Hans Struzyna

Hi, we’re Hans and Kristin Struzyna, a powerhouse husband and wife team, offering a real estate experience with your success as the core driver of everything we do. We believe in building authentic relationships, exceptional advice, effective communication, and constantly striving to be the best so we can deliver the best. 

Visit our new website to stay up-to-date with the latest East Bay real estate market updates, listings, and tips for home buyers and sellers by clicking below:

Play Video

Get Two Minute Tuesday
in your inbox

Market updates and stories about East Bay real estate (with the occasional puppy picture) from Hans and Kristin in two minutes, once a month


DRE # 02028425
DRE # 02163139
Keller Williams Luxury International's
DRE # 02029039


Call/text Hans

Call/text Kristin


2437 Santa Clara Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

4937 Telegraph Ave, Suite A, Oakland, CA 94609


Prove Them Wrong with Ken Walls

Today I spoke with Ken Walls. Ken is the CEO of Client Solution Innovations, founder of Grow Life Academy, and Bestselling author of Walls of Wisdom. Ken has taken the tragedies of his life, from childhood to adulthood, and used them to intuitively know how to help just about anyone take control of their lives and grow and expand their business.

Let’s dive into this episode and find out how we can have everything we want if we help people get what they also want first.

[00:01 – 6:59] Opening Segment 

At present, Ken has a lot of things going on with his business. He’s always working on expanding and growing his company, connecting new people, marketing, and always adding to his course which a lot of people are currently attending. However, things weren’t always consistently going well for Ken’s businesses. His current company is actually his third already. His first and second companies were both multi-million dollar companies he built in his 20s and 30s, respectively. Unfortunately, he lost both companies due to his alcoholism.

Being exposed to a lot of vices in their home at a very young age, Ken knew he was also headed to a bad direction and was only able to finally turn things around for the better when he finally sought help.

Today, Ken gives us a glimpse of everything he went through—his motivations, his struggles, what helped him get back up after losing his two businesses, and what he thinks it really takes to find success and true happiness.

[07:00- 16:44] Prove them wrong

As young as when he was just 7 or 8, Ken already wanted to earn money. His motivation? He wanted to be able to buy and wear name brand clothes like his wealthier peers. So, he went door-to-door on their neighborhood selling his lawn mowing and snow shoveling services.

Fast forward to when he is a bit older, Ken still remembers the feeling of being picked on as a kid and how that was still his driving force for wanting to earn more—he wanted to prove people wrong. He wanted to prove something to the people that called him worthless.

And so what Ken wants you to know is that if proving others wrong is also your driving force, it’s okay! However, you have to eventually shift your focus to helping other people, to making an impact in this world. After all, successful people make it all about helping others.

Ken also wants to share this Zig Ziglar quote: “You can have everything in life if you just help other people get what they want first.” Focusing on this will surely help you also have the same realization and reality that Ken currently has—your income being directly proportional to the number of people you serve.

[16:45- 22:44] Mindset Shift to Play for the Long Game

Before Ken was the successful entrepreneur he is today who’s all about helping others find success, he first experienced losing his two multi-million dollar business. It was because he became an alcoholic. Ken even shares that he was also drunk that night when he had an experience that finally made him surrender and get help.

After being able to turn his life around, he got to interview 300 public figures for his podcast. He asked every one of them what they think holds people back from finding success and true happiness. Their number one answer? FEAR. So today, Ken gives us a valuable piece of advice to help us take control of our fears and be able to shift our mindset: You have to really take the steps one day at a time. There is no shortcut nor a magic switch.

[22:45- 30:59] Take Control of Your Thoughts and Your Life

You probably don’t realize it but our subconscious mind controls our lives and everyone else’s. Therefore, taking control of your life means you have to take control of your thoughts first. How? Ken has a few tips on how we can start doing this today.

  1. Write down your goals.
  2. Write down positive affirmations daily.

Doing this will allow us to get rid of our negative thoughts. It will help us reprogram and physically alter our subconscious mind which may be screwing our lives without us realizing it.

Lastly, of course, you also have to put in all the hard work. Always keep in mind that there are no shortcuts. The harder you work, the luckier you’ll also eventually get.

[31:00 – 35:41] The FOCUS FIVE Segment

The FOCUS FIVE are five questions I ask every guest on my show. Keep on listening to find out what book Ken gifts most often; who would he talk to if he can get an hour of any person living or dead, from the past or the present, and why; that one thing he believes but most people will disagree with; his morning routine; and lastly, where are the best places we can connect with him online. (See the links below for Ken’s social media links!) 

Tweetable Quotes: 

“Your income is directly proportional to the number of people that you serve and help.”  – Ken Walls

“If you live your life with the passion of ‘I’m gonna prove them wrong,’ along the way you will find that it’s all about helping others.”  – Ken Walls

“Fearful self-talk that we have is the number one thing that holds people back from success and true happiness in life.”  – Ken Walls

“There is no shortcut to success.”  – Ken Walls

Resources mentioned in the episode:

You can connect with Ken on InstagramFacebook, and LinkedIn. You can also visit his website on https://www.kenwalls.com/ and kenwalls.shop to get a copy of his book.

LEAVE A REVIEW + help someone who wants to explode their business growth by sharing this episode or click here to listen to our previous episodes.

A few last words

Are you working HARD but not really moving the needle on anything? You should check out my POWER LIST and find out how you can get more done to move your business, project, or relationship closer to where you want it to be. Let’s go!

Looking for a way to stay productive? Download my free Power List!

(510) 768 - 8228
DRE # 020284245
Buying a home is a complex and nuanced journey with many key steps. I am not here to perform a transaction; I am here to build a lifelong partnership.