How to be UP in Down Times with Preston Weeks

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Preston weeks is the author of three books and is the co-founder of Formula EQ. The most recent book is How To Be UP in Down Times. Preston is a serial entrepreneur building several successful businesses and he is now in the business of building people and businesses. His mission is to uplift people and make tomorrow a better place to live. We cover the idea of “starting” and actually taking action - how do you get started? There is a gap between learning or knowing what to do and actually doing something about it.
The idea of momentum once you get started. It is harder to take the first step and get things going and then once you have momentum and consistency moving forward things get a little easier. Get a copy of Preston's book here.  

Welcome to the build your life podcast with John Browning. Build your life as a relaxed and unedited conversation with financial expert in number one Amazon best selling author, John Browning. John's the founder of Guardian Rock Wealth and serves clients across the United States. John's the author of the book build a life, not a portfolio, a guide to your financial future based on your personal values, which you can purchase on Amazon, or stay around to the end of today's show and I'll tell you how to get a free copy mailed right to your door. I'm Michael De Lan, your host for the next few minutes as we chat with financial expert and business owner John Browning. Hello everybody, and welcome to another episode of building your life with John Browning. Michael Delan is off today, giving himself a nice, much needed and well deserved rest, and today we've got a special guest with us. His name is Preston weeks and I believe he's got an event coming up. He has three books that he's written. He's I'm really excited to have them on the show today. He talks a lot about things that we've right into the idea of build your life, not just your portfolio which, as you know, is my book, and if you'd like a copy of that, just go out to Guardian Rock wealthcom and at the contact us page and request one. It's an Amazon best seller and so I don't I don't really need to sell any more books. I'm happy to send that to you just for for sign it up. So and if you ever like to talk to me, I'm at three one, two, three, seventy two, five thousand, but without further ado, because this is a gentleman who was a serious serial entrepreneur. He has built companies, including cars and car dealerships, I believe, and an environmentally...

...environmental company, right. Was it a renewable energy company? Yeah, renewable energy company. Him and you worked with Marques Victor Handson on some projects, all sorts of people. Right now, though, what he is doing is he's building people as well as businesses. So, Preston love the how do you introduce yourself a little bit more? Tell Yeah, about your folks, your projects, that kind of thing. Absolutely. Thanks so much for having me. Yeah, I know that I am a serial entrepreneur, I'm a go getter, I am a believer in the American business and you know people. You know growth and doing things and succeeding. I started with one sixteen hundred car reinvested in myself and built that into a fifty million dollar year business owning fifteen different car dealerships and verticals. They came from that and so I am a serial enterpreneur. I came at I was recruited by Mark Victor Hanson. Mark wrote chicken soup for soul books one minute. Millionaire laddin factor sold over half a billion books and he recruited me to do his project to run renewable energy company which we started and then I ended up selling in two thousand and nineteen. But I just I like helping people. It's my mission to help people. Everything I've done has been involved in helping people, even back in the cars and it was enabling people to get to work and access and providing jobs for people to uplift humanity. And now, like you said, I build people and I build companies. I've got operations x where I build a back end of companies like Mark Victor Hanson's, where we do great projects and help things that, you know, take ideas from concept into like an online business, or I have formula eq which is building the foundation of people. And it's my belief that if we build the foundation of people, if I build the foundation of strength of everyone, if you're stronger, if you're happier, if you're healthier, everything you do is better. And if you are weak as a person, if you're feeling compromised, if you're afraid, if you're scared, if you're frustrated, if you're pissed off, whatever is...

...happening in life, life happens. You know, those things take away from the things that you do. They take away from your work, they take away from you as a parent, of as a friend, as a person in your community and they take away from you as yourself. So it's my goal to build that, build that foundation of people. You know, if for Miliq to make people strong, make business strong, so we can uplift humanity and make a massive, massive change in the world. So that's my mission. I love it. I love it, and there's there's a couple things that I am just kind of dying to ask you. One of the things that happens in my business, Guardian rock wealth, is that it's difficult to get people that point where they're going to do the most important thing, which is start. Yeah, and you had a great post. I saw you wrote something up on Linkedin. Tell us a little bit about about you know, just the idea. Seem simple, right, but yeah, what one of the things that block has. So how do you get started? I guess. Well, it's funny because it I do coaching. I lead a group, so I have my community. I run every single week and people come, we give a last and I give support. But one of the biggest problems, so I've been an intense learner and intense person, is proll these things into my life for my entire life. I went to my first Tony Robin Seminar Sixteen Years Old. I flew to Atlanta, I learned from him, I walked on fire. I thought I was amazing, you know. But it's it's you know, it's these things that people go and they learn and they take all these great ideas, but there's a gap, there's a gap in people that I've noticed and it's actually taking the first step. You know, a lot of people know what to do, a lot of people have a lot of great ideas on what they should do or what they could do, or a lot of people go oh, yeah, this is bad for me. I know I shouldn't be drinking this. or Oh...

