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Startup Dad Headquarters is a podcast created specifically to highlight Entrepreneur Dads | Fathers who are saying, “Enough is Enough” to the Status Quo & Limiting Beliefs and taking MASSIVE ACTION to build and grow their businesses. This podcast is uniquely designed to give you Inspiration, Leadership and Actionable advice from dads | fathers | husbands who are in the “TRENCHES” making it happen (Grinding, Building, Growing & Crushing It). So if you've been saying to yourself, “I wish I could start my own business” or “One Day I'll own my own business” or if you're a Serial Entrepreneur Dad, Side Hustle Dad, or a Small Business Owner - online business or brick and mortar business - the Startup Dad Headquarters Podcast is absolutely for you! Like you, the host of the show, Joel Louis has garnered inspiration from books like “The 4 hour workweek” by Tim Ferriss and “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Guy Kawasaki and by various entrepreneur podcasts such as Entrepreneur on Fire with John Lee Dumas, The Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn and This is Your Life with Michael Hyatt and have wondered the HOW from a Fatherhood | Family standpoint. How are these entrepreneur dads (interview guests) building, running and growing a business with kids – spouse – family – Responsibilities? Are they even spending “Real-Quality Time” with their family | children? Joel’s mission is to show you that not only is it Possible to build your DREAMS, take the LEAP, and leave a LEGACY for your children while being a super engaged dad but it’s necessary that you do it and you do it NOW.Joel Louis is not only the founder of Startup Dad Headquarters but also a client! Join the Journey…

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Startup Dad Headquarters is a podcast created specifically to highlight Entrepreneur Dads | Fathers who are saying, “Enough is Enough” to the Status Quo & Limiting Beliefs and taking MASSIVE ACTION to build and grow their businesses. This podcast is uniquely designed to give you Inspiration, Leadership and Actionable advice from dads | fathers | husbands who are in the “TRENCHES” making it happen (Grinding, Building, Growing & Crushing It). So if you've been saying to yourself, “I wish I could start my own business” or “One Day I'll own my own business” or if you're a Serial Entrepreneur Dad, Side Hustle Dad, or a Small Business Owner - online business or brick and mortar business - the Startup Dad Headquarters Podcast is absolutely for you! Like you, the host of the show, Joel Louis has garnered inspiration from books like “The 4 hour workweek” by Tim Ferriss and “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Guy Kawasaki and by various entrepreneur podcasts such as Entrepreneur on Fire with John Lee Dumas, The Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn and This is Your Life with Michael Hyatt and have wondered the HOW from a Fatherhood | Family standpoint. How are these entrepreneur dads (interview guests) building, running and growing a business with kids – spouse – family – Responsibilities? Are they even spending “Real-Quality Time” with their family | children? Joel’s mission is to show you that not only is it Possible to build your DREAMS, take the LEAP, and leave a LEGACY for your children while being a super engaged dad but it’s necessary that you do it and you do it NOW.Joel Louis is not only the founder of Startup Dad Headquarters but also a client! Join the Journey…

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Just started listening to these podcasts and I'm hooked.

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Great inspiration and knowledge. Keep up the great work.

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Startup Dad Headquarters Podcast: Father | Entrepreneur | Family | Leader | Coach

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Startup Dad Headquarters is a podcast created specifically to highlight Entrepreneur Dads | Fathers who are saying, “Enough is Enough” to the Status Quo & Limiting Beliefs and taking MASSIVE ACTION to build and grow their businesses. This podcast is uniquely designed to give you Inspiration, Leadership and Actionable advice from dads | fathers | husbands who are in the “TRENCHES” making it happen (Grinding, Building, Growing & Crushing It). So if you've been saying to yourself, “I wish I could start my own business” or “One Day I'll own my own business” or if you're a Serial Entrepreneur Dad, Side Hustle Dad, or a Small Business Owner - online business or brick and mortar business - the Startup Dad Headquarters Podcast is absolutely for you! Like you, the host of the show, Joel Louis has garnered inspiration from books like “The 4 hour workweek” by Tim Ferriss and “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Guy Kawasaki and by various entrepreneur podcasts such as Entrepreneur on Fire with John Lee Dumas, The Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn and This is Your Life with Michael Hyatt and have wondered the HOW from a Fatherhood | Family standpoint. How are these entrepreneur dads (interview guests) building, running and growing a business with kids – spouse – family – Responsibilities? Are they even spending “Real-Quality Time” with their family | children? Joel’s mission is to show you that not only is it Possible to build your DREAMS, take the LEAP, and leave a LEGACY for your children while being a super engaged dad but it’s necessary that you do it and you do it NOW.Joel Louis is not only the founder of Startup Dad Headquarters but also a client! Join the Journey…

