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True Underdog is a Top 3 Entrepreneurship podcast on Apple hosted by Jayson Waller, CEO of POWERHOME Solar, one of the fastest-growing private companies in the USA. Waller is a natural star with great presence and has an impressive following on Instagram and YouTube, with several hundred thousand followers and subscribers, as well as millions of listens and views. His show has featured guests like Shark Tank star Kevin O'Leary, top-podcaster Jordan Harbinger, former drug trafficker Rick ‘Freeway’ Ross, NFL legend Barry Sanders, two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden, Hollywood actors Eric & Eliza Roberts, and real estate mogul Grant Cardone.

Raised in a trailer park with no clear path to success, kicked out of high school multiple times, and faced with becoming a father in his teens, Waller is the definition of a "True Underdog."

Today, POWERHOME Solar has over 2,000 employees, and Waller is a prominent leader in the industry, even participating in a roundtable discussion on solar energy with President Trump.

Subscribe to the True Underdog podcast as Waller, a 4x Entrepreneur of the Year honoree (including 2019 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year), and his high-profile guests share motivational tips, inspiring stories, and business-building lessons to help each listener grow in their entrepreneurial journey.

As Waller will tell you, there is no elevator to success – that climb only happens one step at a time. Let every True Underdog podcast be that step that elevates you.

"Scared money, don’t make money." - Jayson Waller

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True Underdog is a Top 3 Entrepreneurship podcast on Apple hosted by Jayson Waller, CEO of POWERHOME Solar, one of the fastest-growing private companies in the USA. Waller is a natural star with great presence and has an impressive following on Instagram and YouTube, with several hundred thousand followers and subscribers, as well as millions of listens and views. His show has featured guests like Shark Tank star Kevin O'Leary, top-podcaster Jordan Harbinger, former drug trafficker Rick ‘Freeway’ Ross, NFL legend Barry Sanders, two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden, Hollywood actors Eric & Eliza Roberts, and real estate mogul Grant Cardone.

Raised in a trailer park with no clear path to success, kicked out of high school multiple times, and faced with becoming a father in his teens, Waller is the definition of a "True Underdog."

Today, POWERHOME Solar has over 2,000 employees, and Waller is a prominent leader in the industry, even participating in a roundtable discussion on solar energy with President Trump.

Subscribe to the True Underdog podcast as Waller, a 4x Entrepreneur of the Year honoree (including 2019 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year), and his high-profile guests share motivational tips, inspiring stories, and business-building lessons to help each listener grow in their entrepreneurial journey.

As Waller will tell you, there is no elevator to success – that climb only happens one step at a time. Let every True Underdog podcast be that step that elevates you.

"Scared money, don’t make money." - Jayson Waller

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST
Subscribe to the fastest-growing entrepreneurship and motivational podcast!

    #UnderdogBites: Culture is Key to Success

    #UnderdogBites: Culture is Key to Success

    What’s the best way to build a business? Create a culture that will scale fast! PowerHome Solar describe it as a “cult-like” following, with energy that trickles down from top to bottom.
    Learn first hand at the sacrifices the team made during the Pandemic to make sure PowerHome Solar didn’t close the doors!, and built a Culture that lasts!
    This is Culture 101! Stay Tuned and Succeed.


    Highlights:

    Leadership Growth

    Surround yourself with Folk!

    Knowing your Why! BAM!

    Working Overtime, Serving People

    PowerHome Solar vs Old Companies

    Why Culture means Winning!

    Culture Leads to Success!

    Are you willing to sprint when there is no off-season?

