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!
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
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