...yeah, I shouldn't be spending my money here. I know this is a bad idea, right. Or Yeah, you know, if I woke up earlier did this differently, I make a extra million dollars a year. But people know a lot of the ideas. People have a lot of information, but people need to take action, people need to deploy it. I have a training that actually is that part of my CEO training and part of my leader training that I call life of Action Training. But people just need to take that first step to go in, to do something, to go into, you know, make a difference, to go to go to start your business, go to write your new book that you've got, that idea you've waited on. Go to invest in your future, invest in your tirement, so it happens today. Go, you know, start that business plan that you've wanted to do your whole life and you're complaining because life stocks right now, or whatever your complaints are, and you're not doing it and you know you need to do it. But people need to take that first step in that first steps always that sometimes it's the most challenging thing. But what's amazing is when people do it, when they start to go down that road, then they real lies, okay, this isn't that harder, oh this is actually good, or Oh, I'm actually seeing the benefits and things start to roll in and then they realize, you know, what happens in life and people it's like, you know, that what whatever it is a lot of motion and you know, to get things going, you know, to it takes the most effort. Once it's moving, you know, it takes very little effort to keep it going. And and that's true with a lot of things that we do in life. That's true with a lot of our goals in life. You know, if you want to get in shape, if you want to save money, if you want to, you know, reach a new level. My Mantra is relentless improvement in life. But you know, so I'm always trying to look for something, I'm always trying to do something better, but the hardest part is to put that you know, that...

...act into motion, to push that ball, to get it rolling down the road, to make something happen and, you know, and get it going, because once it's going, it goes. That's why, you know, people just get comfortable and what they do. But if you get comfortable and positive action and you get comfortable and steps that move you forward in life, then you're comfortable and you're moving in the right direction and all fits in together. I yeah, I couldn't agree with you more. I talk to people all the time and you know, I'll talk to anybody. So whether you're right out of college in your or actually, I have my first client, first client who isn't yet in college. She is she's the daughter of a client, wonderful young lady, and she just started her summer job and she came up with this on her own. Hey, I can get zero percent student loans. I'm making money. Now, what if I? What if I invested that until they start charging me interest? Right, yeah, and I was like, well, what we can? We could do that. You know, it had to explain the risk. And again, this is not financial advice on building right. Yes, this is just ideas were sharing, so to speak. But she's getting started and it's isn't small. Of course it's small, but it's getting started. And then that next thing. It's kind of my one word that I use is consistency. I always talked about consistent. And again, like you said it once, you had that initial inertia and things get moving as long as you do some things that are consistent along the way with investing. It's consistently investing and it's consistent, consistent, good, solid portfolio management, making smart decisions, where rules based investing. Then it grows over time and the longer you wait to get started, like just about anything else it it just compounds the problem. Yeah, yeah,...

...about that a lot too. And one of the thing that you mentioned. Their kind of goes in like I keep looking back at your books there, which you're really cool being up and down times. You're like it doesn't matter, you know when things aren't going well. How do you do that? Like it and show your book there to see you. Yeah, yeah, only written one Preston. That's so you sell. So your way ahead. Yeah. So it had to be up and down times and this whole book was formed off of an idea to help people like I do, like I get involved in so I was actually, this is cool story. I was meeting with Mits, you produce. So Mitzi Perdu Co wrote this book with me, and I was meeting with missy and she saying hey, press I want to write this book and give fifty two ways to stay safe during covid because I want to. She's like very informational about medical and things like that, but she said, my attorney's advised. Man, I can't do that because I'll get sued. You can't give medical advice. Nothing's proven, it's a new disease, blah, blah, Blah Blah, which is sad because information she would have given would have helped alad people. But that's the society we live in. So she couldn't say that put her too much exposure. So, advisor, I said, Mittee, I think people are going to get separated. I think we're going to go into lockdown, and that obviously happened, but I think people are going to need two of us to thrive in isolation, you know, to be up and isolation. She said, I love that idea. Let's do it still. We collaborated and we put together what came to be how to be up and down times. We put forty twos that their tools are applicable for anyone in life to just, you know, head, live healthier, be happier, you know, all sorts of different ideas of mind, body, you know soul. There's financial ideas, everything in there to keep people to be up and down times, to keep that positive energy. And I'm all about building a people and making people powerful, like I said in the beginning. And I've got an event...

