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EP28 Annie Newton: How to Succeed in Business & Life


In this episode of DYB Podcast, Steve interviews Annie Newton, owner and operator of Four Seasons Color.

Annie started her business with her brother at her side.

Annie’s attitude toward her business is always family oriented as she aims to give her employees the helping hand they need to move up.

She has been able to overcome some of life’s toughest curveballs and turn her life lessons into teachings that lead Four Seasons Color to success.



-Why you need to find and utilize the strength of your employees

-How to learn from your business and use those lessons in your everyday life

-How to create a space for meaningful work in your business

-The different types of technology that Four Seasons Color utilizes

-The ways Annie taught herself to push through and how that benefited her business




“I think to become healthier, we needed to be less in those roles and a lot more in coaching. We needed to be really clear and up front. ‘Where is our target? How are we going to get there? What is it we want?”

“We had no backup plans. It’s just how we were rolling.”

“We need to demand the personal side of life to serve us in business and vice versa.”

“When I leave the house, I’m crystal clear about why I’m leaving. […] It’s to go make a profit.”

“If we speak of opportunity, we speak of coaching.”



[05:21] The combination of a good sibling relationship and a thirst for a better way to do things that created Four Seasons Color

[14:33] The traumas in life that changed Annie’s way of thinking, creating a culture of honor

[17:41] Seeing the difference between good and great

[23:42] Accentuating family in the culture of Four Seasons Color

[32:51] The technology behind Four Seasons Color



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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