The Proven Entrepreneur

The Proven Entrepreneur

It can feel lonely to be an entrepreneur. With so much on your plate, it is easy to lose focus because of all the details. At times your personal, family &/or professional lives can feel like they are falling off the tracks. That's why it is so important to learn from those ahead of you and design an efficient business roadmap for success. Learning from stories is one of the easiest and most powerful strategies for growth. Join Don Williams as he sits down with world-class experts to help you become The Proven Entrepreneur. Build your blueprint, craft a strategy and then act for business success. This podcast features inspiring, candid stories from real-life entrepreneurs. These proven entrepreneurs detail how they achieved success with clear, easy advice that anyone can emulate. Get motivated by hardworking individuals who reveal secrets to making twice the money in half the time. Receive their actionable tips that reduce overwhelm, stress, and depression. Understand that as a proven entrepreneur you with win or you learn and learning is just slower winning. These conversations include the failures and losses guests encountered throughout their careers. Hear vulnerable discussions about the challenges they had to overcome as rising entrepreneurs. Discover how they turned roadblocks into their advantage. By learning how to utilize the lowest points of your business, you can create a positive shift in your own success-building story. Don Williams is the Proven Entrepreneur who guides you in this incredible journey. He brings to the podcast the principles he learned over the past 30 years. At the young age of 19, Don became the top salesperson in the United States. In less than a year, he rose as the top sales manager in the country out of 40 offices. Don started his first company at 26 years old, and though he made many mistakes he kept learning and courageously faced every risk. After crafting his roadmap to success, Don founded a dozen business ventures. Don has worked with more than half of Fortune 500 companies on marketing sales and service strategy execution. He is also involved with Entrepreneurs' Organization, a non-profit peer network of over 16,000 entrepreneurs worldwide. Many businesses seek Don's help in developing high-performing sales operations. His expertise is invaluable in giving birth to an entire community of business leaders. Many entrepreneurs desire connection. And an authentic connection with other entrepreneurs, can lead to transformational change. All entrepreneurs think they are "different", but the truth is entrepreneurs are very much alike. Entrepreneurs want to know what their fellow entrepreneurs feel and think when running their businesses. Entrepreneurs want to know how their peers balance work, life and family. They want to affirm if they are on the right track or doing something wrong. There is no better way to elevate your entrepreneurship career than by learning from those who have “been there and done that”. Every success story highlighted in this podcast exudes inspiration and motivation to keep moving forward. Tuning into these stories is a huge first step towards the success you desire. Receive brand-new guidance every week and finally take hold of your business goals in no time. Join Don Williams in dissecting stories of success and failure. Unravel the nuggets of wisdom shared by proven entrepreneurs to bring your business to its highest potential. The life of an entrepreneur may be extremely hectic and pressuring. With the right advice and guidance, nothing can stop you from becoming a strong business leader ready to take on anything. Become The Proven Entrepreneur today! Listen to the podcast at https://provenentrepreneurshow.com.

Episodes

September 13, 2022 32 min

All progress starts with a yes. Today’s proven entrepreneur proves that. Saurajit Kanungo grew up in India with no entrepreneurial background in his family. From there, he went on to become a successful IT entrepreneur in Texas. He shares the crucial events that happened in between in this interview with Don Williams. In this conversation, we learn how Saurajit’s willingness to do more and achieve more allowed him to become a leadi...

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Entrepreneurship is a challenge but is very rewarding. You have to be persistent and goal-oriented if you want to achieve your goals. Listen to your host Don Williams as he dives deep into a conversation with Jodi Daniels about data privacy and compliance. Privacy is one of those complex things you must understand if you want to incorporate an excellent leadership style in your organization. Jodi Daniels is a Certified Informationa...

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Too fast may not be too wise. Some good things take the right timing and the right people to work out. This is exactly what Kamard Johnson, CEO/CVO at GTT Commercial Tires, learned. If you are thinking of taking your business to the next level, this is the podcast for you! In this episode, Kamard shares insights on how focusing on building processes, creating roles, filling them with the right people, and providing excellent servic...

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Ever since you were young, you were programmed by society to aim for money and success. But, what is the real meaning of being successful? Is it based on the income you’re earning or the profit your business is generating? Listen to your host Don Williams as he talks with Brent Freeman about focusing on the little things that bring you joy and happiness. He talks about realigning your life to reconnect with what you’re passionate a...

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July 22, 2022 25 min

You need to know when to shift your mindset and create a place for success. Join your host Don Williams as he talks with the CEO of IRS Trouble Solvers, Ben Golden. Ben specializes in tax resolution because of his own past experiences with the IRS. In this episode, he shares detailed information on taxes and accounting, especially the importance of getting an expert to help you. You must not assume that you will not encounter probl...

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Success stories aren’t built overnight. They are a result of hard work, effort, patience, and a lot of failures. Listen to Mike Otis as he dives deep into his entrepreneurial journey. Mike, Founder of Double O, Inc., has been a practitioner and fan of Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), Open Book Management, and Entrepreneurs' Organization during his career as founder of four Companies (there's a 5th in the works). He i...

