Today’s guest is an entrepreneur who built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40. His coaching and consulting methodologies are in practice in over 35 countries. He has written multiple books on the subject of business strategy, leadership and sustainable growth. He co-authored “Blueprint for Success” with Stephen R. Covey and Ken Blanchard; and his best-selling book, “The 7 Stages of Small Business Success,” lays out the formula for HyperGrowth. Each week, he co-hosts Quit and Get Rich on iHeart® radio and shares his insights from working with top companies from around the world. As a keynote speaker, he engages his audiences and keeps them on the edge of their seat by combining practical and impactful content with real-world experience. His content is original, profound, and battle-tested. Please join me in welcoming Carl Gould. Would you leave an honest rating and review on Apple Podcast? Or Stitcher? They are extremely helpful and I read each and every one of them. Thanks for the inspiration! In this episode we discuss: his thoughts on leadership: “Doing the right thing even if it’s unpopular.” how his little league coach empowered him to to build his leadership and decision skills at the young age of 12 years old. his belief that deep down we are all a heart and a soul that essentially want the same things out of life. how his upbringing in a large, diverse family helped prepare him to be self-aware and be open to a global interaction. his early entrepreneurial ventures; a landscape company and then a construction company. how he filled his schedule with different jobs while he made a name for himself in the coaching industry. his 4 aspects of successful coaching; the coach, the consultant, the mentor, and the advisor. how he views his network in two categories: “Are you a client now? Or will you be a client later?” Links Carl Gould on LinkedIn and Twitter. www.carlgould.com Books mentioned in this episode: “The 7 Stages of Small-Business Success: From Startup to Seven Figures in Three Years or Less” by Carl L. Gould “Biz Dev Done Right: Demystifying The Sales Process And Achieving The Results You Want” by Caryn Kopp & Carl Gould “Blueprint for Success” by Carl Gould, Ken Blanchard and Stephen R. Covey About Robbie: Robbie Samuels is a keynote speaker, TEDx speaker, and relationship-based business strategy coach who has been recognized as a “networking expert” by Harvard Business Review Ascend, Forbes, Lifehacker, and Inc and as an “industry expert in the field of digital event design” by JDC Events. He created The 5% Advantage Program, a four-week experiential program that helps presenters grow in their confidence with Zoom, online facilitation, and virtual event design so they can reduce their tech angst and host more engaging online experiences that meet the purpose of the convening and participants’ need for content and connection.