Kalob interviews Nathan Bracken about his journey from lowly Jamba Juice employee to franchise owner of four Jamba Juice locations. They talk about the importance of hard work, perseverance, attitude, opportunity and more. Don’t miss this inspirational story!
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Kalob Valle 0:11
Welcome to the SuccessQuest podcast I am Kalob Valle and today I have a special guest. This is Nathan Bracken. Nathan is actually a friend of mine from high school. And I mean, he has his own success stories and stuff. We were actually just catching up, because it's just been so long. And I was like, you know, let's just do a podcast because he's got some things I'm sure that could benefit everyone. And just like I said, I believe everyone has had a taste of success in their lives at some point. And you know, we can't just think this is a doggy dog world, we have to share what we know. So we can all benefit. But just a reminder to you guys listening all your questions out there, don't forget, go to your podcast app, rate us up, subscribe to us, go to our Facebook page like us and get ready for our big live event that we're having on the 26th of October. We just Barely found a venue. Let's get into this Nathan's just staring at me. He's sitting there, he's ready to get started. Okay, so, man, Nathan, let's just go ahead and introduce yourself to the Questor community. What's your name? Age? what you like to do all that jazz?
Nathan Bracken 1:18
Awesome. Well, I'm Nathan Bracken. I 25 right turned 26 this month I feel old.
Kalob Valle 1:25
Dang, dude. Oh, yeah, you were always one of the older ones. Yeah, okay.
Nathan Bracken 1:29
Yeah, yeah, but yeah, so I I've been married. I don't know if I live in regret. But about a year and a half I live in Utah and have for most of my life served. I don't know where most of your your people are based. But I did serve a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ in the Dominican Republic. So he did influence a lot of things in my life. But
Kalob Valle 1:56
yeah, so so we could just do this thing in Spanish. Yeah, you're probably better than mine. I get all the grammar stuff messed up like, it's gross Dude, I start talking. And it's funny because I have Latino family. And so I talked to them and they're like, there's they're nice to me, but I can see the rise. They're like, That's gross. That's wrong. That's wrong. Yeah, um, but um, yeah, so Nathan, this guy just came out of nowhere. He, he's always been super cool kid. Um, but I wanted to talk also about what you do for a living. I think that's also pretty cool. Um, something definitely to brag about.
Nathan Bracken 2:38
That I like, it's kind of weird to me still. I mean, like, a lot of people will ask and, you know, start to ask me, and I'm still not quite used to it, because so for the last six months, I've been a franchise owner for Jamba Juice. And it's it's kind of interesting, because before that, I was just, you know, I've just worked for john budgets. And so I would tell people like, what do you do I work for Jamba Juice. Now I tell people, I'm an owner and suddenly, people You are super interested and want to know more and how I got here and all this stuff. But yeah, so like, I don't know, do you want me to just jump right in? You want me to just start telling the whole story?
Kalob Valle 3:09
Yeah, tell us how it started. Like when when did you start working at Jamba Juice? And what was your like, actual like job cleaning up stuff.
Nathan Bracken 3:17
Dude, I was like the worst worker there was. Part of its true, like, so. I mean, I was always dedicated, but when I was I was 15. So I was, you know, who was it? Like an awesome worker at 15 years old? Like, almost nobody. I do still hire 15 year olds because I really I really love it when kids are like, just that ambitious that early in life. School, but yeah, I started 15 I'm still in high school, but I really just wanted to make some extra cash. But what really like inspired me was the manager that I worked for at that time. I no joke for a while. It's actually banned from the poor service station because I would pour smoothies and they would smell everywhere. She would stick me on Register And I was good unregistered. Because I like to talk, I talk fast and I could I could get through the orders really quick. So I could work on the I love texts, I could work on the registers really fast. And anyway, I would get stuck to register for probably a good six months before I was finally allowed to like even make smoothies. So yeah, like that's the start of like my career right is Mini Maker.
