Why are veterans a great fit for entrepreneurship?
Clay Clark is the founder of Thrive15 and former "U.S. SBA Entrepreneur of the Year" who has been described by Yahoo Finance as the "Jim Carey of Entrepreneurship." He was "Metro Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year" at the age of 20 and the "U.S. Chamber National Blue Ribbon Quality Award Winner" at the age of 27. As an entertainer, educator, and business growth consultant his past and current clients include: Boeing, Maytag University, Farmers Insurance, O'Reilly's Auto Parts, Hewlett Packard, Valspar Paint, UPS, etc. As the result of his tireless tenacity and honey badger work ethic, he's been able to found or co-found several successful companies including: DJ Connection, Elephant in the Room Men's Grooming Lounge, and Thrive15.com.
Insights From The Interview
- What is a G.O.A.T.?
- Clay's 4 step process to getting the best mentors to help you.
Why school ISN'T for entrepreneurs.
Why veterans have the courage and skills to build a business.
- Why you should offer to pay for a mentor.
- Why "skills pay the bills," but "businesses will make you rich."
- Why you need to create your DREAM 100.
- Why figuring out your business model is the most important aspect of starting a business.
- How to change your mindset in just 15 minutes a day.
- "Change your mindset, change your routine, change your life."
The Ultimate Sales Machine, by Chet Holmes.
- Think and Grow Rich, by Napolean Hill.
- The e-Myth, by Michael Gerber.
- Clay's book, THRIVE: How to Take Control of Your Destiny and Move Beyond Surviving ... Now!
- Find out more about Clay over at MakeYourLifeEpic.com.
- Check out Thrive15.com, an online course for entrepreneurs. Veterans and their spouses can sign up for a free membership through their 1-for-1 HandUp program. Non-veterans can use the promo code: CLAY, to sign up for a 30 day free trial.
- Find more about Clay -- he's a contributor to Entrepreneur.com and was recently written about in Fast Company.