12: YP Perspective – Politics + Working Towards Change

William Timmons joins us for an Uphill Conversation on his journey as a prosecutor, entrepreneur, and South Carolina State Senator. At 33 years of age, he is committed to fixing what’s broken in Columbia, SC.

Show Notes:

  • William’s entrepreneurial endeavors: Swamp Rabbit Crossfit + Soul Yoga
  • William’s journey to become a Senator at 32 years old
  • Frustrated by inaction in the Senate, William decided to run for office to try and fix it – “Everything I do in my life, I go all in.”
  • Shocked by the ineffectiveness of the legislation in South Carolina
  • Desire to discuss issues that are most important and relevant – those that affect to peoples’ lives
  • Issues in Washington can impact peoples’ lives – freedom and safety
  • Problem is that the loudest voices are heard and often repeated
  • Need to stop thinking in terms of right and left, but need to think about how we move the country forward
  • Benefits of having a self-funded campaign – ability to do what he thinks is the right thing without conflict of interest
  • Surprising moments in his first year as Senator: how people have forgotten the difference between right and wrong
  • Stay grounded by remembering why you’re doing what you’re doing and that it’s for the right reasons
  • Make better use of your time by creating processes that streamline your life – proximity
  • Remember to slow down and be intentional in how you live your life

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Guest Bio – William Timmons is a Republican State Senator who works as an attorney and entrepreneur in Greenville. William previously served as a prosecutor in the 13th Circuit Solicitor’s office. He currently owns and operates Swamp Rabbit CrossFit, Soul Yoga, and Timmons & Company. While in the Senate, William focuses his time on economic development, ethics reform, and term limits. Learn more at votetimmons.com. 

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