Building businesses with Business Consultant, Best Selling Author, and Radio Host, “Spunky Old Broad” Dr. Gayle Carson – AEP #3


As President of the Carson Research Center, she served as a consultant to 50 industries on six continents, advising them on current business trends and cutting edge opportunities to stay ahead of their competition. The author of five books, she hit the Amazon’s best sellers list, was a winner of the Best Seller Quill Award and was inducted into the National Academy of Best Selling Authors.

Currently, she hosts over a dozen radio shows per month and is the founder of the sobradionetwork.com She is also the only woman in the world who has a Doctorate, a CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), CMC (Certified Management Consultant) and an FIMC (Fellow to the Institute of Management Consultants)​

Show Notes:

2:21 minute mark
Agile entrepreneur takeaway: Create your own jobs if you don’t want to work for anybody else.
Gayle talks about how she created her own jobs after completing her college because she didn’t want to work for anybody.

5:27 minute mark
Agile entrepreneur takeaway: Keep talking to people about things you are good at and comfortable with.
Gayle talks about how she kept talking to students about things she knew which led into coaching and afterwards public speaking. And that’s how her business grew organically.

7:18 minute mark
Agile entrepreneur takeaway: To become an entrepreneur, start by understanding what is in your heart and in your head.
Gayle talks about starting with what’s in someone’s head and heart before she starts coaching them on becoming entrepreneurs. It’s not easy to become an entrepreneur.

9:12 minute mark
Agile entrepreneur takeaway: Successful entrepreneurs differentiate themselves from rest of the pack.
Gayle emphasizes the importance of standing out from the crowd with some unique differentiators.

12:48 minute mark
Agile entrepreneur takeaway: Keep believing in yourself to persevere through difficult times.
Gayle talks about how she never gets depressed in spite of multiple surgeries, multiple chemo therapies, loss of a husband and a son. Please listen to this one section if not anything else to find your inspiration.

15:00 minute mark
Agile entrepreneur takeaway: Find your innate personality and use it as your strength.
Gayle shares a funny anecdote from her childhood days to tell us that she has always been spunky and she uses that to get the drive in her life.

17:18 minute mark
Agile entrepreneur takeaway: It's important for people to know that it's never too late.
Gayle talks about why she focuses on people over 50 years of age because she thinks it’s never too late.

20:58 minute mark
Agile entrepreneur takeaway: Be unique and do your market research to be successful.
Gayle advises would-be entrepreneurs to find what they are good at, be unique, and do market research before jumping in.

22:53 minute mark
Agile entrepreneur takeaway: Just focus on the most important social media platforms and stick to them.
Gayle talks about why it’s important to focus only on the important social media platforms (in her case facebook, linkedin, twitter).

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About the Author Ramesh Dontha

I am an entrepreneur, writer, and blogger. I build businesses and love to share my experiences of my successes and failures. My mottos is: Live with purpose, Be Passionate about that purpose, Persevere through ups and downs and keep exploring Possibilities.

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