Creating a Life of Freedom | Russ Ruffino | Episode 137

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Russ Ruffino is the founder of Clients on Demand, the most reliable client attraction system in the world. Russ built a multi-million dollar business helping experts create simple, strong and repeatable marketing and sales processes that attract the perfect client at the perfect price, anytime they want. Russ is a proud father and a true lifestyle entrepreneur, only working 20 to 30 hours a week.

Apr 11 2016

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Better Conversations For A Better Life | Derek Olsen | Episode 98

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Derek Olsen is the author of the #1 best selling book “One Bed, One Bank Account.” Derek and his wife Carrie co-host the Better Conversations podcast. Visit www.DerekAndCarrie.com for their free newsletter and get a free e-book.

In this episode Derek shares with us:

  • His why- the work he does supports his family
  • How being on the road for five months, selling everything and doing meet-ups was a live changing experience
  • The behind the scenes journey to his leap
  • How one question helped him realize what he didn't want to do for next five years
  • The importance of having spousal support when making a decision to quit your job
  • Self-publishing their book One Bed, One Bank Account
  • How creating a tight budget allowed them the fuel to continue supporting their family and a self-sufficient business
  • How their world really changed when the two became three
  • The behind the scenes story of Carrie's entrepreneur journey
  • The importance of getting out of your comfort zone to reap the rewards

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Nov 09 2015

47mins

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What's Really Driving Your Ambition? | Darryl Lyons | Episode 73

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"Comparison Steals Joy" Darryl Lyons

Darryl is the owner of Small Business Big Pressure which is also the title of his latest book which has been endorsed by 2 NY Times bestselling authors (Dave Ramsey & Dan Miller), an NBA Hall of Famer, and 16 successful business owners.  

Darryl's business is considered one of the best places to work in San Antonio and one of the fastest growing companies in the city and he was recognized as one of the top 40 business people under 40 and the mayor of San Antonio named a park, the Darryl W Lyons Park, after his work helping to redevelop part of the city. 

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Aug 31 2015

47mins

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Uncovering The Hidden Currency of Marriage | Rick Gabrielly | Episode 72

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"... a lot of times we can date and get married and quite possibly even have kids w/ someone before we've even had 1 real deep conversation with them." Rick Gabrielly

Rick is a passionate husband, father and entrepreneur. His program, “The Marriage BOSS” helps couples around the world start the money conversation, resulting in more vibrant marriages, stronger families and businesses that matter.

His top-selling book, Uncovering the Hidden Currency of Marriage helps men and women celebrate each other’s gifts and his runaway hit podcast provides tips and insights for managing your money AND your marriage.

Aug 19 2015

45mins

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The Best Friends Who Made The Leap | Scott Shoemaker and John Brosseau | Episode 108

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How They Got Started: It all started in late 2003 over a plate of nachos. Scott  and John, were commiserating together over their corporate jobs when the conversation migrated to their new-found passion…their babies. They both just entered the new world of fatherhood and were keenly focused on all the  “gear” they had acquired to care for their children – strollers, car seats, cribs, and of course…the diaper bag. They were frustrated in their quest to find a diaper bag that inspired them. Neither of them wanted to carry mom’s flowery diaper bag, but their search for something masculine and functional was futile. So, as dads are known to do, they decided to fix the problem and set out to design some dad gear.

