When Jayson Waller became an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award winner in 2019, he had past honorees tell him that he should write a book or start a podcast, given his inspirational story of growing up in a trailer park, never attending college and selling his beautiful, spacious home to overcome cash flow problems in POWERHOME SOLAR’s early days. Never one to let an opportunity slip, Waller has done both, as his book “Own Your Power” is set to be published this year, and just as impressive, his podcast has recently earned a top 3 ranking among trending Apple entrepreneurship podcasts!
Waller started his podcast in January 2020, and it first cracked the top 5 among trending Apple entrepreneurship podcasts 10 months later. This rarified air comes after Waller has interviewed more than 70 guests, a list that includes Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, top podcaster Jordan Harbinger, former drug trafficker Rick “Freeway” Ross, NFL legend Barry Sanders, two-time IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden and billionaire influencer Grant Cardone. Waller’s show reached 1 million downloads earlier this year, and the goal is to continue sharing his story and that of his guests to an audience that needs entrepreneurial advice and guidance, or simply just good life lessons and discussion.
“I’ve always said that if I can help just one person with my podcast, then I’m doing my job,” Waller said. “I want to continue to grow this podcast into being No. 1, because I never want to be second in what I do. That goes in life, business, water volleyball, anything. But I’ve never gotten ahead of myself. There’s no elevator in life, and that’s been true in growing my podcast too. I take steps every day to make a difference, and I appreciate all those who’ve watched and listened along the way.”
Waller’s voice is one worth heeding, given the massive success he has built at POWERHOME SOLAR, which has made the top 300 of the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America three times in the last four years and now employs more than 2,000 people across 15 states. Earlier this year, he was named Corp Magazine’s Most Valuable Entrepreneur, and in 2020, his company was ranked No. 7 nationally among residential installers on Solar Power World’s annual list. His solar expertise has been leveraged in recent articles in Forbes and U.S. News & World Report.
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