Kalob Valle 4:21
That's where to start. Right start now with you,
Nathan Bracken 4:27
man, but yeah, so I just kept working there. I found a couple other jobs after I left high school. But I really just love Jamba Juice for a couple of reasons. Like mostly, I really liked the culture. So the people that I worked with for awesome as I started to work more regularly, especially in the mornings as it transferred to a I was working first on up campus. And then I transferred to a you know, standalone location. And there are people that come in in the mornings that were just like, awesome, awesome people that were just like, most of them were inspired to like on a health journey, which was is really really cool because they were replacing, you know, burger and fries with a smoothie and but they're also just like there for the social experience and like to be a part of that culture. And so I really really like held on to that and as I found even other better paying jobs a couple of call centers, nobody likes call centers but no you know, worse but I mean I, I just like I really kept coming back to it. But I was passed up for opportunities all the time. I was like, I was passed up for general manager I think three times Wow, worship, which I think was before I left on my two year mission. The manager at that store who I also really really adore, she was fantastic. She really taught me how to like how important the customer was and not just like a cheesy, they pay your bills, be nice to them, give them what they want kind of way but like Yeah, actually care about them make a difference in their life. Like it's three minute interactions with people that really does it can make a difference. So I like that really inspired me. And she wanted, she recommended me to the owner that like, I'd be the general manager when I come home from my mission because about that time she wanted to leave, go buy her own store in North Carolina. And I was like, that's awesome. Like, I could do what I love and make two or three times as much money as a general manager. Yeah, yeah, I was like, this could be awesome. And so I came home from a mission. And they had hired a full time replacement. And I was like, what's going on? And apparently, like, a couple months before I got home, the manager just like she got married. And she didn't end up following her passion. Like she ended up buying a store in North Carolina like she wanted. But, you know, she even offered him there's someone here who'd be willing to be a general manager just for a few months until Nick gets back because I know he really, really wants to be a general manager. I know he'd be super committed. The owner ultimately decided against that he's like, you know, we only really want full time like long term people. And so I was appointed But still, like, I still wanted it so bad that I think I just clung on to it. And so I continued to work there. And I just I kept bugging the owner, I was just like, Hey, is there anything that I could do? Like, I really want to be like contributing as much as I can. And so he kind of gave me some interesting roles where I was like, helping out with marketing with the general managers, but I was helping. Yeah, so it was like, just a little different. And I didn't was really kind of confused as to what I was doing because I wasn't like an official position. There was no training or anything. But I was glad for the opportunity. And then just like a month later, just, you know, for a few months of putting up with that, that manager at that store, which is in Provo ended up quitting. And so our job it's like, I don't like hiring and firing people and I don't like managing people. It's like, why'd you become a general manager?
Kalob Valle 7:54
What are you doing?
Nathan Bracken 7:58
I know for real though, I was like, Alright, well, I'll do it for you. She left me in like the worst position possible. Like, I was literally calling people finding out that they had worked at a job in Arizona come, they're coming to Utah to go to school. And I was like, can you work like next Wednesday? I was like, I was talking to them on the phone, like figuring out, I need people like, I need someone for to work next Wednesday, or I'm going to be working at the store, like open the clothes. And they're like, Oh, well, I move in on Monday, or moving on Tuesday. Can I start Thursday? I was like, Yes, you're hired. It was it was so it was just, it was bad. It was hard. And then I worked for in that position for a couple of years. And I tried to help again, there was like poking the owner, just like hey, what can I do? What can I do to help I could see that. He was wanting to spend time and attention with his wife and his health, like in his doctor's appointments and all these things. And I was like, What can I do to make this easier on like, and so I was he had me helped them with a lot of tech stuff with, you know, doing exchanges and, and examining the market when it comes to that type of stuff and, and doing more marketing things and because that's what I was interested in. So anyway, he was involved in me with more things that same time I was trying to go to school, not doing so well. But I was because mostly I was so dedicated to my job. And I was like trying to just do that the best that I could, until he hired me as a full time district manager, which I was I was actually kind of surprised to be honest. Because there was another manager who had been there longer than me much longer. He'd been there like eight years. But it turns out he just, he had been offered the position before, but he demanded like 150,000 a year or something. Wow. And it was like, all right, dude, like what district manager gets paid 150 a year. I know. Like the market, the market like average market values at 70 grand a year, so holy, not even that. Yeah, I was