Brian Jones – Out of the Box Series

Brian JonesBrian Jones – Mitchellville, Maryland

Today’s Outside of the Box Entrepreneur Series is excited to introduce you to Brian Jones. Brian and I first met when he was delivering some amazing training using classified ads, etc. He was gracious to offer his expertise to a growing team I had at the time (a few years ago) and I’ve watched him grow his business (and his family!) beautifully, over the years. Brian Jones has always demonstrated a very shoot from the hip personality when it comes to business, and the value he brings to the entrepreneurial space is selfless – always looking to grow and improve others.

Brian Jones is a husband and father, and is the President of Entrepreneur Global Network. He’s described as a young visionary who believes anything is possible. Brian has built an auto pilot system for a network marketing company against all odds. Brian is in the process of also assembling a world-class management team, with a goal of them all sharing his vision of creating a company that lives up to the promise of Network Marketing by putting people first.

What sparked your drive to become an entrepreneur?

I firmly believe I was born to be an entrepreneur. I started my landscaping business at the young age of 8 years old. I love to interact with prospects and turn them into lifelong clients.

You’ve been selected as an “out of the box entrepreneur” would you agree with this statement?

I wouldn’t consider myself “out of the box entrepreneur”. I prefer the Information Age entrepreneur. The sales cycle has changed dramatically due to social media, technology, Google, etc. Things that worked in the 1980’s are definitely ineffective in today’s market.

If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be?

The best advice is “patience.” I want things right now but that’s unrealistic. It’s funny because the longer something takes the more gratifying it is.  

To what do you attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?

I consider my parents, wife, son, business partner Kevin, and mentors to help mold me. Because of them I was able to achieve high success.

Running a business one must

  1. Have patience
  2. Terrific listener
  3. Ability to FOCUS
  4. Ask question if you don’t understand
  5. Be committed for the long haul

Who has been your greatest inspiration and why?

My best inspiration is my best friend’s brother. He started MLM while I was in high school. I fell in love with his lifestyle. He called his own shot and didn’t have a boss to answer to. Not to mentioned he makes six figures per month in his primary business. I am not involved in his primary business but he always there for me to help guide me.

When the readers would like to get in touch with you, what is the best way for them to do so?

Readers can reach me on Facebook – http://www.fb.com/BrianCJonesDMV or Skype – Kayjayscloset


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The entrepreneurs who have participated throughout this series, have done so in donating their time. Always serving, endless value, leading from the front. 

When I began this series of interviews, reaching out to successful, full time, entrepreneurs, I had one purpose – for this information to touch someone, somewhere who might be thinking of giving up. Reaching someone who needed to know that entrepreneurship isn’t always rainbows and awesome sauce – but there’s a real hustle, a real grind. Know that if you put in the work, success is inevitable.

Thank you for reading

Kimra Luna – Out of the Box Series

Kimra LunaKimra Luna – New York, New York

Today’s Outside of the Box Entrepreneur Series is excited to introduce you to Kimra Luna. I was first introduced to Kimra through her Facebook Group Freedom Hackers. A community now of more than 30,000 members supporting various areas of the entrepreneurial space. I believe, a community can only be as strong as its leader and the realness, professionalism and success Kimra brings is unmatched. Her story of the “come up” isn’t only inspiring, but her endless value and transparency is truly remarkable. Take this in, in one year taking her business from zero to almost one million dollars.

Kimra has been featured on websites including Farnoosh.TV, Chris Ducker.com, Female Entrepreneur Association.com and has been a speaker at Nathalie Lussier’s Off The Charts Live. More recent interviews with one of my favourites Gary Vaynerchuck and Forbes.com to name a couple more. It’s funny, I was almost nervous to ask Kimra to take part in this series – unsure why – so when I sent the interview questions off … There they were, answered. Was a moment. So without further fan girl moments from me, get to know Kimra Luna, personal branding and online business strategist.

What sparked your drive to become an entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurship is in my blood and I’ve been finding creative ways to make money from doing things that I love since I was a teenager.

Growing up in Boise, Idaho, I fell into the punk rock scene. I quickly found that very few of my favorite bands came to my town to play, so I decided to take matters into my own hands.

I scoured album sleeves to find contact information for the bands and wrote to them to see if they’d come play. If they agreed I’d sell tickets, book a venue, and make sure the band had a pumped up audience to play to.

