Here is one of my most fascinating
interviews ever. It's with Glenn W Turner. It me interviewing Glenn W Turner
from the developer of the classic Dare To Be Great Seminars.
This is an interview like he's never been interviewed before. Glenn in
considered one of the most dynamic and charismatic speakers of our times.
was the Toney Robbins of the 1970s.
This interview is the fascinating
real life case study of how a man with a physical disability, no money, and no
confidence had the courage to build himself into a wealthy, greatly respected
man who was, and still is a role model to thousands of people. But it is not
just a rags to riches story. It contains valuable lessons in honesty, tenacity,
humor, and respecting others you'll take to heart.
Glenn W Turner was born in 1934 in
South Carolina to an unwed mother. He was very poor. His mother's prenatal
illness of scarlet fever caused Glenn W Turner to be born with a clef palate and
a hair lip. As an infant, he had surgery in an attempt to correct these
problems. Even so, his disability was always noticeable but as you'll hear this
was not to stop Glen W Turner from wanting to be great.
He dropped out of school in the 8th
grade mainly because of the teasing about his hair lip by other children. When
Glen W Turner was only 17 years old, he had his father sign for him so that he
could join the Air Force. Unfortunately, he was given a medical discharge one
year later because it was discovered that he had a perforated eardrum.
Upon exploring job opportunities,
he was told that his outlook was bleak because he had no education. He was
directed to and enrolled in an Opportunity School. This was a school for people
who had dropped out of school or had never gone to school. This school saved his
life. It gave him the inspiration to complete school and the first boost of
confidence in his life.
Glenn eventually started selling
sewing machines door to door. Because of his past experiences, Glenn Tuner
didn't have much confidence at first. However, he was fortunate to have the
ability to learn about sales from his manager who became his mentor. This
mentoring relationship helped Glenn to be very successful. Glenn never forgot
the importance of having a good mentor.
He was soon introduced to a great
company called Holiday Magic, an MLM cosmetic sales company Glenn Turner was
mortgage the family furniture to borrow $5000 to become a distributor. In short
time, Glenn surpassed fellow distributor, Zig Ziegler, and became the Number One
distributor for Holiday Magic. In fact, he made a quarter of a million dollars
just in his first eight months with Holiday Magic!
Glenn reveals how he transformed
from having little confidence to having the confidence of a master speaker and
entrepreneur. When Glenn was 26, he left Holiday Magic and began his own
cosmetic MLM marketing company. It was called Koscot.
Hear how Glenn W Turner grew Koskot
to a $100 million dollar powerhouse in just 36 short months. Listen how Koscot
was organized and how it ran. At the height of it's growth, Koscot was larger
Glenn developed a new company named
Dare To Be Great because Koscot had a need for training materials and courses.
Many Koscot salespeople left their distributorships and became involved with the
Dare To Be Great program. People flocked to Dare To Be Great because
they were fascinated with everyone's positive attitude and success. In fact,
Glenn W Turner estimates that more than 800 people became millionaires through
Koscot and Dare To Be Great.
MLM laws were non-existent when
Glenn W Turner first started. But as the laws developed, Glenn Turner started
being investigated for different kinds of illegal activities, including mail
He subsequently worked with one of
his former employees in the development of a new MLM, Challenge America. The
company was investigated and Glenn was eventually charged with "aiding and
abetting a pyramid." He spent almost five years in an Arizona prison. In this
interview, you'll hear Glenn discuss his experiences in prison.
Glenn's great passion is teaching
personal development and the importance of maintaining a positive attitude. He
has written several books and estimates that he has sold seven million books and
audio-tape programs in his career combined.
Listen as Glenn W Turner gives
advice on how to protect themselves. He says that he made the mistake of not
protecting himself because he was always being honest. Because of lawmakers and
the legal system, simply being honest was not enough.
This interview is an absolute gem!
Glenn proves how a person can go from rags to riches and from ruin to recovery
through the power of positive thinking and honesty.