like, you're asking for a double. So anyway, I was a little surprised, but I also made sense. And so anyway, I did that full time that I just was in charge of all for the locations, mostly helping the managers with whatever they needed. And I was doing marketing again. And I was I was truly trying to grow the business by going to any outside event that I could and stuff like that. And the I got noticed by the business owners accountant who approached me, and he said, Hey, has the owner talk to you about like, buying the business? And I was like, Yeah, but I figured probably in like 10 years, like when like, he's done, I might have more money, I could qualify for a while. And he was like, Well, you know, he's talked to me about it before and but he's also talked to me about doing owner financing. So you wouldn't need to put like a ton of money down and you know, we could pay him over terms over the years and he would, you know, as long as he says yes, like he's the one who would qualify for the Wow. So it was like, that sounds like not a bad until you're like
Kalob Valle 10:57
okay, the reality He's,
Nathan Bracken 11:01
yeah, he's like, I handle the accounting and the backend stuff like all the paperwork and legal and, you know, all the things that he has lots of experience with. And he's like, as long as you're able to, you have competency, you can handle the operations and at that point had been handling it for about a year. And so I was like, Yeah, like, fairly confident that I can do that. So, anyway, we approached the owner, and he said, Yes. And it took us about a year to go through that process. Also, yeah, but, you know, and there was a lot of hoops to jump through and even the Java got acquired by another company and stuff during that process. Something happened, but yeah, as of April where we became the new owners of those four locations.
Kalob Valle 11:42
No freakin way. Yeah, dude. That's just okay. questor's listening to this man. Like, all this the stuff this guy went through, like the time you spent at Jamba Juice. I don't know. Like, I feel like a lot of times, people look at those jobs as just like a means to an end. You know, yeah, they're like, I'm not actually going to stay here and think about this. But for you, you looked at that as like a huge opportunity. You were like, you know what, I'm going to stick with what I like, if I like this a lot. I'm going to do it. And look how it turned out for you, man. Like now 25 and you have you're the owner for franchise like, that's so awesome, man. Like Congrats, sadly, like, all that stuff, man. I'm so like, I'm, like, proud of you. I don't know. It's weird. But um, what what would you say? Okay, so like, I have a question then. Because I'm sure questions listening, kind of thinking the same thing. What role did perseverance have in this journey? Like, and when it got hard? How were you able to look on the those like, look at it under a positive light?
Nathan Bracken 12:45
Good question. Which I also want to tell your audience something at some point. Go ahead a minute, so yeah, okay. I guess I'll get there and then I'll return your question. If that's cool.
Kalob Valle 12:54
Nathan Bracken 12:55
So I did mention this before, but when I have more time to tell people my story, I I like to tell them that story first. And so that they do understand the perseverance that it came from. And then also let them know like the owner of the stores is actually my dad. And so like, it's true, I worked for him super super hard. I wasn't the best to be honest. I part of the reason I wasn't probably fired when I first went to make my first year working was because my dad owned the store. But there were opportunities especially some things I didn't even mention, like I was passed to be even become a shift leader for years, like a lot of people become shift leaders within months and I wasn't a chef leader for like three years of working there. And it's because of general managers does, I had a hard time building trust with them because they had that, you know, anxiety of like, you know, having fun, the owner's son working for them. And there was like a lot of perseverance and hardship and honestly, that's probably what contributed to it a little bit more than if I just would have been any any person And because I saw my dad, he purchased one store in 2001. And I saw him grow to four stores within eight years. And when I my dad was really young, he was very humble. He was like a milk truck driver. And we didn't have a whole lot because I had a lot of a lot of siblings to go to like us living in a very nice home and, and having lots of things that I never could have thought we could have had. But then my dad never, ever, ever gave me money, but he would give me opportunities to earn. And so like, that's cool. Like, that's part of that perseverance I was taught from my parents and taught from from working for them is that like, it doesn't come in any other way than working your butt off. So that's probably the role of perseverance played and just like watching my dad persevere through what he did, knowing that that's what I would have to do if I wanted to become successful. But also like at the same time, I would have been okay continuing to work for my dad as a district manager one Because I wanted to help my dad, like I genuinely wanted to be there for him. And that's part of the reason that I was poking him, Hey, what can I do to help and that type of thing, because I cared about him as a person. But also, like, I knew that like, no matter what, I would be comfortable doing these things, even if I didn't make a ton of money, because I liked what I was doing. I enjoyed who I was working with, and I enjoyed the culture that are surrounded with. And I think ultimately, that's what led me more to success than anything was my attitude towards it.
