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Business discussions from The Kings Table. Join serial entrepreneur, Chaz Wolfe as he extracts the good, the bad and the ugly from fellow successful 7, 8 and 9 figure owners to help you grow out of the grind and warrior stage and enter into becoming a king…in your business and all areas of life. You'll find motivation, inspiration and extremely practical steps to help you become the King you are designed to be.

Gathering The Kings Chaz Wolfe

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Business discussions from The Kings Table. Join serial entrepreneur, Chaz Wolfe as he extracts the good, the bad and the ugly from fellow successful 7, 8 and 9 figure owners to help you grow out of the grind and warrior stage and enter into becoming a king…in your business and all areas of life. You'll find motivation, inspiration and extremely practical steps to help you become the King you are designed to be.

    Simple Advice, Huge Payoff W/ Patrick Walker

    Simple Advice, Huge Payoff W/ Patrick Walker

    Host Chaz Wolfe brings on Patrick Walker, a 7+ figure king in the travel agency industry. Patrick is the owner of Expedia Cruises, Frisco. After 27 years of service in the military, Patrick retired in 2015 and opened Expedia Cruises, Frisco the next year. Despite the devastation of COVID on the travel industry, Patrick bounced back to a revenue stream of $5 million this year.
    In this episode, Chaz and Patrick discuss transitioning from warrior to king, learning to delegate, betting on yourself, and thriving after intense difficulties. Tune in now to learn from Patrick’s experiences and hard-fought lesson to grow your business today.
     
    During this episode, you will learn about;

    [01:31]  Intro to Patrick and his business
    [02:54]  Why Patrick continues to push
    [03:51]  How Patrick moved into entrepreneurship
    [06:27]  How Patrick had to shift his mindset
    [08:01]  A good decision Patrick made
    [12:25]  A bad decision Patrick made
    [16:09]  How Patrick approaches hiring
    [18:09]  How the travel business uniquely affects hiring for Patrick
    [20:39]  Is it easy to spend money on travel working at a travel agency?
    [21:21]  How Patrick approaches decision-making
    [29:02]  What Patrick does to level up in his business
    [31:05]  Patrick’s advice on raising revenue
    [33:27]  Patrick’s advice on overcoming defeat
    [34:49]  One metric Patrick would track
    [37:32]  Patrick’s thoughts on networking
    [38:38]  If Patrick lost it all, what would he do?
    [40:02]  How to connect with Patrick
    [42:10]  How to connect with Chaz and info on the GTK 90 Day intensive


    Notable Quotes

    “If there's no revenue, there's no money.” - Chaz Wolfe (Host)

    “I'm going to be successful whether I get a normal job or not.” - Patrick Walker

    “I think we overcomplicate success.” - Chaz Wolfe (Host)

    “Whatever you're looking for, you can find it. But if you're not looking, you’re not gonna find anything.” - Chaz Wolfe (Host)

    “If you're heading in the right direction, keep going. Or pick that one hat that you think would be the easiest to get rid of and try to get rid of it.” - Patrick Walker

    “It's the same story for all of us. It's just a matter of where we are in the journey.” - Chaz Wolfe (Host)

    “Do the little stuff.” - Patrick Walker


    Books and Resources Recommended:

    The E-Myth by Michael Gerber
    https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Most-Businesses-Dont-About/dp/0887303625

    Atomic Habits by James Clear
    https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Habits-Proven-Build-Break/dp/0735211299


    Let’s Connect!

    Patrick Walker:
    Phone:  972-469-1003
    Email:  pwalker@expediacruises.com
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickwalkerqa/
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/ecfrisco/
    Website:  https://www.expediacruises.com/en-us/900165

    Chaz Wolfe (Host): 
    Website:  a href="https://www.chazwolfe.com/gathering-the-kings.html" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 42 min
    A Billion Millionaires W/ Nicky Billou

    A Billion Millionaires W/ Nicky Billou

    Host Chaz Wolfe brings on Nicky Billou, a 7+ figure king in the consulting industry. Nicky is the President and CEO of eCircle Academy and Co-Founder of the Million Dollar Clinic out of Toronto, Canada. Not only is Nicky successful in his businesses, but he has also authored 8 books and published over 400 episodes between his 2 podcasts.
    In this episode, Chaz and Nicky discuss how to reframe selling to serving, resourcefulness, putting appropriate value on your expertise, and the 3 P’s of business. Listen in now so you can learn from Nicky’s knowledge and advice to grow your business today!
     
