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Eric Spofford – CEO of Spofford Enterprises | From Drug Addict to 9-Figure Exit

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About The Guest

Eric Spofford is the CEO of Spofford Enterprises. He is an entrepreneur, speaker, coach, recovered drug addict, and student of the game. At 23, inspired by his own struggles with addiction, Eric founded and operated one of the largest addiction treatment organizations in New England, which he sold for nine figures in 2021. Eric is also a seasoned real estate investor and developer.

Spofford Enterprises oversees investments in commercial and multifamily real estate, private equity funds, a media company, and behavioral healthcare businesses, among other innovative ventures. Eric has numerous accolades to his name, including testifying before the U.S. Senate, being awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration, and becoming a published author.

Talking Points

  • 00:00 — Introduction
  • 01:20 — Triumph over Addiction
  • 10:34 — Navigating Legal Challenges Post-Recovery
  • 17:22 — Building a Business from Struggle
  • 20:38 — Thriving with Limited Business Experience
  • 23:14 — Sponsor: The Sales Evangelist Podcast
  • 24:57 — Embracing Failure
  • 27:49 — The Art of Exiting a Business
  • 34:42 — Creating a Supportive Mentorship Infrastructure
  • 38:15 — Authentic Mentorship
  • 39:56 — Choosing the Right Mentor
  • 42:26 — Unveiling Entrepreneurial Challenges
  • 45:12 — The Power of Internal Work
  • 50:27 — Lessons in Addiction and Entrepreneurship
  • 51:37 — Connect with Eric
  • 51:45 — Defining Success

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Scott will discuss some of the lessons he’s learned over his own career, as well as have candid interviews with execs, celebrities, notable figures, and politicians. All who have achieved success through both wins and losses, to learn more about their life, their ideas, and insights.

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