Scott and John have been best friends for over thirty years and business partners for over 10 years.  Today, our StartupDad duo share a bit about their family life, the story behind their leaps and some key expert advice. Here are some of the key points they share in this episode:

  • The benefits of an LLC
  • Creating a contractual agreement when starting a business with a partner
  • The value and benefits of attending a trade show
  • Growing pains of starting a business while being fathers, husbands and full-time employees
  • Creating a line of distinction between work and family
  • How eating a full meal will give you a boost of energy in the wee hours of the morning pulling those all-nighters
  • The importance of knowing your niche and investing your time in creating your product
  • Why telling everyone in your network about your business can help your business
  • The importance of pricing your product and knowing your market
  • Managing your healthcare as a business owner

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Dec 09 2015

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You Can't Sit On The Sidelines | Dennis Brown | Episode 136

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Dennis Brown is a LinkedIn marketing and social selling expert, consultant and speaker who has built three multi-million dollar companies during his career as an entrepreneur. His companies have ranked by Inc. Magazine 6 times as one of the fastest growing companies in America. He's also the author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Successful LinkedIn Users" and lives in Clarence, NY, with his wife and two children.

Apr 04 2016

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Start! 15min a Day to Work Your Hustle | Matthew Anderson | Episode 57

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"Sometimes we have to do things that go beyond safe." Matthew Anderson

In this episode of Startup Dad Headquarters Matthew shares his #StartupDad Journey: 

  1. How he juggles being a husband, father, a job and building a business where he helps business where they are with what they have.
  2. How entrepreneurship has made him a better husband and father; how courage grows over time; making connections outside of social media; and his vision for taking the leap.

In addition to being a father of two kids both under the age of two, Matt is a devoted husband, entrepreneur, and full time head of audio for a local theater in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Matt is currently building an audio, video, and lighting consulting company called 314 AV Consulting focusing on helping clients to get the most out of their a/v systems, and helping train their a/v teams.

#startupdad #parenting #smallbiz

Jul 06 2015

35mins

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Determined To Live An Extraordinary Life | Marquis C. Jones | Episode 95

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Marquis C. Jones is a husband, father, mentor, speaker and God-fearing humble servant with average skills, but a phenomenal  will to succeed and help others do the same. He exposes people to a disruptively different opportunity that will allow them to build their very own residual income, acquiring great wealth that will last generations to come. 

Here are some other key points he shares in this episode:

  • The wake-up call he got from his daughter when he realized he was "trading time for dollars" and being just a number who was helping others achieve their dreams and goals
  • How personal development and being an avid reader provided the knowledge he needed
  • Discusses his launch and why he knew it wasn't going to be an immediate financial success
  • How for a time his personal life was his business
  • The importance of prioritizing his schedule
  • How his business is disrupting the network marketing industries
  • Discusses private health insurance
  • The intersection of where passion and purpose meet
  • Discusses failures and dealing with the loss and getting back up
  • Outsourcing

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Nov 02 2015

37mins

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Detoxing Your Life To Perform Better In Your Work | Dr. Tracey Marks | Episode 99

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Dr. Tracey Marks is the author of "Master Your Sleep: Proven Methods Simplified." She is a psychiatrist with 18 years experience helping women jump off the hamster wheel and manage life so they can actually enjoy it. As a working mom herself, she noticed that her patients and friends were seeking solutions to help them avoid burnout. She is the creator of Beyond Burnout, a resource for working moms, and she's the host of The Beyond Burnout Podcast.

Nov 11 2015

32mins

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Shifting Priorities, Building & Growing a Team | Rodrigo Fernandez | Elite Episode 69

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In this episode of Startup Dad HQ I chat with Rodrigo Fernandez husband and Father of one with another one on the way (Sept 2015). Rodrigo shares: 

  • Balancing it all with business, family, and a wife who works full-time
  • When he realized he was not meant to work a 9 to 5
  • How he built multiple businesses and sold them off
  • How things changed once his son came into the picture
  • Rearranging his work/life balance in his business by focusing on this one thing:
    • Training employees- making sure instructions are clear, allow them room to grow, recognize strength and weaknesses, and train them to think on their feet.
  • Why he started the Podcast "Way of the Father."
  • The Pivotal point when his business finally took off
  • Going through challenges and overcoming fears
  • Where he sees his business in the next five years

