The coronavirus pandemic has posed major problems and a deep crisis for the business world since its emergence in 2020. It has generated several changes, but also a variety of opportunities that can help an entrepreneur to be successful.
Keala Kanae, as a consultant that helps his clients to become better leaders of themselves and their businesses through our two-pronged approach focusing on both skillset (marketing, sales, operations) and mindset (leadership, self-mastery), assure that overcoming challenges like the pandemic forge an entrepreneur with the character and mind required to achieve big ambitions.
“Great leaders are those who can stay calm in the center of the storm; remain poised, not poisoned, and convey confidence in adversity. They take none of the credit but all of the blame as they empower their teams to do what needs to be done regardless of the hours, circumstances, or workloads needed to achieve critical outcomes”, said this American businessman that has been featured in Forbes, Huff Post, Entrepreneur, ABC News, and has won more than 7 awards from Clickfunnels including their coveted Centurion Award for doing more than $50M in sales on his way to $100M.
As an entrepreneur, Keala experienced some difficulties that helped him to evolve as a business leader. One of them occurred in 2018 when he went through a partnership breakup which led to eventually buying out his partner and rebranding the company.
“The partnership split and all of the problems that come along with growing a company at breakneck speed have taught me a lot of leadership, team building, culture building, and how to be both an effective war-time CEO and Peace-time CEO”, explained Keala.
Another problem for this businessman happened in 2015 when he was broke earning a mínimum wage as a worker of a coffee shop at 29 years old. This situation allowed him to make a difficult decision to become an entrepreneur and start his business career as a “freelance marketer”, which later became in the owning of the company Inspirean, which is the only company of its kind that focuses on both skillset and mindset as a dual approach to business growth, professional growth, self-mastery, and leadership.
For Keala, a successful entrepreneur that wants to be prepared for any circumstance has to adopt some important skills, such as the adaptation to the struggle and the preparation for chaos, which are crucial to build a prosperous business and to forge the character and mind required to achieve big ambitions as an entrepreneur.
Also, he recommends a constant improvement and innovation of their businesses by learning to interpret and appreciate the data, identifying when to get comfortable to do nothing because it is important to stop the progress as the situation is unclear and organizing their work teams for difficult situations.
He has been applying these tips in his business, obtaining great results such as the implementation of more decentralized work environments and virtual teams, and the closing of his physical offices just two years before the outbreak of the pandemic. All this led to his company to be recognized today as one of the few that was able to withstand the effects of the pandemic.