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Hey guys welcome back found more in Cincinnati and this is the small business center this Wednesday on foxnews.com live we're joined right now by Brian Blair entrepreneur and author I have to apologize to anything -- -- -- -- -- That's our position prison I am an industry advisory -- -- -- that -- used to sell that you're any thing.
I guess OK when you're eighteen.
-- I know what I was I was up in and out of trouble as a young child thirteen years -- about seventeen years old.
And when I turned eighteen I decide to become an entrepreneur or based on -- mentor.
And -- and or something in my life on the wrong track and who has -- mentor is n.'s Bob -- he passed away a couple of years ago and there's part of what I wrote yeah he became a stepfather.
And in fact the book is a tribute to him into my mother.
-- -- great mentors in my life and the power of human torso.
At that frank pictures so he took me handling -- -- as another wrong path rank and that you sense founded.
Different company under them up with the enhanced -- indifferent summit investor I have I mean my business partners have a venture capital fund that we make investments and into.
Seed capital fund but I've also -- some start -- and one in particular that's.
On the rise as a company called by solace the in the studio now for eight years and -- I've done quite well in the past three what is it.
We manufacture market weight loss products may have heard the body by by nine ended challenge data -- -- -- him so that's that's us very nice and it's.
I mean you're being modest it's very successful.
-- well last quarter we did a 136.
Million in sales in the first quarter so it's there's been cleared -- billion dollar company.
It's on its way.
-- modest OK so.
That the topic of this segment is turning that dot com moments them into a million dollar moment because so many people sit at home and say.
We're -- -- thought of that or I'll I didn't think of that -- -- do anything within what would your advice be to those people trying to make something of their ideas.
You know I'd I think about this a lot because it's really your perspective that you have noted that will.
Yield the idea so some people see trash another person -- a business.
But I look for ideas that are contrary and mean -- had no one else wants to do it -- everyone thinks terrible idea.
Or people -- -- so the more -- -- rejected actually that's a good so I don't get -- out how to connect you could think world so it's a good sign that no one else is doing or that you know -- how do you market something that everybody hates it was -- it was something that everyone hates -- is that no one actually believes that -- turned on by venture capitalist.
-- an example as we launch the body by by a ninety day challenge.
Everyone said it's not -- war because nobody wants to do something and I yeah I know wants easily for nine days last when they yeah they want like got a force that's still losing weight about it not a real program I think I literally every fifteen seconds someone signs up for our -- -- Every fifteen seconds every fifteen I definitely Obama -- -- I just signed up.
-- OK so big cabinet contrary appoint you.
And then what else could you recommends you you know you have to terror.
So one of the things it's not about the money to know it has nothing to do with the money effect myself my co -- we often talk.
-- we dreamed of becoming successful -- our decisions aren't about money if they were you know we would.
Retire and what does this let me ask yourself whether you could defend your idea.
Again I'm comfortable is a defensible so for example now that we have a significant amount of momentum and our business model and our our company we have a very strong -- -- position in the marketplace another competitor although.
They copy -- all the time.
-- an expression the competition going copies -- just can't catch us because we're always.
Defending our position and innovating and particularly -- innovating our competition got it football players and -- Secrets to running a -- -- there are do's and don'ts so wanted to -- uses.
That accompany him on strategy -- so we said that the company a lot of times we'll see you started trying to do multiple different strategies -- wanna be fifteen different things have ten different products.
And -- -- his -- down -- your focus is limited resources.
Let's start of should bet the entire company on whatever the strategy is.
And -- everyone's lives on so 100% be focused got it and what are the don'ts don't worry about the haters.
You know I think that a lot of I have a fair amount of my critics and in fact -- -- -- -- because.
If you're doing something people are going to have a problem with -- people are going to -- that they're gonna be naysayers are gonna criticize you and so you know.
To me you really have to focus on -- because a lot of -- there was quit.
When their friends and family basically rain on their prayers and dreams -- at a certain point -- for your critics have to say because sometimes our ideas have.
Viability you know a logical critic uninterested in hearing the opinion of what most critics who uses don't have a right to opinion any social media there and everybody thinks you're an expert on some time now I think it's -- -- TV -- Supposed to be the case.
-- -- he tossed -- be hotline.
Need to sharing this that you are maintained.
-- and I know he also -- gang member my family was we lived on a street in the neighborhood that was caught up in -- culture.
My family my dad disappeared at thirteen my Brothers sisters -- about caught up.
You know and on the wrong things and I as a young impressionable mail -- -- It seems like it's a long favored her stick with.
Yeah well we know the book is.
You know its international best seller -- parents really again.
I hope you read it I -- just got -- bodies and didn't I don't mean to well sanity in -- Did you write -- have a project now well I'd like partnered with a person and -- you're actually right but the words -- nothing to lose everything to gain.
Love your thinking on -- street cred how going from gang member not interest to multimillionaire.
Entrepreneur roll yeah the ideas and turn your story into your power.
What we have some positive feedback from our chat room events -- Hepburn -- Rogers always let him from time plants and she obviously as you are.
-- -- -- -- -- Opinion is yeah small business center everybody wants to know how you got your great ideas -- this month.
Thank you for coming than -- I am glad.
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