On this episode of Inspired Insider you’ll hear top entrepreneur and business strategist Vinnie Fisher tell of his lowest moment, when he was tempted to take money from his company. Using his 10+ years experience as a tax and business lawyer he started his entrepreneurial journey in 2007 and since has grown businesses to 7, 8 and 9 figures generating over $300 million in gross revenue for his own companies. He has started 9 locations for adults with disabilities, a web hosting company that grossed over $100million, a website security company, a health supplement company, and is presently Founder and CEO of Fully Accountable. He is author of The CEO’s mindset: How to Breakthrough to the next level. Oh yeah..4 kids and married for over 20 years..
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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- [0:23] Jeremy’s introduction to this episode with Vinnie Fisher.
- [2:38] Why entrepreneurship is not for everybody and how Vinnie knew he was one.
- [8:45] What Vinnie wanted to be as a kid.
- [9:57] How Vinnie learned to do the opposite of his father when it came to work/employment.
- [11:53] Vinnie’s lowest point in business and how he pushed through.
- [14:56] The transparency unique to Vinnie.
- [16:42] Vinnie’s proudest moments in life.
- [198:30] The free resources Vinnie provides for listeners.
In this episode…
When Vinnie Fisher was at his lowest the company he had built and led for years was unable to make payroll. He was out of money. He didn’t know what to do. That’s when his assistant called and asked him if he was expecting the $30K affiliate commission check she had just received in the mail, which he wasn’t – and he was tempted to take the money and go, leaving his employees to fend for themselves. You can hear Vinnie tell the story on this episode.
What would you do if your company was going belly-up, you couldn’t make payroll, and you’d just discovered that you had $30K you didn’t know was coming? Would you take the money for yourself and your own family, or would you make payroll? It’s not as easy a decision as it might sound for many people and Vinnie Fisher faced that exact scenario and came out on the other side. His story is an inspiration, so be sure you take the time to listen.
Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. At least that’s what Vinnie Fisher says. He knows that some people don’t have the drive or desire to maintain their energy when things are tough and lean times come. He knows that people who have the drive to keep going – people like him – are the ones who should be entrepreneurs. Vinnie’s enthusiasm and energy are contagious and you’ll enjoy hearing his story, so be sure you listen.
When Vinnie Fisher was a boy he watched his Dad work a 40 hour a week job in middle management and decided then and there that he wasn’t going to have the same kind of job. He watched as his Dad dealt with frustrations, was responsible for a lot within the company, and had little power to change things for the better. That’s part of what drove Vinnie to become an entrepreneur.
There are people who simply can’t march to the beat of someone else’s drum. They can’t wait around for other people to give them directions. They are willing to carry the ball – over and over and over. Vinnie Fisher is one of those guys and he’s Jeremy’s guest on this episode of Inspired Insider. Do whatever it takes to hear Vinnie’s story on this episode. It’s worth your time.
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