Welcome to episode 27 and in this weeks’ interview you’ll discover the following three golden business insights;

1) The dark side of entrepreneurship and the serious effects it can have on both your physical and mental health.

2) How far should you push your children to becoming entrepreneurs or is it best to let them find their own way?

3) Why not thinking big enough at the outset can eventually lead you to “niching” yourself out of business.

So, stay tuned for all of that and so much more on this week’s episode of the truth about business

In this week’s episode, I talk business with Sean Price.

Sean’s entrepreneurial career started early and by the time he was in his late teens, he’d sold his university project, rather than handing it in to be assessed for his final grade.

At 18, he started his first company from the back of his bedroom and over the next 10 years, grew the business to become a globally know force in the agency industry until he turned 28, when he welcomed his new born son and decided to take some time out to semi-retire.

After spending time mentoring tomorrow’s generation of entrepreneurs and failing to ignite a passion for golf, it wasn’t long before Sean was back at it and after taking up key senior positions in several IT Businesses, his eyes were opened to a sector of the industry in which he knew that he could build something special.

This eventually led to the creation of Velez which Sean launched with a hand-picked team of successful industry experts back in January 2019.

Since then, the business has experienced rapid growth, already becoming an internationally renowned player in the managed services field and being recognised by the top advisory firms in the world with the team being officially recognised by Gartner in September 2019.

Sean now spends a large amount of time travelling around the globe spending time with his team and meeting with multi-million dollar business owners and CEOs in the states to secure new sales contracts and pick the brains of some extraordinary high performance people.

To find out more about Sean and the services Velez provides, check out the “Connect With Sean” section below.

This was another brilliant interview with an inspirational entrepreneur who is already extremely accomplished and is destined for even bigger things.

And Sean hasn’t had it easy.

He openly talks in this interview about the physical and mental health problems that can often come with being an obsessively driven entrepreneur.

You know, success leaves footprints…

So, let’s take a walk with the jet-setting, go-getting, international businessman and CEO of Velez Managed Services, Sean Price!

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But before we do I just want to give a quick shout out to Rachel Haitch who left me an amazing five star review on iTunes. Rachel said:

“I’ve listened to all of Ben’s podcasts, hearing from entrepreneurs I knew and those I didn’t, and each one has been inspirational with some real takeaway actions. It’s inspiring to really hear from those who are running their own businesses, their advice and their honest accounts of how challenging it can be. I am now so proud to be one of Ben’s guests, and even though I was nervous at first, he soon put me at ease. All the episodes are strongly recommended – it really is the truth from the very heart of business.”

Thank you so much Rachel, that really is a great review and each one means a lot!

So, if you’d like a shout out on next week’s episode – you know what to do.

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Click the play button below to stream the episode live and get ready for “The Truth About Business“…

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Connect With Sean:

Velez Website: VelezManagedServices.com

Sean’s LinkedIn: /in/SeanPrice

Resources Mentioned:

SalesForce.com CRM System

(Book) Andrew Grove – Only The Paranoid Survive

(Book) Jerry Collona – Reboot: Leadership & The Art Of Growing Up

Notable Quotes:

“Put your people first above all else.”

“Spend as much time training and developing your team as you do on looking at your P&L.”

“You’ve got to have empathy with your team and they’ve got to have it with you.”

“Mental health does not detract from who you are as a leader or business owner.”

“Screw it, let’s do it.”

“We do whatever it takes to make it work.”

“If we do something bad, that’s on me. But if we do something good, that’s on the whole team.”

“Meditation is my secret weapon.”

“Care more about what’s going on outside the office as you do about what’s going on inside the office.”

“Your network defines your net worth.”

“Kill the ego or it will end up killing you, physically or in a business capacity.”

“Get fit in your body, fit in your mind and the financial fitness will follow.”

“It’s easy to make rash decisions based on micro pieces of information.”

“You don’t have to be romantic about how you make your money.”

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