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Welcome to the Courageous Entrepreneur Show. This is the show that shares information and inspiration to help you break free from self-doubt, limiting beliefs, and disempowering patterns and break through to create the thriving, successful business you dream of and deserve.

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Show Notes

This episode falls in the category I consider an entrepreneur’s journey.

I think there’s a lot to learn from the path that others have traveled, mistakes they’ve made, and what they’d do differently now that they’ve achieved success.

I particularly love to interview people who were experts in their profession for their employer who had to figure out how to position themselves as an expert and then not just build but run a thriving successful business.

Today’s guest fits that description perfectly.

Andy Falco Jimenez was forced to retire from the Anaheim Police Department after 21 years with many of those years spent as the top K9 officer with the force.

Andy was a recognized leader, sought out by other community police departments to do K9 training and was a nationally recognized speaker on topics related to training and building a K9 unit.

But a pair of car accidents while he was on duty led to some scary symptoms for him and showed him how little he actually meant to the organization.

Forced to retire, he had to find himself and build a business to fully support his growing family.

He candidly shares how he did that. You’ll hear the mistakes and most of all what he did to persevere and become someone who now helps others become the recognized expert in their field too.

So listen in as Andy shares:

  • What was so hard about leaving the police force
  • The hardest part about building a business based on your skill and expertise
  • The mistakes he made with his pricing and how he fixed them
  • The reason he nearly lost his house in spite of having a business that made good money
  • The important 3-part lesson he learned that changed his life and business
  • Why and how narrowing his focus led to more clients How he built his authority status and you can too

As always listen all the way to the end where I’ll share your cocktail exercise and action step for this episode.

Guest Contact Information

Andy’s bio website

Falco K9 Academy

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Andy’s personal Facebook page


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