EP 20: Samuel Smith — Recovering The Sustainable Way After Hitting Your Life’s Bottom
Working For A Dream
Right before hitting rock bottom, Samuel Smith was on top. Or at least, it felt like he was. When the oil field crashed in 2009, Samuel needed a new way of making money. So, he googled “how to make money online” — and discovered what he calls the “wonderful rabbit hole of affiliate marketing and pay-per-click marketing.” Before long, it felt like his earnings had no cap. “I remember my first $100 day and my first $1,000 day,” he says. “By 2011, I was spending like $5,000 a day on Facebook, which was the most you could spend on an ad account back then, and it was nothing because I would make $7,000 a day in return. I thought I’d made it. I remember telling my buddy that I found a cheat code to life.” But, as Samuel says, all good things have “an equal and opposite reaction.” He was making more money than he’d thought possible, but he was a bad steward of it. He wasn’t taking care of his finances, and he wasn’t taking care of himself, his diet, or his relationships. What Samuel was doing a lot of us was drinking. And when the time came that his business faced a challenge, he wasn’t prepared. In this episode of the Working For a Dream Podcast, Samuel tells Patrick about the “complete collapse and absolute disaster” of that first business, what it was like to hit rock bottom after believing himself already retired at age 36, and how Samuel is doing business differently — and sustainably — today. What You’ll Learn: How drinking helped fuel his life’s rock bottom moment and lost him hundreds of thousands of dollars — and how he’s recovered with two seven figure-earning businesses today How his life has changed for the better since he ditched the toxic masculinity instilled in him in his youth Why shifting his business attitude from making money to guiding people has been so impactful And much more! Favorite Quote: “What I've discovered is that most entrepreneurs have all been through the same stuff. You have a point in your story where you're sitting in the truck crying. I have a point in my story where my mom hugged me and whispered into my ear to ‘sort your f***ing life out.’ Every entrepreneur seems to have hit bottom.” — Samuel Smith How to Get Involved: Connect with Samuel: Facebook Instagram The Small Business Surgeon Connect with Patrick: LinkedIn Facebook Instagram
EP 35: Samuel Smith - Conquering Business And Life, One Day At A Time
FUEL with Chris Swartz
What do you see when you walk into a room of industry legends and celebrated entrepreneurs? Wealth, success, wisdom...what you don't see, unfortunately, is what they had to overcome to get to where they are. It's time to pull back the curtain on what "success" takes to achieve. Samuel has always been in business, from mowing yards and delivering newspapers at age 12, to building two seven-figure companies before his mid-30’s. Poor stewardship and an unchecked addiction to alcohol saw the meltdown and total collapse of his life and marriage, leading to rock bottom and brokenness when he should have been enjoying the fruits of his labor. Samuel has since been sober over 3 and a half years, and now has two companies that he has built back up into the mid six figures, this time with the proper fundamentals and stewardship to ensure long-term success. When the world shut down in 2020, Samuel began to follow his natural desire to teach and lead other business owners and help them avoid the mistakes and pitfalls that he went through. He talks openly and frankly about his failures in life and in business and how sobriety and focus have turned his life around, helping other men realize that they are not alone and that they too can overcome their addictions. He lives by the fact that there are no superhumans in this world, only normal people who decide to do super things and commit to them, one step at a time. On this episode of the FUEL podcast, Chris and Samuel dive deep on the truth about what hides behind the confidence and the successful facade most entrepreneurs put up (and how to put failure in context), where concerns related to your business should sit in your list of priorities, and an honest look at the details behind Samuel's continual victory over alcoholism. Tune in for an illuminating interview that will get you focused on where you are so you can blaze a path to wherever you want to go. What You'll Learn: How Samuel structures the days in his business to set his employees up for maximum success in every corner of their life Why no amount of cash flow will ever actually make up for your bad spending habits, and how to make seemingly small improvements that add up to big results What a difference the language you use makes if you're in the process of overcoming an addiction And much more! Favorite Quote: You just don't realize how many people that you think have their shit together, are really just two minutes from falling off. And so when you judge your success, you see your high points and your low points, and everybody has more lows than highs. But when you judge yourself against other people, all you're seeing is that Facebook highlight reel. And you've got to know that it's okay to reach out for help because we all struggle." Samuel Smith Connect with Sam: Samuel on Facebook Samuel on Instagram Live in College Station on Facebook Texas Media Foundry on Facebook The Small Business Surgeon Podcast (Don't forget to subscribe, rate and review!) How to Get Involved: FUEL provides an opportunity to look behind the scenes into the lives of extraordinary individuals. By examining the foundation that makes up their lives, we unveil the stories that fueled their success. Our mission is to help motivate and energize people to recognize that their own life experiences can be used as fuel to help them go the distance and achieve their life’s full potential. Find out more on our website: The Fuel Story. If you enjoyed this episode, head over and visit us on Apple Podcasts - leave a review and let us know what you thought! Your feedback keeps us going. Thanks for helping us spread the word!
Samuel has always been an entrepreneur, from mowing yards and delivering newspapers at age 12, to building two seven-figure companies before his mid 30’s. Poor stewardship and an unchecked addiction to alcohol saw the meltdown and total collapse of his life and marriage, leading to rock bottom and broke when he should have been enjoying the fruits of his labor. Samuel has since been sober for over 3 and a half years, and now has two companies that he had built back into the mid-six-figure range, this time with the proper fundamentals and stewardship to ensure long-term success. In 2020 when the world shut down, he began to follow his natural desires to teach and lead other business owners and help them avoid the mistakes and pitfalls that he went through. He talks openly and frankly about his failures in life and in business and how sobriety and focus have turned his life around helping other men realize that they are not alone and that they too can overcome their dependence on alcohol and addiction. He lives by the fact that there are no superhumans in this world, only normal humans who decide to do super things and commit to them, one step at a time.
