Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Roger Crawford, Hall of Fame Keynote Speaker, Life Coach, Bestselling Author, and Hall of Fame Athlete located in Granite Bay, CA, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I am a professional speaker, author, and success coach. My clients are Fortune 500 companies, associations, and individuals who want to build a resilient mindset.

Tell us about yourself

At Loyola Marymount University, I was a Division 1 collegiate athlete despite having a physical challenge that affects all four limbs. My business began when organizations asked me to share my story with their audience. The business and my message evolved from there.

I have been speaking for over thirty-five years and what motivates me is the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Writing a best-selling book and giving over 4,500 presentations in twenty-two countries. Most importantly, despite a busy schedule, I have a wonderful relationship with my wife, four kids, and three grandchildren.

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Like most business owners, it's how to turn change into opportunity.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. When you decrease excuses, you will increase results.
  2. Resist underestimating yourself and overestimating your competition.
  3. Don't let acceptable get in the way of acceptable.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

As business owners, remember challenges are inevitable defeat is optional.

Where can people find you and your business?


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