This week, we have an awesome entrepreneur, and one of my first mentors, Chris Thompson. Chris Thompson is the CEO of Student Works Painting .
They recruit, train and support 150 student business owners to paint over 6,000 homes every summer.
He was the tenth student that ran a business with Student Works in 1984 and excelled to the point that he bought the company outright in 1993
In the episode, he shares his stories throughout the years of working with young students and first-time entrepreneurs. Their mistakes and what makes some of them succeed over the rest of their class.
He says running his program is like running a private school for super charged students.
Their mantra is that “Excellence is a habit” and he even goes through the 4 refer-ability habits which anyone, and I mean anyone, can take note of and apply in their lives.
Chris is one of the coolest entrepreneurs that I have had the opportunity to learn from and I am glad we recorded this to give everyone some actionable steps to achieve greatness in your life.
This episode is packed with goodies as it covers all sorts of topics surrounding lifestyle design, success, mindset and entrepreneurship.
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What you will learn
- Top mistakes made by first-time entrepreneurs
- The 4 Refer-ability habits
- How Chris ended up buying the business of Student Works
- What does the top 1% do differently than the rest
- What it takes to make it
- Great additional resources
- And much more!
Important Links To Resources and People
Victoria Labalme is an expert in helping people discover their TRUE talents She is infamous by helping some of the very best entrepreneur's craft winning presentations such as JJ Virgin, Stu Mclaren, Jeff Walker, and people like Jayson Gaignard and Alex Charfen (who have both been on the show before) can be found gushing over her work.
She has done PBS specials and is considered in the speaker hall of fame
Her infamous TEDx talk Risk Forward: the Rewards of Not Knowing was very well received around the whole world.
Lisa Nichols is a world-class author, life coach, and motivational speaker. She's the founder and CEO of Motivating the Masses, Inc where she has built a global platform has reached and served nearly 30 million people.
Lisa also runs a non-profit foundation Motivating the Teen Spirit, she has touched the lives of 211,650 teens, prevented over 3,800 teen suicides, supported 2,500 dropouts in returning to school, and has helped thousands reunite with families.
She is one of the country’s only publicly traded personal and business development training companies.
She's also a best-selling author of seven books, including the best sellers, Abundance Now and No matter what, 9 steps to living your life and many more.
Originally from London, England, Greg McKeown is the author of the New York Times bestseller, “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less” and the founder of McKeown, Inc, a company with a mission to teach Essentialism to millions of people around the world. Their clients include Adobe, Apple, Airbnb, Cisco, Google, Facebook, Pixar, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!.
McKeown is an accomplished public speaker and has spoken to hundreds of audiences around the world including in Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, England, Holland, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.
Highlights include speaking at SXSW, interviewing Al Gore at the Annual Conference of the World Economic Forum in Davos Switzerland and receiving a personal invitation from Haakon, Crown Prince of Norway, to speak to his Annual Innovation Conference.
His writing has appeared or been covered by Fast Company, Fortune, HuffPost, Politico, and Inc. Magazine and Harvard Business Review. He has also been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows including NPR and NBC.
My guest today, Anil Gupta, is an expert on the topic of happiness. He has a gift for identifying pain points and is a world-renowned speaker that has traveled the globe to share his views.
He’s worked with the likes of Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, and many more! He is also the author of #1 best-selling book Immediate Happiness.
You can find him at his website www.immediatehappiness.com. He has upcoming coaching events, videos, and much more to start your path to happiness.
Our guest has dedicated his life to answering a really great question. How do you make business grow? This developed into a bigger question, how do you help people grow?
He's kind of famous for discovering the entrepreneurial personality type (EPT). We're going to dive very deep into that topic. He started consulting at a very young age and has worked with Fortune 500 companies and global 100 companies. He was also one of the first people I actually followed on Facebook without actually knowing him!
We welcome Alex Charfen, host of the Momentum podcast, to the show!
Do you know the 5 Factors to Success?
My guest today didn’t even make it into the 12th grade, yet he's a self-made entrepreneur with over 25 years of sales, marketing, and training experience. He also happens to be the CEO of Lightspeed VT, a world leader in interactive training and communication-based systems. He’s the host of Dropping Bombs and Bottom Line, Brad Lea.
Learn Brad’s 5 Factors to Success and other entrepreneurial gems on this week’s Inner Changemaker Podcast.
What if I told you there was a way that you can start achieving all of your goals easily and instantly?
What if you can be the most effective version of yourself based on the situation and circumstances?
Todd Herman is a coach to Olympians, successful CEO and executives at some of the largest companies around the world.
He also happens to be an expert in helping people create alter egos for themselves to achieve peak performance in the moments that matter most.
I personally have not been this excited to press publish on an episode in a while. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did interview Todd.
Imagine not being allowed to play outside as a kid. Not necessarily because your parents are strict, but because you are constantly getting bombed.
In fact, imagine that one day, you get bombed over 167 times. Never knowing when it was all going to end and always living in fear for your life.
This is the story of Patrick Bet-David, American Entrepreneur, Founder of PHP (people help people) agency, one of the top insurance firms in the United States.
He also happens to be the founder and host of the infamous YouTube channel Valuetainment, the #1 channel for entrepreneurs.
Patrick's story is no ordinary story.
From escaping Iran at a young age to being a refugee in Germany to coming to America and becoming a member of the 101st Airborne in the military. It's a story of a man, going through life's trials and tribulations and finding a way from survivor to fighting for his cause.
In this interview, we discuss his entire story, why he is such a BIG believer in capitalism, and how you can build your legacy through capitalism
Pejman was born in 1982 in the middle of a revolution in Iran, raised in France for the majority of his childhood, and eventually migrating to the United States in 1997. Raised by a single mother his entire life with very limited resources.
We are here to dive into his story of how he went from being a telemarketer, to being a VP in a bank, to being financially independent Since the age of 25
Pejman has been and has dedicated his time to bringing Secret Entourage & Secret Academy to life, a unique platform which focuses on helping motivate, educate, and improve the lives of young entrepreneurs worldwide.
And here to talk to us about his new book -R.A.D.I.U.S.: How Visionaries Engineer Empires.