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Jul 13, 2016


In this episode, Dave interviews Tiffany Largie, a single mother, domestic abuse survivor, and never-say-

die entrepreneur who went from making $10.22 an hour and swimming in “past-due” notices, to selling

a business valued at more than $2 million dollars. Listen as Tiffany explains how she escaped her abusive

relationship, said “so long” to life as an assistant executive assistant, and started building a life as a

successful, independent woman.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 00:35 – Introducing Tiffany
  • 01:34 – Life as a single mom and entrepreneur
  • 02:10 – There’s no magic formula to her success
  • 02:45 – When you have no money, you constantly find yourself battling an absence of options
  • 03:29 – Being told you’re worth $10.22 per hour
  • 04:09 – Entrepreneurship was Tiffany’s only option for a real life
  • 06:25 – Tiffany became a single mom 6 months after her 2 nd child was born
  • 07:39 – People love to think “I don’t have…”

- The education

- The money

- The skill

  • 08:30 – Define what “Thinking Big” entails to YOU
  • 09:30 – “Just this side of impossible”
  • 10:38 – Stop thinking small about yourself
  • 11:37 – When you’re fed-up is when you are most inclined to take action, and action starts with an internal decision
  • 13:29 – When in your life have you been so fed-up that you made a truly momentous shift
  • 16:17 – Addicts triggering change in their lives
  • 17:12 – One of the worst things we can do is try to figure out the “how” before making the decision
  • 19:55 –Starting a business
  • 17:55 – You don’t need to know the “how” in order to make the decision—make the decision and you’ll figure out the how
  • 20:12 – Miami is the land of side-hustle
  • 23:00 – Gift baskets for property owners, developers, real estate agents
  • 26:11 – The first response to the gift basket idea
  • 26:40 – Somebody has to say yes to your idea…as long as you keep stepping forward it will work out
  • 29:25 – All you need is you
  • 30:40 – Starting a business after getting laid off versus while having employment
  • 31:30 – Starting a business out of desperation is far better than starting a business out of an idea
  • 32:17 – Business are there to pay for our dreams
  • 34:50 – Sometimes the product is irrelevant—if what makes you happy is seeing other people light up, there are LOTS of products and services you can offer
  • 36:40 – Tiffany’s current businesses
  • 38:10 – Learn to love to read
  • 39:08 – The idea that you need certain things (like X amount of dollars to start a business) is insanely stupid.
  • 40:40 -- $0 to $2M in sales in 2 years
  • 41:45 –
  • 42:11 – Google Tiffany Largie
  • 42:29 –

3 Key Points:

  1. Learn to love to read.
  2. Forget all the superfluous details—all you need to start a winning business is YOU.
  3. It takes one YES to start a business.

Resources Mentioned:

Entrepreneurs Organization – The EO Network

  • 29:05 – It takes one YES to start a business
  • 32:39 – What makes your heart pitter-patter?