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If everyone interview is like this one with Lewis Howes, we all win. Trust me. Lewis was on the show before talking about becoming an entrepreneur and getting off his sister’s couch, but now he has raised his entrepreneurial game to the next level, already eclipsing $1,000,000 in sales this year.
In this interview, he tells the story and the journey so far. He is super candid about how he makes money (and why), what he is great at (and not so good at), mistakes, building badass relationships, and much more.
I hope you will pick up all kinds of inspiration and ideas for yourself (yay!). Enjoy!
Lewis Howes, a former two sport All-American and current world record holding athlete, has graced lists such as Details Magazine’s “5 Internet Gurus Who Can Make You Rich” and Incomediary.com’s “50 Most Influential People in Blogging.” Most recently, Howes was ranked as one of Genjuice.com’s top “100 Most Desirable Mentors” along with the likes of Barack Obama, Russell Simmons and the Queen of Jordan.
In just three years, Howes went from sleeping on his sister’s couch to running a seven figure business. He began his entrepreneurial career by hosting LinkedIn meetups around the country, and co-authoring the successful book LinkedWorking. He has hosted over 400 webinars, spoken to thousands at conferences and events, and educated career professionals and business owners around the world on the power of LinkedIn.
Soon, Howes moved to capitalize on his passion for sports by founding The Sports Executives Association. The business features a monthly membership website for sports executives wanting to advance their career in sports and network with other top sports executives worldwide. Next, Howes focused on co-founding Inspired Marketing, which creates online education courses based on Social Media and effectively building a business online.
With over 75,000 in his weekly email reach, 44,000 Twitter followers, nearly 7,000 Facebook fans, 14,000 LinkedIn connections, and approaching 500,000 views on YouTube, Howes is a familiar face in the Social Media for business landscape. He has also been featured on some of the top blogs and media outlets in the world, including Mashable, Social Media Examiner, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Business Week, TIME, CBS Radio, Fast Company, The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated and ESPN.
In his spare time, Lewis enjoys inventing products, angel investing, CrossFit and salsa dancing.
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