The Alden Report
Today I am excited as always to welcome my guest Jefferson Santos who is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and entrepreneur. I always say I love having real people join me on The Alden Report who are doing real things that can add value to my listeners. I get even more excited when I’m joined by people that I can instantly make a connection with on a personal level who have similar thoughts and overcame similar struggles and that’s exactly what we have in store today.
Jefferson grew up outside of Dallas in Richardson, Texas with his mom and sister. He attended and played football at the U.S. Naval Academy and Texas Christian University. Despite possessing great entrepreneurial ambition, by the age of 20 his bank account was in the red at -$1,100 and he had a debt load of $70,000. That’s when he decided to make a change and he has never looked back. Since then, he has earned several million dollars and traveled the world training teams from New York to Singapore, Amsterdam to Zimbabwe, and everywhere in between. An energetic and inspirational speaker, he's been blessed to share the stage with some of the biggest names in his industry-- Brendon Burchard, Darren Hardy, Dani Johnson, Marcia Wieder, Cynthia Kersey, Loral Langemeier, Les Brown and Peter Diamandis.
During this episode, we talk about our similar backgrounds, about how even the littlest things can make a big difference, about how important it is to be prepared for that big life changing moment and how having an adventurous spirit, courage, faith, persistence and not sweating the small stuff will ultimately lead to success.
Michael Alden is the Founder and CEO of Blue Vase Marketing, a premier Direct Response Marketing firm, recognized for three consecutive years by the Inc. 5000 list of America’s fastest growing private companies. Alden is also a three-time Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of Ask More Get More, 5% More, and Blueprint to Business. These books offer pragmatic and simple self-help guides teaching readers how to get more out of life and reach new levels of success. In this raw and unfiltered podcast, Michael discusses fresh business ideas as well as timeless and proven success principles. These unedited recordings offer a rare glimpse into what it takes to be powerful in business and in life.