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Jul 24 2015

37mins

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Startup Dad Headquarters Ver 3.0 | Joel Louis | Update Episode

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"The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places." Ernest Hemingway

Update on Startup Dad Headquarters version 3.0

  1. My 2 year old daughter surgery
  2. Podcast Movement 2015 Conference 
  3. The launch of "Early Stage Business Development" Service. 
  4. Changes coming to the Startup Dad HQ Podcast
    • 2 Episodes/Week
    • Interview Flow

Website: StartupDadHQ.com

Early Stage Business Launch: StartupDadHQ.com/Launch

My email: Joel@StartupDadHQ.com

Aug 05 2015

34mins

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The Good Dad Project: Growing Up Fatherless | Larry Hagner | Hustle Episode 67

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"If you have a passion for something... carve out time for it and don't give up" Larry Hagner

Larry is a 'side hustle' startup dad who is taking full advantage of his 24 hours as a husband, father of 3, author, coach, and entrepreneur who still works a 9-5.

Larry shares his journey with us and talks about growing up fatherless and how that impacted his ability to father his own children. 

He also talks about how he achieves being a balanced dad; how he started his journey into entrepreneurship; he shares some advice on how to start writing your own books; how to overcoming barriers; fears/doubts; and what his leap will eventually look like.

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Jul 20 2015

37mins

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How to Standout Above the Crowd | Clint Arthur | Expert Episode 61

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"If this was going to be the last year of your life, what would you want to accomplish?" Clint Arthur

Clint Arthur is an 'expert' startup dad who shares his roller coaster journey with us from a 4.0 GPA, to driving a taxi, to having been on major network television shows promoting his business. 

Clint tells us how to truly make your business stand out, to make a difference, and a fortune on television. Here are some of the key topics Clint focuses on:

  • The importance of media- being on local news shows and national television 
  • Going out and making things happens
  • The difference between an instant local celebrity vs. celebrity launch pad 
  • The formula to getting on television
  • The importance of raising your status and your power
  • The importance of high price & high quality
  • The importance of status over merit
  • How to monetize celebrity and local television 

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Jul 11 2015

55mins

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Do What You Love, Love What You Do | Hans Finzel | Episode 105

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Hans Finzel is all about living your passion; doing what you love and loving what you do. This is the theme of his new book, “The Power of Passion in Leadership.” He has been married to his wife Donna for 40 years and together they have four grown children and 6 grandchildren that they enjoy spending time with.

Hans Finzel is our expert startup dad who shares advice on exercising leadership in your business and in your home. Here are some of the key points Hans discusses in this episode:

  • Learning from teachable moments  and why spending quality time with your child(ren) create great bonding moments.
  • The importance of separating work from your home life.
  • Sustaining a healthy marriage by dating your spouse and keeping each other as the primary focus in your marriage.
  • Becoming a better leader:
    • Practice the art of leadership and the importance of learning to improve
  • Being a leader at home:
    • Is less about being the boss and more about creating a partnership with your spouse
    • Providing affirmation to your children and correcting the not so good things
  • The formula to leadership
    • Leader + Follower + Situation = Great Leadership
      1. Leader – you as the leader facing your own inner demons and getting healthier
      2. Followers – getting the wrong people off the bus and getting the right people on the bus
      3. Situations – providing the solutions that are not always easy
  • Learning through failure and self-discovery
  • Knowing when you are not good at certain things and being OK with hiring someone that does
  • The importance of recruiting the right people
  • Good leaders listen and learn
 

"If you’re a leader or a manager, study it and learn to be better." Hans Finzel
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"Keep listening and learning and then you will become a great leader." Hans Finzel

Dec 02 2015

52mins

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$40K Pay Cut, Self-Taught Web Developer, $5K Challenge | Ben Carlson | Side Hustle Episode 52

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"Fatherhood is working for myself and showing my son he can do the same." Ben Carlson

Ben grew up in rural Minnesota where he spent the majority of his free time around his grandparents farms. 

Armed with a high school diploma, a few credits from a technical college and a desire to learn and better himself he taught himself how to program in PHP and In 2000 he turned his love of programming into a job building custom websites back in Minnesota, for a failed startup during the dot-com bust. 

