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What entrepreneurial leader has had a powerful influence on you and why?

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maybe Sir Richard Branson? Anthony Robbins? Jim Rohn? Zig Giggler?

You tell me!
asked Dec 13, 2016 in Mentorship/Training by ToddTreharne IBO Specialist (56,390 points)
edited Dec 13, 2016 by ToddTreharne

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Did you mean influence on you?  If so I would say Tony Robbins has a great influence on me.  He is an inspiration.
answered Dec 13, 2016 by Chris Shouse IBO Specialist (45,010 points)
Yes! Thanks Chris!
Can you elaborate? What way has he inspired you?
Have you seen I Am Not Your Guru? The energy and heart that man puts into his belief systems is just overwhelming at times.  I also watched him at GoPro last year and I just feel he is amazing and really gives value to the lives of people.
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I can't put my finger on any one person. I've been influenced by my parents, teachers, several good friends, and one really bad one that was the personification of how not to lead.

Back in 2009, at a Toastmasters District Conference, I heard a speaker named Sarano Kelley. He spoke for 90 minutes with the fire of a T.D. Jakes, and asked one important question that has stuck with me till this day... What Time Is It?

He had written a book about changing your life in 90 days and he kept asking this one question... over and over. His point was that we can only make a difference in our We can't do it yesterday and we can't do it tomorrow.

answered Feb 21, 2017 by ebest IBO Specialist (83,860 points)
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For me it is a gentle man named Dale Calvert. Back in 1995/1996 I was requesting a lot of material from the business opportunity magazines of the day. One day I got a post card in the mail in it had a picture of a guy with a literal hole in his head. The headline said, the secret to success in network marketing or something to that affect. Long story short, I send for more info, got introduced to an MLM company called New Image International.

They had 1 product, a weight loss product. Dale Calvert was the lead distributor and company trainer.

Dale had a tremendous impact on my entrepreneur journey.

He still is teaching and is still very passionate about helping people succeed.
answered Feb 23, 2017 by WillieRobertson IBO Guru (4,870 points)
Awesome Willie! i have bunch of Dale's trainings as well! Super helpful even today!
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Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are two known entrepreneur which have influence me  to move into the field of information technology. In addition to those two prominent entrepreneur there is a director back where I live know as Mr Pryce who have influence me to persue higher level education in this same are. Hopefully when I have earn enough, I will try and persue a Msc degree in this same area of study
answered Feb 23, 2017 by garywelsh IBO Specialist (72,640 points)
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My father is one such person as he uses the extra land he has to farm which inturn  saves us money on purchases ground product at the market place
answered Feb 23, 2017 by DeanG IBO Master (8,220 points)
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One of the ironies about being a leader is that you sometimes wield a lot by people. Even a job as lofty (when done right) as president of the United States is seen as powerful, but really isn't in the eyes of some peoples. Interestingly, both Nixon and Reagan had an indisputable source of attitudes which related to ''Elitism Has No Place in Entrepreneurship.''

answered Mar 22, 2017 by madzi85 IBO Guru (1,830 points)
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Mark Zuckerberg is another entrepreneurial leader I have found to be of great help and motivation in the field of information technology
answered May 15, 2017 by garywelsh IBO Specialist (72,640 points)
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Hi Todd!  God would have to be my first choice, then His Son Jesus and third the Holy Spirit.  These 3 have and still are changing my life daily by the example they set and the example I strive to follow.  I realize that these 3 cannot be seen, but most people have not seen their entrepreneurial leader either.  They have either heard about them, seen them in video, not in person, or read something they've written.  My contact with these 3 comes from reading the Bible daily then trying to put what I've read into practice.  As far as someone who I can talk with I would have to say Max Steingart. He is a true, dedicated leader who puts people first and is truly concerned about helping people succeed in this life.
answered Aug 24, 2018 by reggieg (820 points)

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