    During this episode, you will learn about;
    [01:21]  Intro to Nicky and his business
    [02:30]  Why Nicky continues to push
    [08:09]  How Nicky moved into entrepreneurship
    [15:22]  A good decision Nicky made
    [21:01]  A bad decision Nicky made
    [23:31]  How Nicky approaches decision-making
    [28:35]  What Nicky thinks about surrounding yourself with the right people
    [37:45]  One metric Nicky would use
    [38:05]  If Nicky had only one hour, how would he use it?
    [38:26]  What would Nicky tell his younger self?
    [38:57]  How to connect with Nicky
    [41:19]  How to connect with Chaz and info on the GTK 90 day intensive


    Notable Quotes

    “You must be decisive. You must make a decision, just to kill off all the other alternatives.” - Nicky Billou

    “You need to narrow your focus. You can't be all things to all people. It doesn't work.” - Nicky Billou

    “Business is about what I call the three P formula. The three P formula is about solving acute problems, for wonderful people, for wonderful profit.” - Nicky Billou

    “If you really want to be successful, you need to own your value.” - Nicky Billou

    “When you don't get what you should get, you won't give what you should give.” - Nicky Billou

    “Right now the most important thing I do is I curate who we work with.” - Nicky Billou

    “Even if I'm charging seven times the amount, if it allows me to provide and/or even curate to make sure that I'm providing the absolute best premium experience, everybody wins.” - Chaz Wolfe (Host)

    “It's what you can control, right? Not only making yourself better, but the acknowledgement that you're the key.” - Chaz Wolfe (Host)

    “You can't choose your family, but you can definitely choose your peer group.” - Nicky Billou


    Books and Resources Recommended:

    The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma
    https://www.amazon.com/Monk-Who-Sold-His-Ferrari/dp/0062515675


    Let’s Connect!

    Nicky Billou:
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickybillou/?originalSubdomain=ca
    Website:  https://www.thethoughtleaderrevolution.com/about
    Website:  https://ecircleacademy.com/
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/nickybillou/?hl=en
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/nicky.billou/

    Chaz Wolfe (Host): 
    Website:  a href="https://www.chazwolfe.com/gathering-the-kings.html" rel="noopener...

    • 42 min
    Agility In The Jewelry Business W/ Chris Graham

    Agility In The Jewelry Business W/ Chris Graham

    Host Chaz Wolfe brings on Chris Graham, a 7+ figure king in the jewelry industry. Chris is the president of Graham Jewelers out of Minnesota. Chris is a Certified Gemologist Appraiser (CGA) which gives him an edge in the jewelry business by determining gemstone value in-house. Chris did over $1 million his first year in 2003, and grew to almost $4 million this year.
    In this episode, Chaz and Chris discuss identifying the bottleneck then growing past it, managing inventory, and becoming recession-proof. Listen in now to discover the golden advice Chris has to offer so you can grow your business today!
     
    During this episode, you will learn about;

    [01:35]  Intro to Chris and his business
    [01:57]  Why Chris continues to push
    [03:02]  How does Chris’ mistakes motivate him today?
    [05:28]  Chris’ move into entrepreneurship
    [07:30]  How Chris’ experience with education affected his move into jewelry
    [10:37]  A good decision Chris made
    [11:57]  What it means for Chris to “run fast” in his business
    [14:44]  How Chris moved away from wearing all the hats
    [19:38]  How Chris transitioned from sales to owner
    [22:14]  Chris’ approach to letting staff be themselves within your standards
    [22:58]  A bad decision Chris made
    [29:03]  What Chris learned through past mistakes
    [31:48]  If Chris could only track one metric, what would it be?
    [33:00]  Chris’ book recommendation
    [33:47]  What Chris would tell his younger self
    [34:18]  How to connect with Chris
    [35:32]  How to connect with Chaz and info on the GTK 90 day intensive


    Notable Quotes

    “It's our duty, at some point, to not be reckless.” - Chaz Wolfe (Host)

    “Once I found something that I fell in love with, I was able to study it, grab a hold of it and pursue it.” - Chris Graham

    “Any decision is better than no decision, even the wrong decision.” - Chris Graham

    “When you step into the business owner role, there's a whole lot more going on than just when you were in the sales role or when you were in the craftsman role or whatever you had before.” - Chaz Wolfe (Host)

    “The business can't grow if I'm top sales and all the customers coming in are asking to work with Chris Graham. It's a bottleneck in the company.” - Chris Graham

    “I can't handle all of the sales, or the business ends with me.” - Chris Graham

    “No one's going to be a hundred percent of Chris Graham. So what am I okay with?” - Chris Graham

    “Every business has areas where they can refine and simplify, streamline, and become more profitable.” - Chris Graham

    “If you can't afford it, you don't need it. You figure it out.” - Chris Graham

    “I learned how to be profitable and how to be a little bit smarter and build more secure legs of the business.” - Chris Graham


    Books and Resources Recommended:

    The E-Myth by Michael Gerber
    https://www.amazon.com/Myth-Most-Businesses-Dont-About/dp/0887303625

    How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
    https://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034

    Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
    a href="https://www.amazon.com/Think-Grow-Rich-Landmark-Bestseller/dp/1585424331" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 36 min
    Made For This W/ Steph Steele

    Made For This W/ Steph Steele

    Host Chaz Wolfe brings on Steph Steele, a 7+ figure queen in the grocery industry. Steph is the owner of Tiny Grocer in Austin, Texas. She has over 20 years of experience in the grocery industry and used that to start Tiny Grocer in 2020. Now, Steph is in the process of opening a second store.
    In this episode, Chaz and Steph discuss finding passion for your niche, adapting from working at a corporate job to running a small business, and taking a step back in order to take a step forward. Tune in today to learn from Steph’s valuable experience to grow your business now.
     
