- $how Me the Money – Business & Entrepreneurship
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Brad Sugars believes he knows a few things about succeeding in business because he learnt the hard way. His story isn’t unique – many others have realised their dreams. But it does go to show that you can achieve whatever you want to if you’re focused and committed.
You need to have a vision, and you need to think BIG. Then you need to get into action. And it doesn’t really matter how young or old you are. He started his first business when he was 15, but Colonel Harland Sanders of KFC fame was 65 when he used his $105 Social Security cheque to start his business. The story is all about turning dreams into reality. And not just my dreams, but also the dreams of the countless thousands of business owners he has worked with over the years.
“You need to have a vision,
and you need to think BIG.”
My Dad decided I was going to be a businessman when he found me selling my Christmas presents to my brothers when I was only seven. The following year I’d become much smarter and worked out that if I just rented my toys to them for a day or two at a time, I got the money and the toys back afterwards. I’m so glad now that I was a different kind of child, one who was so interested in business and money.
Being awarded an accounting degree, making a lot of money, losing a lot of money, investing a lot of money, travelling the globe several times over, teaching hundreds of thousands of business people, writing several best-selling books, building a world-wide conglomerate, and living a great life with amazing relationships with my family, friends and business colleagues.
The one thing this experience taught me? It was this: very few people ever really gave anything their best.
You see, I knew that to achieve what I wanted out of life wasn’t going to be about how hard I worked, but about how much I knew. No capital, but a lot of smart ideas on how to create sales, how to market and how to lead a team of people. Training 30 seminar promoters in Hawaii meant that I was bound to go into the presenting business. Seminars in Hong Kong, New Zealand and Melbourne meant the sale of the pizza business to create an international operation, training and consulting to business owners and managers. Robert asked me to conduct training sessions at his Business School for Entrepreneurs in Hawaii later that year. 350 business owners from around the world, eleven trainers (mostly in their 40’s and 50’s) were there to learn from me! That was pretty heady stuff for me at the time and it meant I would have to concentrate 100% of my time and effort on it if I was to complete this assignment successfully.
I was presenting seminars, consulting and basically generating cashflow. Once that was in place, I then proceeded to present literally hundreds of seminars all over Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the United States. In just twelve short years I was able to grow the business at such a pace that it now operates out of offices in Australia, New Zealand, USA, England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Malaysia, Singapore, China, The Phillipines, Thailand, Canada and Mexico. Hopefully if it did one thing it was to prove to you that anyone can make their dreams come true … as long as you do what you know you need to …
Books by Brad J. Sugars