Kalob Valle 15:26
Oh, man, that is awesome. Awesome. I love that because I this is why I tell people all the time, like attitude has such a huge role in how you perceive life and how successful and happy you really are. It's like, I it's funny, because I watch a lot of people I follow a lot of people on YouTube, I watch a lot of people do things and amazing they're making tons of money and stuff. And then they'll go off and be like, you know, like, I'm just not happy. And then they'll leave for a long time and I'm just like, wow, this guy has everything you like, and he's just gone because he can't find one. What he wants there, and it's if you can wake up in the morning and you're happy with who you are and what you're doing that beats all the millions of dollars in the world, you know, like that's so that's so important. So that's that's a really inspiring story. Especially since your dad didn't just had you everything on a silver platter like he wasn't like, you know, hey, you know you're working at Jamba Juice let's let's work on getting you a franchise. You know, I'll pay for it and like boom, like Yeah, no, you were like, actually a grunt for a long time, man. Yeah. You were spilling things I think that's hilarious.
Nathan Bracken 16:30
Yeah, definitely. I went from from not being very good to like and i i don't know if any of my my employees would ever have a chance to listen to this, but if they did, I just feel like don't don't get so cocky. Yeah, I can still making this movie. I can make a smoothie in 40 seconds on how you can do that and
Kalob Valle 16:53
always holding records now. Really cool.
Nathan Bracken 16:57
I mean, I get such a simple, stupid thing. I was like, if I gotta do this, I gotta I gotta do it. Right. But anyway,
Kalob Valle 17:04
that's sick. So okay, so what would be? It's interesting because I bet a lot of people who were 15 who are 15 and listening to this, they're thinking to themselves, well then look at Nathan story, like, Is it worth enduring all of that? That you know, the patience and the hardship? Right? Because like, they're like, maybe I don't want to be at McDonald's forever, or Japanese or this or that. What would your advice be for them? Like, maybe even though you're a 15 year old self, what would you say?
Nathan Bracken 17:38
Well, honestly, like I talked with kids like that all the time. And it's like, because, you know, a lot of my workers are teenagers. And you know, I have some of them approached me sometimes, and they're just like, hey, what should I do? Like, you know, I really like working here, but I can, some of them do. Talk to me about call centers. I'm just like, I go ahead, you can have your job when you come back in three months. But like, when I went honestly, when it comes to just like, Is it worth it? is just, if not necessarily, like, is this what I'm passionate about? But like, can I find a way to love this? Like, is there stuff that I don't love about this all the time? Yeah, like, there's definitely parts of my job that I really really don't like. But like, it's what I find joy in is like making those connections with my own employees and like, giving them opportunities and like showing them that there is opportunities in life to not only it could be where if like he was to say that they can't, and, or that if they wanted to pursue something else, do it to the best of their freakin ability. Like I have managers who are in school right now and have greater ambitions and, and that's awesome. Like, I want to support them in that like, to the best of my ability, but like I want them whatever they do to like They did it to the best of their ability. But yeah, honestly, it's just like, if you have something that's just like a means to an end, and you're okay with just being a team member for there, as long as you just need that $8 an hour, $10 an hour, then fine. But if you want to get something more out of it, then think of it as more than just a job and like how you can contribute to your work environment with hoping you can hope that there's a greater things like it, you know, promotion and stuff like that, but not with the expectation. And I think that's kind of what helped me persevere more than anything is just like, I had, I definitely had hopes and dreams, but I was never an expectation. So that way I wasn't let down when like, you know, too hard when the past you know, opportunities pass me by.
