Archive for April, 2010

Cossatot Community College

In the midst of our travels through California, we have stopped in a small place called DeQueen, Arkansas to hold an extreme event.  We had two of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country give great messages to the participants at Cossatot Community College.

Here are some of the messages that these successful entrepreneurs shared with the audience:

Gabriel Anderson: “The one thing you must master to have all the success you want in life… Darma”.  “Darma is a term that comes out of India that means to follow ones life purpose or your life’s calling” and to figure out the one thing you can do better than anyone else in the world.  Bill Gates, the guys from google… They found it.  It is up to you to find your own.   So how do you find it?  The best business to start is the business that solves a problem.

Doug Fath:  Doug talked all about the entrepreneurial mindset and how this should always be growing continuously.  He first got inspired (like many young entrepreneurs) by reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad.  He went on to tell a little bit of his story about talked about how having his own business gave him the freedom to travel for three months with his fiancée throughout Asia.  Who doesn’t want that lifestyle?!  He even was able to compare starting his business to petting a 450 pound tiger!  Want to see the comparison?  You’ll have to ask him!  He left the audience with two main pieces of advice: 1) find a mentor and 2) build an allstar team.  He encouraged everyone to leave the room with a whole new mind set and to start to think differently and to take their dreams to the next level starting today.

Before heading back to Texas to fly to California for the next event, we stopped at a local restaurant for lunch called Sisters.  It opened July 2009 and their moto is “we cook what we love so you’ll love what we cook”.    Holy cow.  Delicious, devine, scrumptious, delectable… come on thesaurus, help me out… what are some more words for some of the best home style cooking you could ever have!  Delicious fried chicken, creamy cheesy potatoes and to top it off… buttermilk pie and fresh strawberry pie.  Sorry, Grandma, I’ve found my new favorite dessert!  Check them out on facebook here.  If you are ever in the DeQueen, Arkansas area you definitely need to make a detour to Sisters Restaurant where you will find delightful cooks/owners, a wonderful staff and some awesome food!

It seems like each event that we do tops the last, so we are on to the next in San Bernadino, California.  Can’t wait to see what it has in store!

A week on the road

Wow.  We have just finished a blitz of events!  University of Missouri on Friday, Porterville, CA Monday, Allan Hancock in Santa Maria, CA on Tuesday and both Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California simultaneously with Baton Rouge Community College in Louisiana on Wednesday.

Over 1000 students heard about idea creation and received tangible steps towards taking a hold of their own future and either creating their own business or being entrepreneurial in their jobs.

Speakers this week featured Ryan Everson, a very successful 19 year old who created Computer Doctors right out of high school, , Derek Johnson CEO of group text messaging website, Tatango.com and Lauren Berger, the Intern Queen.

Pictures of the events have been posted to www.facebook.com/roadtour.  If you were at one of the events, be sure to tag yourself in the photos!

Events next week include Cossatot Community College in DeQueen, AR on Tuesday, April 20 and San Bernadino on April 22.  Follow us on twitter at www.twitter.com/roadtour for live updates.

Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour goes extreme!

After an amazing event at Mizzou on Friday, the team has just landed in California for a week’s worth of events.  We were slightly terrified as we boarded our 10 seat propeller plane to Visalia but now we are settled in and looking forward to rocking the house this week!  Stay tuned!

Check out some behind the scenes at Missouri University here

Want to see what our participants get out of the events?  Here is what Mizzou students think