Samuel Smith (AKA The Small Business Surgeon) is a real estate investor, Host of The Small Business Surgeon Podcast, Founder and Realtor at Live In College Station, and Former Founder at Texas Media Foundry! Samuel has been through a lot in his early entrepreneurial years. From selling a 7-figure business and losing a 7-figure business due to alcohol problems, he's bounced back from rock bottom and is making a comeback in the business world. He's an inspiration to many people that they can over come any obstacles and learn from mistakes he has made in the past. His passion is to keep people from making the same mistakes he did early on. Connect with Samuel Smith! Podcast Instagram Facebook Join the Movement! Facebook Group Connect with Irvin! Facebook Instagram
In this episode of the Championship Leadership podcast Samuel Smith talks about his passion for music, the impact of the people around you, helping other people with their business, the importance of investing in yourself and having a coach.
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EP 69: Samuel Smith - Relentless Self-Improvement (Even When It's Not Pretty)
Step It Up Entrepreneur
How often do you tell people all of your story? As entrepreneurs and leaders, we're constantly tempted to leave out the unflattering details or present a more put-together face. But doing so is a massive disservice, not only to us, but to everyone who's watching us. Coming from a background as a realtor and real estate investors Samuel Smith is the founder of a real estate company called Live in College Station and the host of the Small Business Surgeon Podcast, where he lays down unfiltered wisdom, high-quality interviews and game-changing business advice. On this episode of Step It Up Entrepreneur, Tomas and Samuel discuss Samuel's story from his early wins as a teenager to the low points and his eventual comeback from alcoholism, their takeaways from a recent mastermind they attended (including the reasons it's liberating and very necessary to share your honest story, struggles and all), and the ups and downs of even the most successful fitness journeys. Listen close - the conversation may be casual, but these guys are dropping powerful insight left and right. What You'll Learn: What brought Samuel to the United States from England - and what ultimately kept him here How Samuel warmed up to the practice of proactive gratitude each day, and the benefits he's reaping now Why the practice of MMA yielded results in Samuel's life beyond just his physical fitness And much more! Favorite Quote: "Every morning, I write down the five things I'm grateful for and I go exercise and I do the school run and I get to the office. And then every morning, I sit outside, I think about something useful, I post about it, and I write down a couple of things I'm grateful for. And what that does is, it reminds me again to be grateful. But now I've got a bit of a reputation on Facebook as a guy that spreads positivity and gratitude. So, take it and run with it. Like, carry that gratitude all day with you. That's what I try to do." Samuel Smith Connect with Samuel: Instagram Facebook The Small Business Surgeon Podcast (subscribe and leave a rating and review!) How To Get Involved: From his start in the GPS tracking industry to founding the Step It Up Academy, Tomas Keenan is on a mission to break out of the concept of “average” and reach success that is anything but. And he wants you to join him. Check Tomas out on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and don’t forget to visit tomaskeenan.com and sign up to make sure you never miss an episode drop. Enjoyed the episode? Hop over to Apple Podcasts for more! Like and share to help spread the word. We appreciate your support—and we hope to return the favor: Leave a review to let us know what you want to hear from Tomas next.
Ep 05: Samuel Smith - Ramp Up Your Revenue With The Small Business Surgeon
No Bull Business And Brews
Where do you see yourself in ten years? In twenty? Do you dream of a beach-side bar, or a penthouse in Miami? The Small Business Surgeon can help you get there. Samuel Smith helps small businesses survive and thrive as the podcaster, producer, and consultant at The Small Business Surgeon. He also founded and runs Live In College Station, a realty company. On this episode of No Bull Business (and Brews), hosts Jason and Steve kick back with the Small Business Surgeon, Samuel Smith, and dive into quick and dirty tips for business strategy. Tune in for strategies from the experts. What You’ll Learn: The number one question to ask yourself when revamping your business strategy The core values that help Samuel, as well as Jason and Steve, kick butt in business Actionable tips to increase website traffic Favorite Quote: “I find that a lot of guys who come to me for coaching don't know where they want to go. And a mistake a lot of business owners make is: “I know I want to be in business. I know I want to pay my own bills,” and they get their business to that point, and nothing else. And well, you succeeded. They say, “What do you mean?” Well, you succeeded in paying your bills. Well done. You’re surviving. But where are we going now?” — Samuel Smith Connect With Samuel: Facebook Instagram How To Get Involved: Jason on Instagram Steve on Instagram Enjoyed the episode? Hop over to Apple Podcasts for more! Like and share to help spread the word. We appreciate your support—and we hope to return the favor: Leave a review to let us know what you want to hear from Jason and Steve next.
Samuel Smith (Live In College Station/TX Media Foundry) - Episode 12
BCS Community Connections
Learn about Samuel Smith, from Texas Media Foundry/LiveInCollegeStation.com. We talk about his current business ventures, his past failures and share some insight into his popular small business Facebook page, BCS Business Owners and Entrepreneurs.
EP 8 SAMUEL SMITH'S CHOCOLATE STOUT & OLD NATIONS NEIPA M43
Stouts with my Spouse
The pod was recorded before we heard of the death of RBG. RIP RBG. Words cannot describe the gratitude we have for her work.Patrick & Kerry bring the week to a close discussing an unfortunate underwear situation, fantasy football, mental health awareness, men's mental health, and controversial hot takes on Chick-Fil-A..love and light people.