Kalob Valle 19:48
I love that. It's it's letting the important things in life take precedence, not the fact that you're looking for promotions and you're looking for long term financial success. You're looking for For Hey, is this something I can love? Is this something I can wake up? I can find joy in? Is this something I want to work my butt off for? Like, I love that. You're like, I worked my butt off for this like, This is hard. Yeah, that's the attitude everyone should have towards becoming successful because you can be successful you your attitude and listening to your story. You were you were successful before you became an owner of the franchise. You know, I'm saying because you had the added you were like, I'm okay with being a manager. As long as it means I can help my dad, I can look after him as a person. And I can, I can do what I love. And you're like, it's not about the money. It's about being able to do what I love every day. That is awesome. And that is exactly everything that success club stands for. Dude, that's just crazy, man. I just it's funny because like, I look at you and I'm like, Man, this guy went to high school with it and he is something he can share that that is already inspiring me in a way because like, it's funny because when we were talking about call centers, right, I'm like garbage. But at the same time, like applying what you're, you're saying it's like, okay, call centers, right? Maybe if I would have focused a little bit more on the positive aspect of that, like, there were obviously there are good things about being in a call center the connections. Yeah, make someone's day. You can also right and they can ruin your. But there are things to that. And so like, if you're in a call center, I mean, I know I've kind of feel bad now. Like, I don't want to make it seem like that you don't want to be there. You should be anywhere you feel you can find joy. That's, I feel like that's the the moral of this. Um,
Nathan Bracken 21:35
I love that sometimes, like, honestly, so one of my managers and he was working at a call center before I hired him. But one of the things that I appreciated about him is that he worked at a call center for a long time, like I think was like a year and a half, which to me is just
Kalob Valle 21:51
that's on another level.
Nathan Bracken 21:54
And he but he worked his way up as like a manager. So he had different leadership positions within the company, and he was continually trying to seek improvement of like how the company can be more efficient, what things like how communication can be improved, and all these things. And like, he was so frustrated, like he really did not like love his job. But he knew that like, that's what he needed to do for that moment. And so he just like, he put up with it for a little while, but it was because I saw that perseverance in him. And I was like, like, this guy is like, working really hard. And he actually applied for the manager position three times I didn't know was, no, wait, no, I'm sorry. He applied twice. He probably would have applied a third time. But it was like I was basically out of desperation that I called him up one day and I was like, Hey, man, like, you were, honestly the last opportunity. I really did want to hire you. Someone was just a little bit more qualified, but they've actually left and I need a manager and I was like, when can you step in? I can I can come today. into that call center music guys, you're awesome. I got a better opportunity. I'm gonna go. So like, Yeah, absolutely. Like sometimes it's not like even necessarily doing what you love but putting up with it and like, just try doing your absolute best that you can while you there for the moment, even if it is a means to an end until like that next opportunity presents itself.
