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DYB Podcast EP89 Pat Coye’s Sober Path to $1.5M and Beyond


Where does grit come from? 

For Patrick Coye, one could say it started at the young age of 10, when his father passed away in front of him and he became the man of the house. 

He began taking odd jobs in the neighborhood —grunt work from digging holes to picking up job sites— just to help put food on the table.

While attending college, he honed his boxing skills and continued working near his home town. 

Then a new business venture was offered. 

Would his time and talent in the boxing ring over-ride the new business he was starting with a friend? Would it last? 

Listen to Patrick’s story as he shares his journey with us today to find out!


  • The bottlenecks and eventual turning point for Patrick going solo and breaking through to 1.5 million dollars in sales
  • The pattern of behavior Patrick discovered that was holding him back
  • The book that was pivotal in his discovery and life change to catapult him to 1.5M and beyond
  • The people in Patrick’s life that change his trajectory



10:10 Steve Where does your drive come from? Pat I’m just really striving to be the best possible version of myself. I want to uplift others around me. I’m just trying to give 100% of myself. When I go to bed at night, I want to be fulfilled with my day. That’s where really where it comes from. I look at my past and I wasn’t fulfilled with my days–at the end of the day, my weeks, my years. And so just feeling fulfillment every single day.

11:24 I would go out with friends on the weekend. Friday night, Saturday night– if it was football season, we’re definitely drinking Sunday, but Monday would come rolling around. I’d be lethargic. I’d get some of my work done, the bare minimum of what I had to do. Tuesday, I’m trying to play catch up. Wednesday, starting to feel somewhat normal, but still playing catch-up. Thursday, feeling good. Friday. Wait. The same routine happens over again. So, once I completely eliminated alcohol from my life, I really took a hard look at myself and I listened to a book called Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. Absolutely. Life-changing; he talks about the 40% rule. Majority of people, they give 40% of themselves and they leave the rest on the table because they’ve never pushed past that. So, I looked at myself and I was like, really, why do you leave it on the table? And I realized I had a whole lot left.

12:22 Pat At the end of 2018, we were doing $600,000. The next year, the first year after I quit drinking, 2019, $1.1 (million) and then, last year, $1.5 (million). So I basically tripled my business once I quit drinking. Steve Yeah. Nothing short of remarkable.

22:56 Steve With everything you have going on now. What do you do to stay focused? Pat Power of routines. It is extremely important. I feel if I can go to bed at a certain time and wake up or I can go to bed by a certain time and wake up right around that same time, every single day, everything else just flows together. So my morning routine stretch, meditate, read workout. If I can get those four things done, I’m golden, but, really, if I had to eliminate three things there, I would say, and you just do one thing– it’s just working out. There’s so many studies that say working out is so good for your mental health, your mental clarity, and releasing endorphins.



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About the Author

As a newly single father of two from MI, he struggled to start over as a paint contractor in FL, going door to door. His situation was so bad, even the IRS had mercy on him.

 Feeling completely hopeless, he remembered the story of King Solomon praying for wisdom. Could it be so easy? 

He felt he had absolutely nothing to lose. So, as a bankrupt, divorced, high school dropout, single father of 2 young kids, now living 1250 miles away from all friends and family, started to pray for wisdom.
 And while he continues to wait for the wisdom to arrive, what did come was an insatiable desire to learn and read books… 
Thanks to God for giving him the burning passion to read books, and attend seminars, (oh and winning the wife lottery) he not only cracks the success code and overcomes the struggle, but also streamlines his painting business in less than 3 years, published a how to book, then sold the company. Now he leads a business coaching company for painting contractors so he can help other businesses, like yours, to do the same. Hear more... Or