After missing a few paychecks at the startup, he went to work for Dennis Kirk, Inc. and ran the development team which took the site from $900k/year to $36MM/year. Ben lives with his son in Frisco, Texas

Ben's Website: HERE http://hillfold.com/

#StartupDad #Parenting #WebDesign

Jun 29 2015

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Investing, Learning & Teaching | Kate Erickson | Episode 111

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Kate's official title is, the Content Creator and Community Leader at Entrepreneur on Fire w/ John Lee Dumas. But unofficially, Kate is the better half of the dynamic duo. In 2013 she officially took the LEAP from her 9-5 to begin working with John to build the now empire of Entrepreneur on Fire and a massive community called Fire Nation. In addition, to authoring the Eofire blog, Kate is also the host of Kate’s Take: The EOFire Audio Blog, where she share actionable advice for entrepreneurs who are looking to just start and take action today!

Kate is our expert guest on the show today and shares some "how to" advice on being a proactive entrepreneur who spends time and energy investing, learning, and teaching into your business. Here are some of the key points Kate shares in this episode:

  • Investing time and energy into your business
    • Plan properly
    • Make a list of all your tasks and put a time to it
    • The importance of putting the right food into your body
    • Surround yourself with the right people
  • Reflection - step back and reflect on what you are doing
    • Learning on what you are doing right
    • Learning on what you can do better
    • Survey your customers, network, or mastermind group
    • Revisit and improve your content
  • Curing perfectionism by teaching
    • Being real and sharing what worked and what hasn't worked in your business.
    • Start looking outward - look at how many people need your help with the information you have.

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Dec 16 2015

33mins

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Finding Your Strength's and Becoming A Champion | Anthony Witt | Leaper Episode 60

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"You have it in you, you have the ability to be a Champion!" Anthony Lee Witt

Anthony Lee Witt is the founder and creator of The Champion Entrepreneur where he provides valuable information and resources to help individuals become the champion that deep down inside they know that they are. 

Anthony believes there are one or two struggles, which holds individuals back from becoming the champions they are meant to be and he works tirelessly to help you overcome these struggles. 

Anthony want’s to know: What is holding you back? What are you afraid of? What or who has stopped you in the past?

He is a father, a husband, a brother, a son, and an entrepreneur. In all, he strives to be a Champion one-day at a time.

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Jul 09 2015

53mins

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Building an Insanely Effective Marketing Process for Your Business | Brian Shea | Expert Episode 56

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Brian gives business owners systems to do sales & marketing right. He looks at it this way... You can’t build a healthy business when you’re scrambling from task to task. 

That’s why he helps you put the sales & marketing systems in place to efficiently land more clients and grow.

In this episode we cover 3 Key Points:

  1. Strategy 
  2. Content
  3. Systems 

As well as: 

  • Taking multiple LEAPs
  • Outsourcing
  • Focusing on Income Generating Efforts
  • Saying NO to projects

and much more...

#startupdad #parenting #sales #marketing

Jul 03 2015

1hr 5mins

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Healthy Relationships For A Healthy Life | Shawn Stevenson | Episode 102

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Shawn Stevenson is a bestselling author and creator of The Model Health Show, featured as the #1 fitness and nutrition show in the world on iTunes. With a university background in biology and kinesiology, Shawn went on to be the founder of Advanced Integrative Health Alliance, a successful company that provides wellness services for both individuals and organizations worldwide. Shawn is also a dynamic keynote speaker who has spoken for TEDx, universities and numerous organizations with outstanding reviews. 

Nov 25 2015

48mins

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Your Family: A Source of Pressure or Motivation? | Justin Worsham | Leaper Episode 53

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"Let's get algebra out of high school and let's teach courses on building your own business." Justin Worsham

Justin is a family man from Modesto, CA. His three albums, “I’m a Good Husband,” “Paternally Challenged,” and “I Love My Kids…I Swear” are featured on Blue Collar Radio on SiriusXM. 

He has also been seen on Comic Without Borders with Russell Peters on Showtime and Played Jimmy Kimmel in Not Another Celebrity Movie. 

