Logan Stout - Founder and CEO, IDLife

Logan Stout is a successful entrepreneur who has a passion for baseball and helping others. One of his most noted actions that shows his love of the game is his development of the Dallas Patriots, one of the biggest baseball organizations in existence. This team was formed to inspire young individuals and to help them build their skill levels. He wanted to make training available to everyone, especially to those who need extra encouragement. Not every child receives emotional support at home or at school.

Stout’s main goal in life is to show people that they can attain their best when they concentrate on their health. For maximum success, he focuses on the connection between the mind, body, and soul. Along the way, he developed IDLife, a healthcare line that is filled with energy supplements, weight management items, and sleep aids. Clients receive the ideal products after taking a free assessment, which bring customized benefits.

Besides mentoring and providing products that make a person’s life better, Stout is a motivational speaker. His book titled “Stout Advice: The Secrets to Building Yourself, People, and Teams” provides numerous strategies that have brought him success. He explains to crowds of people that it is vital to pursue their goals in life and offers steps that make it possible.

Today, Logan Stout is a devoted family man who is grateful to God and everyone who has supported him. He enjoys time with his wife and sons and is always willing to share life tips with others. Here are some questions that he kindly answered. They give real insight into what makes him such a successful entrepreneur.

How did you get started in this business? What inspired you to start this business?

Since I always enjoy encouraging others, it was natural for me to become a coach and minister. As I grew to understand the connection between the body, mind, and spirit, it made me want to help increase people’s health. I created IDLife after meeting a man who told me about a vitamin program that he created. As an athlete, I understand the importance of nutrition. We began speaking and decided to develop ID Nutrition.

How do you make money?

I wrote a book, and I give motivational speeches around the country. However, my newest project is IDLife. This is an entire line of products that takes a unique approach to personal health. I tried to create something that meets a person’s individual nutritional needs so that he or she enjoys top health and wellness.

How long did it take for you to become profitable?

I don’t measure success with money. When you make a positive difference on someone else’s life, the money comes. I started in the construction business. I never enjoyed the long hours and difficult labor, and I didn’t make much money. Once I began doing what I love to do, the pay became better.

When you were starting out, was there ever a time you doubted it would work? If so, how did you handle that?

I once entered a partnership with a gentleman. Although I made money, I didn’t really know who was sharing the business with me. It turned out that he wasn’t truthful about a lot of things. At first, it made me doubt my business future. However, I learned that it is essential to do due diligence before entering into any business decision. Today, when I consider an investment, I must truly believe in the product or service being offered. “Alignment before assignment” is the only way that I conduct business.

How did you get your first customer?

I speak passionately about my products and services, and my clients see how much I believe in what I do. This is how I attracted my first customer.

What is one marketing strategy (other than referrals) that you’re using that works really well to generate new business?

Instead of pushing products down my customers’ throats, I try to offer the items that fit their individual needs. Before purchase, I offer free assessments. Customers feel that this approach is a breath of fresh air. After answering some key questions, a representative from my company suggests a combination of items that fit their needs. In this way, I am an advocate, and people appreciate this marketing approach.

What is the toughest decision you’ve had to make in the last few months?

As my ventures expand and become bigger projects, I find that it is getting more and more difficult to make time for family. My wife and children are my top priorities, so I have had to make the decision to stop worrying so much about work. Since my family is my motivation in life, everything will turn out well.

What do you think it is that makes you successful?

My mindset. When you fill your mind with knowledge, it makes you a positive influence on society. My success comes from my positivity.

What has been your most satisfying moment in business?

Every time I have a person come up to me and tell me that my words or actions have inspired them to forge ahead and succeed always satisfies me.

What does the future hold for your business? What are you most excited about?

I hope that I continue to grow IDLife and begin new ventures that increase the health of others. I always surround myself with great people so that all of my business outcomes get better and better. It excites me that there has been more awareness about healthy living. As more and more people strive to eat clean and care about their overall well-being, the future of my company looks bright, and I will keep trying to meet the needs of my customers.

What business books have inspired you?

Even though it may not be considered a book about business, the bible has inspired everything in my life. No matter your faith, you can learn a lot by examining the leadership that Jesus displayed. He connected with all types of people.

What is a recent purchase you have made that’s helped with your business?

I try to live simply, so I do not spend much money. However, I recently decided to give money to a young girl who is beginning a non-profit organization. This is not a conventional purchase, but helping others is a vital part of life. Sharing the money that you have with others who want to make a positive impact on society makes you a success as well.

Name someone who has had a major influence over your entrepreneurial success.

John C. Maxwell is a wonderful friend of mine. He has extraordinary business skills. He was named the “most influential leadership expert on the globe” by Inc. Magazine. He has definitely influenced the way that I conduct myself.

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