IMU 074: How Opportunities Grow On Trees in America – by Andrew Samuel

Do opportunities still exist in America?

Do you sometimes feel like there’s no room for success for you, your life or your business because of how difficult things are or have been?

Whether it’s in life or your business, adversity isn’t unique to one person…everyone and every business has those moments.

The question is:

What drives you?
Do you have a “WHY” that pushes you through adversity?

When you have a “Why” so deep that it drives you forward through any adversity, then you know that success is going to be a big part of your life.

Andrew Samuel was born into humble circumstances in India, but today he is the CEO of LinkBank Corp because he internalized his sense of purpose from a young age.

Every step of the way in his journey, Andrew knew he had to apply himself because his dreams weren’t going to happen overnight. He really believes that having a chip on his shoulder would’ve held him back.

Even as he worked jobs that others might consider beneath themselves, Andrew approached them with grace and hard work. He saw it this way:

One day, you might be serving them, and the next day, they might be serving you.

Many people credit luck for their success, but Andrew believes that it’s just seizing the opportunities that show up in front of you.

I used to hear this funny phrase and think it was true that, “In America, money grows on trees”.

Of course, it doesn’t, but the opportunities in America are out there for you, as long as you work hard and do it intentionally.

with that said, listen closely to the top 3 talents Andrew says you need to succeed.  One of the really cool parts about Andrew’s company is that he has a Chief Cultural Officer whose sole job is to create the company culture and protect it from outside forces.

As a coach, I know that if I want my clients to do something, then I need to model that for them. If I want them to be on time, then I need to show up on time too.

The idea that the culture should start at the top is a huge part of my coaching method too, and I loved that Andrew values this enough to create this position.

You are not going to want to miss the end where Andrew shares his next big project which I believe will really revolutionize the small banking industry.

When you listen to this podcast episode, you’ll discover…

  • The top 3 talents you need to help you succeed in life.
  • Listen as Andrew shares the story of his childhood, and how he used it to propel him to success.
  • Why luck has nothing to do with your success.
  • How you can discover your big, hairy goal.
  • Andrew’s next big banking goal that will change the small banking industry.

So, head over to the Itunes or Stitcher right now and listen to the podcast. Once you listen to the episode, share it with others who you think would benefit from this episode.

Mentioned in this Episode:

Immigrant Masters Unite

Polish Peter on Facebook

Andrew Samuel on Facebook

Andrew Samuel on LinkedIn

The Way of the Shepherd: Seven Secrets to Managing Productive People

Our American Dream: Cultivating a Life of Success, Joy, and Purpose

About The Author

Polish Peter

Polish Peter, Dad of 3 Rockstar kids, Founder of 1st EVER Immigrant Mastermind, Marketer & Podcaster. We're looking for another rockstar immigrant entrepreneur to join the IMU Mastermind. Interested? Apply at