You’ve been selected as an “out of the box entrepreneur” would you agree with this statement?

I’m the epitome of an “out of the box entrepreneur” and I love to break the rules that have come to be accepted in the online business world. So many of my peers seem hell bent on creating products that are as passive as possible in terms of delivery.

Me?

I’m active in my Facebook groups every single day and inside of my paid program, Be True, Brand You, I answer every single question during my office hours.

I guess another thing that’s pretty “out of the box” is that I truly treat my community like a family. At conferences I’ll arrange meet ups for my Freedom Hackers in my hotel room and we’ll all sit around and chill while masterminding and moving our businesses forward.

If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be?

I very much live by the words “just do it.” I believe wholeheartedly in acting on my intuition and I rarely sit on an idea for long. In all honestly I think I’ve always been this way – the only difference now is my “just do it” moments are much, much bigger.

To what do you attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?

I’m very open with my audience about the fact that I am where I am today because I figured out how to get my business in front of a crap ton of people.

For me the most important elements for starting and running a successful business are:

Listening. If you want to be a successful entrepreneur you’ve gotta learn to listen in order to figure out what your followers really want and need from you.

Speed. If you want to get ahead in business, you can’t afford to let the grass grow under your feet. If you have an idea for a new training or product, it’s important to get it out there fast.

Consistency. Getting a business off the ground doesn’t happen overnight, even though it might appear that way sometimes. To be successful you absolutely have to show up consistently every single day.

Providing Value. If you’re serious about attracting an audience of raving fans, it’s essential to add value to your audience every single day.

Mastering Tech. We live in a time when there is so much fantastic technology available to us, helping us connect with other people. If you’re really serious about serving your audience, you have to get serious about utilizing the best tech available to connect with it. Right now for me that’s Facebook ads, webinar technology and Facebook live-streaming.

Who has been your greatest inspiration and why?

I’m inspired by so many people online. One of the first people I began following was Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income. He’s so genuine, down-to-earth, and seems to have found this great balance between being a parent and a kickass business owner. He has my utmost respect.

When the readers would like to get in touch with you, what is the best way for them to do so?

The very best place to connect with me is in my Facebook group, The Freedom Hacker’s Mastermind.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/freedomhackersmastermind


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The entrepreneurs who have participated throughout this series, have done so in donating their time. Always serving, endless value, leading from the front. 

When I began this series of interviews, reaching out to successful, full time, entrepreneurs, I had one purpose – for this information to touch someone, somewhere who might be thinking of giving up. Reaching someone who needed to know that entrepreneurship isn’t always rainbows and awesome sauce – but there’s a real hustle, a real grind. Know that if you put in the work, success is inevitable.

Thank you for reading

Josh Wyles – Out of the Box Series

Josh WylesJosh Wyles – Greensboro, North Carolina

Today’s Outside of the Box Entrepreneur Series is excited to introduce you to Josh Wyles. There’s an interesting story behind how I first met Josh Wyles, and we’ll save that for another time, but the long and short of it was – Facebook. I’d like to believe that’s where most people recognize this man full of energy – this father of two beautiful girls, and a leader to thousands in the online business space. What’s special about Josh was when I had asked him about this interview – he didn’t even ask why, or how – it was sure, any way I can help. This is a common trend with him, in and out of business. Servicing others, without expectation.

There’s a lot of background in this young millennial, and I would encourage anyone to reach out after this interview, and spend some time getting to know him – why his work ethic is unmatched, and his drive makes one wonder if he’s human. In the mean time, allow me to introduce you to Josh Wyles.

What sparked your drive to become an entrepreneur?

The birth of my first daughter Peyton. I remember looking into her eyes for the first time in the delivery room and at that moment there was an overwhelming surge of love, passion, and drive inside of me. In an instant my standards were raised. I was no longer okay with food stamps and being broke.

You’ve been selected as an “out of the box entrepreneur” would you agree with this statement?

I never thought of myself as an out of the box entrepreneur but I found a great opportunity with inside the network marketing profession. I guess you can consider it a bit out of the box to have build a multi million dollar business without a storefront, employees, or really any overhead…. it’s a pretty kickass situation.

If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be?

Keep your foot on the gas, don’t slow down, it’s easier to speed up then to start again.

