This fifth episode of the podcast is the second “phone”-cast, and features young author and rising entrepreneur, Houston Gunn!!! Houston is just 17 years old, and has already authored TWO books on reaching for success, started his own publishing house, met Donald Trump, and has a goal of graduating high school as a millionaire! He’s dabbled in real estate and private lending, while also moved to Nashville from Seattle in order to cultivate his musical career. Have I mentioned that he has yet to graduate from HIGH SCHOOL?!?!?! INCREDIBLE!!! The amount of insight this kid has already developed is PHENOMENAL, and he has some really choice pieces of advice for others looking to succeed at making their own way. He talks motivation, hard work, overcoming fear, and pursuing your passions. There is just so much great advice gleamed from this young man in this podcast, its awe-inspiring; and, whether young or old, everyone can learn something from this guy! I am so jazzed for all the possibilities that this podcast has inspired, too. This kid is so impressive, I’m now considering producing a special series of “next generation” podcasts for other amazing young up-and-comers. There is something particularly exciting about their energy and effervescence!! Enjoy! Music Bed courtesy of DJ John Hitta!!! Copyright Flint Stone Media, LLC 2014.
Podcast 111: Houston Gunn: At 17 Years Old Is This The Next Donald Trump?
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Todays guest is just seventeen years old, and has packed more into his last few years than most of us manage in a lifetime. An entrepreneur investor, author, go getter, speaker, money lender, lover of riding dirt bikes, and writing music, he really has the drive to make things occur and on his own terms too. As he says in his own words "I learned early that you don’t get what you don’t ask for. When I was 13 I asked my parents if I could put my income from appearing in a TV commercial to better use by partnering with them on a real estate project. They said “Yes.” When I was 14 and working on my first book I asked Donald Trump if he’d answer some questions about entrepreneurship. He said “Yes.” Like anyone else, I’ve heard my share of “No’s,” too. “No” is a part of life and certainly a part of business but I try not to take rejection personally. Hearing “No” motivates me to try harder next time." So is it that simple, or is there so much more to becoming a success and a millionaire by such an early age? Well we are going to find out as our guest planned to be one before leaving college! Big dreams indeed. Its a delight to bring onto the show, to start joining up the dots of his life, the one and only Houston Gunn. Dream Jobs, Online Courses, Persistence, Personal Trainer, Decision Making, Publicity, Young Entrepreneur, Freedom, Addicted, Shawn Stevenson, American Hustle, Make Money Online, Motivational Quotes, Expedition, Challenges, Steve Jobs, How To Start A Business, The Secret, Rich, Online Marketing, Time Management, Blogger, Videos, Recruiting, Authentic, Travel Blogs, Ultra Running, American Football, How To Make Money, Online Business, Company Culture, Law Of Attraction, Planet Money, Jobs, Video Marketing, Linkedin, Success Principles, Digital Marketing, Action Taking, Starting A Business, Successful Entrepreneurs, Personal Branding, Amazon, Lead Generation, Career Change, Life Planner, Comfort zone, Simplicity, Break The Rules, Book Launches, Personal Finance, Secret To Success, Business Plan, Health And Fitness, Tech Startup, Self Publishing, Entrepreneurs, Love, Career Path, Educational, Creativity, Selling, motivation, motivational, inspiration, confidence, success, freedom
GPFYC 025: Schooled For Success with Entrepreneur/Author Houston Gunn
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At the ripe old age of “17!” high school student Houston Gunn has accomplished more in seventeen years of life than most of us could possibly fathom in two, three, maybe even four times his age. Raised by two loving entrepreneurial parents and an equally feisty entrepreneurial grandmother his family continually encouraged he and his older brother to be responsible for their own financial destiny. From a very early age Houston was taught to ask for whatever he wanted in life and to never, ever, allow the word “no” to become a deterrent in going for his dreams. Having a strong family support system that encouraged greatness Houston was destined for the success he now enjoys. Not one to rest on his laurels, Houston’s solid work ethic coupled with his tireless energy and a healthy attitude for money laid the foundation for his ever expanding platform. With two published books under his belt this young man is on a mission to spread the word about his journey, not to brag or boast but to encourage his peers to think for themselves, to challenge the status quo, to actively seek opportunity, ask questions, listen and respect others more knowledgable than themselves and most importantly to act on the wisdom they acquire. Has his efforts paid off? Let’s explore just a few of Houston’s accomplishments: He fell into modeling and later acting at the age of 4! Was awarded an