True Underdog

#74: Success Through Adversity with Glenn Stearns

Episode Summary

Building a legacy and putting people at the very heart of what you do. That’s what it’s all about in life, the embodiment of the underdog spirit!

Episode Notes

Today on the show Jayson is talking with entrepreneur, mentor, podcaster, and philanthropist, Glenn Stearns. Glenn is the founder of Stearns Lending, now founder and CEO at Kind Lending, star of the Discovery channels Undercover Billionaire, and founder of Underdog BBQ in Erie, Pennsylvania.

From underdog in life to starring in Discovery Channel’s Undercover Billionaire. Glenn’s story is about adversity, attitude, and action from humble beginnings and the bumps along the way to achieving his wildest dreams. Glenn opens up to share his life, personally and professionally, to inspire others and to leave a legacy built on kindness.

Many have compared his journey to the fictional character Forrest Gump. Glenn's adventures range from being in the courtroom the day of the OJ Simpson murder case closing arguments ("If it doesn't fit, you must acquit."); traveling with astronauts and Vice Presidents; competing and winning the reality TV show "Gilligan's Island"; to owning a Montana ranch with John Elway and a private Caribbean island with Sir Richard Branson.

 

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Mentioned in the Episode:

 

Glenn’s Company: https://kindlending.com/

Glenn’s Website: https://www.glennstearns.com/

Glenn’s Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/glennstearns/

Glenn’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/GlennStearns

Glenn’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC-3gGP3f-8D93UimKiaBoQ

Glenn’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GlennBStearns

Glenn’s Podcast: https://www.glennstearns.com/grithappens

 

Timestamps:

 

1:35 - Early Days for Glenn Stearns

3:58 - Glenn’s Early Vision For Himself

6:17 - Glenn’s Parents Growing Up

10:46 - Dealing with Success and Family Members

12:42 - Putting Your People First

17:42 - Undercover Billionaire

22:33 - Being Ok with the Pressure

25:32 - Thinking of Cancer Like a Business

27:17 - Glenn’s Podcast, “Grit Happens”

29:24 - What Does “Don’t Be Held Hostage” Mean to Glenn?

32:11 - Finding Glenn Online