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Aug 1, 2017

Gene Hammett turns everyday entrepreneurs into FORCES of nature in their market. He sorts through the complexities of business strategies to help you “be THE choice, not just a choice.”

Gene has been a business leader for 20+ years. He started and ran multiple million-dollar companies. He succeeded, failed, reinvented himself, and succeeded again.

On his podcast, Leaders in the Trenches, Gene has interviewed hundreds of world thought leaders and best-selling New York Times authors. Gene has been featured in Forbes, Success Magazine, Business Insider, and INC Magazine. Gene is also a regular contributor to Entrepreneur Magazine.

Follow Gene on Twitter at @genehammett. He can also be found on LinkedIn and


You’ll Learn:

  • Why Gene began in business when the US economy was in tatters after September 11
  • How he grew his business to a multi-million dollar company.
  • How Gene overcame what he calls the “trap of success”, which is also the name of his new book.
  • The grit that helped him survive being cheated out of $3,000,000, having to file personal bankruptcy and the depression that resulted.
  • Why Gene believes business coaching is his calling and what brings him fulfillment.


3 Key Points:

  1. Find your why and that will give you the grit to weather any storm.
  2. Yes it’s hard, but digital marketing must produce a measurable return.
  3. It’s getting more difficult to get people’s attention, so what we share needs to ad value and be worth sharing.


Resources Mention:

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Killer Resources:

  1. Ready to go pro but aren’t sure if College is the right choice for you? Get my Ultimate Digital Marketing College Guide.
  1. Like the podcast? Then you’ll love the book! Grab Beyond Buzzwords on Amazon.
  1. In the last three months of the 2016 Presidential election fake news outperformed real news on Facebook. DON’T be taken advantage of. Our Digital Discernment course teaches you how to call B.S. online.


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