EP 60: Jon Kowanetz – Overcoming Hardships, Bouncing Back, And Standing Up Once Again

Have you ever had the experience of being at the top of your game, then all of a sudden, for reasons beyond your control, you fall down? All of us experience a downfall. It’s difficult and depressing. Although some of us find it hard to stand up and rise again, there’s always a way to get back and keep going.

At 15, Jon Kowanetz had his very first car and that started his interest in-car audio. With some years of experience in this line of work, he then started his own business. Jon and his company’s name are quite famous around Arizona. He is also a podcaster, does a lot of public speaking, and is an outdoor enthusiast. He is also the writer of “Life Without Crutches”, a life-changing book that tells about conquering struggles.

On this episode of the Step It Up Entrepreneur podcast, Tomas and Jon discuss how Jon started to become fascinated with car audio and fabrication, what triggered him to establish a business of his own, the ups and downs of the company, and what it contributed to him as an employer and as a person. Tune in for an inspiring episode that can help you change the way you see yourself right now and may help you achieve a better version of yourself.

What You’ll Learn:

  • How Jon became a successful business owner and how he became an effective employer.
  • What is the most important thing in managing a company and why money isn’t the main reason for someone to operate a business.
  • How to deal and manage one’s downfall and what are the ways to overcome and conquer it.
  • And much more!

Favorite Quote:

“The main driving factor has always been to just be, get curious, be the best that you can, push the limits, try and find the best way. My passion has never been about money or having this big empire, it is about doing cool stuff because you know the reaction you get from people, you know when they say things like, ‘Wow, amazing, you built this stuff?’ and that’s the best compliment I could possibly get.”- Jon Kowanetz

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How to Get Involved:

From his start in the GPS tracking industry to founding the Step It Up Academy, Tomas Keenan is on a mission to break out of the concept of “average” and reach success that is anything but. And he wants you to join him.

Check Tomas out on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram and don’t forget to visit tomaskeenan.com and sign up to make sure you never miss an episode drop.

You can also find this show on Apple Podcasts – don’t forget to drop a rating and review! Your feedback is very much appreciated. 

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