Rising from the Ashes: Starting Over and Finding Success in Unexpected Places
In this episode, we have a captivating interview with Kwadwo Sampany-Kessie, a resilient entrepreneur who shares his inspiring journey of making challenging decisions, overcoming setbacks, and finding success. We delve into the dramatic shift caused by the pandemic, which led to the closure of his thriving Chinese business and a period of reinvention. Kwadwo candidly discusses the pressures of family expectations and the importance of financial stability in entrepreneurial life. Kwadwo shares his journey of faith, seeking guidance through prayer and meditation, and finding support from loved ones and mentors like Rick Mulready. Get ready to be inspired by Kwadwo’s resilience and unwavering determination on their late-start entrepreneurship journey.
Kwadwo – sounds like [QUĀY.jo] – is a Facebook ads strategist for established online course creators and coaches. But unlike most ad managers, in addition to bringing in quality leads, he specializes in fixing funnels and giving business strategy so his clients can work less, make more, and enjoy the life they were meant to live.
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[02:35] Kwadwo tells us about teaching English in China before he was inspired to start his first online business teaching Chinese. Then a family vacation to Mexico right before the pandemic started a series of events that ultimately led to Kwadwo shutting down his business and having to start all over again.
[08:31] Kwadwo tells us what it was like to have to start all over again after shuttering his business – how applying for a job wasn’t getting anywhere until he applied to be a coach for Rich Mulready.
[12:25] Andrea and Kwadwo discuss the financial pressure, challenges, and risks that come with being an entrepreneur. Especially when it you believe you are at a point where you can bring on staff only to hit a dip in sales.
[16:58] One of the things that helped Kwadwo get through all of these changes was because of the support of his in-laws and his wife, but especially from his business mentor Rick Mulready. He shares with us how powerful receiving that kind of support can be and how its the inspiration behind the episodes on his podcast.
[21:13] Kwadwo shares how his faith was one of the key pieces that helped him move forward to find the success and opportunities that he’s seeing today (not that it was easy to hand over that amount of faith when times were tough).
[26:57] Andrea and Kwadwo share stories about how they got into marketing (and its not getting a degree)
[29:44] We swap out some book recommendations and Kwadwo shares his most inspiring quote
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Connect with Kwadwo Sampany-Kessie
- Website: Kwadwo Sampany-Kessie
- Podcast: The Art of Online Business
- Facebook: Kwadwo Sampany-Kessie
- Instagram: Kwadwo Sampany-Kessie
- Linkedin: Kwadwo Sampany-Kessie
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