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The Path to Entrepreneurial Success

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How would you like to have a clear path cut out for you as an entrepreneur while someone who’s already done it before hold your hand and support you along the way?

Well…todays guest David Selley, the Founder & CEO of the International Entrepreneurs Association, a global initiative teaching and training entrepreneurs via a network of licensed revenues sharing Executive Directors in each country with charity as a focus; joins me to talk more about entrepreneurship and how to be successful at it.

He shares:

  1. Why it’s a must to breakthrough the shackles of society if you’re to become a successful entrepreneur
  2. How the current school system maybe still letting down people who are born to be entrepreneurs
  3. The role of an entrepreneur in society
  4. Are entrepreneurs born or made?
  5. Core values and qualities of an entrepreneurial personality
  6. How to move away from over-priced business education and get real experts helping entrepreneurs change the world
  7. How to validate a business idea early on

 

  1. and…much more…

About The Guest

David Selley

Founder & CEO of the International Entrepreneurs Association & Author

David is the Founder & CEO of the International Entrepreneurs Association. A global initiative to teach and train entrepreneurs via a network of licensed revenues sharing Executive Directors in each country with charity as a focus. David has re-invented himself three times. Corp management 27 years, real estate investor 17 years and entrepreneur for 70 years. ( At 80 years and with lots of steam in the engine lol) he is an experienced radio and podcast guest. Great for business audiences!. David is an author with a Guinness record underway 5/28 /2019 in the publishing arena ( oldest author to publish the most books in one year) Visit www.famous50.com Known as a vanity publishing series where people can be in a book of their choice and even perhaps become FAMOUS?

Born and educated in England David grew up in abject poverty which led him to run away from home at age 15. He jumped on a ship in Liverpool and ended up in Vancouver British Columbia Canada. Starting as office boy with the phone company he was a district manager at 19, met his wife who was an operator who “got his number”! After immigrating to the US he spent 25 years in corporate sales and marketing management with major cosmetic companies ( Revlon & Lancombe) He has started or owned several businesses including restaurants, mail order manufacturing and even a criminal college. He has developed products, patents and trademarks and has been featured on national infomercials in the real estate industry. As an ex-pat Brit and a quick wit to match with his engaging personality he has been a frequent guest on many radio talk shows and podcasts.

5 Secrets The Super Successful Use To Smash Through Glass Ceilings And Catapult Their Career To The Top



How to Buy & Sell Businesses the Right Way

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Have you ever dreamt of owning a business without having to build one from scratch?

Today’s guest David C Barnett is a Author, Speaker and is a private transaction advisor on buying and selling businesses. Over several years, David sold dozens of businesses for others while also managing his own portfolio of income properties and starting his career as a local private investor. And today he joins me to share his expertise in buying and selling businesses the right way and tells many stories about common pitfalls that most new business owners face.

He shares:

  1. What you should look for before buying a business
  2. Steps to take before buying a business if you have no business experience
  3. How to deal with a business that you’re no longer passionate about
  4. Common mistakes made when buying and selling businesses
  5. How to evaluate a business before buying, the right way!
  6. Business, Baby Boomers & Zombie capital
  7. Things to keep in mind before deciding to sell a business
  8. Questions you must ask yourself before buying
  9. What is Seller Financing and how to make it happen for you as a buyer or a seller
  10. How to Sell a business like a smart businessman
  11. and…much more…

Resources

Blog – InvestLocalBook.com

Website – DavidCBarnett.com

Social Media – Facebook | Youtube | Twitter | LinkedIn

About The Guest

David C Barnett

Author, Speaker, Business Acquisition Expert

Barnett loves to say that it took him 10 years to un-learn what he was taught in business school. University had trained him to be a middle-manager in big enterprises, he was totally unprepared for the realities of small business. After a career in advertising sales, Barnett started several businesses including a commercial debt brokerage. Helping to finance small and medium sized businesses led to the field of business brokerage.

