The Chris Voss Show Podcast – From Addiction to Resilience: Kelly Killingsworth’s Journey to Success

From Addiction to Resilience: Kelly Killingsworth’s Journey to Success

Show Notes
About the Guest(s):

Kelly Killingsworth is the dynamic owner of Kelly and Company, Kelco Construction, LLC. He has overcome a troubled childhood and battled addiction, severe depression, and suicidal thoughts. After serving in the military from 2007 to 2012, Kelly gained resilience and strength, which helped him turn his life around. He is now the proud owner of his own construction company and a happy family. Kelly’s journey and mindset have been key to his transformation and success.

Episode Summary:

In this episode of The Chris Voss Show, host Chris Voss interviews Kelly Killingsworth, the owner of Kelco Construction, LLC. Kelly shares his inspiring journey of overcoming a troubled childhood, battling addiction and depression, and finding resilience and strength. He discusses his time in the military and the challenges he faced when transitioning back to civilian life. Kelly also talks about his experience as an entrepreneur, including his previous failed attempts and the lessons he learned. He emphasizes the importance of mindset, finding a mentor, and building relationships. Kelly’s story serves as a reminder that anyone can change their stars and create a better future.

Key Takeaways:

Overcoming a troubled childhood and battling addiction and depression can lead to resilience and strength.
Transitioning from the military to civilian life can be challenging, but finding a mentor and building relationships can help navigate the process.
Learning from past failures and having a strong mindset are crucial for success as an entrepreneur.
Having a clear vision, setting goals, and time blocking can help manage the balance between family, recovery, and entrepreneurship.
Building a supportive network of like-minded individuals can provide inspiration and guidance on the path to success.

Notable Quotes:

“I had to look myself in the mirror and tell myself I need to change. I have to change absolutely everything that I’m doing.” – Kelly Killingsworth
“By continually looking at myself in the mirror, that’s what made the light at the end of the tunnel shine just a little bit.” – Kelly Killingsworth
“I know what not to do, and I know that being sober, I can have a level head and I can take my thoughts through and I can project onto my kids what I’m learning myself.” – Kelly Killingsworth
“Relationships are everything. If you make relationships with the right people, it is a big deal.” – Kelly Killingsworth
“The buffalo runs through the storm, and that’s what got me through a lot.” – Kelly Killingsworth