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Paul Lagudi, a former professional Rugby Player turned entrepreneur, is the founder and president of the multi-million dollar Lagudi Fresh Food Group based in Las Vegas. He started his Produce company with just $30,000 and grew it into a million-dollar success within three years. Paul is a published author, having contributed to the book "Breaking Through" alongside 20 other successful entrepreneurs, sharing their insights on achieving breakthrough success.
Join us in this episode as we sit down with Paul and hear about his journey from athlete to business leader. Paul opens up about his failures, the valuable lessons he learned, and how his sports background still plays a big role in his leadership style. He shares his expertise in managing a thriving international business and having the right culture in hiring and retaining great employees. In this candid conversation, Paul reveals the key to staying motivated and avoiding complacency despite business success.
With Paul's practical wisdom and relatable experiences, this episode is a must-listen for aspiring entrepreneurs and business leaders.
Why you have to check out today’s episode
- Learn about Paul’s unique approach to managing his team as a former Sports Player & how you can leverage it in your own business.
- Hear about Paul’s practical wisdom on mentorship, failure, motivation & the proper culture to acquire & retain good employees.
- Discover the secret to winning any game and staying on top of the competition
“You're gonna be willing to say no, no to some winning moves because it may affect everything else. Know when to push it & know when to cut it.” - Paul Lagudi
00:40 Paul's business approach to managing his team as a former sports player
01:32 How did Paul transition from being a Rugby Professional to building a Food
04:01 Paul’s insight on getting a mentor
05:00 The story of how he lost 10 grand in his first week in the business
06:22 Why Paul decided to start his business in Las Vegas
07:27 The difference between handling the Produce business in Australia versus the US
10:14 Advice to people who are looking to start an International business
11:34 Why failure is Paul's biggest mentor
12:24 Paul shares his biggest leadership failures, learnings & advice
14:23 The secret to winning any game
15:13 Two reasons Paul sees his business expanding and succeeding in five years
16:40 Paul’s advice in hiring & retaining great people in this team
19:23 Short advice to self if Paul would be starting all over again
19:41 The remedy for staving off complacency as a successful leader
21:43 Paul's business approach to staying hungry
"If you're lean, mean & hungry, anything can happen"
"You have to give the sense of confidence that you know what you're talking about, but be humble enough that people would want to help you."
“Older people love to mentor a younger person---it's good for the soul. If you have that connection, that's the magic.”
“Sometimes you just gotta be willing to put yourself out there & be willing to fail. Fail your way to success.”
“Follow the money trail. Not everything you're gonna do is gonna make you money or make you succeed or win. Know when to push it & when to cut it.”
“I never sell a product, I just make friends because I'm a believer that friends love to deal with friends and you work harder for a friend because you don't wanna let 'em down.”
“Anyone who's successful, in whatever walk of life, will tell you they're one millimeter from losing it all. So it's a tie rope. You're never too big to fail.”
- Lagudi Fresh Food Group: https://www.lagudis.com/
- Breaking Through: The World's Leading Entrepreneurs and Professionals Share Their Insights for Achieving Breakthrough Success! https://www.amazon.com/Breaking-Through-Mikkel-Pitzner/dp/0991214331
Connect with Paul Lagudi
- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lagudi-fresh-food-group/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lagudi_ffg/
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