    Looking for a job in the Energy Industry Serving Communities? www.Powerhome.com/careers



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    True Underdog on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-underdog/id1500778745
    True Underdog on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/50zYg4F5Am58EzIKnZrtVQ


    True Underdog is a Top 3 Entrepreneurship podcast on Apple hosted by Jayson Waller, CEO of POWERHOME Solar, one of the fastest-growing private companies in the USA, and his high-profile guests share motivational tips, inspiring stories and business-building lessons to help each listener grow in their entrepreneurial journey.
    Reach‌ ‌out‌ ‌to‌ ‌Jayson‌ ‌directly‌ ‌at:‌ ‌ Jayson@trueunderdog.com‌ ‌


    Timestamps:‌ ‌

    00:00:00 ‌-‌ ‌Prelude
    00:00:29 ‌-‌ ‌Introduction - GRUDGES HOLD YOU BACK!
    00:00:54 ‌-‌ ‌Meet the PowerHome Family!
    00:02:01 ‌-‌ ‌PowerHome Solar Culture 101
    00:03:25 ‌-‌ PowerHome Solar Advert - Own Your Power, Don’t Rent it!
    00:03:42 ‌-‌ ‌More Culture Breakdown!
    00:07:34 ‌-‌ ‌Dynamic Growth of Power Home Solar
    00:13:20 ‌-‌ ‌Struggles as a Company during the Pandemic
    00:22:04 ‌-‌ ‌Your biggest Why?
    00:27:23 ‌-‌ ‌BE A MOVEMENT! BAM!
    00:28:50 ‌-‌ ‌Small Talk and Entertainment
    00:34:38 ‌-‌ ‌Outro
    00:35:14 ‌-‌ ‌End!


    OWN YOUR POWER IS AMAZON’S NUMBER 1 BOOK RELEASE! ORDER NOW! 

    Get equipped with a Swag bag full of goodies, a bonus chapter and even a discount on the hard copy coming soon!

    Immerse yourself with 8 key life-changing principles, worksheets to create your own map, and how to reach another level of your game! 

    It’s all Real Life Stories! It’s You vs You!

    “It’s a Reflection of everything I’ve been through to give guidance and key steps to people in order to live a life with zero excuses”

    Warning: This book is not suitable for pessimists, excuse-makers and haters!


    Don’t forget to subscribe to the True Underdog Podcast!
    BAM!

    • 35 min
    The Spirit Of A Champion With Sugar Ray Leonard

    The Spirit Of A Champion With Sugar Ray Leonard

    Shot from a golf charity event for the Children's Miracle Network, together with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and PowerHome Solar, Jayson Waller sits down with the boxing icon Sugar Ray Leonard. The relaxed conversation with a cameo from Mark Wahlberg is all about Sugar Ray’s legendary boxing career, his thoughts on the sport, and why giving back is so important as a champion.


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    Check out Jayson’s website: https://www.jaysonwaller.com/ ‌
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    Follow‌ ‌Jayson‌ ‌on‌ ‌Twitter:‌ ‌‌ https://twitter.com/JaysonWaller ‌ ‌
    Follow‌ ‌Jayson‌ ‌on‌ ‌Clubhouse:‌ ‌ @Jaysonwaller‌ ‌ ‌
    Follow‌ ‌Jayson‌ ‌on‌ ‌Facebook:‌ ‌‌ https://www.facebook.com/JaysonWallerBAM ‌
    Follow True Underdog on Youtube:  
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTHT2Q-omcIjTOwOa2imTQ
    True Underdog on IHeart: www.iheart.com/podcast/1269-true-underdog-58953823/
    True Underdog on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-underdog/id1500778745
    True Underdog on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/50zYg4F5Am58EzIKnZrtVQ

    True Underdog is a Top 3 Entrepreneurship podcast on Apple hosted by Jayson Waller, CEO of POWERHOME Solar, one of the fastest-growing private companies in the USA, and his high-profile guests share motivational tips, inspiring stories and business-building lessons to help each listener grow in their entrepreneurial journey.

    Reach‌ ‌out‌ ‌to‌ ‌Jayson‌ ‌directly‌ ‌at:‌ ‌ Jayson@trueunderdog.com‌ ‌

    • 7 min
    #UnderdogBites: Grudges Hold You Back

    #UnderdogBites: Grudges Hold You Back

    In today’s episode of Underdog Bites, Jayson Waller will be breaking down Grudges and how they hold you back! 

    Jayson will you giving you True Underdog Advice on how to focus and crush your future!

    Stay tuned for more groundbreaking insights into Owning your Power!

