Dave Lukas Chats with Donnie Boivin
288: I Am NOT Someone Else’s Retirement Plan, Building a Badass Business with Donnie Boivin
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Donnie Boivin. Donnie is a Marine Corp veteran, award winning professional sales trainer, and owner of Success Champions and Success Champions Podcast. After leaving the Marine Corp and working in sales and business for almost 20 years, at the age of 40, Donnie realized he was not living his dream. So, he set out to create it.
Donnie is author of best-selling book, How to Be a Success Champion, Business Strategy for Badasses.
What I love most about Donnie is his no BS, direct style. The guy gets results. So, I’ve asked him on the share his best on how you can do the same in your life and business.
Text “Success” to: 817-318-6030 (Donnie will send a bunch of great stuff to you)
After the Marine Corps, Donnie spent 20 years in straight commission sales. His last career was as on one of the top sales trainers in the country for the Sandler Sales Institute. He was all set to buy the business from his boss when his boss told him something that would change his life. His boss, out of love, said “Thank God, you are my retirement plan.” It was in that moment that he realized he was building something for someone else and was their retirement plan. 15 days later, he launched his company and went out on his own.
Nowadays he runs 6 companies, 2 of the top podcasts in the world, and has written 4 Best-Selling books, plus he owns a working farm.
What is a success champion?
What is a badass in business?
At the 10:30 mark, Donnie and I have a great conversation about the DCP formula.
What are the strategies you’ve used to create and build your businesses?
“Every lesson you learn in business is going to be applied again somewhere down the road…”
What are the best strategies that you advocate for gaining clients in today’s world?
At the 24 min mark, Donnie shares some examples.
Thoughts around story?
What are the elements of a great story?
LinkedIn for growing your business?
There are a lot of people out there working in a job, but know they are destined for something greater as an entrepreneur. What is your best advice for them on how to make the transition?
What lessons from owning a farm have helped you most as an entrepreneur?
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