I have been fascinated with Ron Carson for many years, not just because he is at the top of his game in the financial advisory profession, but also because of how he got there.
Ron Carson has gone from Nebraska farm boy to Barron’s Hall of Fame Advisor. Their family farm ultimately went bankrupt, but from those humble beginnings Ron went on to college and launched his financial advisory business from his dorm room in 1983. He grew it to the $10 billion RIA it is today. He was raised by a hard-working father, and a mother who Ron says, was the “wind in my sails.” She taught him the power of believing in himself and his dreams. She had a “we haven’t failed until we quit trying” philosophy, and Ron kept on trying. He became a finalist for the Ernst and Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” and his firm has been named to the “Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company” three years in a row since 2017.
After reading his book, Tested in the Trenches, and researching everything about him that the online world could provide, I concluded that Ron was beyond my reach and expected to admire him from afar through his books, videos, and articles.