Business maverick John Probst discusses starting businesses, questionable sales decisions, getting up early, and more.
John has an incredible track record in the world of business. He is the owner or part owner of ProHosting, V Chocolates, CorEMR, Probst Technologies, Banyan Consulting Group, Covington Senior Living, Covington Village, and The Corner Restaurant. This list does not include the many other ventures in which he’s been involved. John is an expert in taking struggling businesses and turning them into success stories.
John and his wife Carol live in Midway, Utah. They have six children and four grandchildren.
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Give me some background on what it is you do. [1:24]
I've heard about your experience of starting up your own internet connection company. Can you tell me a little bit about that? [1:51]
Take me back to your childhood. Where do your business talents and skills come from? [4:39]
With all the fun spending as a child, was there a time that it became evident to you that you needed to start saving money? [8:33]
Do you think that a younger person is capable of reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad and grasping what Kiyosaki is trying to convey? [13:39]
Any other stories from your childhood that you think we should know? [15:36]
It sounds like you were an early riser. Was that the case? [18:48]
Do you have any parenting advice for today's parents? [20:48]
What gets you out of bed right now? [21:13]
How do you create balance given your involvement in so many ventures? [27:07]
What is your most favorite charitable cause? [30:00]