Kalob Valle 23:22
Yeah, so I like that. I like that too. Because now it's like, hey, if you can't find joy in it every day, you put up with it, because you know that someday you're gonna get an opportunity to do something greater just like that guy. And, you know, if you're in a call center and you're not liking it, I hope you're looking for opportunities because and I actually had a really interesting thought the other day, because I was thinking about opportunities and how like, we compare opportunities to doors, you know, I think that's like life is like one big hallway and it's just filled with all these doors, and that doors will open. And then if you don't take advantage of those doors, the doors closed. I was thinking the other day, something really cool Like, you know, maybe it isn't the fact that it's funny because my, I think my baby opened the door a little kid. I was gonna call him little Kayla, but that's gonna like weird for me to say. But I was thinking, I was like, sometimes we get, like we beat ourselves up because opportunities will come and the door will open but they'll close before we can get to them or we before we realize it was an opportunity. And sometimes I think to myself like man, did I just lose that opportunity forever? But I realized the other day, I was like, You know what, if we can compare them to doors, then doors can be forced open with a lot of hard work and a lot of elbow grease. Some of those doors will pride themselves open. So like if you if you're sitting at home and you're like, Man, I've just been working at this place and I'm not finding any joy and I want to do something different. You feel like opportunities are just passing you by they aren't gone. Forever, I'm sure that the majority of them somehow, some way with a good attitude, right attitude is everything that attitude and working your butt off. And if you have those things, I bet you, you could open up those doors you can reopen some of those opportunities and take advantage of them again. So don't beat yourself up too hard. I actually learned this a while ago to that all of us when we enter this world we're born and we grow up and we all have full time memberships to the self beaters club. It's it's horrible too, because like everyday man will go to bed and we'll think of the one thing that we did wrong or the one thing we want us to do better and when we have things hanging on our shoulders, worst, cancel your membership. Yeah, cancel your membership. Get out of there. That's the worst. So if something's not bringing you joy, be like Nathan find things that will either make a choice for you, or waits until you can see the opportunity and grab that opportunity. Go be go be joyous. That's the most important thing. Yeah, happy. Yeah, you gotta be happy with yourself. Would you say you're happy right now?
Nathan Bracken 26:07
And like, honestly, honestly, sometimes I don't even realize when I'm working until like, my wife's like, Nate, like, hang up the phone, like, enjoy some time been so like, I've legitimately had to like, set boundaries with work mostly from my wife because seriously, like, all of my managers and the thing is like, they'll obviously still call me if it's an emergency at any hour the day or night, but, like, past sometimes I'll answer the phone past 7pm and we'll just be chatting away we're just like, Oh, yeah, that's a really good you know, that's a really good event. We should go to that and I'm like, making plans with them. And you know, my wife's like, can't this wait till tomorrow? And I was like,
Kalob Valle 26:45
oh, man, I just get so caught up like I don't have
Nathan Bracken 26:47
office hours and I and that's okay for me like and I. I'm just like, my eyes were really, really opened when my I had an opportunity to go see one of the best friends disease in in john but in the unit and probably in the world really, but no way the United States like he's got there are owners that have more stores than he does, but he's got like 25 stores that he owns himself. I won't get into much detail sorry, but only five stores in Oregon. And he's got one of the best organizations that he's built himself to. I was just so impressed with and I got a chance to just even right he picked me up personally from the airport and was just like, you know, he was going to meetings he was there like a lot of owners who have like 25 plus stores do their doesn't the golf course all day, they don't give a crap about their employees. No, we're like, with our employees. And he he, he let me have an opportunity to to just follow one of his district managers who've been working for him for like 10 or 15 years or something, a little bit of an older gentleman, but this guy was just he really opened my eyes to like our purpose as like owners of the store. And it was just kind of mine book because it was like, we're not just Like obviously the kids need to understand they're not just there to make smoothies. The owners need to understand they have a responsibility to those kids to teach them what like work ethic is to teach them like what's acceptable and not in the workplace. And really how to apply yourself and how to be the best that you can be while you're there and we need to give them those tools otherwise, like we're really not only doing ourselves a disservice because we're not going to make as good as money if if we have a terrible time. Yeah, but like the the bigger side of things is like they're really doing the kids a disservice by not teaching them these like things that I've already mentioned. And so I mentioned to him like one of my least favorite things was like firing people or letting people go still one of my favorite things like help him to kind of get correct my, my thinking a little bit and he's like, well, I let's say you have a kid that like you are putting off like letting them go because you