To what do you attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?

For my success I think it really comes down to necessity. I have had a lot of great mentors and one of them told me that necessity is the hand maiden of activity. I had a need and I believed that the vehicle without a doubt could fill that need.

  1. Identify a need- whether that be a personal need or one for the marketplace
  2. You have to be excited/passionate
  3. You have to have total commitment- no matter what over, under, and no matter how long it takes you are going to achieve your goal.
  4. Get help – I learned very early that if your dream can be accomplished by yourself, you don’t have much of a dream. It’s vital to assemble a like minded group that you can work with
  5. Work your ass off

Who has been your greatest inspiration and why?

I have way too many favorites to list them all but I love Bill Bailey, Earl Nightingale, and anything by Eckhart Tolle. The philosophies I have gained through their material have changed my life, not just in business but in every aspect of my life.

When the readers would like to get in touch with you, what is the best way for them to do so?

Find me on Facebook or Instagram


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The entrepreneurs who have participated throughout this series, have done so in donating their time. Always serving, endless value, leading from the front. 

When I began this series of interviews, reaching out to successful, full time, entrepreneurs, I had one purpose – for this information to touch someone, somewhere who might be thinking of giving up. Reaching someone who needed to know that entrepreneurship isn’t always rainbows and awesome sauce – but there’s a real hustle, a real grind. Know that if you put in the work, success is inevitable.

Thank you for reading

Rassami Latmore – Out of the Box Series

Rassami LatmoreRassami Latmore – Ottawa, Canada & Tampa Florida, USA

Today’s Outside of the Box Entrepreneur Series is excited to introduce you to Rassami Latmore. I was fortunate a couple of years ago to be introduced to Rassami through a previous business partner of mine. I was fortunate to get to know her on a more personal level – which is where I truly recognized her own expertise and true willingness to help others better their lives with a vehicle like network marketing. Rassami has often been on the back end of her and her husbands success, and this could even be viewed as the most critical part of their multi million dollar careers together. As a mother, a wife and a successful business woman, there is one thing you can always count on with Rassami Latmore – that is transparency. She prides her business on ethics, and believing in the “underdog”.

More recently, you can catch Rassami delivering a value packed Live Stream on Facebook and connecting with her on social media. Her new venture, Biz Chicks, is focused at women, in and out of the network marketing profession, and will be launched soon. But, without further delay, allow me to introduce you to Rassami Latmore.

What sparked your drive to become an entrepreneur?

I wanted a Life, something afforded for me not by a job, BUT by working on my terms. I know my worth and a “job” was not going to make me feel “worthy” I wanted time with our Kids and my Husband. I wanted to travel and to live LIFE on MY terms!

You’ve been selected as an “out of the box entrepreneur” would you agree with this statement?

Out of the Box for me means so many different things. What might seem “normal” to others might not be “normal” to me. I stepped out of the shadow of my already well known Husband. And made a name for myself. I learned how not to shy away from the spotlight and WHY it is so important to be a Woman of success BUT still be REAL. And relate to those that think they cannot do it. Become successful We all have the same 24 hours in a day.

It is what you DO with them that will determine the outcome of your Life.

If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be?

Stop comparing yourself to others. Stop thinking you are not good enough or that you don’t deserve the success that is on the other side of the door. Develop some tough skin. And LEARN from every negative experience you have. That is so important. Accept fault when your wrong. Learn and GROW from it.  

To what do you attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?

My Husband. A HUGE support system for me.

Five Key Elements:

  1. Be accountable to YOURSELF.
  2. Write down your goals.
  3. Be available 24/7. You are not better than everyone else.
  4. Know your products/company
  5. Celebrate EVERY mile stone you reach! That is so important.

Who has been your greatest inspiration and why?

My Husband. Watching him over the Years. Watching how he does day to day activities. How he continually grows everyday in reading and doing things to BETTER himself. He is an amazing human being. I also am inspired by my Kids. They are amazing. And will continue to grow and be successful as the years go on! They aren’t perfect. BUT We live and learn from everything.

And not to be long, BUT my Father. He lived his life giving to others, making this WORLD a better place. We didn’t have all the money in the World, BUT you would have never known it. He made everyday a day that counted. And he still lives this way to this day. He is my TRUE Hero.