Justin is the host of a comedy podcast for Dads called “The Dad Podcast” that is featured as one of Stitcher’s Top Parenting podcasts.

He lives in Burbank, CA with his High School sweetheart and their two boys.

www.JustinComedy.com

#StartupDad #Parenting #Comedy

Jun 30 2015

1hr

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Same Strategies, Different Tools | Tom Schwab | Episode 143

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Tom Schwab knows how to build an online business. Marketing at its heart is starting a conversation with someone who can be an ideal customer. Tom helps small business owners, entrepreneurs and solopreneurs get featured on leading podcasts their prospects are already listening to. He then shows them how to turn listeners into customers.

May 23 2016

45mins

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The Recipe for Success | Adam Binder | Episode 142

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Adam Binder is an innovative entrepreneur, web designer, blogger, life-long student, teacher and father. He is dedicated to assisting businesses in achieving growth through new initiatives and the design and marketing and business development programs.

May 16 2016

38mins

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Helping the Next Generaton of Entrepreneurs | Jay Samit | Episode 141

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Jay Samit is a best-selling author and is a lead technology innovator who has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for startups. He’s sold companies to Fortune 500 firms, taken companies public and partnered with some of the world’s biggest brands.

May 09 2016

24mins

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Identify Your Opportunities | Jay Forte | Episode 140

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Jay Forte is a business and motivational speaker, as well as a
certified CEO, family and leadership coach. He's also an author and
a nationally-ranked thought leader. Jay combines talent,
strength-based and mindfulness tools to help people to discover,
develop and live what is best in them to achieve exceptional
personal and professional results.

May 02 2016

39mins

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Thinking, Leading & Learning | Robert Hartline | Episode 139

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Robert Hartline is the founder of Call Proof, and as a serial entrepreneur, he’s built his businesses to a point where they generate $24 million in total revenue. His expertise around sales and automated follow up sequences help hundreds of entrepreneurs and salespeople.

Apr 25 2016

40mins

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Helping High-Performing Entrepreneurs | Simon Granner | Episode 138

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Simon Granner is an independent financial advisor. He and his team help high-performing entrepreneurs reach financial freedom. /

Apr 18 2016

44mins

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Creating a Life of Freedom | Russ Ruffino | Episode 137

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Russ Ruffino is the founder of Clients on Demand, the most reliable client attraction system in the world. Russ built a multi-million dollar business helping experts create simple, strong and repeatable marketing and sales processes that attract the perfect client at the perfect price, anytime they want. Russ is a proud father and a true lifestyle entrepreneur, only working 20 to 30 hours a week.

Apr 11 2016

44mins

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You Can't Sit On The Sidelines | Dennis Brown | Episode 136

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Dennis Brown is a LinkedIn marketing and social selling expert, consultant and speaker who has built three multi-million dollar companies during his career as an entrepreneur. His companies have ranked by Inc. Magazine 6 times as one of the fastest growing companies in America. He's also the author of "The 7 Habits of Highly Successful LinkedIn Users" and lives in Clarence, NY, with his wife and two children.

Apr 04 2016

40mins

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The Year of the Podcaster (and Entrepreneur)! | Joel Boggess | Episode 135

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Joel spent the majority of 90’s in radio and TV business. He currently hosts the ReLaunch Show (#1 podcast on iTunes N&N). His #1 bestselling book “Finding your Voice” was featured on TV near 50 times.  Joel’s also a Huffington Post and Success.com Contributor.

Mar 28 2016

31mins

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Brand New Father, Brand New Venture | Tanel Jappinen | Episode 134

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Tanel Jappinen (TJ) is 31-year- old former sales manager and salesman.Originally from Estonia, Europe. He worked 11 years for US-based corporation and built $1M+ sales organization before leaving that job in October 2015 to stay home and build his online platform. Tanel is married and a new father of a baby girl.

