Tony Woodall without a college degree, went from a warehouse worker to CIO of a major national mortgage company making 6 figure income following techniques learned that allowed him to create Goal Getting, Don’t Just Set’em, Get’em Program and now the Goal Getting Podcast.
Tony, what’s an interestingly weird fact about yourself?
I happen to be a martial artist, studied Ninjutsu for a few years and became a 5th degree black belt.
Started studying it many years ago in 1982, was in law enforcement at the time and wanted to learn how to protect others.
Loved the classes, really enjoyed it.
The biggest thing I learned from it is the attitude from my grandmaster.
The philosophy of the school taught me that everything I experience in life has the potential to provide total enlightenment.
How did your journey as an entrepreneur all begin?
Started selling pine straw out of my back yard as a child to starting many different things when I was in law enforcement such as a DJ service, janitorial service, etc.
I’m very goal oriented.
How did you get into real estate?
Started a consulting practice which I had a passion for.
Created a start up mortgage company.
Started studying hypnosis and hypnotherapy, always interested in how the brain worked and functioned.
Took courses and learned how the subconscious mind works.
I have a Goal Setting program which teaches you how to set goals effectively and how to overcome barriers of the subconscious mind.
Tell us more about your “Goal Getting” podcast:
Started podcasting in 2004-2005 and did it for 6 months to a year and then got so busy I stopped doing it.
Now found the opportunity to do that.
August of last year I made the decision to do the podcast and put it out for people to overcome their challenges today to better themselves.
Big Reason Why:
I realized that my life is to help people to achieve goals and achieve success.
To train and motivate people.
Share this info because I love mentoring people.
Biggest Temporary Defeat:
After I lost my position for the mortgage company.
Started working for them in 2006 as a loan officer.
Started a weekly newspaper called Coffee News.
Lived in GA, and the real estate market crashed, couldn’t get the business I needed.
Couldn’t sell ads in the paper and had to close the business and get out of the mortgage side and ended up going into a grocery store working part time to make ends meat.
Your Weirdest Breakthrough Experience:
I was working in the role I currently have and one day I realized I’m in this space in the IT world, just not managing people.
I realized this was not really me, I need to be teaching people helping motivate people and doing the things I enjoy doing.
This is when I started going towards changing my life.
What’s the vision of Tony Woodall look like for the future?
Hope to be retired and have developed Goal Getting and media company producing quality content and podcast.
Just published a book.
Continue to get this out and become a professional motivational speaker.
Best Entrepreneurial Advice:
Got to act and execute when you have an idea, do it then don’t wait or put it off.
Favorite Success Quote:
“Never mistake motion for action” – Ernest Hemingway
Top Recommended Book:
The Magic of Thinking Big – by David J. Schwartz
If all you had to your name was $1,000 and a laptop computer what exactly would you do to jump start your business?
I’m very big with the idea of networking.
Get an account on the net to start searching for networking groups.
Finding out who is who and what they do.
You have to be a gatekeeper.
Help them, reach the right people to help them succeed.
Spend money attending these events and taking people out, helping them in any way that I can.
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