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

August 22, 2023 22 mins

Hey there, fellow entrepreneur! Have I got a treat for you today. I just listened to the latest episode of the Proven Entrepreneur Show, and let me tell you, it's packed with incredible insights and inspiring stories that you won't want to miss.

 

Host Don Williams kicks things off with an engaging conversation featuring the dynamic duo, Richard and Chalon Clark. As the cameras start rolling, you can feel the energy as they dive...

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Hey there, podcast lovers! This is Don Williams, and I am thrilled to present to you the latest episode of the proven entrepreneur show. Get ready, because today we have a special guest, Kyle Noonan, joining us for an incredible conversation that will leave you inspired and motivated.

 

Kyle takes us on a journey through his entrepreneurial path, sharing how he and his best friend built their empire from the ground up. Fr...

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Entrepreneurial success is not just about turning passion into profit; it's about embracing challenges, seizing opportunities, and nurturing both your business and personal partnerships with unwavering determination. Hey there, it's Don Williams, and get ready to be blown away! Today, we have the dynamic duo behind Dillas Quesadillas, Kyle Gordon and Maggie Gordon, two entrepreneurial powerhouses celebrating their business's 10th a...

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Hey there, fellow listeners! Don Williams here, and boy do I have a treat for you today. In this episode of the Proven Entrepreneur Show, I have the pleasure of hosting Dallas attorney and serial entrepreneur, Bill Richmond. Bill brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table, and he's here to share his fascinating journey with us.

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We are about to take an incredible journey into entrepreneurship and the dynamics of a family business with our wonderful guests, Ann and Sunny Sheu, the founders of Mpowered Families. We dig deep into their childhood experiences and learn about the examples that shaped them; you'll discover how a humble gas station in Louisiana and a toy business turned furniture enterprise sowed the seeds of the successful serial entrepreneurs we...

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June 13, 2023 27 mins

Entrepreneurship is not merely a destination; it is a perpetual journey of peaks, valleys, and the relentless pursuit of growth. In this episode, we sit down with Lubo Smid, the co-founder, and CEO of STRV, a leading software design and engineering company. Lubo shares personal anecdotes, highlighting the peaks and valleys of entrepreneurship and the continuous journey toward improvement. As he ponders on his initial encounters wit...

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June 6, 2023 45 mins

Your path to success doesn’t have to be lonely. For you to go a long way, having someone by your side can lead to a much better journey. In this episode, Ethan Bull and Stephanie Bull, the Founders o...

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Hearing is innate to many humans, but listening is a skill we should master. Listening means you are paying attention to the speaker to understand deeply. In this episode, Dr. Mark Goulston, the author of Just Listen Read more

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April 18, 2023 40 mins

Our guest today considers himself a results guy but lacks in idea generation. What he lacks never stops him from creating an epic business and an epic life! What did he do to make it possible? In this episode, Justin Breen, Founder of BrEpic Life, dives into creating an Epic Life by partnering with visionaries to build successful global companies. Justin admits that there are things that he cannot do, but if you stay in your zone o...

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Experience is the mother of all wisdom, for we learn from our experiences. But we don’t have to experience the mistakes others make in their journey. If we could share each other’s experiences, we could learn meaningfully. Sean Magennis, the CEO of Mutual Capital Alliance<...

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April 4, 2023 37 mins

Life is full of ups and downs, and it is never meant to be approached in a linear way. If you want to thrive and find numerous solutions to your problems, you must learn how to train your creative mind. This episode features author, transformation expert, and spiritual strategist Tara-Nicholle Kirk. She shares how a rough childhood and a major economic recession opened her eyes to achieving personal grow...

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One of the great things about entrepreneurship is that there is almost no barrier to entry. Not even being young can keep you from being an entrepreneur. Just like this episode’s guest, Václav (Vash) Tomanec. At just 25 years old, Vash has already become a serial entrepreneur, building three successful seven-figure businesses. His latest venture, Mindtrepreneur

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March 14, 2023 27 mins

Public speaking gigs are one of the best lead generation strategies for businesses of any niche or model. Grant Baldwin has a deep love for the art of speaking, and he has created a platform where he could train aspiring speakers. Joining Don Williams, he talks about the story behind his coaching and training company for speak...

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Often, some of the best entrepreneurial journeys start with humble beginnings. Stories full of grit and being at the right place and time and with the right skills make for great inspiration. This episode’s guest is one whose own journey is nothing short of that. Warren Rustand joins Don Williams to share with us how he went from Minnesota Farm Boy to White House Fellow...

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Success in business. How can you achieve it? What is the formula to grow your business? In this episode, Preston Brown, a Business Coach, discusses the seven stages of entrepreneurship and the formula to grow your business. Preston suggests that you must look at the three filters, productivity, profitability, and purpose, before you invest or start any company if you want to be an entrepreneur. He also i...

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January 24, 2023 30 mins

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” - Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

 

Setting a strategic plan is essential for growth in our business. Today’s guest has an interesting story of losing an award-winning agency and building it back in less than 90 days. In this episode, Scott Empringham, the CEO/Owner of Empringham Media Group, shares how his 8-Step Plan helps him rebuild his business without employees, money, and advantages. His ...

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Winston Churchill said that success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. Craig Swanson is an entrepreneur, business coach, and co-founder of CreativeLive who has lived this line. In this episode, Craig will share his story, including his journey with CreativeLive and how he became the secret weapon to its multimillion-dollar mark! Tune in as we discuss the factors of success, the path to creative breakthro...

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With lessons learned from adversities coupled with luck, things can take you right where you're supposed to be. Rick Sapio did not take his past experiences for granted, learning and taking advantage of them as he stepped into the entrepreneurial life. Now, he is a Dallas powerhouse CEO, investor, author, and engineer and the founder of Mutual Capital Alliance, Inc. In this episode, he joins Don Williams to share wit...

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December 13, 2022 31 mins

Richard Blank flew overseas to teach English at Costa Rica's Call Center. Little did he know he would become the CEO of that very call center. This position pushed him to take some time to learn the ins and outs of the business. He got to know each and every agent personally. Most importantly, he created a great ...

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December 6, 2022 19 mins

Attorney Matt Aulsbrook started his first insurance agency in 2009, catering to the non-standard auto insurance market. But after seeing that most clients are not always getting a fair share when making claims, he decided to shift gears and concentrate on personal injury. Joining Don Williams, he shares how he started his entrepreneurial journey at 15 years old and his experiences in law school. Matt als...

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