    “Your eyes are in the front of your head so focus forward. Don’t look backwards”

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    OWN YOUR POWER IS AMAZON’S NUMBER 1 BOOK RELEASE!  ORDER NOW! 

    Get equipped with a Swag bag full of goodies, a bonus chapter and even a discount to the hard copy coming soon!

    Immerse yourself with 8 key life changing principles, worksheets to create your own map, and how to reach another level of your game! 

    It’s all Real Life Stories! It’s You vs You!

    “It’s a Reflection of everything I’ve been through to give guidance and key steps to people in order to live a life with zero excuses”

    Warning: This Book is not suitable for pessimists, excuse makers and haters!

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    Highlights:

    Holding grudges takes your energy away from achieving your goals for the future

    Lessons are there to learn from.

    Life is too short to be pissed off!

    You can’t jump in the snake pit!

    Evolve and grow beyond the drama - hold no grudges and move forward.

    “You can’t look forward if you’re constantly looking in the mirror

    Time to Own Your Power, not waste it!

    Don’t be focused on the Past / Concentrate on the Future

    Time -  The one commodity you cannot buy

    Live for the moment, make it count now and be present!

    Don’t waste your future with past energy

    Looking for a job in the Energy Industry Serving Communities? www.Powerhome.com/careers


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    True Underdog on IHeart: www.iheart.com/podcast/1269-true-underdog-58953823/
    True Underdog on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-underdog/id1500778745
    True Underdog on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/50zYg4F5Am58EzIKnZrtVQ

    True Underdog is a Top 3 Entrepreneurship podcast on Apple hosted by Jayson Waller, CEO of POWERHOME Solar, one of the fastest growing private companies in the USA,  and his high-profile guests share motivational tips, inspiring stories and business-building lessons to help each listener grow in their entrepreneurial journey.

    Reach‌ ‌out‌ ‌to‌ ‌Jayson‌ ‌directly‌ ‌at:‌ ‌ Jayson@trueunderdog.com‌ ‌

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    Timestamps:‌ ‌
    00:00:00 ‌-‌ ‌Prelude
    00:00:29 ‌-‌ ‌Introduction - GRUDGES HOLD YOU BACK!
    00:00:55 ‌-‌ ‌Promo - Power Home Solar
    00:01:12 ‌-‌ ‌The Problem
    00:02:58 ‌-‌ ‌Quote from Own Your Power Book
    00:03:25 ‌-‌ Free Yourself!
    00:04:44 ‌-‌ ‌”It’s not okay to stay that way!”
    00:06:00 ‌-‌ ‌Fail Forward! Get out of the Mud!
    00:07:33 ‌-‌ ‌Your Success will be their Failure!
    00:09:05 ‌-‌ ‌Underdog Advice
    00:09:40 ‌-‌ ‌Promo - OWN YOUR POWER: Amazon Number 1 Release
    00:09:59 ‌-‌ ‌Jayson’s Action Items
    00:10:31 ‌-‌ ‌Outro

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    Don’t forget to subscribe to the True Underdog Podcast! BAM!

    • 10 min
    #95: Elevated Wellness w/ Rob Sims & Calvin Johnson Jr

    #95: Elevated Wellness w/ Rob Sims & Calvin Johnson Jr

    Our first guest spent his entire nine-year NFL career with the Detroit Lions and is considered among the game's greatest wide receivers!
    His Business Partner and Detroit Lions teammate crushed it too as a former American football guard, and was even named the 2013 recipient of the Pro Football Writers Association's Media-Friendly "Good Guy" Award!
    They decided to team up to co-found Michigan-based Cannabis Company, Primitive, to take on the industry head first focusing on innovation! 
    Their vision is to change the stigma around the plant, and heal the people.
    They don't call it bud, they call it medicine! Please give it up for the Cannabis Champs, Rob Sims and Calvin Johnson!

