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
Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron T. Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher.
Aaron sold his first business to a Fortune 500 company at 27 years old and has been a serial entrepreneur ever since.
35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience to pull from as he is on a mission to help more men around the world go from success to significance.
He is also the author of View From the Top: Living a Life of Significance
From selling businesses at a young age, to fatally injuring a man, to living a life of significance. This was easily one of the most inspiring interviews we have ever had on the show.
Vanessa Van Edwards is a behavioral investigator at her human behavior research lab, the Science of People. She is a professional people watcher—speaking, researching and cracking the code of interesting behavior hacks for audiences around the world.
She has essentially spent years studying the science (research, studies, physiology, etc.) of how our body language and facial expressions tell the story of what is going on inside someone’s brain.
This includes how to create relationships, know when someone is attracted to you, how to get rid of resting bitch face, how to detect a lie, and how to be the most memorable person at an event.
And because she is such a pro, She is a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine and the Huffington Post. Her popular courses on Creative Live and Udemy have over 120,000 enrolled students
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It's TIME that the rest of the world gets a chance to hear some of the answers. I can't promise you that I am going to know the answer, but I promise to share as openly as possible with you all.
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Potential topics covered:
- how to get over break ups
- how to transition out of your 9 to 5
- how to approach your passion and your purpose
- how to cultivate a winning mindset
See you soon!
Jordan Harbinger is known as an entrepreneur, talk show host and world-renowned social dynamics expert.
He is the co-founder of The Art of Charm, and has helped develop one of the leading self-development programs in the world, with a special expertise in social capital, relationship-building and authentic rapport. He is also the host of The Art of Charm Podcast, where he interviews leading entrepreneurs, celebrities, writers and experts about psychology, performance, life and success. Can you imagine how I felt when he said yes to coming on the show?
For all his work in the field, Forbes named Jordan one of the 50 best relationship-builders in the world, and Inc. Magazine recently called him “the Charlie Rose of Podcasting.”
He is a former Wall Street attorney who speaks five languages. Not bad right? He has spent several years abroad in Europe and the developing world, including South America, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. He has worked for various governments and NGOs overseas, traveled through war zones, led several trips through North Korea, and been kidnapped—twice. (The only reason he’s still alive and kicking is because of his ability to talk his way into (and out of) just about any situation.)
Philip Mckernan is an inspirational speaker, writer and filmmaker. Philip works with entrepreneurs and business leaders all over the world. When people are seeking clarity about their future or want to move through roadblocks, seen and unseen, they call Philip. As a speaker he has inspired and challenged the Canadian Olympic Team and The Pentagon to name a few.
This is the 2nd time we have featured Philip on the show and he does not disappoint.
What separates Philip from a lot of coaches, speakers and gurus is originality. He brings new conversations to the table and spends an obscene amount of time thinking and challenging the status quo, instead of simply repackaging business & life hacking strategies. Philip McKernan is a philosopher, a modern day philosopher of the human experience.
Stephanie Joanne is known online as The Entrepreneurial Enabler and creator of her signature program Build Your Empire. She’s a serial entrepreneur who started her journey as self-made brand in the fitness and health industry. Since appearing in over 200 media outlets and working with an impressive roster of companies including Nike, Quest Nutrition and Adidas , she built her personal brand to be one of the most recognized in her industry.
In 2014 she launched her online business, flipping the table and helping thousands of entrepreneurs learn, apply and leverage the power of branding and online marketing in today’s digital landscape. I’ve seen this girl go from 0 to over a million dollars in online sales within her first 18 months of launching online...
Put best by the Huffington post "It is rare to see people start in one industry and then change to dominate like this…"
John Lee Dumas is the man behind one of most successful Kickstarter campaigns ever Accomplish your #1 goal in 100 days with The Freedom Journal: http://TheFreedomJournal.com/
He is the launching a new notebook this week; Master productivity, discipline and focus in 100 days with The Mastery Journal: http://TheMasteryJournal.com/
He is also the man behind one of the most popular podcasts around the world with over 1,600 interviews with successful entrepreneurs http://www.eofire.com/
This man is on FIRE!!
Nicholas Kusmich is one of the world's top Facebook Ads Strategist behind some of the world's most game-changing entrepreneurs. With a client list that features the likes of Joe Polish, Dean Graziosi, Robin Sharma etc... it's no surprise to hear that he is responsible for some of the world's largest ROI's in the advertising industry.
This past year, he has been able to share with the stage with Gary Vaynerchuk, Sean Stephenson, and other massive powerhouses in the personal transformation industry.
This episode is NOT about Facebook advertising. It is the untold story of how Nicholas Kusmich became a millionaire without setting goals.
IF you want to deep-dive on Facebook ads, Nick runs quarterly intensives in beautiful San Diego and we even cover the origin behind that arm of his business.
Preston Smiles is an international speaker, motivational messenger, and YouTuber.
He travels with his beautiful wife (next episode) impacting the globe through their speaker, workshops, and books.
This episode we deep dive into "play" "love" and their new book (Now or Never: Your Epic Life in 5 Steps) that they wrote together.
Simply put: they are both on fire! Two books within a year, multiple international speaking gigs, standing ovations when they speak etc...
It’s exciting for anyone to watch. Preston is leading the way in inspiring the millennial generation with his life's work and inner flow.