Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Steve A Klein, founder of Professional Development Center, located in Richardson, TX, USA.
What's your business, and who are your customers?
We believe in the human spirit, behavior change & the ability to develop Relentless Performance. We turn managers into leaders, salespeople into sales consultants, and those that want to be successful into Relentless Performers. Our clients range from the Fortune 500 to small businesses and individuals that want to get results from their people, improve performance and results, and those that want to sell when they see the whites of their prospect's eyes!
Tell us about yourself
Before becoming a 3rd-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, I was a seven-time #1 salesperson nationally and an International sales leader out of a sales force of 5,000, which inspired my book, "Sell When You See The Whites of Their Eyes!" I also interviewed over 500 CEOs about Relentless Leadership on his "PlayMakers Talk Show."
As a result, I became a Thought Leader and a Relentless Expert in addition to giving back by working with kids in the AVID program (Advancement Via Individual Determination) in order to develop their Relentless and Leadership skills. In addition, I help animal rescue organizations such as StrayDog.org.
What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?
Being fired from his first job after college.
6 broken bones.
A plane crash.
A negative net worth of a quarter of a million dollars
Survived over 30,000 sales presentations.
What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?
A business owner's greatest difficulty is continuing the faith during times of struggle. Every business has struggled many times during its existence. It's the ability to know the business purpose and to create the vision necessary to enable all business associates to see the future before it exists.
What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?
- Believe in yourself and your future - the sky is the limit!
- Never, never, never give up - find a way or make one!
- Spend time daily (minimum 30 minutes) studying, learning & growing in your respective field - never stop learning.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
Success is available to anyone, but everyone must stay the course and weather the negative conditions as they move toward their vision and purpose. The success of any individual or business is the result of that strong purpose and even stronger vision.
Where can people find you and your business?
If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share, then email firstname.lastname@example.org; we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.
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