When the readers would like to get in touch with you, what is the best way for them to do so?

Facebook: Rassami Raymer-Latmore

Email: rassamiraymer@aol.com

Those are the best ways to get me. Thanks for taking time to read this and thanks to Catherine for including me.

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The entrepreneurs who have participated throughout this series, have done so in donating their time. Always serving, endless value, leading from the front. 

When I began this series of interviews, reaching out to successful, full time, entrepreneurs, I had one purpose – for this information to touch someone, somewhere who might be thinking of giving up. Reaching someone who needed to know that entrepreneurship isn’t always rainbows and awesome sauce – but there’s a real hustle, a real grind. Know that if you put in the work, success is inevitable.

Thank you for reading

Andrew Murray – Out of the Box Series

Andrew MurrayAndrew Murray – Nova Scotia, Canada

Today’s Outside of the Box Entrepreneur Series is excited to introduce you to Andrew Murray. I first came across Andrew Murray back in late 2012 (if my memory serves me correctly). He was doing some amazing work in a Network Marketing company – and I really was intrigued by his work ethic and willingness to serve others. As time went on, I followed a bit of Andrew’s journey through affiliate marketing – and without getting too carried away, earned my first income online using and selling one of Andrew Murray’s systems.

Fast forward a couple years, Andrew continued to make his mark in the internet space and although we lost touch, he was more than willing to offer sound advice, perspective and feedback when I did reach out. I’ve always appreciated Andrew’s evident love for his beautiful family, his business partners, and just people in general. When I called upon him for this brief interview, he welcomed the opportunity and I am so grateful to be able to share that with all of you!

What sparked your drive to become an entrepreneur?

When I was young, I told my mother I wanted to be a “house solider” and basically, that was that.

I was not the kid who hawked sweets or cards at the school. And I don’t recall ever thinking that I wanted to be an entrepreneur when I was growing up.

I think my drive to be an entrepreneur came more out a feeling that I had deep inside that I was quite talented, and from the fact that I didn’t want to be a “suit and tie” guy and work outside the house.

You’ve been selected as an “out of the box entrepreneur” would you agree with this statement?

Yes.

I don’t color inside the lines.

I’ve always been drawn to the contrarian viewpoint.

If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be?

Start earlier and hustle harder.

Get aggressive about investments and get interest working for you.

And most of all, trust yourself. Even when your opinion contradicts with others in your field.

To what do you attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?

Hard work. Long hours. Developing skills early.

The 5 key elements?

You need to have consistency, first.

Direction second.

Third. You need to embrace the idea of selling (which didn’t come naturally to me.)

Fourth. You need to learn marketing. No matter what, the future is about marketing – and doing it in a story-based, psychologically-aware way.

Fifth. Balance. It’s not all about working as hard as you can.

Who has been your greatest inspiration and why?

I was very influenced by “The Greatest Salesman In The World” by Og Mandino and “Soft Sell” By Tim Connor.

I think inspiration comes from within. I’m not so sure it can be transferred magically by some motivational personality.

When the readers would like to get in touch with you, what is the best way for them to do so?

On my blog, www.AndrewMurrayHQ.com 

I read all my blog comments and contact forms, so that’s the best way to contact me.

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The entrepreneurs who have participated throughout this series, have done so in donating their time. Always serving, endless value, leading from the front. 

When I began this series of interviews, reaching out to successful, full time, entrepreneurs, I had one purpose – for this information to touch someone, somewhere who might be thinking of giving up. Reaching someone who needed to know that entrepreneurship isn’t always rainbows and awesome sauce – but there’s a real hustle, a real grind. Know that if you put in the work, success is inevitable.

Thank you for reading

Amber Voight – Out of the Box Series

Amber VoightAmber Voight – Minnesota, USA

Today’s Outside of the Box Entrepreneur Series is excited to introduce you to Amber Voight. Amber and I first met on Facebook, which is likely no surprise given that abundance of people she has influenced, women especially, through her social media, more specifically, Facebook presence. Amber has evolved into speaking internationally, being recognized and on the cover of Networking Times, a published author and Network Marketing rock star. Amber was so welcoming in my request for this interview, and I know this speaks to her humble demeanor and willingness to help others.

Amber Voight is a wife, a mother, and an icon to many people in and out of her profession. Her interview below is jam packed of goodness, value and overall sense of who this powerhouse woman is. So without further ado …

What sparked your drive to become an entrepreneur?