Over several years, Barnett sold dozens of businesses for others while also managing his own portfolio of income properties and starting his career as a local private investor. Barnett regularly consults with professionals and banks on business and asset values. Presently he works as a private transaction advisor with people around the world who are buying or selling a business.

5 Secrets The Super Successful Use To Smash Through Glass Ceilings And Catapult Their Career To The Top



Fastest Route From An Idea to Business

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What would you give, to shortcut your path from an idea to a successful business?

Today my guest is Tammy Sorrento, founder of Fireball Approves, a private investigation agency. She has 20 years of investigative experience in the insurance field and she shares her story in how she went from an idea to having a business almost overnight.

Some of the points he shares include:

  1. How a personal event lead to creating a business in a blue ocean market
  2. How Tammy started a business almost overnight without any business experience
  3. The fastest way to go from an idea to business when you don’t have all the resources yourself
  4. How to use your own experiences to build a brand that would serve the public
  5. One thing that she did from day one in the business that saved her from making the common mistakes that other entrepreneurs make
  6. Hurdles that come with a business in a completely new market and how to overcome them
  7. The mindset shift you need to go through in creating a successful brand/business
  8. How your journey till now will come in handy in future big-hairy-audacious dreams
  9. How to look outside the box for new opportunities
  10. How to create partnerships that would give you a competitive edge
  11. How you need to trust your heart to take you on the right path at the right time
  12. One piece of advice that propelled Tammy forward in business that you need to hear

Resources

About The Guest

Private Investigator & Founder Of Fireball Approves

Tammy Sorrento has over 20 years of investigative experience in the insurance field. She has been a board member of the Jacksonville Claims Association for several years, serving as President and Treasurer. She created Fireball Approves Investigation Agency #A1800175 June of 2017. As a private investigator, her services are available nationally and she specializes in rental property verifications.

5 Secrets The Super Successful Use To Smash Through Glass Ceilings And Catapult Their Career To The Top



How Successful People Jump Leaps & Bounds Before You Know It

Hi!

I'm Vindya.

You know that you are meant to be doing something much bigger than you do now. You are even scared to say it out loud because no one would understand. Well, bring in your biggest dreams and your biggest fears and I will help you get there faster than you ever thought possible.

Time and time again I come across very smart people who would like to take their current role in their career to the next stage or double the income in their business, take on more responsibility, make a bigger impact, get more recognition, make more money …..you name it.

Most people come to me with very rigid lines in their mind about who they are, what they can and can’t do. And some of them even tell me that their challenge is that they need to be able to communicate better, write better emails, have more confidence, network more…and the list goes on.

As if they knew for sure that if they ‘did’ something different, they would have everything that they don’t have. Or if they stopped ‘doing’ some things, the challenges they are facing would go away.

And then they would be happier, have better people around them, be less stressed, take more vacations, make more money, make a bigger impact, etc.

So, the moment that they feel like something is missing their first idea is to upskill, do another course, a certification, a degree, work faster, work better, be more ‘productive’, manage time better, learn ‘persuasion’, “Win friends and influence people”, etc.

But very few people stop to ask themselves the question……

” What if I don’t have to ‘DO’ anything different?….”

“What if I’m not missing anything?”

“What if it’s about doing exactly the opposite of what I’ve been ‘DOING’ all this time….”

In fact…

What if it’s got less to do with doing…and more to do with how you are BEING?

Ahhhhhh……………

Yes…..

BEING!!!

What if it’s not another skills you need to pick or a course you need to do, another seminar that you have to go to….

But what if…just by shifting who you are being…..you challenges would go away….?

Everything that you want that you don’t have…would appear in front of you….

Everything that you don’t want to have in your life…..would just disappear like magic….

And every problem that you think you feel stuck in….would become unstuck…

Just…….what if?

This has been the basis of my work since I started my profession (sure… the skills, the tactics and the strategies play a part in it) and the very moment somebody realise this, their whole world changes.

