Let’s Get CLEAR Ep. 25 – From Capital to Cannabinoid

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As the cannabis industry rapidly expands across the Unites States, more entrepreneurs are considering entering the market. However entering this industry has some hurdles that new entrepreneurs may not expect; from license obtainment to facility design and distribution. This week’s episode of Let’s Get CLEAR features Kellan Finney of 8th Revolution, as we dive into how he entered the industry himself, and the wide range of issues he has helped cannabis entrepreneurs overcome.

Listen to the episode above and read one to get some of Kellan’s tips for finding inspiration and shaping your future.

Follow Your Dreams

Every journey begins with a dream. Kellen Finney’s story is a testament to the power of dreams and the unexpected paths they can take. From working in construction and selling makeup on the street to becoming a pioneer in his field, Kellen’s journey underscores a vital lesson: inspiration often comes from the most unlikely places. After reading Ray Dalio’s book Principles, he decided to try one more time to make his dreams a reality.

Whether it’s a book you read, a conversation you have, or an experience that challenges you, keep your heart and mind open to the sparks of inspiration that could ignite your next big idea.

“The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.”

Evaluating Your Ideas

Not every idea is worth pursuing, and recognizing this is crucial. Kellen and James share how they evaluate ideas, emphasizing the importance of research and market analysis. Consider the potential impact of your idea, the demand for it, and the competition you’ll face. Ask yourself critical questions:

  • – Does this idea solve a real problem?
  • – Is there a market for it?
  • – Can you see it scaling?
  • – Is it something you want to do full-time?
  • Being honest with yourself at this stage can save you time and resources. For more tips on deciding if you’re passionate enough about your idea to make it a career, check out “Let’s Get CLEAR” Episode 24: Four Essential Tips to Understanding Your Passion.

“The True Entrepreneur is a Doer, Not a Dreamer.”

Finding the Courage To Leap

Taking a giant leap, like starting a business, requires more than just a good idea; it takes the courage to execute. Kellen’s story of venturing into the unknown is both inspiring and instructive. He faced uncertainty with determination and a willingness to adapt. Here are a few tips to help you find your courage:

  • Embrace the unknown: Understand that uncertainty is part of the journey.
  • Build a support network: Surround yourself with mentors, friends, and family who believe in you.
  • Stay resilient: There will be setbacks, but resilience will keep you moving forward.


For a deeper understanding of resilience, check out “Let’s Get CLEAR” Episode 19: Perseverance, Grit, and Diagnosed with MS.

Deciding the Next Right Action

James Granger’s insights into the industry’s future offer a broader perspective on finding your path. He discusses the importance of aligning your work with your values and passions. Here are some steps to help you decide whats next:

  • Self-reflection: Take time to understand your strengths, passions, and values.
  • Experiment: Try different things. Sometimes, the best way to discover what you love is to dive into various experiences.
  • Seek feedback: Talk to people you trust and get their insights on your strengths and potential paths.

Want the Full Scoop?

Get exclusive insights from a leader helping cannabis entrepreneurs get their start in this week’s episode of Let’s Get CLEAR. Listen at the top of this article or go to your favorite podcast platform to stream all episodes!