Ep. 25 Entrepreneurial Resilience: Chris King’s Journey from Adversity to Business Impact and Community Leadership

1/ Chris opened up about his childhood, transitioning from affluence to hardship, and the invaluable lessons he learned about the value of hard work at a young age. His story is a testament to the strength found through adversity.

2/ One of the most powerful influences in Chris’s life is his father, who instilled in him the importance of doing any job to the best of one’s ability. He also shared the profound impact of Rudyard Kipling’s poem, “If”, emphasizing the significance of integrity and perseverance.

3/ Chris spoke about the cultural significance of sharing a meal and how it builds intimate relationships. From his family’s tradition of gathering around the table to the importance of meals in his life, he’s woven the act of sharing a meal into the fabric of his business.

4/ During a pivotal moment of his career, Chris left corporate America to start his own business, only to face failure and financial struggle. This led to a turning point in his faith journey, shaping his outlook on business and life.

5/ Despite facing a dissolved bike business and rough patches in his career, Chris persevered. His experience as a bank teller and in the truck rental and leasing industry eventually drove him to pursue higher education, bridging the gap in his knowledge related to numbers and finance.

6/ Education played a pivotal role in shaping his career, alongside the mentorship he received. He spoke about valuing leaving employees alone to do their work, maintaining a remote team culture based on trust, and growing his team through hard conversations and community-building.

7/ Beyond business, Chris is deeply involved in giving back to the community. From youth ministry and mission work to co-founding the Cajun Army, his passion for serving others shines through every aspect of his life.

8/ As he continues to grow Next Level Solutions, Chris emphasizes the importance of finding clients who appreciate their work and shares his vision for a legacy that continues to serve people even after he’s gone.

9/ Chris’s journey is one of resilience, faith, and the transformative power of giving back. It’s a reminder to seek the facts, stay hopeful, and not let emotions and fear control our perspective. His story is a beacon of hope and inspiration for entrepreneurs everywhere.

Listen to the full episode to be reminded that failure can be a blessing, and that seeking support and staying humble are key to navigating the challenges of entrepreneurship.

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