...coming up called the power of you event, which is insane amazing. I've got all these awesome speakers coming. I've got Mark Victor Hanson, who's chicken super soul books. Got Dr John B Martini, who's one of the most amazing thought leaders out they've got Jeff Hoffman, who start price line, a bookingcom you bid all these different businesses. I've got my mind's blanking on people. I've got Jennifer K Hill. I've got the from x prize. So x prize funds like these crazy ideas like let's go to space. You know they'll do a hundred million dollars or twenty million dollars to their priors right now is to put out fire suppression and things. And I've got Meredith Walker kind of speak. So we're coming together. Were uplifting people and you know she's the global economist for x price. But Yeah, just insane amazing people. But you know, it's all about building people. So anyone that wants to come check out formula like eqcom and they can, you know, sign up for the event or see what I'm up to. I can support anyone here in reaching their goals or doing anything that they wanted to to. Formula EQCOM. Yeah, and Formula Eq. So I'm a car nut, and so there's like Formula One racing, but Formula Eq Eq is emotional intelligence. So it's emotional quotient, like there's Iq, intellectual intelligence, like I in sent the eq emotional intelligence. But it's so needed because if you're off you know, you can't make good decisions. People, you know, the smartest people, fail when they're not emotionally strong, when they don't have that base. So it's comprehensive to build strong people that are stable and happy that can exist in any type of function, any type of society, make good decisions always, all the time. So it's my goal is to help people in that way. Yeah, well, that and you've got. So this is coming...

...up. What dates? The twenty second of this month. So this is July, as July Twenty, second, twenty third, two day event. It's free for anyone who wants to come. So any of your you know, anyone who sees this. Yeah, they can come and they can check it out. And Yeah, if you see this after the event, you know, check out Formula Que. We're always doing amazing things and amazing events to support people and support this on the line right. Yeah, so it's online global event and I had we on my community. I usually have over twenty countries on my event. The last one I did we had, you know, like this. We had over sixty five hundred people and we put it together a lot faster. So this one, I actually think, I'm hoping we can hit seven, may you know. Well, I hope we can get the six digits, you know, in attendance on on this event. So I think it's going to be good, great. Well, I'M gonna I'M gonna check it out myself. Formula EQCOM. July, twenty two, twenty three. Yep, amazing speakers. So that's fantastic. I'm looking forward to that. But before we go, what's the very best way? Is it the best way for them to get in touch with you through at Formula Eqcom, or is there some other way that they can get in touch with you? So I actually have I'm up to a lot of different things. So I have my company, operations xcom. That's my business solutions company, and then formula e qcom is my kind of my human my people company. And but if you want to reach me or you want to see the deals I'm up to, I'm kind of like an iceberg. I have a lot of projects, a lot of big amazing things coming on. So you can go to Preston's links. It's PRSTO and s links L and Kus Preston's links dot com and I usually update that with the Mo. That's got all my websites on it. It's got usually some specials on there. I run...

...an authorship course anyone who wants to write their book out there. I built a course of Mark Victor Hanson to write your best selling book and have the foundation of the best selling book, and we're doing that right now training master authors. I'm up to a hundred million different things, but check it out. I just want to help people. I want to make massive changes in people's lives. I want to be a reefsource to you and everyone out there that you know and anyone out there that I can do something with to better their life, to improve their life, to make better decisions to live happier and I think if we all work on this together and then we can uplift humanity and make tomorrow a better place to live. That is amazing and you're a force of nature, my friend. Really happy that you came on the podcast today. We're going to wrap it up, but I hope to have you back again and maybe we'll have maybe after you get this this event done on twenty two, twenty three and check in with you to see how things went. And I'M gonna attend it for a while as well. And again, Preston, I wrote it down here and now I can't find it. Preston's linkscom. Yep, Preston's linkscom. You want links to Preston, go to Preston's linkscom. Find that's there. Find Special Promos, find things. If I my website, all the stuff, and and and you connect my emails there, all sorts of stuff. So awesome, awesome. Well again, thanks so much for coming on the show today and sharing us with us a little bit, a little bit the tip of the iceberg about what you're doing and how that ties in with what we talk about every week here on build a life, not a portfolio, which is all about building up your life, because your portfolio is just the tool, one of the tools, not the only tool, but one of the tools that you use to build your best life as you define it. So again, thank you very much.

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