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Feb 13, 2024

This special episode features an interview of Tony on the Beyond The Skills Podcast with Chris Rood. In this episode, you will hear how Tony transformed a car hobby into a multi-million dollar empire. Get behind the wheel with the man who fueled the growth of and, and learn how he's navigating life after the big sale.

This episode revs up the conversation on the power of personal development and making a big mark in the business world. Tony opens up about his own quest for significance, the birth of his book "Side Hustle Millionaire," and the triumph over his fear of public speaking. The road to success isn’t free of speed bumps—Tony and Chris discuss the challenges of leaving the security of a 9-to-5, the awakening of 2020, and the indispensable role of social media in amplifying your personal brand and story.

Tony and Chris also dive into the landscape of online influence and the importance of authenticity in an era filled with “gurus” and “experts.” With so many people out there claiming to be experts, giving advice, and trying to get you to buy their courses, it has become increasingly important to be able to distinguish the fakes from the real experts. Tony shares his perspective on staying grounded in your niche and the balance between humility and confidence.

Key highlights:

  • Success, Entrepreneurship, and Car Culture
  • Personal Development and Impact in Entrepreneurship
  • The Difference Between Influencers and Gurus
  • Importance of Humility and Personal Growth

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