In episode 203 of Journey to $100 Million, Kevin talks about one of the individuals that really motivated him to expedite his decision to become an entrepreneur and start his own business. This individual was a close friend of Kevin’s and one that he has not seen in a while: Ilya Pozin.
Ilya is a founder of Coplex as well as Pluto TV. At the time when Kevin was toying with the idea of starting his own business, Ilya had his own company in Virginia Beach that he started in college. Kevin was blown away by Ilya’s success, especially when he told him he would be moving to LA to pursue greater career opportunities. Seeming as though they were the same age and Kevin had just as much motivation as Ilya, he decided to take the leap to start his own business.
Kevin congratulates Ilya on all his success and gives credit to knowing that he was definitely an influence on Kevin to start his own business. If you have started your own business, there is probably someone that influenced you. Whoever it may be, it doesn’t matter, but look around you and think if there is someone that motivated you to do something bigger in life.