Idaho Speakeasy | Stories and advice from Idaho business owners, entrepreneurs, creators, local icons, and community leaders who are making an impact in Idaho. With host: Mike Turner
About This Show
Mike Turner, host of the Idaho Speakeasy, is a local business owner, author, and world travel junkie. Mike has always been enthralled to meet and learn from other local entrepreneurs, community leaders and fascinating local icons in the community he calls home. Mike soon discovered that the stories and advice he was getting was too rich and valuable to not be shared with the rest of the community. With that, the concept for Idaho Speakeasy was born. For more, visit: http://IdahoSpeakeasy.com.
Most Recent Episode
IDS-011 Dave and Austria Lakhani, Independence through Entrepreneurialism
7 days ago
Dave Lakhani, the president of Bold Approach, helps businesses grow. Lakhani is a business acceleration strategist, speaker, and trainer who has authored a half dozen bestselling books. His ideas have been applied to some of the biggest companies in the United States, including IBM, Micron, the US Army, and more. He stops by the Idaho Speakeasy to talk about persuasion and entrepreneurship.
Dave Lakhani Books
Independence through Entrepreneurialism
When Lakhani was six years old, his mother moved him and his family to Greenleaf, Idaho, to start a church for the cult of the Branhamites. The church tried to beat the devil of ADHD out of Lakhani’s younger brother, leading to conflict and confrontation between Lakhani and the church. At sixteen, he decided to leave the church, and was excommunicated from both the church and his family. With everything he owned in the back of his vehicle, Lakhani left Greenleaf. His first stop was at the Carnegie Library in Caldwell, where he began learning about persuasion, manipulation, decision-making, and the psychology of belief in an effort to understand his mother’s decisions.
Lakhani read everything he could get his hands on about persuasion. In time he not only further understood his mother’s choices, Lakhani also learned valuable skills for business and entrepreneurialism.
Bet On Yourself
Lakhani read Zig Zigler’s See You at the Top and learned that there was a formula for making money. “So I found entrepreneurship, and it was really a way for me to bet on myself,” he says. He enjoys building businesses and the independence of being able to make his own way in the world.
He’s had his share of both successes and failures, but he finds that it’s critical for entrepreneurs to have failures to harden them up a little bit, and teach them to get back up and get going again.
Advice to Companies and Entrepreneurs
One challenge that companies face is modernizing their thinking about how consumers consume. Marketing has changed dramatically with the advent of social media and the internet, and some companies are just now