Made his money in real estate after trying farming and dairying. A relationship guy, family is very important. www.carlsonland.net
Millionaire 2 Jeffrey Luftig
Built a successful consulting practice after leaving a career in higher education. His education all came together in a very serendipitous way and his engineering mindset combined with a penchant for solving problems served him well.
Millionaire 3 Matt Given
Built three successful banking/payroll businesses and is now consulting. A fun-loving, take life as it comes kind of guy, Matt now gets to do what he really likes – spend time with his family, train for triathlons, and help others grow their businesses. www.mattgivenstudios.com
Millionaire 4 Jeffrey Hill
A former Proctor and Gamble young star, Jeffrey had opportunities presented that led him to running a high-powered consulting company. He has since become an investor and philanthropist. www.teetimewatch.comwww.gelazzi.com
Millionaire 5 Heidi Ganahl
Had a business plan written when tragedy struck. She put that plan on hold for more than 10 years, and then came back to it when the timing was right and built a booming doggy-day care business. www.campbowwowusa.com
Millionaire 6 Steve Rosdal
Wanted to get out of New York so he came to Denver. He started an Indian jewelry business, which then led to one of the most successful jewelry stores in Denver.
Millionaire 7 Vance Andrus
A lawyer who wanted to get into business, he sold a business he co-owned just after making a bold move to become unstuck in life. www.AHW-Law.com
A spine surgeon who grew up on a farm and wanted to have the respect from others in his field.
Millionaire 11 Mark Sanborn
A well-renowned leadership author and speaker, Mark knows the value of a disciplined, yet not scripted, approach to becoming what you want to. www.marksanborn.com
Millionaire 12 John Simcox
Knew he had to provide for his new bride so he got out into the working world. He always had written goals and after taking little steps here and there, opened a successful jewelry store chain.
Millionaire 13 Bill Begal
Grew up around entrepreneurs and inherently understood that was the way to make money. Toiled for an unpleasant boss while learning the industry in which he would later make millions. www.begal.net
Millionaire 14 Doug Krug
All about being in the flow. He made snap decisions that led to exciting adventures even while working day jobs. He now teaches people to pay attention to the inner voice. www.elsolutions.com
Millionaire 15 Cynthia McKay
Credits naivety with her success after jumping feet first into a business about which she knew nothing – gift baskets. She is now a successful franchisor and business coach who recently earned her Ph.D. www.legift.com
Millionaire 16 Lane Nemeth
Creating a multi-million dollar direct sales business was just one big experiment to her. She took the challenges as they came and worked through them and continues to do so. www.ultimatesparkle.com
Bonus: Listen to five-minutes of my interview with Lane.
Millionaire 17 Bryan Willis
Working 80- to 100-hour weeks in corporate America was Bryan’s forte, not only because he loved the challenge and the work, but also as a result of an intense drive to provide for his family. Hard work opened up opportunities and Bryan made the most of those opportunities in the title insurance industry to reach a spot he called a pipe dream. www.etinv.com
Millionaire 18 Shawn Kane
Grew up around success watching parents work hard. Fell into the business he’s in and it became his passion. www.kaneconsultinginc.net
Ladies, look at your man, now look at Shawn. Does he look like Shawn, no. But he could be rich like Shawn…
Bonus: Listen to 30 minutes of my interview with Shawn.
A social entrepreneur turned business owner, he created success at a young age. He now owns several businesses each valued at no less than $1 million. RobEmrich.com, PaeDae.com
Millionaire 21 Richard Zuschlag
A fitting end cap to the interviews, he summed up what I had learned from the others – you never know what something is going to turn into at the time, you make what seems like the logical next decision, work hard, and then find yourself years later in the middle of something successful. He runs a large medical transportation company in Louisiana and Texas. www.acadian.com