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Ari Rastegar, the Oracle of Austin Real Estate and CEO of Rastegar Property Company, is our guest here today. He is one of the most influential power players in the commercial real estate world. He is also the author of The Gift of Failure, which is exactly what he did. His career didn't start out well. He experienced failure and bad grades. He started his firm with a $3,000 loan in law school. But that didn't stop him. He ...

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In the Soviet Union, there was little to no such thing as entrepreneurship. The government owns everything, and when they own everything, competition doesn't exist. This is where Ukrainian Entrepreneur Vladimir Gendelman grew up. His parents always taught him not to pursue entrepreneurship. This did not hold him back, though. He moved to America to start his entrepreneurial career and became the Founder and CEO of Company Folde...

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June 14, 2022 32 min

Many people are afraid to do the things they are most passionate about for fear of becoming a starving artist. Instead, they go on exhausting grinds that do not give them actual fulfillment. But for Ethan King, his success story began taking shape when he stayed the course with the things he truly loves doing. Joining Don Williams, he shares how starting a small graphic design business with his girlfriend (and later wife) became th...

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If your business is struggling, outsourcing talent can really save it. It's low-cost and you get to recruit people from around the world. What your business is going to do is secondary. It's more important to get the best people for the job, whether they're your neighbor or across the globe. Develop this gig economy and start outsourcing talent. Join Don Williams as he gets Brad Stevens to share how outsourcing saved hi...

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In marketing and sales, talking to people in a way they can hear is crucial. Getting their attention and interest means an increased future generated sales. It is a very important process, and most businesses would consider this very crucial. Today, Don William interviews Lead Generation Queen, Caryn Kopp. Carolyn is the Chief Door Opener for Kopp Consulting, a company that helps business leaders and salespeople get in the door wit...

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Exiting your business is like owning stock. You need to know when you have a very good return. So you should be able to exit without question. Building a company can be emotional, no doubt about that. You're sacrificing your time, sweat, and tears into something that may or may not even work. But you have to remember that at the end of the day, your company is a business.

 

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Ever felt that something is missing when everything is within your reach? If you are looking to fill that void, don’t miss this episode of The Proven Entrepreneur! Listen and be inspired by Finnian Kelly, the Founder of Intentionality, as he shares his story of self-doubt and reflection. Finnian tackles how he found clarity of purpose, focus, and his way back to entrepreneurship through living life with intentionality. 

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Amazon Guru Steven Pope founded My Amazon Guy. They fully service and manage over 200 Amazon seller brands on anything that generates traffic, including search engine optimization, pay-per-click, or anything that improves conversion rates, such as design, catalog management, copyright, and merchandise. He founded his company just 48 hours after getting laid off from his previous job, and within a day, he secured a $3000 monthly con...

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It’s never too late to start your business! Joining Don Williams in this episode is Lisa Laporte CEO & Executive Producer of TWiT TV. Lisa started her business after a significant corporate career in accounting at the age of 35. Now, she’s 53 and still thriving in the industry. Lisa also opens up about her struggles rising up the ranks in a man’s world and why it’s important and necessary to speak up and be vocal when you need ...

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I am the founder of Etoile luxury handbags. I was born in Montreal, CN and Etoile is French for the word star. You'll feel like a star when you carry an Etoile bag. Etoile is the most fascinating, beautiful exquisite handbag collection you will ever come across. I'm recording today from one of our New York City factories, I love to spend time with the product. t's a really great, happy place for me. 

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Entrepreneur Thaddeus Galas' Secrets on Health & Wealth

Theirs a Doctor in the house and his name is Dr. Thaddeus Gala. Thaddeus is an entrepreneurs' entrepreneur. He owns and runs several Companies. Every year Thaddeus hosts the Guardians Annual Retreat, bringing together 500 entrepreneurs, leaders, and philanthropists for a weekend of inspiration. The event features headliners like Gary Vaynerchuk, Natasha Graziano and...

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Great entrepreneurs have nerves of steel. At the peak of his career, Roland found himself in legal hot water. That event cost him his house, money, marriage, freedom, law and accounting licenses. Roland has gone on to build &/or exit 24 businesses with sales from $3 million to almost $4 billion. Roland is currently a Principal in Scalable.co, DigitalMarketer, Traffic & Conversion Summit, War Room Mastermind, Fully Accountab...

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Jordanian Proven Entrepreneur Abeer stand amongst the ranks of great entrepreneurs. She is a woman, a mom, and an entrepreneur, but that didn't stop her from building a multi-million dollar business.


Small child, big dreams


Abeer grew up in Jordan, a country whose claim to fame is being the lowest point on Earth. As a child, she watched her father work in one business after another. Her father worked in everything from oil to ins...

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Dr. Carrie Santos, PhD is a superwoman. She started her entrepreneurial journey as a lead strategist in the US State Department. Today Dr. Santos serves as CEO of Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO), which is home to 15,000 of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. 

Making a Career out of Nation-building

Carrie was born in a small town in the deep Midwest, where every house looked the same. For as far back as she could remem...

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