Q&A With Patrick Bet-David

Q&A With Patrick Bet-David

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Author: Patrick Bet-David

Author Bio:

Patrick’s amazing story starts with his family immigrating to America when he was 10-years old. His parents fled Iran as refugees during the Iranian revolution and were eventually granted U.S. citizenship

After high school, Patrick joined the U.S. military and served in the 101st Airborne before starting a business career in the financial services industry. After a tenure with a couple traditional companies, he was inspired to launch PHP Agency Inc., insurance sales, marketing, and distribution company – and did so before he turned 30. PHP is now one of the fastest growing companies in the financial marketplace.

Patrick is passionate about shaping the next generation of leaders by teaching thought-provoking perspectives on entrepreneurship and disrupting the traditional approach to a career. Patrick’s popularity surged and created a buzz in the hearts of entrepreneurs all over the world when The Life of an Entrepreneur in 90 Seconds, a video he created, accumulated over 27 million views online. This and scores of other videos comprise his library of edifying, educational and inspirational content about entrepreneurship – all available at Valuetainment, a media brand he conceived and founded. 

Valuetainment exists to teach the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and personal development while inspiring people to break from limiting beliefs or other constraints and achieve their dreams. It has been referred to as “the voice for entrepreneurs.” (Source: www.patrickbetdavid.com)


1.  What are three things your viewers can always take away from your webisodes?

1. Clarity

2. Alignment knowing I'm teaching what I'm doing.  

3. Direction on what to do next.


2.  How did 'Valuetainment' come about?

We initially named the channel Patrick Bet-David.  I felt the content is bigger than just one person, so 2 years ago the name was changed to 'Valuetainment'.  

Value + Entertainment = Valuetainment


3.  When did you first start using YouTube and/or the internet to spread your message?



4.  What is one thing that every entrepreneur should know?

What to do next. 


5.  What is one lesson that every entrepreneur should learn?

Who to go into business with.


6.  What is your main goal for the rest of 2017 in preparation for 2018?

1,000,000 subs. 


7.  What was your writing process like for your book?

Depends on which book.  I finished a 96,000-word fiction book recently that took me 5 years to finish, while '25 Laws for Doing the Impossible' was written in a month.


8.  Do you plan on writing more books in the future?



9.  What's the best book you have read in 2017?

The Toyota Way By Jeffrey Liker


10.  What's the worst mistake you have made in business/what did you learn from that mistake?

Assume everyone played fair.  You better be ready to go to war when you build a business especially if your vision is big enough to take business from the big boys.  


11.  What are some strategies you have used to get in contact with big-name influencers to be on your shows?

Ask how I can help them in any area.  An exchange in help.  I help you for your help.  


Places to Find More From This Author:

Facebook: Patrick Bet-David

Twitter: @patrickbetdavid

Instagram: @patrickbetdavid

Youtube: Valuetainment

Website: www.patrickbetdavid.com


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