TJ is an entrepreneur dad who shares his journey on fatherhood as well as his recent leap into full-time entrepreneurship.  He also shares why he decided to take the leap and what he has learned so far.  Here are some of the key points Tanel shares in this episode:

  • How putting your family first can provide the clarity you need to taking the leap
  • How sales and entrepreneurship can go hand in hand
  • Having a financial cushion before taking the leap
  • The importance of a supportive spouse
  • Building a business based on fatherhood
  • Managing your time on your business and your home life
  • Managing tasks
  • Monitoring expenses, investing in self-education and spending wisely

Becoming a dad was a very influential experience, it completely changed my priorities in life.

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Mar 21 2016

31mins

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Listening to Understand Your Client | James Jenkins | Episode 133

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James Jenkins is the founder of Soko Village and ProSoft Consulting Inc. He owns real estate properties and advises for a capital investment company. James is a husband, and a new father to a baby girl.

Mar 14 2016

44mins

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How Relationships Lead to the Fast Track | Carey Green | Episode 132

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Carey Green is a Christ-follower first of all, husband second, and Dad and Grand-pop third. His online business pursuits have taken him from $0 to over $250K in just over 3 years. He has many online money makers but the main bread winner is Podcast FastTrack, an audio editing, show notes, and production service for busy podcasters.

Carey is an entrepreneur dad who shares his journey from the pulpit to owning and operating multiple online businesses.  In this episode, Carey shares his love for his family, his growth into entrepreneurship and the highlight reel of his successful businesses. Here are some of the key points you will learn from Carey:

  • Keeping everything in the right perspective by putting people first
  • The importance of communication with your spouse
  • Finding your niche and being flexible when things don't work out
  • Why building a business can't happen overnight, but in the end it will all be worth it
  • Knowing the difference between what you are passionate about versus doing something you enjoy
  • Embracing the idea of outsourcing to focus on growing your business
  • Putting strict boundaries around the time you spend with your family
  • Sales - getting out of your comfort zone
  • Why sending out cold emails doesn't have to be cold
  • Living by faith without private health insurance

"My passion is to be able to make the kind of money that will enable me to be generous to causes that I care about." Carey Green

The HandyMan Segment: Tips | Tactics | Tools

  • What's your secret sauce? Humility
  • What is one time management tool? Nozbe
  • How do you stand out above the noise: Serving clients with exceptional service
  • What is a habit that attributes to your success as a Husband, Father, and Entrepreneur? Being teachable
  • Manage your health: Eat healthily and exercise every day
  • Book every StartupDad should read from an Entrepreneur Perspective: So Good They Can't Ignore You
  • Book every StartupDad should read from a Fatherhood Perspective: The Effective Father

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Mar 07 2016

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You Know If You're An Entrepreneur | Daniel Gefen | Episode 131

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Daniel Gefen just loves life and is a husband and father to three little ones. He's always been driven to better himself and help others along his journey. He started a call answering service and a virtual office business almost 7 years ago and fully automated it. As a result, the residual income allows him to focus his time on doing what he loves: hanging with his family, playing tennis, picking successful entrepreneurs' brains on his podcast and helping others achieve success. 

Feb 29 2016

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What Were You Born To Do? | Chris Guillebeau | Episode 129

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Chris Guillebeau is the best-selling author of The Happiness of Pursuit, The $100 Startup and other books. During a lifetime of self-employment, he visited every country in the world, 193 in total, before his 35th birthday. Every summer in Portland, Oregon, he hosts the Word Domination Summit (WDS), a gathering of creative and remarkable people. You can connect with Chris on Twitter, his blog, or your choice of worldwide airline lounges

Feb 22 2016

28mins

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Networking, Asking, Positioning | Joel Louis | Solo Episode 128

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"If You Stay Ready, You Don't Have to Get Ready!" Eric Thomas

In this Episode, I share two quick stories with you and in one of those stories I share how I received a FREE ticket to the Social Media Marketing World 2016 Conference in 6 days. 

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Resources: 

  1. The Clock, The Mind, The Compass Guide
  2. The $100 Startup
  3. Born For This

Feb 20 2016

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Examining Success | Michael Stelzner | Episode 127

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Michael Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers and the man behind large events, such as Social Media Marketing World and Social Media Success Summit. He is also host of the Social Media Marketing podcast, founder of the Social Media Marketing Society and host of the weekly Morning Social Media Marketing TALK show. Most importantly, he's a husband and father to three beautiful young ladies.

