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Risk Without Regret: Stories from Risk Takers, Inspiring Entrepreneurs, Small Business Owners

Based out of Dayton, Ohio, Randy Johnson hosts a weekly podcast titled Risk Without Regret. The main goal of this show is to inspire and motivate you to follow your dreams, take more risks, build a business around your passions, and have no regrets along the way. Some episodes, I'll discuss a quote I came across and really dig in deeper for 10-20 minutes. Quotes that mean something to me, and I think deserve to be expanded upon to make you think about them more and how they can relate to you. The rest of the episodes will be more of an interview format. I'll bring guests onto the show that have an inspiring story to share about their journey. These might range from 30-90 minutes, and some may even pass the 2 hour mark. These amazing people will come from all walks of life and they bring insane amounts of wisdom to the table. I refer to all of my guests as risk takers. Individuals who didn't follow the typical path, they paved their own. They enlighten us all about how they started their business, or travel the world, or work from their laptop on a beach, or make 7-figures, or even just how their life experiences shaped them into who they are today. Some are more successful than others, but they all share the same mindset of taking risks, doing what they love, helping others, and living life to the fullest. Enjoy!
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Jul 30, 2016

When Jake reached out to me, I was instantly intrigued by him. At the young age of 23, he has accomplished a lot of things, and has even inspired me to hustle harder.

He recently launched his new book, Elevate Beyond, and it has already seen instant success. We'll talk about the book, his speaking engagements, and why he left his internship with the Los Angeles Lakers.

I don't want to give away the whole story, so be sure to listen and I promise you'll be motivated to take action after hearing Jake's story.

I hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to subscribe to the podcast here!

Buy Jake's Book

Elevate Beyond

Everything mentioned

USC ZBT Fraternity
Straight Curve Marketing
Fundamental Mindset
Elevate Beyond (Jake's book)
Idea Factory
Jake Kassan
MVMT Watches
Saving Innocence
Jon Gordon
Kobe Bryant's Last Game
Brock Vereen
Jeff Fellenzer

Connect with Jake

Website: jakekelfer.com
Facebook: facebook.com/jakekelferjourney
Twitter: @jakekelfer
Instagram: @jakekelfer
Email: jakekelferjourney@gmail.com

Best quotes from this episode

I asked myself, "What do I know, and how can I help people?"
I'm a big believer in taking the risks and following your heart, as long as you're willing to put in the work.
Take advantage of the opportunities that are in front of you.
One of the things I like to do is listen to those that are more experienced than me, because I'm so young and I have so much to learn.
I have mentors in all different aspects of my life, and I think that's a huge reason for a lot of my success so far.
My first company was just an incredible start to entrepreneurship and really fired me up for my future and what I'm currently working on.
When I was growing up, it was go to school, get good grades, go to college, and then you're probably just gonna end up getting a job and start paying the bills.
Things change and situations come up where you have to adapt and make different decisions.
I'm young, I'm ambitious, and if I fail, and it doesn't work out, oh well, at least I tried. And now I know what doesn't work and I can learn from that. But if I never tried, I didn't want to look back ten years from now and say I wish I would have followed my heart and pursued my passions.
I don't have the knowledge of somebody that has had ten extra years of life experience on me, but what I do have is just an immense hunger and desire to learn and continue to grow and to make an impact.
The only shortcut in life is to start now. -David Kelfer
A lot of people still don't understand why I'm doing what I'm doing, but that doesn't mean they're correct. That just means they don't understand yet.
It's all about achieving your own definition of success, not just what everyone wants you to achieve and what everyone might assume success is.
When you can combine hustle with working hard and working smart, I think that's when you really create something great.
Enjoy the journey and be in the moment. -Sheri Kelfer
Sometimes entrepreneurship scares the shit out of me, but at the same time, that's what excites me.
Fear is important to acknowledge as long as it doesn't control you.
Everytime you meet someone, it is an interview.
When you combine entertainment with education, and to do it in a good organized way, the result and the value can be extraordinary.
One of the biggest risks that I've taken was turning down multiple full-time job offers before graduation and deciding that I was going to pursue my passion.
At the time, a lot of people criticized my decision. But I knew that it's what I wanted to do and it was aligning with my goals and my definition of success. And so I took that risk and I have not regretted it one day since then.

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