Is it possible to build a business that supports your dream lifestyle even when you're young and in the early stages of entrepreneurship? Hanson Grant proves that the answer to this question is YES. He builds businesses that support his ideal lifestyle and makes him happy. He doesn't just build them for the money and status.
In today's interview, we talk about and break down how Hanson does this, what's worked for him and what hasn't worked for him.
A little about Hanson:
Hanson is a recent graduate at Babson College, an avid traveler, and serial entrepreneur. His most recent business, Think Board, has created opportunities that have allowed Hanson to be recognized by EO as one of the Top 25 Student Entrepreneurs in the US and by BETA Boston as one of Boston's Top 25 Innovators Under 25. Think Board has been named the Top Collegiate Consumer Brand in the US, the winner of Babson's B.E.T.A Challenge, a finalist in MassChallenge and the winner of MassInnovation Night. When Hanson is not at the office, he can be found rollerblading around town, practicing yoga, teaching entrepreneurship, or relaxing in his hammock.
I really enjoyed this conversation with Kelli Calabrese!
We talk about finding your passion, chasing your purpose and then how to turn that purpose into profit. Kelli breaks down what that process looks like and proves it through her own personal and fascinating story. Kelli has had so much experience in the entrepreneurial realm and listening to the perspectives and wisdom she's gained throughout the years was incredible.
Favorite quote of the interview:
"If there's passion and purpose behind it, there has to be value that will generate profit from."
A little more about Kelli:
Kelli is a 32-year old fitness, nutrition & lifestyle coach and professional. At the age of 13, she wrote in her journal that she would be an exercise therapist. She was a certified fitness pro at age 17. By the age of 25, she wrote her life's mission statement, completed 3 science degrees with honors, was a partner in a chain of health clubs, founded a school and was managing corporate fitness centers for companies like Calvin Klein & BMW. She is an executive and top achiever in a billion dollar nutrition company. Has appeared on all of the major networks and is an #1 Amazon Best Selling author. She loves helping people rise up as leaders. Married for 24 years with 2 teenagers, she currently lives in a suburb of Dallas.
"The journey of taking an idea and turning it into a business doesn't actually start with the idea, it starts with the mindset that you take on as an entrepreneur."
This is one of my favorite quotes from today's interview!
Do you have a CRAZY idea but you're not sure if it will work or even where to start to try and make it work? Today, we are with idea expert, Kyle Herron, who really breaks down the process of going from dream to reality.
"So many entrepreneurs don't take the strategic steps in month 1 to 3 so they can flourish in year 1 to 3."
Kyle doesn’t want to just build a company; he wants to create a movement. As a founder and the Chief Growth Officer of siëo, Kyle and his company are focused on catalyzing independence, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Since the inception of siëo, Kyle has gotten in his hands involved in multiple global initiatives. From being a TED Talk speaker at 18, to working with the Malaysian government’s startup program, to building apps with underserved communities, to helping start more than 50 companies, to even teaching college classes, Kyle continues to support and spread siëo’s mission. He now is taking his progressive approach to tackle three emerging problems: environmental degradation, political instability, and automation. All in all, Kyle shatters any image that may exist of an unmotivated millennial generation.
Are you interested in what the international trading industry is like? At just 25-years-old, Thomas Raad is breaking into a field where young entrepreneurs usually aren't seen.
Thomas is the founder of Raad Trading - an international trading company. Raad Trading was born with the necessary fundamentals and experience within the coffee trading industry. Between their roots in Brazil and experiences around the world, they are professionals with extensive knowledge and know-how in the coffee market and now other markets. Since its inception, Raad Trading Company has a difference-making role in the international coffee market. Thomas believes his outgoing nature and optimism are two of the main reasons why his entrepreneurial journey so far has been a success.
Don't miss this episode and also Thomas's main piece of advice at the end which is something we can all implement in our lives today!
You're listening to the first official solo episode on EB25! From now on, a bonus episode will be released the first Monday of every month!
These episodes could be solo episodes with just yours truly, or they could be episodes on trending topics where I bring in an in-house guest. I haven't officially named this segment of the podcast, so if you have any ideas... Let me know. ;)
On today's episode, I share my personal growth and journey through hosting EB25 for almost two years. I also go into the top success traits of the successful young entrepreneurs I've brought on the show.