But you have to be willing to open your eyes and look at the world from a different lens. And stop making excuses for the lens you are already wearing.

Because everything that you have in your life is because of the way you’re being right now. And everything that you don’t want in your life, is because you’re being in a way of attracting them.

So, before you think of taking another course, start another degree, or a certification….ask yourself….

What challenges do I wish would go away?

What goals have I been struggling to get to?

How am I being around these challenges?

Is it time to change the lens?



Now, I would love to hear from you:

What is one insight that changed everything for you from this article?

And what is one tiny action you are going to take as a result of that insight?

Use the comment box down below and share as much detail as possible in your reply as your story may help someone else have an even greater insight.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to be here.

Sincerely,

V.

P.S. Since it’s coming to the end of January 2019 already, if you still feel like you haven’t set yourself up to win, come join me and our community of extraordinary High Performers and let’s make this year an amazing one.

The Fastest Way to Living A Fulfilled Life

Hi!

I'm Vindya.

You know that you are meant to be doing something much bigger than you do now. You are even scared to say it out loud because no one would understand. Well, bring in your biggest dreams and your biggest fears and I will help you get there faster than you ever thought possible.

A few years ago, before starting the journey I’m on right now, I once had a good-paying corporate job, smashing goal after goal and going up the ranks like there’s no tomorrow. People around me said that I would go places. And that, I did.

But not in the way others had predicted.

One day I woke up and asked myself “Is this It? Is this really all there to it?”. I was great at what I did (so I was told) but I struggled to see myself doing it for the rest of my life. Something was missing. But at the time, I couldn’t tell what it was.

However, now that I know better, it dawned on me that the word I was looking for back then was “Fulfilment.” 

How Can Something So Important As Fulfilment Get Past Me?

Fulfillment, a feeling so strange yet so important. Something we strive to find but still ironically neglected because we are too busy being busy.

Some of you may beg to differ, constantly denying the sense of dissatisfaction you feel with your current job or life by saying things like “it doesn’t just put food on the table and besides, I’m good at it ” or “I’m lucky to even have a decent job, others wear their bodies out earning scraps.” While I empathize with your sentiments, having thought the same things when I was in your shoes, have you ever thought that there might be something else that you’d be even greater at, that would make the IMPACT that you’d always wanted to make in the world, earns the same amount of money and feel fulfilled at the same time?

Let me tickle your brain a little. Say, you’ve finally had a great weekend off work – no overtime, no extra shifts. You used it to spend time with the family, taking a trip to the beach, going shopping, and whatever else you thought would be nice to do. But then, Sunday evening arrives.

What feeling do you get when you think of going to work the next morning? Do you feel excited and think “OMG. I can’t wait till tomorrow!” Or, do you feel drained of energy, that catching a bug, getting the mumps, or any other kind of painful, pathetic reason would be much, much better if it would mean extending your weekend for another day. If you’re like me, who falls perfectly in the second category, then you’ve got a serious case of what I call The Monday Sickness.

What Causes Monday Sickness & Why It’s A Sign of Your Life Ending

Monday sickness; oh, what a dreadful affliction! I did not like it and I bet that right now, your feelings resonate with mine. Just when you finally think Monday’s about to end, your hopes of Tuesday getting any better gets crushed, the moment you wake up with the same feeling of dread eating away at you. That’s when you come to realize that it isn’t just Monday or Tuesday that makes you feel like that. The same feeling burdens you on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Let’s just say you feel it every day of every week, every year, till the day you die (or a few years before that)! Talk about something that lasts a lifetime!

I realized this at a much later time before it was too late, that I was pushing this dreadful feeling into the back of my mind until I was a master at it.

So, if you ask me what had caused it – the answer is simple.

I WAS NOT FULFILLED.

