We had the good fortune of connecting with Donnie Boivin and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Donnie, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I spent 40 years living with other people’s dreams. Even told by a former employer how grateful they were that I was their retirement plan. So, at 40 years old I set out to create Success Champion. I wanted to teach others how to be a champion in their life. It took a while to make that vision come true, First I had to become the champion of my life and that took realizing that Success is my fault and Failure is my fault. Once I got there and understood that everything that happens in my life is on me. That became the foundation of where I am now.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Building Success Champion has been a helluva journey. From almost losing everything I have to then build an international brand and business. It took me failing forward many times. Trying new things and doing the stuff that scared the hell out of me. I had to learn how to be a business owner, think like a business owner and work as a business owner. I had to stop being an employee, thinking like an employee, and working as an employee. That was tough for 20 years that’s what I knew. Even though I was an independent thinker and doer, looking back I usually did what I was told in some sort of fashion. But, along the journey, I met myself and began going bigger. I took more risks and more chances and luckily some of them have worked. Now we have Success Champions Podcast, Success Champion Magazine, Success Champion Facebook Group, the Badass Business Summit, and Success Champions Networking. Success Champion Networking is Virtual networking groups for the 2nd tier networker. The networker who has grown beyond traditional networking organizations and wants to surround themselves with action high rising business owners. We now have 24 chapters in 11 states and 2 countries. We will be opening in the United Kingdom in September.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Week-long trip I would take them out of the cities and into the country. I would take them to Fossil Rim in Glen Rose with lunch at Grumps in Grandbury. Then I would take them shopping through amazing shops around Weatherford town square and then shopping in Azle eating dinner at El Paseo. We would head back into the city taking to Fort Worth South eating breakfast at Paris Coffee Shop, lunch at Four Sisters then Dinner and drinks from the best view of the city at the Petroleum Club. Then most of the rest of the time would be spent exploring small-town Texas and support small business owners.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I am grateful for me first. I am proud of the grit and tenacity it’s taken to build this business. My wife who has always had my back and the champions who support my journey.
Website: DonnieBoivin.com SuccessChampionnetworking.com BadassBusinessSummit.com