I don’t think anything started the drive. I think it was always there I remember being six years old all I ever wanted was a briefcase and a pager now I’m going to get the pager but I did get the briefcase and then I was reading a highlights magazine you know those magazines for kids you find the doctors office well in the back of the magazine they had an advertisement for a company that paid kids cash or prizes to sell products. Now I was so excited I called ordered everything myself waiting for to come in the mail as soon as it came I put it in my briefcase went door-to-door and started selling I’ve always been a self-starter and I’ve always been an entrepreneur I couldn’t see my life being any other way.

You’ve been selected as an “out of the box entrepreneur” would you agree with this statement?

 

I absolutely would agree I do all of my business online or at least most of it besides investment properties but my network marketing business I grew 100% online and I think that’s pretty out of the box

If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be?

If I could give some advice to myself if I was just starting out in the profession I would say it work harder on yourself than anything else. Become somebody that someone else wants to follow and you do that by learning from people who have done. That be in books, that be on YouTube, that be at company conventions, that be at events like the association of network marketing professional and Go Pro just work on yourself your checks will grow once you grow and don’t give up so soon don’t go company to company, if you don’t have success right away be like a postage stamp and stick with it until you get there.

To what do you attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?

Getting up when I fall down that’s a big one you’re going to have challenges, you’re going to have frustrations you’re going to have bad days you might have bad months but you can’t give up you have to keep trying you have to keep getting up.

Relationships – don’t ever look at somebody like a number don’t ever look at somebody like how can they benefit me instead look at everybody you come in contact with and think what can I do to make their life better how can I help them that’s when you really start developing relationships

Videos videos videos videos – I cannot stress that enough people get to know who you are you videos it’s so much better than just posting a status

Going to every single event no matter what even if I didn’t have the money I found a way to go you need to surround yourself with people who have what you want and you’re going to find those people at conventions at seminars that’s where you need to be.

Who has been your greatest inspiration and why?

I have a lot I would say Jim Rohn and Napoleon Hill for sure.

When the readers would like to get in touch with you, what is the best way for them to do so?

On my website  www.ambervoight.com or on Facebook

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The entrepreneurs who have participated throughout this series, have done so in donating their time. Always serving, endless value, leading from the front. 

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Brian Fryer – Out of the Box Series

Brian FryerBrian Fryer – Indiana, USA

Today’s Outside of the Box Entrepreneur Series is excited to introduce you to Brian Fryer. Husband, father, entrepreneur and likely, your social media upline. Brian and I first met on Facebook a couple years ago, and I can tell you he is one of the most consistent, compassionate, and value driven people I’ve come across in that space. Building authority and confidence in other network marketers is where Brian has helped others grow tremendously. Now, this isn’t the only project Brian has, I’m sure, but I do readily believe it’s one that people of all demographics can benefit from – learn from – and apply.

Brian’s story wasn’t all uphill from the beginning, and I’ve always appreciated his transparency in that regard. I’ve been fortunate to work with Brian behind the scenes a little bit, and I can tell you he never waivers – he is always giving with purpose and intention and this interview is no different. It is my pleasure to introduce you to Brian Fryer.

What sparked your drive to become an entrepreneur?

Becoming an entrepreneur didn’t hit me until the point when my wife became pregnant about 8 years ago. I was working full-time in the oil industry and was a traveling minor-league baseball player. My baseball career of 8 years was coming to a close, we were starting a family, and I knew there had to be better options than working 60-80 hour weeks away from them. After our first daughter was born, we put the pedal to the metal, found the Network Marketing industry and the rest is history 🙂

You’ve been selected as an “out of the box entrepreneur” would you agree with this statement?

Absolutely agree.

In the Network Marketing profession, most are taught offline strategies to prospect, and build their business. As someone who wasn’t against that, I knew I didn’t want to be out doing home meetings 5 nights a week, away from my family. I looked to social media to build an empire…and we have done just that.

I feel there is a generational shift happening in our profession, where more and more families want to leverage social media to grow their business. I am beyond thrilled to have helped pioneer the avenue, and to help thousands of others do the same.

If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be?

