253: Michael Huggins, author of Going Om: A CEO’s Self-Discovery Behind Bars

Michael Huggins, author of Going Om: A CEO’s Self-Discovery Behind Bars

Michael Huggins  and Bill Ringle discuss Going Om: A CEO’s Self-Discovery Behind Bars for small business leaders.

>>> Visit MyQuestforTheBest.com for complete show notes and more expert advice and inspiring stories to propel your small business growth.

Top 3 Take-Aways from this Interview

  • With the right perspective, adversity evolves into wisdom.
  • Determine what’s the overall culture of the company when it comes to adversity: fight or flight.
  • As a business leader, we really don’t take the time to understand what other obligations are imposed upon us.

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Read the Show Notes from this Episode

  • Michael shares his inspiration and how he inspired him. [1:18]
  • What was the message you got from him? [2:15]
  • What’s your perspective on the role of being a responsible corporate officer and how people should view it? [4:24]
  • He talks about what people should look for and investigate their culture in supporting a proper level of responsibility in their business [7:34]
  • What is your lowest point during this part of your life? [13:50]
  • Shares how he navigates through the experience of being imprisoned and his positive mindset [15:44]
  • My Quest for the Best Lightning Round begins [18:38]

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Expert Bio

Alex is the CEO of the Evangelist Marketing Institute, LLC. which adds 10-20% annual sales to his distribution and manufacturing clients. Clients are between $20 million and $2 billion in revenue and almost always multi-generational family businesses. His clientele includes companies such as Cisco, Logitech, Lenovo, T-Mobile, Activar, Milwaukee Valve, Columbia Pipe and WinSupply.

Alex is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Selling Boldly as well as The Revenue Growth Habit (selected as the sales book of the year by 800-CEO-Read) and Evangelist Marketing. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife and 10-year-old twins, and it is apparent to everybody who knows them that Alex’s wife, Lisa — who takes care of the children and Alex — works much harder than he does.

Contact Info for Alex Goldfayn

Web address: www.goldfayn.com

Travels from: Lake Forest, Illinois

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Expert Bio

Mike Huggins is a Wharton MBA graduate, CPA and former COO who ran a $2 billion business but ended up going to prison for as Responsible Corporate Officer misdemeanor for illegal activities that occurred under his watch but which he didn’t’ know about. He’s the author of Going Om – A CEO’s Self-Discovery Behind Bars (released on January 15, 2020)

Coming out of prison he turned down lucrative job offers and started the Transformation Yoga Project, a non-profit organization, and goes back into prisons working with incarcerated men to provide practical tools for them to help navigate life’s challenges both inside prison and when they are released back into the community.

Contact Info for Michael Huggins

Web address: goingombook.com

Travels from: Avondale, PA

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