How it all started
I have always seen myself as a little different from my peers. My friends use the word outgoing, and I tend to agree. It didn’t matter if it was in the Elite Academy school I enrolled at, or when I was winning chess championships against adults when I was a child, or even when I was promoted early to Site Controller for Flowserve, I was always trying to push past the limits of my potential. I always knew what I wanted, I just needed the right strategy on how to get there.
“If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much.”
- Jim Rohn
After being promoted early at Flowserve and moving from England to Los Angeles, I decided it was finally time to dive head first into the scariest part of business: entrepreneurship. So in 2016, I left the familiar path and started trucking my way through the muck and grind of trying to build my own business.
Six months in, I took at look at my income statement and realized I made a total of $3,000 in revenue, with zero plans on how I was going to increase that figure. I remember speaking with my friends one evening, and I realized what I was missing from my skill sets:
Formal Sales Training!!!
Back in college, I spent years learning how to dissect income statements and balance sheets, calculate complicated debt schedules, understand the fundamentals of finance and accounting, yet I had no idea how to sit across from another human being and ask for money.
I also realized that sales was the #1 thing that I needed if I wanted to become a successful entrepreneur in business.
And this is where my life changed.
“One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus; we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life, never deciding to master anything in particular.”
– Tony Robbins
I started to study some of the most successful salesmen and saleswomen. Books, webinars, trainings, mentors, anything I could get my hands on to help me develop these skills. I also decided it was time to start investing in myself to learn the fundamentals of how to become great at sales.
Around this same time period, I decided to take my sales and marketing skills and direct them towards helping larger accounting firms grow their client base. After just a few short months, my clients started seeing significant increases in new client fees and was finally able to shed the clients that were a drag on the firm.
Just in the last 6 months alone, I have helped multiple companies, in 3 different countries, learn the fundamentals of sales, while also understanding how it relates to today’s modern economy with social media and the digital world.
With working and speaking with that many accountants, lawyers and doctors I started to connect the dots as to why most of their businesses wind up failing.
“The #1 problem of most accountants, lawyers and doctors have is that they think incredibly small, and by small I mean they literally can’t think outside the limits of the box surrounding them.”
– Kc Chohan