Dave Lukas Chats with Kash Hasworth
363: From Going to Prison at 16 to 7-Figures a Month, How Kash Hasworth Figured Out the Path to Success in Life and Business
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Kash Hasworth. Kash went from prison at 16 to scaling a single mall kiosk to a 28-location franchise that was eventually acquired in a takeover deal worth $640 million. Nowadays, Kash is the CEO of Solar Ignite, a best-selling author, and a leading broker in the solar space making seven figures a month.
One area that Kash has focused intently on over the years is sales and specifically how modern-day sales is done wrong. He wrote the best-selling book; Selling Keeps You Broke: A Holistic Approach to Disruptive Sales Performance to Earn Big.
I’m excited for him to share his experience and how you can transform your business through improving the way you sell.
Kash grew up in an intense environment. Everyone has struggle and Kash believes the struggle, adversity, and hardship taught him what was necessary to succeed in life.
“Pure grit and initiative alone is more valuable than any academic degree out there.” The hunger and drive to win with the right perspective is what it takes.
Kash’s dad was a notorious drug dealer, and he grew up in that world. It led him down a path of destruction. He ended up incarcerated and charged as an adult at 16 for 2 years for shooting someone. When he came home, most of his friends were incarcerated, his dad was incarcerated, and he was depressed and didn’t know how to escape the environment. Prison made him cherish and value freedom and the possibilities of it. He didn’t know where to start, but his pivoting point was when he had a deep conversation with God. He broke and begged God for help with the right people and the right information to help him. After that moment, things began to change.
What did you learn in going to prison that helped you become a successful entrepreneur?
You built a kiosk business to almost 30 locations and sold it, how did you do it?
At the 10:30 mark, Kash gives examples of things he did to increase success and scale.
Talk about leadership and how you built it into the business to scale.
At the 14 min mark, Kash talks about selling the company and going into the solar business.
What are doing to make 7-figures a month in the solar business?
What do you attribute to your success?
Talk to us about Selling Keeps You Broke and the approach you advocate…
What are your thoughts on how to build a great sales organization?
Anything else you think is important to share?
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