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Successful Life Podcast

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Stop waiting and get started today w/ Tomas Kennan

Tomas Kennan; Business and Success Coach, Bestselling Author, and the Host of Step It Up Entrepreneur Podcast.

Today’s Episode Summary:

My today’s guest, Tomas Kennan, started his entrepreneurial journey from a very humble beginning. He started his journey from being a custom car audio installer and after continuous struggles, he achieved his jackpot; he transitioned from being a technician to the CEO of top-class installations. Tomas is now working as a business coach and helps other entrepreneurs in multiplying their business. Today Tomas is sharing with us his entrepreneurial journey and his life lessons so that we could learn and use his experience to our advantage.

Tomas tried and experienced multiple things before reaching his ultimate 'Why'. He encourages people that you shouldn't stop trying to reach your jackpot regardless of how many No's you hear in life. He says that you will hear a bunch of no's in the process of success, so instead of stopping you should observe your decisions and your path, get lessons from it, and move on.

When Tomas started his first business, he used to do everything on his own. He was operating as a filter, which passes everything, which led him to close his business as a result of his damaged health. Thomas says that he wanted to build a business that is reliant on him only, but that was not the right thing to do. Handling everything in your business on your own is not a professional way to handle a business. If you will start doing that, your business will become a stressful business and it will cost you your health. Most business people ignore their health and give their whole self to their business and their business ultimately consumes them. We as human beings need to priorities our health over everything else because work is not the only thing that matters in life.

After the first failed attempt of business, Tomas learned the business from various coaches and came back into the world of business. He transitioned from the car audio installer and started the Installation Company specializing in GPS tracking and dashboard camera installation in commercial trucks. He started this new business at the time of recession, but he was confident that he will make it work and he did it. He says that it’s not a recession that could stop you from doing something great; it can only be your own self. There is never a right time to start a business, get married, buy a house, have kids, etc. Just do it now and stop waiting for the perfect moment. Simple is that: Take the risk, Do it now, and Make it work.

Tomas also discusses that if you have a growth mindset and you are involved in any self-development process then you should also bring other people around you in this process. For example, you should bring your spouse into the process of self-development so that he/she could also grow with you. Your spouse’s involvement will not only benefit him/her but it will also benefit you. If you will not involve your spouse in the growth circle then your partner won’t grow and ultimately you both will have nothing to talk about.  So, bring your partner in the growth circle, involve hi/her with you, and grow together.

There is much more information in today’s podcast, so tune in and enjoy the conversation.

What You Will Learn from this Episode:

  1. Tomas Kennan’s entrepreneurial journey and lessons learned.
  2. Why we should not wait for the right moment to start anything?
  3. Why is it important to involve people around you in the self-development process along with you?
  4. Importance of doing what you want to do instead of what others want you to do.
  5. Choosing a right spouse.
  6. The right structure to scale a business.
  7. Importance of core values.
  8. What happens to the company culture when core values are not followed?

The Episode Timeline:

[00:00]– Introduction of today’s guest.

[01:22]- Story of Tomas: How he started his 1st company.

[07:31]- Keep experiencing and keep trying to find your ‘Why’.

[08:47]- Story of Tomas cont.: Which mistakes he did with his 1st business that ultimately closed it.

[15:00]- Story of Tomas cont.: His transition from being an audio installer to owning an installation company.

[17:00]- Stop waiting for the right moment to start anything.

[20:53]- Story of Tomas cont.: Pivotal moment of his life.

[22:26]- Why is it important to involve people around you in the self-development process along with you?

[28:40]- Story of Tomas cont.: Why he moved his family.

[30:00]- Do what you feel is right for you, not what others feel.

[32:00]-Talk about spouses.

[37:48]- How Tomas started his ‘Step it up Academy’.

[38:50]- Abandoning ‘Step it up Academy’ and joining ‘Break Free Academy’.

[42:47]- Structure needed to scale a business.

[45:38]- What happens to company culture when core values are not followed?

[53:36]- One tip by Tomas for leading a business in a positive direction.

[54:50]- Contact details of Tomas Kennan.

Golden Nuggets from Episode:

  • “If you are not leading from the front, don’t expect your team to do so.” -Tomas Kennan
  • If an entrepreneur is not living out the core value of his company himself, that is not a core value.” -Tomas Kennan
  • “A recession that could stop you from doing something great; it can be only your own self.” -Tomas Kennan

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My Website & Social Media Handles:


Facebook:  @Corey Berrier

Instagram:  @coreyberrier


Twitter: @ successfullifepodcast

Linkedin:  Corey Berrier- Successful Life Podcast

YouTube: Successful Life Podcast

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