    During this episode, you will learn about;

    [01:41]  Intro to Steph and her business
    [02:30]  Why Steph continues to push
    [03:13]  How Steph stays in the mindset of pushing
    [04:46]  How Steph keeps the passion for entrepreneurship
    [10:44]  The things Steph learned about starting a small business
    [14:06]  How Steph moved into entrepreneurship
    [22:13]  Steph’s experience in the corporate world prepared her for owning a business
    [27:13]  A bad decision Steph made
    [32:14]  If Steph could track only one metric, what would it be?
    [33:19]  Steph’s book recommendation
    [35:05]  Steph’s thoughts on masterminding
    [38:03]  What would Steph tell her younger self?
    [38:35]  How to connect with Steph
    [40:21]  How to connect with Chaz and info on the GTK 90 day intensive


    Notable Quotes

    “If I'm going to push and grind, it's going to help if I have true love and passion behind what I'm doing and why I'm doing it.” - Steph Steele

    “As an entrepreneur, it's our job to utilize skill sets, whether they're skill sets that we've earned or learned or gained, or people on our team and their skill sets.” - Chaz Wolfe (Host)

    “Put yourself near someone that you really admire, and pick up everything you can.” - Steph Steele

    “Groceries are a volume game.” - Steph Steele

    “Any one of us, we can look back at our history and we realize what we're doing now is a culmination of all these things that we had done.” - Chaz Wolfe (Host)

    “I learned a lesson pretty early on with Whole Foods, that has served me, which is not being afraid to take a step back, to take a step forward.” - Steph Steele

    “In the moment, it appears as a step back, but it's a strategic move for the bigger picture that's at play.” - Chaz Wolfe (Host)

    “It appears as a step back and it might be a temporary little piece of time where you make slightly less on your paycheck, but I'm an owner. I own a business. You know that there's a point where that ownership will pay back tenfold.” - Steph Steele

    “Part of the joy of owning a business is employing other people and creating a fun, safe space where people enjoy coming to make their living.” - Steph Steele

    “I feel like grocery, in general, is a race to the bottom.” - Steph Steele


    Books and Resources Recommended:

    The Secret Life of Groceries by Benjamin Lorr
    https://www.amazon.com/Secret-Life-Groceries-American-Supermarket-ebook/dp/B083RZFYZC


    Let’s Connect!

    Steph Steele:
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-steele-b124b9108/
    Website:  https://tinygrocer.com/

    Chaz Wolfe (Host): 
    Website:  a...

    • 41 min
    Inside The Investor Mindset W/ Matthew Walker

    Inside The Investor Mindset W/ Matthew Walker

    Host Chaz Wolfe brings on Matthew Walker, a 7+ figure king across multiple industries. Matthew owns 3 companies that deal in real estate, hair transplants, and specialty paper, and he’s also the COO of a sports recruitment company. When an accident kept him from flying in the U.S. Air Force, Matthew turned to entrepreneurship and found success in his new calling.
    In this episode, Chaz and Matthew discuss the decision matrix, Matthew’s head injury, where to keep your focus as a business owner, and leveraging key relationships. Tune in now to learn from Matthew’s wide range of experiences so you, too, can grow your business to 7 figures and beyond.
     
    During this episode, you will learn about;

    [02:06]  Intro to Matthew and his businesses
    [04:11]  Why Matthew continues to push
    [06:57]  How Matthew moved into entrepreneurship
    [09:39]  Matthew’s motivation for starting a business
    [11:19]  A good decision Matthew made
    [18:36]  A bad decision Matthew made
    [20:37]  How Matthew learns from past decisions
    [24:00]  How Matthew approaches decision-making
    [27:02]  If Matthew could only track one metric, what would it be?
    [27:32]  How Matthew tracks Cost Per Acquisition
    [29:33]  Matthew’s thoughts on LTV
    [31:05]  Matthew’s book recommendation
    [32:08]  What would Matthew tell his younger self?
    [34:11]  How to connect with Matthew
    [35:10]  How to connect with Chaz and info on the GTK 90 day intensive


    Notable Quotes

    “Relationships are everything.” - Chaz Wolfe (Host)

