Alright, strap yourself in because this week’s Leap of Faith will feature a multi-million dollar legend. What you’ll learn here is PRICELESS.
Peter Taunton is the best-selling author of Impossible Hill: Discover Your Unstoppable Fire, Destroy Your Limits & Take The Hill of Your Dreams. He’s also a renowned Forbes masterclass instructor, was awarded the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2010, and has a net worth of over $100 million. I mean, come on, the guy’s the real deal.
Peter’s inspiration came from his dad at a very young age. From a family of 7, he was the youngest. The family tradition was just engrossed in business. Their father owned a grocery store and it was their livelihood. Their rite of passage? Once they turn 8 years old, they are given the chance to sell something in front of the store (for him, it was popcorn). He saw how his father never stopped working. Sunrise to sundown, the man had grit and never stopped grinding. Weather wasn’t an obstacle. This determination was his inspiration.
Fast forward to when he was 22. His biggest leap of faith was him standing in front of a health club haemorrhaging over 200,000 US dollars annually. He was given the job to save it. Actually, he was given a gamble… they lowballed him for a $16,000 annual salary, but they offered to buy the business out with all the profits he’ll make. Now he thought: “Why the hell would I do this?”
When life draws the cards for you, you have to play the hand you’re dealt.
Peter discussed how being backed into a corner made him learn a lot of business lessons early on. He shared how he got people to stop and listen to his pitches. He realised what buttons to push and what words to say at the right time. He knew how to place the best employees in the right lanes and get them working towards a common goal.
Now, he owns a music festival in Minnesota, a five-star lodge in the Serengeti, and multiple investments that set up his family for life. Peter Taunton is now considered a pioneer in the fitness industry as the founder of Lift Brands and Snap Fitness 24/7, a leading fitness franchise all around the world.
See? When you take a leap of faith, great things happen. When will you take yours?
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