Episode 105: Retired by 34?! With John Gaston

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My Guest on the Show…

On the show today my guest is John Gaston. John is a close friend of mine, an extremely successful entrepreneur, and was able to retire at age 34.

John is also my one on one mentor when it comes to my own business. Over the past few years John has shared a lot with me and I’ve begged him to come on the podcast to share his incredible story.

John is very humble and also very private, so for him to come on this podcast took a lot of arm-twisting on my part. Some of the things John will share with us are:

  • How he got started and his passion for business
  • Leaving the comfort of a steady paycheck
  • The ups and downs of being an entrepreneur
  • Overcoming extreme adversity
  • Balancing the business and family life
  • Managing a partnership (with his best friend)

My Favorite Quotes from this Episode

“The most successful people in the world read 15 mins every single day”

“…I remember hearing if I read 15 minutes every single day, I could all but guarantee I would double my income in one year, and then I did”

“Every decision you make in your business could be the decision that takes you closer to your goal, or could be the decision that puts you on the streets”

“Everyone works for 40 years (age 20 to age 60). The idea of being successful is cramming 40 years of work into 20…and if you’re really extra bright, 15 years…”

“The idea was to do all the things most people weren’t willing to do today so I didn’t have to do them later”

“…never quit. You’re going to have good days and you’re going to have bad days. If you don’t quit, you’re going to eventually find success”

“Water boils at 212°F – think about how many entrepreneurs probably quit at 211°F . They were so close and yet never made it – never quit”

“If you can get 1% better everyday….over a period of 12 months you are 365% better, and that is a substantial improvement.”

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Mentioned in this Episode

The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley

The Psychology of Selling by Brian Tracy

Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

The Secrets of Closing the Sale by Zig Ziglar

Jocko Podcast

The Nate Adams Interview: EP033

#LoveUp Charity (John’s charity he’s passionate about)

100 Club of Arizona

Awesome Money Course

Show Notes

The entrepreneurial itch [5:30]

Massive uncertainty [8:00]

John’s two most influential people in life [9:45]

The story that rocked my world [14:00]

University on Wheels [17:00]

The first day of sales went horrible [20:00]

Public proclamation is very powerful [25:00]

Every business take a (huge) blow [27:30]

Cramming 40 years of work in 20 [38:00]

If you could go back in time would you change it [41:00]

John’s retirement day [42:00]

How to keep a business partnership going successful [44:00]

Now that I have substantial wealth…[50:30]

On never quitting [57:00]

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Chris Petrie

Chris (Peach) Petrie is a personal finance expert, money coach, speaker and podcaster.

In 2011, Chris and his family were exhausted from living paycheck-to-paycheck and facing a mountain of debt. They started going against the society standards of misbehaving with money and made the decision to take back control of their lives and money. Within seven months they paid off $52,000, started saving like crazy and began building real wealth.

The word spread fast and Chris started showing friends how to create a budget over dinner. Soon after he started showing their friends how to do the same and eventually Chris started teaching personal finance classes around the community. As the need for the classes grew, Chris launched Money Peach in 2015.

Money Peach was created to help everyday people remove the stress and fear of money by showing them how to save more, make more, and keep more of their money.

Chris Peach has been featured in places like Business Insider, The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and CheddarTV.

When Chris isn’t at “work” he can be found at the Crossfit gym or riding on the fire truck — Chris is also a full-time firefighter in Phoenix, Arizona.

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