    “There's freedom in routine.” - Matthew Walker

    “I can't control that stuff that happened yesterday. It's gone. So what could I control right now while moving forward?” - Matthew Walker

    “You've gotta really understand what each customer's worth to you.” - Matthew Walker

    “You've gotta control your expenses. You've gotta get your gross margin to where it needs to be and manage that.” - Matthew Walker

    “You gotta have a viable lead source, track the numbers and pour the gasoline on.” - Chaz Wolfe (Host)

    “Business is about relationships and if you want to build some of these relationships I've been talking about, people have to like you, they have to trust you.” - Matthew Walker


    Books and Resources Recommended:

    How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
    https://www.amazon.com/How-Win-Friends-Influence-People/dp/0671027034


    Let’s Connect!

    Matthew Walker:
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=557391564
    Business Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/GreenFieldPaper
    Business Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/greenfieldpapercompany/
    LinkedIn:  https://www.linkedin.com/in/mattwalker15/
    Website:  https://www.greenfieldpaper.com/
    Website:  https://myhairtransplantmd.com/
    Website:  a href="https://www.seaportassets.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer"...

    • 35 min
    Pursuing Excellence W/ Eli Bowman

    Pursuing Excellence W/ Eli Bowman

    Host Chaz Wolfe brings on Eli Bowman, a 7+ figure king in the assembly industry. Eli is the President and CEO of Elite Assembly which builds bikes, grills, and other similar items for 34 Walmart stores. Though Eli owns multiple businesses, his assembly company is his bread and butter, with Walmart wanting him to expand to 100 stores by next year.
    In this episode, Chaz and Eli discuss assembly for Walmart, digital marketing, and Bitcoin. Tune in and learn from Eli’s entrepreneurial journey so you can grow your business today!
     
    During this episode, you will learn about;
    [01:33]  Intro to Eli and his business
    [07:00]  Why Eli continues to push
    [08:18]  The choices that keep Eli up at night
    [14:03]  Eli’s advice to investing in your business
    [17:23]  A good decision Eli made
    [18:42]  Eli’s advice on hesitancy
    [20:52]  A bad decision Eli made
    [22:56]  How Eli learns from bad decisions
    [28:19]  Eli’s approach to decision-making
    [33:09]  Eli’s one trackable metric
    [34:45]  Eli’s book recommendations
    [36:32]  What Eli thinks of masterminding
    [38:42]  If Eli had one hour a week, how would he spend it?
    [40:55]  If Eli lost it all, what would he do?
    [42:47]  How to connect with Eli
    [43:22]  Why Eli wrote a book on Bitcoin
    [44:49]  How to connect with Eli and info on the GTK 90 day intensive


    Notable Quotes

    “If you're an entrepreneur, you feel it in your bones. And when you're not doing what entrepreneurs do, you're uncomfortable.” - Eli Bowman

    “I love what the dollars represent. They represent choices. They represent options.” - Eli Bowman

    “Nearly every entrepreneur that you meet knows what it's like to be broke, because at some point they had to figure it out.” - Eli Bowman

    “I get worried if I'm not spending money on my business. And I think that's something that maybe separates some 6 figure businesses from some 7, 8, 9 figure businesses.” - Eli Bowman

    “I'll hire the best. I don't want mediocre. I don't want a mediocre marketing agency. I don't want a mediocre consultant. I want the best - number one.” - Eli Bowman

    “If you are tending to your business, make sure you reward yourself, because being an entrepreneur and a business owner is an endurance test.” - Eli Bowman

    “Fear will keep your business exactly where it is or shrink it. Fear never grows business.” - Eli Bowman

    “Not every decision's going be a winning decision. You will fail. But when you do, make sure you learn from it.” - Eli Bowman

    “Whoever nurtures the most relationships wins. Period.” - Eli Bowman

    “We each have to find ways to win every single day.” - Chaz Wolfe (Host)


    Books and Resources Recommended by Robert Kiyosaki:

    Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant:
    https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dads-CASHFLOW-Quadrant-Financial/dp/1612680054

    Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki:
    https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1612681123/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1669226190&sr=1-1


    Let’s Connect!

    Eli Bowman:
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/eliotbowman
    Instagram:  a href="https://www.instagram.com/eli.bowman/"...

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

DLYONS222 ,

Great questions and content

This is a great podcast for those wanting to scale their small business. It is a great way to hear from top level leaders on the pitfalls they have faced so you don’t have to. Also, you can learn great leadership lessons that will be impactful to both you physically but mentally and physically as well.

Ronald1111111 ,

Great Podcast

Chaz brings value. -Ronald W.

Jaydw22 ,

Incredible value

I relate with every episode I’ve listened to. Just when I think I couldn’t get anymore value, I hear another guest bring incredible insight. The host is energetic and really knows how to pull out great nuggets from the guests!

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