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Adam Mendler Interviews John & Martha King

Adam Mendler’s interview with John & Martha originally appeared on Adam Mendler’s Leadership Blog.  To view the original, complete post Click Here.


I recently spoke to John and Martha King, co-founders of King Schools and and co-authors of LIFT: How to Start, Run and Grow Your Own Successful Business.

Adam: Thanks again for taking the time to share your advice. First things first, though, I am sure readers would love to learn more about you. How did you get here? What experiences, failures, setbacks or challenges have been most instrumental to your growth?

John: We started out swinging for the fences, trying to make a huge amount of money in a business for which we didn’t have a particular passion, a lubrication service for truck fleets, and we went broke. Afterwards we said, “Wow, that hurt. Let’s not do that anymore. Let’s do something fun until a serious business comes along.” We started teaching courses for pilots, a subject for which we had a great passion and which let us fly our own airplane around the country while working with pilots. It’s been 47 years, we’ve made millions of dollars, and still haven’t found a serious business….

Read the complete interview on Adam Mendler’s Leadership Blog

Adam Mendler is the CEO of The Veloz Group, where he co-founded and oversees ventures across a wide variety of industries. Adam is also the creator and host of the business and leadership podcast Thirty Minute Mentors, where he goes one on one with America’s most successful people – Fortune 500 CEOs, founders of household name companies, Hall of Fame and Olympic gold medal winning athletes, political and military leaders – for intimate half-hour conversations each week. Adam has written extensively on leadership, management, entrepreneurship, marketing and sales, having authored over 70 articles published in major media outlets including Forbes, Inc. and HuffPost, and has conducted more than 500 one on one interviews with America’s top leaders through his collective media projects. A top leadership speaker, Adam draws upon his insights building and leading businesses and interviewing hundreds of America’s top leaders as a top keynote speaker to businesses, universities and non-profit organizations.

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