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Oct 15, 2018

Antonio T. Smith, Jr. Currently Runs the ATS Jr Companies for $34M 

  

Antonio T. Smith, Jr. goes from dumpster living teen to highly-successful entrepreneur

  

In this episode, Steve, Mary, Richard, and Antonio discuss: 

-How Antonio monetizes his podcast.

-3 date rule - 8-10 hours is what it takes before someone will buy.

-How living on the streets has shaped Antonio as a business entrepreneur.

-Learning success from your failures.

-The importance of character – you attract what you are – and building a strong team. 

  

Key Takeaways:  

-Stop chasing people who are not your customer!

-Add more value to your customer than anyone else will and do things that don't scale!

-On social media – only post what your network wants to have posted. Only post if it has a high VRIN Score.

-Loud doesn’t mean powerful.  

"If they know you, they’ll follow you, but if they trust you, they’ll buy from you." — Antonio T. Smith, Jr. 

    

About Antonio T. Smith, Jr.: Antonio T. Smith, Jr. is the C.E.O. of The ATS JR Companies, a top personal development and training company that offers people from small business owners, to managers, to entrepreneurs, to stay-at-home moms, and college students reliable, high-quality resources through coaching, motivational speaking, and free and paid resources, and the active CEO of The ATS JR Business University, a university developed to guide you through broke to profitable. 

In the early 2000’s, after identifying “the internet” as a land-grab opportunity, Antonio studied and master the trade of Business to build his businesses and moving to help other businesses in dying markets revive themselves. 

During his growth season and learning and mastering the art of Business, he started several podcasts to share his wealth of knowledge to help others master the art of business.  These podcasts include Brick By Brick, The Secret to Success, Overcoming Low Self Esteem and his most recent and quickly growing podcast, Awareness TV. 

Not only has Antonio leveraged content creation and the rise of social media for his personal brand, but it was the seed which would become the pillar to his now 10-year path to adding value and sharing his wealth of knowledge of business through The ATS JR Companies and the ATS Business University. 

Outside of being the CEO of his own companies, Antonio is a highly sought after public speaker, a 3-time Amazon Bestselling Author, as well as a prolific Business Advisor with clients that range from Les Brown to Chase Bank and several other major companies. 

Antonio is currently the subject of the Plant Better Vlog, an online documentary series highlighting what it’s like to be a young CEO and public figure in today’s world, as well the host of The Plant Better Mindset Calls, a weekly call to give his audience the tools needed to better themselves, and host of Awareness TV, a show exposes the untruths that have kept society unaware, blind and oblivious to what is going on around them. Combining metaphysics, science, theology, history and alternative science, Rediscover our world through a new awakening. 

  

In addition to ATS Business University, The ATS JR Companies also houses ATS Publishing, a new publishing company started to benefit the writer and allow them to make a true profit on their dreams. In addition to running The ATS JR Companies, Antonio also has Kode Inc. Tech, a graphic and website design company, ATS Media and several other companies that add value to the lives of the over 500,000 followers world wide that believe in what Antonio T. Smith Jr does. 

Antonio is also the COO and Director of Business Development and Operations of the Les Brown University, Business Advisor for the NAACP, Missouri City Chapter, and Business Advisor for the Greater Houston Black Chamber of Commerce. 

Antonio T. Smith, Jr. was born on the island of Galveston, TX.  At the age of six, Antonio had to overcame abandonment, homelessness, brokenness and living in a dumpster until the age of 14.  Antonio’s childhood helped build him to become the person that he is today because he had to teach himself the same “Plant Better” Principles that he teaches us today. 

  

  

  

Connect with Antonio T. Smith, Jr.: 

Facebook: Antonio T. Smith Jr. 

  

  

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Website:  http://Beyond8Figures.com