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85. Founder of The 6-Figure Salesman Training Group: Hit Between the Eyes and Killing the Addiction - Jerry Gerken

Jerry Gerken

Have you ever gotten a call at 2:30 in the morning from someone who loves you and whom you love very much that hits you right between the eyes?  If so, consider yourself blessed.  If you haven’t experienced this, you’ll get a glimpse of what it did to one man who chose to change his life that very night.  

Jerry Gerken is a United States Marine Veteran, Founder and CEO of The 6-Figure Salesman Training Group, an Automotive Sales Representative, proud father and happily married to his wife of many years.  

Today, Pedro and Jerry talk about bridging the gap between generations and the difference of being brought up at a time when you were told to shut up and only speak when spoken to as a child.  Jerry references the belt, and other forms of corporal punishment that were the norm in his generation. He shares how his children challenged his beliefs growing up that forced him into focus on personal growth and development.

Pedro shares his gratitude in being able to be surrounded by people like Jerry who have lived life, experienced a myriad of hardships, challenges and the lessons he learned in his life.  Jerry talks about his challenges with addiction and how they almost derailed his life.  Pedro and Jerry discuss their faith, God, and the power of being genuine and how much easier life becomes the more you are yourself. 


What You'll Learn:

  • The new rage of transparency and authenticity

  • How many miles Jerry would drive to the casino 

  • Why Jerry woke up at 2:00 am each morning and his morning routine 

  • One of the biggest tools of the “enemy” 

  • The old fashioned “traditional values” and how things have changed in the current day 

  • What we’ve allowed to happen to our core values in our families and why it’s important to pay close attention to what we’re doing in the moment 

  • Where distractions are taking us and how to stay focused

  • Jerry shares a story of how he was saved and how old he was 

  • Why Jerry dropped out of college and joined the Marine Corps

  • How Jerry met his wife

  • One of Jerry’s first jobs when he got out of the military and graduated college 

  • The one thing Jerry was going to do when he got his degree involving professional athletes

  • Jerry’s journey into the car business and how he made more money in the car business in the first year compared to what he would’ve made as an educator

  • Why Jerry went into the insurance industry and his experiences that led him to picking up 5 stresses in one year 

  • And much more! 


 “People say that you’ve changed.  What’s going on with you? You’ve changed. And I don’t feel like I’ve changed. I’m trying to get the most out of this life that I have. I have a short amount of time I have to be here. I’m trying to suck the life out of every day. Jerry Gerken 


Connect with Jerry:



Podcast: The Jerry Gerken Show 


The 6-Figure Salesman Training Group 


How To Get Involved:

 From rock bottom and $500 to his name, Pedro Meneses moved to the US, left everything behind seeking answers to turning his life around, becoming an entrepreneur, and thriving in business.

This show is for entrepreneurs who need a dose of reality to develop mental toughness, remove the fear of taking action and are ready to pay the price, fight, and win at all costs!

In each episode, Pedro introduces you to world-class entrepreneurs and leaders who will share their stories and knowledge to help you get a clear vision, operate at the highest level, and build an empire.

Be sure to Connect With Pedro and check out the most recent episode of Chronicles of a Modern Beast in Apple Podcasts

Enjoy the Show! 

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