I grinded for 40 hours (sometimes more) every week in order to enjoy the two days off I have during the weekend. I worked 48 weeks per year so that I get to do stuff that I really love for 4 weeks. I was sacrificing 92% of my time – my life – just to live a little bit better with what little time I had left to do things I REALLY valued most.

But then, I stopped. I realized that no one or no-thing ever had power over me. Even if I jumped on a train to find my destiny in Norway, no one will stop me. And no one can – even if they tried. It was time to let go of my fears. I was the master of my fate and only I knew how to live my life. So I started to ask myself these questions:

  • Is this how I want to spend the rest of my life?

My answer was NO.

  • Will I ever find fulfillment in what I currently do?

It’s possible but highly improbable.

  • How do I flip the coin? How do I turn the tables?

 I already knew the answer.

  • Am I ready to have fun 48 weeks a year and feel like I’m only working for 4?

You bet I am.

 

And it changed my life forever. You can probably guess the insane cascade of events that came after. I can place a good bet people had called me crazy, stupid, or even mentally retarded at some point. And I can’t blame them. Looking back now, what I did back then was downright ridiculous. I quit a well paid job, relinquished what authority I’ve built over the years, and went on a journey to find myself. You must be thinking, “No way! I thought that only happened in movies!” But, it really did happened to me. You’d be surprised at the strength of your own conviction.

I can tell you about what I did, how I did it, and what lessons I learned from that journey but I’m afraid one article cannot contain the richness of the experiences I’ve had – so let’s save it for another day. All I can say is that everything worked out exactly as I hoped for (with a few bumps on the road of course). And now I’m having more fun than I ever could’ve imagined. I found exactly what fulfilled my life and it made me all the more merrier and richer.

Now, I’m on a mission. A mission to find people who were once like me. Caged in, trapped, and empty. I made it my life’s advocacy to share my story hoping that the right ears get to hear my message.

Along my journey, I came across a book written by Bronnie Ware, an Australian nurse who spent several years caring for patients and kept them company on the last 12 weeks of their lives. She would often ask her patients about their lives’ biggest regrets. If there’s anything at all they would like to redo, given the chance. Bronnie talked about the phenomenal clarity of vision people would gain at the end of their lives. It’s all in the book – along with other common themes she observed in the course of their conversations.

The first thought that came to my mind as I unravelled the contents of the book was why people keep realizing things too late. I mean, why do I have to wait until I’m lying on my death bed to realize what I actually wanted to do with my life? When by that time, there’s hardly anything I can do about it anymore?

Why don’t I ask life’s most important questions now?

If you died tomorrow, which one of these regrets do you think you’d have?

  1. I wish I’ve had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.
  2. I wish I hadn’t worked so much.
  3. I wish I’ve had the courage to express my feelings.
  4. I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.
  5. I wish I gave more value to my family
  6. I wish I worked for something I find purpose in.
  7. I wish I asserted myself better.
  8. I wish I didn’t let public opinion get the best of me.
  9. I wish I lived more carefree
  10. I wish I had let myself be happier.

A part of what I do today is working with highly successful individuals who know that right now, they are nowhere near where they should be – people who know that they are meant for something much greater than what they have already achieved. They believe that in order to break through barriers, they have to play a much bigger game.

YOU are one of these special people.

And my role is to create a strategy that gets you to the other side of that barrier – faster than you ever thought possible. By combining what you think you want in life with what truly fulfils you, great change happens.

By taking away the things that hinder you from truly actualizing the person you are destined to be, you become unstoppable. And that’s when true magic happens.

After all, this isn’t about me. I’ve already found a good story to tell.

This is all going to be about you and others like you. Living a life more cruel than dying – a life of regret. Now, do you desire to keep living on like that?

It’s your call.



Now, I would love to hear from you:

What is one insight that changed everything for you from this article?

And what is one tiny action you are going to take as a result of that insight?

Use the comment box down below and share as much detail as possible in your reply as your story may help someone else have an even greater insight.

Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to be here.

Sincerely,

XOXO

 

V.