international television commercial that provided the seed money to invest in his first real estate venture at the age of 13! Rolled his earnings from the original real estate deal into future investment opportunities at the age of 14. That same year he turned a school assignment – job shadowing an early real estate mentor – into a publishing opportunity for which this interview is based. As a matter of fact, his first publishing endeavor was endorsed by non other than celebrity real estate mogul Donald Trump! On the podcast he shares how he created the opportunity to interview “The Donald”, in addition to gaining access to other notable celebrities like country superstar singer Trace Adkins and entrepreneur mentor, rest estate mogul Barbara Corcoran of ABC’s Shark Tank just to name a few. With the release of his second book Houston has more opportunities coming his way than he can count including the development of a web television series with a major Hollywood studio. More book and real estate investment deals on the horizon, oh, and did I mention he’s in pre-production for the launch of his music career? Yes, a passionate musician he and his family recently relocated to Nashville Tennessee where his musical aspirations can flourish. Based on what you’ll hear today on the podcast I predict Houston he’ll launching his own record label in the not distant future. I’m honored to introduce you to this inspirational young man, enjoy the show and please share your thoughts in the comments section below. Retweetables: Click the blue link to quickly Retweet! http://ctt.ec/Z93fO @HoustonGunn “Be unafraid to ask for what you want. Or if afraid, do it anyway” http://ctt.ec/y06b6 @HoustonGunn “Do not give up! Failure is sometimes necessary and encouraged. And get started young!” http://ctt.ec/Ife9h @HoustonGunn “When you work for others, you make them rich; when you work for yourself, you make yourself rich” http://ctt.ec/pRfab @HoustonGunn I hope my generation can expand the current mind-set to once again welcome, encourage, and educate entrepreneurship. To learn more about Houston: His first book Schooled for Success: How I Plan to Graduate High School a Millionaire is currently available on Amazon.com as his second book Shooting for Success: YOUR LAUNCHPAD FOR SKYROCKETING TO THE TOP also available on Amazon.com. I highly recommend visiting his website: http://houstongunn.com/ for more information about all of his current and future projects. In addition you must check out his Youtube channel for all of his latest videos as well as his other social media platforms. Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCS0-FY0YJK_31sQKEObG-zA Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Houston.Gunn.SchooledforSuccess Twitter: https://twitter.com/HoustonGunn Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/houstongunn What was you biggest takeaway from today’s interview Houston Gunn? Please share your thoughts with me in the comments section below I’d love to get your feedback. Also what topics would you like me to explore for future episodes of the podcast? Reach out to me in the comments section below or connect with on my Facebook page I’d love to engage with you there. ==================================================================================== Finally I have a free gift for you, it’s my Monetize Your Gifts Guides. 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Houston Gunn is a 16-year-old-entrepreneur, author, real estate investor and musician who is on a mission to inspire other young people to take steps now to build successful futures. His first book, “Schooled for Success – How I Plan to Graduate from High School a Millionaire,” shares his story.The CEO he interviewed for a job shadow assignment during his freshman year of high school challenged him to write what became “Schooled for Success.”Gunn even caught the attention of famed business mogul Donald Trump, who granted an interview via email that is shared in the book.Teachers also motivated Houston, though not in ways they likely expected. He set the goal of earning $1 million by high school graduation on his first day as a freshman. At the freshman assembly, the leadership teacher’s announcement they could earn $1 million in their lifetimes they got good grades, went to college and got good jobs.His classmates’ cheers and whooping confused Houston, who had done the math: $1 million over a 40-year career is $25,000 a year. He thought: “Why are the teachers and freshmen cheering and going wild? We the graduating class of 2015 should be booing and have got to learn more about money. We should be worth more than a million dollars over our lifetime!”With entrepreneurial parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, Houston knows what he wants. He has figured out how to get it and encourages all young people as well as their parents not to shy away from asking for what they want. He is now living outside Nashville, TN, with his family. Houston loves playing everything from percussion to the guitar and bass, fiddle and mandolin as well as singing and songwriting. But he is still a teenager and loves pizza, motorcycles, and blue Corvettes.