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Changing Misconceptions: The Truth About Sales Planning for Life After the Military | John Renken

From Outlaw Fighter to Fighting For Sales Success

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  • Helping veterans in sales increase their income by at least 30%

  • US Army Veteran

  • CEO of Sales Platoon

  • Kentucky Colonel

  • Summited Mt. Kilimanjaro (took him two times to reach the 19,343 ft summit)

  • 6x World MMA champion as “The Saint” or “The Fighting Preacher” in Japan

  • 1st Degree Black Belt in BJJ

  • Mead Maker

  • Former pastor for 15 years while he was a professional fighter

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  • Started fighting MMA when it was still outlawed in over 40 states…no gloves…not groin protection

  • Known as the “cold house” fights

  • Jeremy Horn is a friend of his for 25 years who said of “The Hook and Shoot” that John used the first round to warm up

  • He liked to impose his will

  • The internet was only out for three years when he started fighting, so there were only bulletin boards

  • His first title fight was for $50

  • Got out of the Army in 1996 and started fighting that year

  • His kickboxing instructor knew a guy in Minneapolis

  • His Army instructor was a Judo guy who actually did more Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

  • It was all no-gi for him from 1996 to 2006

  • Hasn’t been promoted since 2009 due to many injuries

  • Put on 100 pounds and went through a hostile divorce

  • Been in sales since he was 11 doing door-knocking

  • Was doing telemarketing at 15

  • Did cell phone sales

  • In 2022, he was contacted about doing a Skillbridge program

  • The average veteran entering the civilian workforce is being offered $20/hr

  • That fact infuriated him, so he did something about it

  • About 10,000 active duty members leave the military each month

  • You must be nominated to be a Kentucky Colonel

  • No accountability and poor time management are the biggest issues with every company

  • You cannot escape dial time. You need to speak with the prospect at some point.

  • LinkedIn is a viable platform.

  • Gives them scripts to follow.

  • A script is a guideline to help you craft your own message.

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