    Social‌ ‌Media:‌ 

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    Check out Jayson’s website: https://www.jaysonwaller.com/ ‌
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    Follow‌ ‌Jayson‌ ‌on‌ ‌Facebook:‌ ‌‌ https://www.facebook.com/JaysonWallerBAM ‌
    Follow True Underdog on Youtube:  
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwTHT2Q-omcIjTOwOa2imTQ
    True Underdog on IHeart: www.iheart.com/podcast/1269-true-underdog-58953823/
    True Underdog on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-underdog/id1500778745
    True Underdog on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/50zYg4F5Am58EzIKnZrtVQ

    True Underdog is a Top 3 Entrepreneurship podcast on Apple hosted by Jayson Waller, CEO of POWERHOME Solar, one of the fastest-growing private companies in the USA, and his high-profile guests share motivational tips, inspiring stories and business-building lessons to help each listener grow in their entrepreneurial journey.

    Reach‌ ‌out‌ ‌to‌ ‌Jayson‌ ‌directly‌ ‌at:‌ ‌ Jayson@trueunderdog.com‌ ‌

    • 29 min
    #OwnYourPower: No Elevator (Take the Stairs)

    #OwnYourPower: No Elevator (Take the Stairs)

    There are no shortcuts to success! If you really want to make it big in life, you’ve got to follow the hard path and pave your own way. If you take the elevator and not the stairs, you’ll miss out on big opportunities. You’ll miss out on learning from the experience and you will fail to build the right foundation for achieving what you desire. In this episode, Jayson Waller and Ben Brookhart, both from Powerhome Solar, talk about the right mindset for success.

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    Follow True Underdog on Youtube:  
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    True Underdog on IHeart: www.iheart.com/podcast/1269-true-underdog-58953823/
    True Underdog on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-underdog/id1500778745
    True Underdog on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/50zYg4F5Am58EzIKnZrtVQ

    True Underdog is a Top 3 Entrepreneurship podcast on Apple hosted by Jayson Waller, CEO of POWERHOME Solar, one of the fastest-growing private companies in the USA, and his high-profile guests share motivational tips, inspiring stories and business-building lessons to help each listener grow in their entrepreneurial journey.

    Reach‌ ‌out‌ ‌to‌ ‌Jayson‌ ‌directly‌ ‌at:‌ ‌ Jayson@trueunderdog.com‌ ‌

    • 35 min
    #Interview: The Billion Dollar Bet with Mark Steckman

    #Interview: The Billion Dollar Bet with Mark Steckman

    Jayson Waller took an unlikely path to CEO for one of the largest Solar companies in America - Power Home Solar. Betting on himself and the future of the industry, he mortgaged his home and the payoff turned into a billion dollars in sales.

    Timestamps:

    0:00 - True Underdog Podcast
    1:16 - Introducing Jayson Waller
    2:44 - Jayson Waller's Origin Story and Humble Beginnings
    6:38 - Looking Back on Jayson's First Sales Job and Learnings From It
    9:22 - Advice for People in Sales 
    11:14 - The Awards and Recognitions of Powerhome Solar
    13:14 - How He Got Started Into the Solar Power Business
    16:17 - Tips to Get Through Financing and to Build a Business
    18:14 - Success Strategies That Helped His Business During the Pandemic
    21:19 - What to Look for When Hiring the Best People for Your Company
    24:34 - Knowing When You Need to Let People Go After Doing Everything
    25:56 - Why It's Important to Define and Create a Company Culture
    29:03 - How Do You Continue to Do It All and Stay Motivated
    32:01 - The Importance of Family and Having Moments for Jayson
    33:48 - What's the Story Behind the Difference of a Cow and a Buffalo
    36:03 - Jayson Waller's Podcast and Upcoming Book

    Social Media:

    Follow True Underdog and Jayson Waller on your favorite social media channels and digital podcast platforms: https://linktr.ee/trueunderdog

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

@RyanHoltz1 ,

Jayson is a mater host!

The man knows how to talk and keep you listening!!! Been listening to this podcast for awhile and it is a must on the playlist. Subscribed!

hsnskdbaks ,

Great podcast

Great podcast and so captivating to listen to!

BrianScudamore ,

Love that Jayson highlights underdogs!!

I’m lucky enough to have been a guest - but his content and down to earth enthusiasm for the underdog makes this a great podcast!!

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