“I’m in a battle every single day. A war. People who succeed have the burning desire to win, and the persistence to get up and fight every day.”
Brandon T. Adams
Welcome back to Win the Day! If you’re watching this on YouTube, you might notice some changes. We’re not in my regular home studio setup. In fact, we’re in a professional recording studio for the first time ever.
Our guest today has fit a LOT into his 30 years and has a truly eclectic background. Brandon T. Adams grew up in rural Iowa helping out with his father’s packaged ice business. That job taught him the value of hard work and an honest buck, but he didn’t share similar enthusiasm for his academic work. On the brink of flunking out of college, Brandon was given a book that completely changed his trajectory and became the foundation to everything he’s achieved today.
Since that defining moment, Brandon has become a podcaster, speaker, inventor, and business adviser. His work as a crowdfunding expert has raised more than $35 million and led to him working with high profile clients such as Kevin Harrington (from hit TV show Shark Tank), Jeff Hoffman (billionaire founder of Priceline), John Lee Dumas (from award-winning Entrepreneurs on Fire), and the renowned non-profit XPRIZE.
As a serial entrepreneur, Brandon owns a stake in more than a dozen businesses. He’s been featured on the cover of Investors Digest magazine, led one of the largest campaigns for a book in crowdfunding history, and was featured as the youngest cast member in Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy, which was the project where we first met.
Most recently, Brandon became the Emmy® Award-winning producer and host of TV show Success in Your City, which you can check out now on Amazon. I am extremely grateful to be featured in a few of those episodes.
Brandon and I immediately got along like a house on fire and he’s now one of my closest friends. And, fun fact, I was actually the officiant at Brandon’s wedding in Nashville where he married his wonderful wife Sam two years ago today!
In this interview, we talk about Brandon's darkest days where he faced depression, loneliness, and bankruptcy. We'll also go through:
- Growing up in rural Iowa with a small town mindset
- Overcoming a debilitating speech impediment
- His dysfunctional college life as a raging alcoholic
- What it really takes to be successful in 2020 and beyond; and
- How he became an award-winning television producer, entrepreneur, crowdfunding expert, and speaker.
Brandon holds nothing back in this interview. If you want both the motivation to succeed and the blueprint on how to do it, this is the episode for you.
For the video interview, click here.
Resources / links mentioned:
📝 Brandon T. Adams on Facebook
📷 Brandon T. Adams on Instagram
⚡ Brandon T. Adams website
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📙 Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
🌎 Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy by James Whittaker
💚 The Road to Success by Brandon T. Adams and Samantha Rossin
🗝️ Success In Your City (TV show)
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