Finding Fulfillment Among Success with Arman Sadeghi—Episode 303 of The Action Catalyst Podcast
Summary: Arman Sadeghi is a published author, speaker, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. As the author of The Business Bible, CEO of six companies, a business coach, motivational speaker, husband, and father, he enjoys working hard to help everyone around him better. His passion is to educate and to help individuals and companies reach their full potential. He currently spends half of his time pursuing his passion of changing people’s lives and helping companies reach their full potential and the other half of his time growing the various businesses he has developed in the last 10 or more years.<br> <br> His education includes attending the University of California at Berkeley and earning a bachelor’s degree in molecular and cell biology as well as attending Harvard Medical School. He is a serial entrepreneur who started his first company in his parents’ garage at the age of 15 by teaching himself how to set up and maximize computer networks in the early ’90s. Currently, Arman Sadeghi owns and operates six different companies in various industries including IT, data security, business consulting, marketing, photography, and more.<br> <br> He founded All Green Electronics Recycling in 2008 after watching a “60 Minutes” expose on the current state of electronics recycling in the United States and the lack of focus on data security and environmental stewardship. All Green was named the 366th fastest-growing private company in the United States by Inc. magazine. Arman Sadeghi’s broad knowledge of business, technology, human behavior, and personal development has allowed him to coach some of the most successful executives in the world to reach even higher levels of success while also ensuring that they thrive in all areas of life. He is a regular contributor to some of the largest business publications in the US, including Forbes magazine.<br> Show Highlights:<br> <br> I thought I had figured life out—go out and make a bunch of money, and you'll be happy. I very quickly realized that having money didn't give me all the happiness I wanted. —Arman Sadeghi<br> The people I sometimes feel the sorriest for are those who are successful in business and in life, and who are supposed to be the happiest, but they're not. And they don't have any hope left. I really enjoy working with those people to attain the level of fulfillment that they deserve. —Arman Sadeghi<br> If you study the life of any successful person, my experience has been that you find a lot more failure than success. We have to realize that failure is part of the process of getting to greatness. —Arman Sadeghi<br> Once you become stagnant, very quickly things start to fall apart because as human beings, we're designed to grow. If you're not growing, you're going backward. —Arman Sadeghi<br> When I get up early, I like to make sure no time is wasted in those early morning hours. Those first two hours are critical to me. —Arman Sadeghi<br> Ending my day with gratitude is really important to me. We have a tendency to take important things for granted. —Arman Sadeghi<br> The same is true for your business. You have to be grateful for the businesses you have and your employees. —Arman Sadeghi<br> When you're out of aces, the first thing is to believe that you're gonna get out of this one too. You're gonna get through this. The second thing is at the end of the day, as long as I believe I'm willing to work as hard as it takes, I will come through and get the results. —Arman Sadeghi<br> If you're parked, nothing is going to happen. You have to have movement and effort. With business owners, I'd rather see someone taking action and turn out to be wrong, versus not taking action at all. —Arman Sadeghi<br> <br> Arman's final thoughts: To me, there's nothing more powerful than hard work. When you feel like you're all out of aces, just remind yourself—I'm willing to work as hard as it takes to get through this.