It would have to simply be, “Stop trying to do and figure everything out for yourself. Invest in yourself, mentors, coaching, courses and training’s by those who have gone before you and then take massive action. This will help to shorten the learning curve and fast-track your success.”

To what do you attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?

I would attribute ‘getting out of my own way’ after struggling for my first 4 years in the profession and having an open-mind to reach out for help via mentor/coach.

  1. Positive Attitude
  2. No quit mentality, understanding each failure puts you one step closer to success
  3. Mentor/Coach to shorten learning curve
  4. Vision – you must define your why; it will push you harder every single day
  5. Learn how to implement technology! If you are not on on social media, you are not in business.

Who has been your greatest inspiration and why?

I believe my family has been my BIGGEST inspiration. They are what drives me each and everyday to be a better Husband, Father, Son, Brother, Leader and Mentor to so many others.

Influential Books:

How to Win Friends and Influence People – Dale Carnegie

Rich Dad, Poor Dad – Robert Kiyosaki

Think and Grow Rich – Napolean Hill

Crush It – Gary Vaynerchuk

When the readers would like to get in touch with you, what is the best way for them to do so?

The best way for readers to get a hold of me is through Facebook and by visiting my blog at www.CoachFryer.com

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The entrepreneurs who have participated throughout this series, have done so in donating their time. Always serving, endless value, leading from the front. 

When I began this series of interviews, reaching out to successful, full time, entrepreneurs, I had one purpose – for this information to touch someone, somewhere who might be thinking of giving up. Reaching someone who needed to know that entrepreneurship isn’t always rainbows and awesome sauce – but there’s a real hustle, a real grind. Know that if you put in the work, success is inevitable.

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Daryl Kingston – Out of the Box Series

Daryl KingstonDaryl Kingston – Texas, USA & Toronto, Canada

Today’s Outside of the Box Entrepreneur Series is excited to introduce you to Daryl Kingston – some people know him as “YG”, perhaps we’ll save that Young Genius story for another time … I first met Daryl on Facebook through a business opportunity we were both promoting. At the time, Daryl lived in Texas and challenged me to get a room full of entrepreneurs together and he would make a Toronto, Canada appearance. Challenge accepted and a few short months later we made it happen. I, like hundreds, even thousands of others, have had the privilege of being personally mentored by him.

He challenged my way of thinking, pushed me out of that comfort zone, and I was no different, he believed in people who put in work. He believed (and still does I imagine) in the underdog – He owns multiple traditional businesses, and has made a substantial, documented income through Network Marketing. Daryl has defied his own odds of where he grew up, on the south side of Chicago, hustling from a young age, but more importantly, the right way. He dedicates endless hours to his craft and takes far greater pride in helping others succeed than his own success.

Daryl continues to be a huge influence in my own entrepreneurial journey and I’m excited to introduce you to him today and obtain even a small glimpse of why I’m fortunate to have Daryl Kingston part of the Outside of the Box Entrepreneurial Series.

What sparked your drive to become an entrepreneur?

There was not something in particular that sparked my interest to become an entrepreneur. I feel that it has always been in my blood to be an entrepreneur because as child I would find different ways to make money by selling different items I knew people wanted and needed. As I got older that passion grew stronger and stronger to a point where I knew I only wanted to work for myself. I could never justify working for someone else when I knew in my heart I was meant to be an entrepreneur.

You’ve been selected as an “out of the box entrepreneur” would you agree with this statement?

Yes, I would agree with this statement. This is because I love what I do. I am not just an entrepreneur for the sake of being an entrepreneur, my heart and soul goes into what I do. I come up with great ideas and I put in the work to follow through with them. My success in multiple of my businesses I own prove that.

If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be?

If I could have given myself a piece of advice when I started that would be not over thinking certain aspects of business. I always give each project that I do a 100 percent and sometimes you don’t realize it’s the little things that make your business successful. Less is always more in my opinion. I learnt that as I grew in my field of work, which definitely helped me create the success in all my businesses.

To what do you attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?

I attribute my success not only to myself but to my parents as well. This is because my parents were always there to guide me and push me in the right direction. They always believed in me and what I did. Their love and support helped me push myself even harder to accomplish my goals. I learned that if I want something I need to put my 100 percent into it to get the results that I want. 5 key elements for starting and running a successful business in my opinion is your character, attitude, discipline, the right inner circle of people and lastly, patients. I follow these key elements which has helped me create multiple successful businesses.

