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He joins Ara on this week’s episode of #TheTamilCreator to discuss the power of education, building up the sales momentum for his multi-million dollar business with no sales reps initially except himself, having a desire to give from a young age, working to change homelessness, killing snakes in his childhood and the PTSD he experiences now because of it, loving himself and having zero regrets or insecurities, and so much more.
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00:19 - Ara introduces this week’s guest, Dunstan Peter
01:47 - Dunstan speaks on his childhood, living through the SL war, and using education to escape poverty
04:13 - Looking at everything as a positive and understanding life doesn’t go the way you want it to
06:26 - Having only one meal a day, for six months, as a child
08:00 - How he came up with the idea of Trinity Tech
15:02 - Being hired by Ford to grow a multi-million dollar business
16:27 - Scaling from 0 to 85 clients in the first 2 years; where did he find a quality team for this?
18:31 - The business’s revenue structure; service contracts with his first being $300,000 over 3 weeks
21:35 - His business ventures outside of Trinity Tech; Tnext Communication with 5k employees and plans to scale to 10k
25:35 - Trinity Star Foundation; why he started it and the impact its made thus far
35:46 - The high percentage of success stories as it relates to Tamil immigrant entrepreneurs
42:59 - Balancing family, health, his business; Dunstan slept at the Ford plant for 6 months
48:05 - His view of money; how he invests, saves, and more
50:57 - Advice he would give his 16-year-old self
51:35 - Waking up at 5AM and having a strong morning and night time routine
54:17 - How Dunstan wants to be remembered by friends and family
54:52 - Creator Confessions
1:00:07 - The Wrap Up
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