REI Society

REI Society
By going deep with entrepreneurs to understand how they’ve overcome some of the greatest obstacles in their lives and what makes them tick as human beings, your host Brandon Thompson breaks down the art of failure to teach how you can find true…

18. Going from $50k to $250k in 3 Years | with Justin Shipp
Feb 10 • 58 min
Justin Shipp used to be an employee at an auto shop making about $50k in a year — but, today, he’s one of the largest wholesalers in Atlanta and a full-time hustler bringing in $250k a year. Listen to learn how he transformed in just three years.
17. Rising From the Ashes, Together | with Tiffany Thompson
Feb 4 • 38 min
I have a very special guest indeed: Tiffany Thompson, my wife, my partner in life, and my partner in real estate.
16. Morning Rituals
Jan 30 • 4 min
A lot of us are failing daily — whether it’s in relationships or business or something else entirely — because they’re not conscious. So, today, I want to share a simple tool that anyone can use to bring a little more clarity and consciousness to their…
15. From The Bus Bench to Tour Bus: Making a Career out of Serving Others | with Kenny Barnwell
Jan 27 • 43 min
Kenny Barnwell shares how he went from living on the street to living on tour with some of the biggest names in the music industry.
14. Coaches & Mentors
Jan 23 • 3 min
There are a lot of people out there who will charge you to be your business coach or mentor — but buyer beware because many of these individuals are selling snake oil.
13. Overcoming Trauma & Addiction to Create a Beautiful Life | with Jolynn Swafford
Jan 20 • 57 min
Jolynn Swafford shares her experience with addiction, trauma, recovery, and transformation.
12. Have You Looked Failure in the Eyes?
Jan 16 • 2 min
Have you ever looked failure in its face? Have you ever run into a wall and then just felt like there was no way to break through it? That’s a difficult position to be in, and it can make you feel hopeless — and that attitude is really just the beginning…
11. Helping a Community Rise Above the Ashes | with Charley Swecker
Jan 13 • 54 min
Charley Swecker created the nonprofit BenefitGUA to live a mission in Guatemala and help the communities in Guatemala City.
10. Why Most Entrepreneurs Suck
Jan 9 • 3 min
Are you a true entrepreneur? Find out in this episode.
9. You Are Good Enough: From Rock Bottom to Entrepreneur + Survivor | with Jenny Taylor
Jan 6 • 50 min
Jenny Taylor is the founder of Jenny Taylor Boudoir Photography and the host of Feel The Positive Podcast. She is a powerful role model for anyone who feels like they’ve hit rock bottom or feels like they’re trapped in an abusive relationship.
8. 3 People to Help You Rise Above The Ashes
Jan 2 • 4 min
I discuss the three people who you will want to surround yourself with if you want to Rise Above the Ashes.
7. Persistence Begets Opportunity | with Jim Favret
Dec 30, 2019 • 46 min
It’s easy to give up when you’re climbing up a mountain towards your goal, only to slide back down six feet for every five feet you climb. But Jim Favret persisted.
6. The Moment Heaven Kisses Earth | with Rusty Cole
Dec 23, 2019 • 50 min
Rusty Cole inherited the mistakes of his forefathers, but now he’s breaking the cycle so that his wife and children can have a better life — a life where he is present.
5. My Rise Above the Ashes Story | Originally Shared on Work Hard Play Hard with Rob Murgatroyd
Dec 16, 2019 • 51 min
Rob Murgatroyd, host of Work Hard Play Hard. interviews me about my Rise Above the Ashes story.
4. Becoming Formidable: Shedding a Leg to Gain Perspective | with Shay Taylor
Dec 9, 2019 • 45 min
Shea Taylor is an athlete, a businessman, and an amputee — and, today, he shares the story of becoming the first amputee MMA fighter and the lessons he’s learned from an accident that could have soured anyone’s perspective on life.
3. How to Reach Your Potential & Love Your Life | with Kimberly Zahasky, The Professional Optimist
Dec 2, 2019 • 50 min
Kimberly Zahasky shares the story of how she became The Professional Optimist and the tools that anyone can use to reach the potential and live a life they love.
2. Don’t Let Today’s Thoughts Ruin Your Tomorrow | with Mark Evans
Nov 25, 2019 • 73 min
Mark Evans shares how he overcame the thought that nearly brought him to his knees and prevented him from experiencing the best of life.
1. Want to be Rich? Help Other People | with Brian Preston
Nov 25, 2019 • 44 min
Brian Preston shares how he pulled himself up in his darkest moments and then started creating businesses that give back and give hope.
Rise Above The Ashes: The Podcast
Nov 14, 2019 • 1 min
Over the past 20 years, I’ve learned firsthand how multiple failures equal success. I stumbled. I failed. I went bankrupt. But I started climbing up the hill all over again and, 10 years later, I’ve risen higher than I ever thought possible.