Ed has gone from being dead broke to cracking the code of starting and taking multiple businesses from zero to multiple 7 and even 8 figures.
He is the creator and founder of top selling brands such as InspiredWear, Marine-D3 (which sold over half a million bottles), and strategic consulting products that help motivated entrepreneurs showing them how to take their idea to market and scale using multiple media channels.
Ed, what’s an Interestingly weird fact about yourself?
I’m the 12th of 13 children.
I reserved my bachelors for nursing and never got into nursing.
How did your entrepreneurial journey all begin?
I got that message realizing I can do anything I want to do.
Then saw motivational speakers and decided I wanted to do that.
Graduated from nursing and went out wanting to be a motivational speaker.
Learned hypnosis and NLP, had the time to go to these seminars because I was broke.
I was around all this profound wisdom but still dead broke.
It wasn’t until I took the info and turned it into products and learned how to create marketing funnels and run ads, I had my breakthrough.
Sold over 35 million in services in 7 years in the dentist market.
Jumped into the nutritional supplement business and sold 15 million.
Big Reason Why?
The goal is to get 1% of population wearing InspiredWear.
I want to be remember for being an awesome dad that raised confident children that believe in themselves and make the world a better place.
Biggest Temporary Defeat?
Don’t expect people to understand your grind when God didn’t give you their vision.
From 22-26 years old figuring this shit out I had a long grind of struggle.
In 2008 I had 18 employees, the economy was crashing and I had a lot of family working for me.
It was hard letting them go.
Tell us more about your Art of Time Collapsing book:
My goal is to have it out by August of 2015 (I turn 40 that month).
Weirdest Breakthrough Experience?
To make sure you’re getting around different types of people you want to be more like or have what they want.
Making so many relationships at an event.
What’s the vision of Ed O’Keefe look like for the future?
InspiredWear, 1% of the population wearing it.
Professional athletes and world class athletes who are under supported and broke.
Wanna provide a sponsorship program with social media and crowd sourcing strategies, show athletes how to fund their entire training setup a business model.
Best Entrepreneurial Advice?
If someone’s not doing it successfully, then learn how to model.
Favorite Success Quote?
The #1 rule of being an entrepreneur is protecting your down side – Richard Branson
Top Recommended Book:
Moonshot – byJohn Sculley
If all you had was $1k and a laptop computer how would you jump start your business?
With relationships: Make a list of 100 people to create value for and call them all.
Without relationships: Pick 1 thing to become the best in the world at such as FB marketing, etc.
Pick it and assuming you couldn’t get a speaking gig and sell, I would learn that, buy a course in it and pay in installments.
Become world class at something as fast as possible.
Go get a bartending job too for 4 hours a day to get cash in your pocket.
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