Who has been your greatest inspiration and why?

My father has been my greatest inspiration. This is because he kept me grounded and taught me how to be a man at a young age. Many of the things he taught me growing up as a young man helped me in my life overall. Not only did he teach me, but he always supported and guided me. Without him I wouldn’t have been as successful as I am today.  

When the readers would like to get in touch with you, what is the best way for them to do so?

The best way to contact me is through email: mentormeceo@gmail.com or on Facebook

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The entrepreneurs who have participated throughout this series, have done so in donating their time. Always serving, endless value, leading from the front. 

When I began this series of interviews, reaching out to successful, full time, entrepreneurs, I had one purpose – for this information to touch someone, somewhere who might be thinking of giving up. Reaching someone who needed to know that entrepreneurship isn’t always rainbows and awesome sauce – but there’s a real hustle, a real grind. Know that if you put in the work, success is inevitable.

Thank you for reading

Lisa Burnham – Out of the Box Series

Lisa Burnham

Lisa Burnham – San Francisco, California

Today’s Outside of the Box Entrepreneur Series is excited to introduce you to Lisa Burnham. Although Lisa and I had been indirectly “connected” in the Facebook realm, I was truly fortunate to have connected with her when this ideology first came to the surface for this interview series. Her response “I’m a visual artist do we get anymore out of the box?” I thought heck no! A true gift. As I got to know Lisa more and more throughout the process – her willingness to help, her encouragement to others and her genuine love for life is remarkable.

Her drive, from what I resonated with is the need to help others – make an impact. Her artistic gift although, is only a small snippet as to who she is, in my opinion – much more to this woman who as I write this is getting ready to move from her home in San Francisco to Costa Rica! So exciting, and I’m privileged to introduce you to Lisa Burnham.

What sparked your drive to become an entrepreneur?

I became an entrepreneur because I have so many ideas and wanted to make a change and leave a mark on society somehow.

You’ve been selected as an “out of the box entrepreneur” would you agree with this statement?

As an artist I am always thinking in creative ways.

I brought my skill set as a teacher and many other skills in designing and color to my online business very easily.

I am always having ideas that are very large but with my skill set of delegating and putting together projects I am able to get things done.

If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be?

My advice would have been to learn as much as you can about online business before investing in designers or anyone telling you there is an easy way to make money or that it takes no hard work.

It takes patience, perseverance and discipline to make a home based business of any kind work.

To what do you attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?

My success or the progress I have made has been due to the people I choose to surround myself with.

If there is no support for embarking on the mission then you may very well fail.

I learned that it takes a village to create a foundation.

Mentors and teachers can be found for any level.

So I would say that humility and a willingness to learn and fail. As well as an openness to criticism and evolution in your business.

Who has been your greatest inspiration and why?

I think my love of art has mostly inspired me, my creativity find many things to inspire it.

In particular i have been watching women entrepreneurs and have always admire many women artists who lived outside the norm. 

Louise Bourgeois is one of my biggest Idols. She paved the way for women by aligning “herself with activists and became a member of the Fight Censorship Group, a feminist anti-censorship collective founded… In the 1970s, the group defended the use of sexual imagery in artwork. Steckel argued, “If the erect penis is not wholesome enough to go into museums, it should not be considered wholesome enough to go into women.” (source:wiki) 

I am all about Freedom Of Speech in Art !!

And lately I am also inspired my the work of all the eco-artists who are using their creativity and talents to make a change by recycling or Upcycling or developing projects to help the environment.

This and helping defend global artisan groups so they are protected and no exploited is also an inspiration.

This is how artists can make a mark on society.

When the readers would like to get in touch with you, what is the best way for them to do so?

All my links can be found here;

https://about.me/lisabnetwork

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The entrepreneurs who have participated throughout this series, have done so in donating their time. Always serving, endless value, leading from the front. 

When I began this series of interviews, reaching out to successful, full time, entrepreneurs, I had one purpose – for this information to touch someone, somewhere who might be thinking of giving up. Reaching someone who needed to know that entrepreneurship isn’t always rainbows and awesome sauce – but there’s a real hustle, a real grind. Know that if you put in the work, success is inevitable.