care about the person And because you want to be nice to them and that sort of sort of thing, but you've given them multiple warnings, you've tried to coach them and in multiple different ways, and you've given them all the tools that they need to improve, but they continually don't. And you just allow them to keep working like that. Are you really doing them a favor? And the answer truly is no. Like, if they haven't learned the lesson up to that point, maybe, you know, they would learn their lesson a little bit more if you had to let them go, because they're not, you know, taking advantage of the opportunity that it is to be an employee, even at the Jamba Juice. And so, like, it just really opened up my my perspective a little bit like, Okay, I need to, like, serve the people who are serving my input my customers, you know, like, and, and figure out ways to like, help them improve and help them grow. So that like, we can all grow,
Kalob Valle 29:50
but anyway, dude, heck yeah. There's a little piece of advice there for being a leader. Kind of almost even like you can apply some of that stuff to being a parent, you know? Anyways, it's just cool. Yeah, another thing we'll have to talk about maybe in another time, like another podcast is like, the health benefits of Jamba Juice, right? Like, because I we're not, I'm not saying like, we're not sponsored by Jamba Juice, right. But I think Jamba Juice is cool. And I think it's cool because I mean, there's health benefits and like, now you're doing these kids benefit. Like, there's so many reasons to be happy about where you're working man. Like, that's, that's awesome. Yeah, seriously, anyways, but um, I think we are golden questor's. Let's give a big thank you to Nathan, because he was awesome enough to take time out of his day to talk to us and give us some insight on his life and his story of success. If you guys already haven't, go ahead and subscribe and rate us on our podcast so everyone knows how great we are. Right now. It's it's like pure fives and we're so happy but we want more. Five more fives, please share us let people know about us because that's the most important thing you can do to help the SuccessQuest movement is to share us and let every Want to know about what it is that we're trying to do? What we want is to find more people like Nathan, you guys, if you guys have an amazing story you want to be sharing, just give us an email, you can visit our firstname.lastname@example.org success club. com. And we have, you can contact us in a variety of ways. You can even go to our Facebook page and message us, we get a lot of feedback and we love it. And this is how we find people to do podcasts with. In fact, I actually reached out to Nathan though because I was like, you know, man, we haven't talked to him forever. So like this would be an awesome opportunity. But um, the majority of the other podcasts, these guys are reaching out to us. They're emailing us and this is how you can make a difference, a small difference in a small community and everyone would appreciate it. And don't forget about the until we're live quit. Yeah, go ahead. Go ahead.
Nathan Bracken 31:47
I wanted to ask you and then maybe your audience because I just don't know what your audience is quite like but sure, I do want to ask like, if people would be more interested in hearing more about my story and or even just like day to day operation. I'm curious if you Kalob or maybe people in your audience and they do respond to you in certain ways that like, I've considered actually starting a YouTube channel. And
Kalob Valle 32:10
here we go just first advertisement.
Nathan Bracken 32:14
Like, I don't know, I just kind of would like, you know, at some point here people you know, audience thoughts are your thoughts on on something like that where I have an opportunity to bring people around show people what I do on a day to day basis and, and continue to tell my story and hopefully inspire people like you're doing because I think it's awesome. That's awesome. Yeah,
Kalob Valle 32:31
questor's if you guys you just heard that. Get on it. Email me and I will send Nathan all the information that you guys are talking if you guys want to hear some more of his stuff, he's gonna make it he wants to make a YouTube channel. Let's support them in that and send me information about what you would want to see from him. Maybe some insight deets on his day to day operations. That's cool stuff. So um, I will get back to you Nathan on that, on my opinion, obviously, is that you should because YouTube channels are awesome and I follow a lot of people because I inspired and motivated because everyone's different, you know, everyone's perspectives and views. They all add something to the table. So it's like, if you make a YouTube channel, I'll subscribe to you like that.
So yeah, heck yeah, man do it, or even make a podcast anything that I'm all about that life. But yeah, dude. Yeah, question. I like that start the YouTube channel I'll be watching you. Like I was saying before Don't forget also the most important thing is our live event that we're having October 26. If you haven't gotten your ticket already, you need to because there are only 80 seats available and tickets are selling fast and I'm also giving a couple away for free. So like you might lose your opportunity quick if you do lose your opportunity to come to the live event. We do have virtual tickets we're going to be doing a virtual event at the same time it'll be live on YouTube, Facebook, and whatever other platforms we can we can stream on Yeah, guys, it's only $10 a ticket really is not a lot and actually, it it's it's going to sell out pretty quick, especially after I announced the venue It's a pretty sick place. They're brand new. Anyways, thank you guys so much and have a successful day.
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