Podcast 646: Keith Callahan: Leaving The Ego At The Door
Welcome to the Steve Jobs based Join Up Dots Free Podcast Interview with Keith Callahan
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He wanted to scream “Show me the money!”
As he says” My dream growing up was to be RICH. It wasn’t about Financial Freedom or having the ability to do what I want or any of that. I just wanted to be rich. My ego wanted everything that went along with it. The big house, the fancy cars…all of it. I loved the lure of it all and in my young, immature, egocentric, male mind I mistakenly thought that money was what this life was all about. For me, in the beginning, money was my GOD.
Right when I was finishing up college (I say “finishing” instead of graduating because I never did) we came into one of the biggest Real Estate Booms this country has ever seen. I immediately saw the opportunity and began obsessively looking to buy my first piece of real estate. It came fast, and I bought AND SOLD a house in the same day for a profit of $33,000!! How’s that for a days work?”
Now speed on a few years and the words that he had heard so many times “like “make sure you don’t rush things”, “don’t bite off more than you can chew”, “don’t over leverage yourself”, “make sure you get out early, don’t be caught when the market turns” etc…, etc… started coming back to haunt him.
As he says “All these really smart and seasoned pros were telling me this, but the cocky 20 something year old thought he knew more than these guys did, and I got burnt BIG TIME.”
And that is a great place to start this episode of Join Up Dots.
So how did he go from crashing and burning to where he is today, where he has built-owned 6 Multi- Million Dollar Businessess across various industries, raised 10+ Million in Public Capital and 2+ Million in private capital, and alongside his wife Amy currently are owner-operators of AKC Fitness, a distribution channel for health and wellness products where they have a team of 25,000+ distributors.
And is everything built in a much more stable and consistent way than he had previously achieved in his life?
Well let’s find out as we bring onto the show to start joining up dots with the one and only Mr Keith Callahan
During the show we discussed such weighty topics with Keith Callahan such as:
Why it is so important not to be looking for the happiness in the materialistic life. Instead the true happiness is already in us. We just have tap into what we are carrying around with us everyday.
Keith shares a powerful story as to his reasons why he told his wife that he could not marry her only three weeks before his marriage, and why it was the right thing to do for the both of them.
Why niching down in any business is the only way to operate. Don’t think about the potential customers that you might be missing out on. Instead focus on the perfect ones that you will be getting.
Why podcasting is so powerful in todays business world. Giving you the ability to connect with experts, and customers like never before.
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