutely incredible at what they do, and they are always looking for ways to enhance their curriculum for the betterment of their students and staff. Our watches are an ideal fit and we are here to serve them. However, because we emphasize growth, every little detail, and customer service, there is nothing that can baffle us in this process. There’s nothing we haven’t seen or heard before.

Success is inevitable because we measure success based on how we meet our greatest goal.

Our attention to detail is our focus on success.


Look at

Their stock continues to tumble after their Q2 earnings reported another quarter of losses.

I’m not selling their stock though, and some other investors feel the same way too.

I’m not internally in the company, analyzing Jeff Bezos and management’s decision making. They have a long-term goal, and that goal is to change the world. Losses in second quarter of 2014 are absolutely irrelevant to my opinion of Amazon because I know they are detail-oriented people with a long-term focus. I actually would be more concerned if they generated a profit and changed their business model based off of external investor pressure.


The Conclusion

Success is dependent on what you measure it by. Business development is staying active and focused on your ultimate goal. By doing so, you put yourself in a position to share your business, rather than having to sell your business. We are incredibly grateful for the opportunity to share our business, via pilot testing, and are confident that it will be mutually successful.




About the Author

Jordan Liss is a 21 year old entrepreneur and current student at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Liss passionately invented a patented product that helps students master the most stressful aspect of standardized test testing: time management. Since 2013, his company, Testing Timers, has helped thousands of students succeed and achieve their potential in the test room. Liss believes in the importance of setting stretch goals to challenge capabilities and to drive progress. Testing Timers strives to partner with the most elite tutoring companies nationwide.