Ben Williams on The Freedom of Money, Death-Threats, Self-Doubt, Getting Started in Business, and Setting Up a Retreat Centre in the Colombian Mountains – #5

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by Ellie Goode

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Whether it’s hunting deer in Jackson, Wyoming…

Dirt biking through the Colombian mountains…

Or receiving death-threats from a disgruntled ex-employee…

Ben Williams has seen it all.

In this episode we talk about so many things, especially how to get started in business.

Ben’s razor-sharp confidence has seen him succeed with leveraging smart business opportunities.

Even if it’s a brand new venture, Ben always trusts himself to “figure it out”. 

That’s the spirit of Sex, Money and Rage… Trusting yo’ self 🔥

That’s how Ben started his first painting business in Jackson, Wyoming — selling to some of the wealthiest homeowners in the USA.

So, how did he do it?

Ben got out of his head and took action.

He asked potential customers what they wanted before he even had a product or service to sell. 

Seems simple, right?

Then why do so many people find it hard to get started in business?

Because of that sneaky, silent killer: self-doubt 😰

We’ve all felt it.

We’ve all felt like an imposter. 

Some of us still do…

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Before he even had a paintbrush or the skills to paint a house, Ben was out there selling himself.

He didn’t let self-doubt screw him over.

Ben never questioned himself — he went out and got shit done 😎 

And now, Ben’s helping others learn how to get started in business.

Ben talks about how he learned to sell, the strategies he used, and the importance of being confident.


Because it helps build trust with your customers, employees, and strengthens your relationships.

When Ben’s not working on his businesses, you’ll find him cruising through South America…

…Setting up a locally-sourced, organic, and ethical farm-to-table retreat with his fiancé in the Colombian mountains,

…Or riding motorbikes through Lima, Chile, Argentina and Brazil with his adrenaline-loving friends.

For Ben — life is an adventure. 

Ben’s passion for life flows into his passion for business and making money.

He’s always on the lookout to help people, create value for them, and deliver financial freedom for himself (so he can retire at 40… yes please!).

It’s a win for everyone involved. That’s the secret to a successful business.

Ben’s latest venture involves setting up a farm-to-table retreat in Colombia with his lovely fiancé.

He wants to oversee the end-to-end process — hunting and killing the animals to appreciate the food you eat.

Connecting with nature.

Seeing the sacrifice that goes into your food. 

All while being surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the Colombian jungle ⛰️

Endless flowing creeks, fun-loving monkeys and huge waterfalls that make your jaw drop in disbelief.

It sounds *almost* as good as Peru…

But I must say I’m biased, you know, with living here and all.


If you’re keen to hear all about the wonders of South America…

If you want to learn how to get started in business OR get to the next level…

If you want to hear about Ben’s wild death-threats and how he responded…

Then click ‘play’ right now…

Show Notes – You’ll Discover

  • How Ben built a successful painting business in Jackson, Wyoming without ever using a paintbrush (hint: he outsourced it all)
  • How to use money to your advantage and create the life you want
  • How to get started in business even if you have ZERO ideas
  • What is was like for Ben to receive death-threats from his employee and how he responded
  • Why you need to travel to South America at least once in your life (…and come visit me in Peru!) ✈️

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