Thank you for reading

John Melton – Out of the Box Series

John Melton

John Melton – Baltimore, Maryland

Today’s Outside of the Box Entrepreneur Series is excited to introduce you to John Melton. When I began the interview process with other entrepreneurs – John was referred by several people, and I had to follow up. He was more than welcoming from our first contact – and as I’ve continued to follow his journey, I can see why he came so highly recommended.

John Melton is a well known face in the Facebook niche, but I know it doesn’t stop there. His journey has been paved with hard work, trial and error – and more importantly is very transparent with this to best serve his audience. Through blogging, live videos and sharing his office on the beaches of the world – John delivers every time. He makes it look easy being a father, husband and successful entrepreneur and I am truly fortunate to have him a part of this project.

What sparked your drive to become an entrepreneur?

I first got involved in Network Marketing at age 21.  I was lost, and had no real clue what I wanted to do.  At the time, I was going to community college, living at home, waiting tables, and partying.  I didn’t see college as a great option, but again, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do.  It was at that time that I was invited to a ‘meeting’.  

Before the meeting was even over, I was in.  

I saw the value of making money from other’s efforts while offering great products.  We all do this in our daily lives and careers anyway, so why not?

You’ve been selected as an “out of the box entrepreneur” would you agree with this statement?

I guess I would agree that I’m out of the box based on the fact that most entrepreneurs start traditional businesses that cost a lot of money.  Typically, they’re offline with a physical location of some sort.  I build through a Network Marketing model.  Definitely unique.  I build my multiple businesses (6 different streams) virtually and internationally, through a lot of what we do online.  That could be a reason I’ve been chosen as “out of the box”. Traditional has limitations.  I can work anytime and anywhere.  

The world wide web and technology afford us that capability.  

If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be?

Believe in myself sooner.  Invest sooner.  Believe that you are worthy of success.  Regardless of the resource: coaching, seminars, invest in courses, etc.  I wish I had invested sooner.  Attended more seminars sooner.  I readily believe they are what made me who I am today.  I’m not right now where I want to be, but I am a lot further ahead than where I started.  Most people never leave their comfort zone, and we (my wife and I) did at an early age – and we’ve achieved a higher level of income because we’ve been able to take chances.

To what do you attribute your success? What would say are the five key elements for starting and running a successful business?

  1. Definitely work ethic is a big one.  I know that my work ethic is unmatched.  I did really well in mortar business- Rookie of the Year.  I made more calls in two days than most people would do in a week.  Had two meetings a night, driving two hours in between.  For years.
  2.  Working on myself. Reading, listening, plugging into conference calls.  Not just developing skills but mindset, and philosophy.  People are easily discouraged, and so worried about what other people think.
  3.  My wife.  No way I could do what I do without her.  Not only she is a mother, who keeps our family fed and our home clean, but she’s phenomenal in business with her own coaching and mastermind courses.  We’re a team, we work well together.  We build together.  We met in Network Marketing.  Funny how it all started- separate teams and we competed.  I won.  She may have a different story.  We worked together and attained six figures.
  4.  Amazing people, some of which have become family.
  5.  Bring honest integrity.  Be available for a call or meeting.  That’s a big thing in social media, etc.  People can smell BS.  You have to do what you say you’re going to do and stand behind that.  People love that.  You bring integrity by not trying to be something you’re not.

Who has been your greatest inspiration and why?

I love Jim Rohn, Ray Higdon and Dani Johnson.

Undeniably my wife Nadya, my kids and my mom. 

When the readers would like to get in touch with you, what is the best way for them to do so?

Blog www.realjohnmelton.com

Connect with John on Facebook

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How real was that? I’m sure you gained as much value and even as much insight into the reality  of entrepreneurship through this small snippet of what was shared through this interview with today’s “outside of the box entrepreneur”. Comments and Feedback always welcome – either by signing in below, or emailing me at info@90daysinmyshoes.com

The entrepreneurs who have participated throughout this series, have done so in donating their time. Always serving, endless value, leading from the front. 

When I began this series of interviews, reaching out to successful, full time, entrepreneurs, I had one purpose – for this information to touch someone, somewhere who might be thinking of giving up. Reaching someone who needed to know that entrepreneurship isn’t always rainbows and awesome sauce – but there’s a real hustle, a real grind. Know that if you put in the work, success is inevitable.

Thank you for reading