Mac Attram is a successful serial entrepreneur, a published book author, and a huge asset to our team and a great friend. He is currently a level 2 Blair Singer Training Academy Certified Trainer and Coach, and the founder of Mindspace Associates, a business-growth service for small to medium-sized businesses. He speaks to hundreds of thousands of people in over 15 countries around the world and is one of the top lead trainers of the popular Millionaire Mind Intensive programs. His own entrepreneurial programs have transformed thousands of lives and companies. Mac and his personal story are truly inspiring!
The following interview has been edited for brevity and clarity.
Q: Take us to the beginning — what prompted your journey into entrepreneurship?
Mac: I earned an MBA during school, and went straight into work after I graduated. I worked for three different companies, before I realized how much I did not enjoy it. The work environment was very disheartening, and I found that I was putting in way too much energy, and not getting nearly enough return. I then made the move to start my own IT company with two other partners. We eventually grew it to 12 members on our team.
Q: How was that experience of having your own company? Where is it now?
Mac: I loved it, however, the situation was not ideal. At the time, I was married, had a child, and a second one on the way. I was working 90 hours a week. I knew it could be better, but I wasn’t sure how.
It was then when I started reading books and attending business seminars, and I eventually came across T. Harv Eker and his programs. I took all the knowledge I had learned, applied it to my business, fixed it up, and then sold it, getting my life back! After that, I started another company in real estate, and eventually grew that into a multimillion dollar business.
Q: How did you get into business coaching after all that?
Mac: Through the T. Harv Eker programs, I came across Blair Singer and his Train the Trainer event in 2005, and I bought into it all. I spent the next few years absorbing all I could about leadership, personal development, and sales. And then in 2010, I went with his group to a 5-day event in Malaysia. That is when I decided to join Blair’s franchise, where I had the opportunity to train thousands of people.
Though that franchise has since dissolved, I was determined to stay active in Blair’s community. The people who work with Blair have created such a unique community — it’s truly second to none. Then in 2011, the Master Facilitator Program was launched. At that point, I was on track to become a Level 2 Certified Coach with the Blair Singer Training Academy.
Q: Sounds like coaching was a passion for you. Why?
Mac: After attending Train the Trainer, I knew deep down that this is what I wanted to do for a long time, helping other people achieve their dreams. I have a lot of experience to draw knowledge from, and being able to help others… seeing them grow and reach their goals is a unique feeling you can’t get anywhere else.
To reach even more people, I also wrote a book, that’s now a top seller on Amazon. It’s called Face It & Fix It: How To Avoid Disaster And Turn Around Your Small Business, and it’s designed to help entrepreneurs address issues head on. If you don’t “face it and fix it,” then the problem never goes away, and it’ll come back to hurt you later on. The book contains over 40 reasons why small business fail, and strategies on each of those, and also includes real-life case studies of businesses saved from failure.
Q: What else keeps you busy right now?
Mac: Well, right now I am still happily married, going on 18 years now, and we have three wonderful children. I have been, and still do martial arts going on 30 years now, and I am currently a black belt, 5th band. Exercise is so important in my life, and it should be for everyone! I’m also reading a book that I believe Blair has read too, called The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday.
Q: What piece of advice do you have for those looking to become a Blair Singer Certified Coach?
Mac: There are not many trainers who can teach you like Blair. If you want to be a great coach, this is the way to go. His program is world-class and unique, and the community of trainers is unlike any other.
Q: Thank you for sharing your story and insight with us today. Got any last words for the readers?
Mac: Take full responsibility for your life!
Mac Attram is an active and very sought-out after business coach and trainer, hosting seminars, workshops, and mentoring sessions around the world. To learn more about him, please visit MacAttram.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.