A $600,000 mistake taught Jon Taffer of ‘Bar Rescue’ a crucial lesson about success

Jon Taffer, star of Paramount Network’s “Bar Rescue,” is an expert in the hospitality industry. He has owned 17 of his own businesses, consulted for international brands like Ritz-Carlton Hotels, TGI Fridays and Anheuser-Busch and renovated over 150 small businesses on “Bar Rescue.”

For Taffer, the author of “Don’t Bullsh– Yourself!: Crush the Excuses That Are Holding You Back,” a key for achieving that success was learning how to keep a cool head under pressure.

That’s because creating stress, conflict and crisis is a strategy often used in business, Taffer tells CNBC Make It and, to succeed, you’ll need to master techniques that let you stay in control.

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