- A rough start in life.
- From GI Joe to CEO.
- Controlling his own destiny.
- Don’t steal from yourself.
- The big-dollar contracts sound sexy, but that’s not where it’s at.
When Sean Jensen, CEO of Polu Kai Services, was abandoned into the foster care system at the age of six, he had no idea that he would grow up to become a sergeant in the Marine Corps. When he started a business to compete with a boss who had done him wrong, he didn’t know he’d be the CEO of a company that would become a leader in the small business federal marketplace. And when he wrote his book, Sergeant to CEO: A Foster Kid’s Lessons in Family, Fidelity, and Financial Success, he was unaware that he was going to touch so many lives that he’d have an online community of over 28 thousand followers. Letting people know that they can survive is the center of his story.
Time-Stamped Show Notes
- [00:34] Welcome and introduction to Sean Jensen of Polu Kai Services.
- [01:52] Deciding to write a book.
- [03:39] GI Joe and CEO from a young age.
- [05:13] Starting Polu Kai Services.
- [06:36] Pick your battles.
- [07:43] The biggest challenge to starting Polu Kai Services.
- [09:15] Polu Kai Services today.
- [11:20] Stealing from yourself.
- [13:42] Finding himself.
- [16:16] Solving problems for veterans.
- [19:45] The hardest chapter to write.
- [20:49] Advice to new business owners.
- [21:55] His self-rule for accepting new contracts.
- [24:07] His superpower.
- [25:28] On the horizon.
- [28:35] Contact information.