093 The American Dream – From an Indian heart: with Krish Dhanam

With only nine bucks in his pocket, he left his homeland of India in search of another dream on a different continent. Taking a sales job, he absorbed the culture, closed deals, and quickly climbed the rungs. Through a wonderful series of events and divine intervention sprinkled all along the way, he ended up with a ticket that would change the course of his life – an event ticket to see the legendary Zig Ziglar speak. From that ordained encounter, the young man from across the world, worked his way up from entry-level telemarketer, to VP of Global Ops.

[Tweet ““I Want to Train People to Look For Light Switches, Not Just Open Doors” @kdhanam”]

[Tweet “Success Doesn’t Happen When You Get the Opportunity” @kdhanam”]

Author, speaker, and ambassador for the Ziglar family of companies, Krish Dhanam, joins us on the show to share priceless nuggets about art and science of belonging, humility, competition, planning, preparation, and careers; gems learned from Zig himself. (If you didn't know, he is one of only two people trained personally by the master of motivation.) Read Krish's amazing book – The American Dream – From an Indian heart

More from Krish's library – From Abstracts to Absolutes and The Immigrant Attitude

Follow Krish on Twitter, Facebook, and visit his site.

Ziglar’s golden words to Krishna “All I did was opening one door, but I train you so well that you ran looking for light switches. Today is not about the opportunity I gave you, it’s about you taking that opportunity”.

Joel Boggess

Motivational Speaker | Podcast Host | Bestselling Author. I help entrepreneurs focus, build confidence, and drive success with interactive keynotes, workshops, and executive coaching. Together, we create possibilities that bring empowerment, meaning, and financial impact.


  1. Eva Scott on September 10, 2014 at 10:22 am

    Excellent broadcast.

    Main takeaways: Continue to improve. Don’t think you know it all. Build relationships with people, not their glitzy reputation. You belong with successful people. Turn on the light switches, don’t just walk through doors.

    • Dr. Pei on September 10, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Hi Eva,

      Thank you for your kind words. I copied them and emailed them to Krish. I know he will be so encouraged by them. Thank you for making our show part of your daily audio diet. It means a lot to us!

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