Patrick Bet-David’s amazing story starts when his family fled Iran during the revolution to a refugee camp in Germany, and then immigrating to America when he was 12-years old; before eventually being granted US citizenship.
After high school Patrick joined the U.S. military and served in the 101st Airborne before starting a business career in the financial services industry with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. After tenure with a couple traditional companies, he was inspired to launch PHP Agency Inc., an insurance marketing organization – and did so before he turned 30. PHP is now one of the fastest growing companies in the financial marketplace.
Patrick is passionate about shaping the next generation of leaders by teaching thought provoking perspectives on entrepreneurship and disrupting the traditional approach to a career. Patrick’s popularity surged and created a buzz in the hearts of entrepreneurs all over the world when ‘The Life of an Entrepreneur in 90 Seconds’, a video he created, accumulated over 25 million views online. This and sores of other videos comprise his library of edifying, educational and inspirational content about entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurial Role Models:Sam Walton : Made in America My Story – Sam Walton Biography
When business started difficulties overcame:
…”And when I went into business the first year or two years, Neil every single day I wanted to give up. When I tell you every single day I mean every single day I wanted to give up being an entrepreneur. There wasn’t a day where I didn’t fell like saying listen go back in the military you were a very good soldier – go back in the military, go and do that 20, 25 years they give retirement plans, go become a cop, go become a firefighter, man go and do something, this stuff isn’t for you, you don’t have a degree, you don’t have a financial background. How are you going to tell people what to do with their finances when you are broke and you are in debt $49000 isn’t that a contradiction, aren’t you a hypocrite?”…[Listen for More]
Favourite Books:The Law of Success In Sixteen Lessons by Napoleon Hill Book by Napoleon Hill
- The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century Book by Carne Ross
- Doing The Impossible: The 25 Laws for Doing The Impossible Book by Patrick Bet-David
- Power vs. Force: The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior Book by David R. Hawkins M.D. Ph.D.
- Fish: A Proven Way to Boost Morale and Improve Results Book by Stephen C. Lundin and Harry Paul
- The Way of Men Book by Jack Donovan
- Think and Grow Rich Book by Napoleon Hill
- 101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged Book by H. Norman Wright
“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.” – Winston Churchill
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Best Advice to Other Entrepreneurs:
…”I see too many entrepreneurs are like did you hear about that guy who created Snapchat? Boom they change industries. Or did you hear about that guy that… you know this software and they got … into Groupon boom they change industries. Or did you hear about that other guy. Boom they change industries. I think you need to have on big victory before you keep changing industries. And sell out to one industry. Choose one industry and give everything that you have got to that industry until it gives you the victory back. “…[Listen for More]
More About Patrick Bet-David:Doing The Impossible: The 25 Laws for Doing The Impossible Book by Patrick Bet-David
Neil’s Quote at the Beginning:
“An almost indispensable skill for any creative person is the ability to pose the right questions. Creative people identify promising, exciting, and, most important, accessible routes to progress – and eventually formulate the questions correctly” Lisa Randall