49: John Sonmez on Retiring at 33, Becoming a Multi-Millionaire, and Getting a Bulldog Mindset

John Sonmez on Retiring at 33, Becoming a Multi-Millionaire, and Getting a Bulldog Mindset

Welcome to episode 49 of Optimal Health For Busy Entrepreneurs.

We have John Sonmez, founder of Bulldog Mindset stopping by for a fascinating discussion on breaking free of self-imposed limitations, escaping the dreaded land of the middle, retiring at 33, and the unexpected turns that came after that.

Many entrepreneurs (and those looking to become entrepreneurs) most often have the dream scenario on repeat in their head: six-pack abs, dating the hottest models, building a multi-million dollar business, traveling the world in luxury, and in general, living life on your terms. Is this possible?

Absolutely. But not without putting in the work. Specifically adopting a bulldog mindset as John has done. John shared gem after gem in this episode, and opened some new ways of thinking in terms of how we go about our “goals.” Becoming superhuman starts in our mind and this episode will put you on the fast track.

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In today’s episode, you’ll learn:

  • John’s origin story and his wake up call
  • 2 quotes that summarize John’s philosophy toward life
  • How to escape mediocrity when things aren’t so good, but yet, aren’t so bad
  • John’s transformation from a shy and nerdy programmer who wears a size 46 to someone with a world-class body
  • How John retiring at 33 wasn’t all that it was cracked up to be (this will surprise some)
  • The major mistake that most people make when setting goals
  • John’s advice on finding your purpose
  • How applications in software development can make you a better entrepreneur, and take control of your fitness
  • What led John to start Bulldog Mindset
  • The traits of John’s most successful clients
  • Why John doesn’t like the traditional way that goals are set, and what’s a better solution
  • Why you need to do things that you hate
  • Plus much more

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