Feb 15 2016

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The Clock: Mastering Time & Survey Results | Solo Friday | Episode 126

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Top 3: #1 Single Biggest Struggle StartupDad Face

  1. Energy
  2. Focus
  3. Funding / Validation

A few answers to Question #1 on the Survey:

  • Managing my energy. A few years ago I would have said time, and as a father of 6, time management is still a daily challenge. But I've found that managing my energy and focus is really the only solution to time. I can separate myself and have all day to tackle ideas, but if my energy is low, it will be largely unproductive. Lack of energy is the hallmark of raising small children, the thing we parents all tend to have in common. If you're like me, you listen to something like The Miracle Morning and think - that's great - I could totally get up at 5am and take an hour or two to myself. And I did... for years. It's really not that hard once you get going and have momentum. But as a parents of young children again, we're often up at 11, 1, 3 and 5am feeding babies or soothing bad dreams. What's lost as a business owner is not necessarily time, but the energy the next day to make the most of the time I've been given. The juice to be creative, create content, and negotiate deals.
  • Knowing when to start working and knowing when to stop. The boundaries get blurred a lot with me. Also, sometimes I just don't "feel like" working and hanging with the fam is a convenient option to help me procrastinate.
  • I am brand new to being an entrepreneur...my biggest challenge is not knowing what I don't know yet or who. Coming from a large company, it was clear who the finance dept was... now I must build my network of talented/honest people to have that relationships with and this will take a lot of time and effort. Before I didn't need to know the tax code, now I need an understanding of it.
  • Focus and balance. There is a spectrum of "outside" influences they weigh on a successful father/husband/CEO. The Dad demands are just a few amongst the many. How do others deal with them effectively?
  • it's probably time and energy. i have a job/career at a global 100 firm. a family with 2 busy kids. it's hard to find time to take care of myself. take care of my relationship with my wife and kids. time to sleep and reboot. ugh.. 3 Ways Entrepreneur Parents Can Reclaim 2 Hours, Daily!

3 Ways Entrepreneur Parents Can Reclaim 2 Hours, Daily!

  • One Word… Compostable! – Savings: 40 minutes
  • Shut Off __________ (insert any mobile device). – Savings: 90 minutes
  • Wake up Before They Do! – Savings: Priceless

Read it HERE

  • Free Ebook: The Clock, The Mind and The Compass: The Ultimate StartupDad Guide to Mastering Time and Living Your Legacy. I’ll give you a hint: Mastering Time is an Inside Job.
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Feb 12 2016

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Your Family Comes First | Bryan Flanagan | Episode 125

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Bryan Flanagan began his career as a delivery boy for IBM Corporation. A dream born in 1972 became a reality in 1984 when Bryan left the corporate world to pursue his passion for teaching and training.  Since that time, he has interacted with 4,096 groups, traveled 3,330,972 miles, and trained 731,451 people.  And, yet, he claims his future is still ahead of him!

Feb 08 2016

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The Commitment to Make Change Happen | Scott Barlow | Episode 123

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Scott Anthony Barlow is the Founder of Happen to Your Career, a company that helps you stop doing work that doesn’t fit, figuring out what does and then teaching you to make it happen! He has been helping people develop their careers and businesses for over 10 years as a Human Resources Leader, Business Development Expert, and Career Coach. With over 2000 interviews worth of experience from his HR career, Scott interviews others telling their story of finding work they love on the Happen to Your Career Podcast.  Scott and his wife Alyssa have 3 children and live in Moses Lake, Washington.

Feb 03 2016

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Letting Go of Your Baby: Outsourcing & Delegating | Solo Friday w/ Andrew Ledell | Episode 122

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With more than a decade of customer-facing service and traditional ad agency experience, Andrew Ledell launched Done For You Tech—the Digital Marketing Agency You Can Afford—about a year ago.

Andrew's mix of project management skills, unwavering commitment, online marketing street smarts, country boy charm and a deep bench of talented, creative team members make him your one and only choice when it's time to make your biz look amazing, both online and off.

Married with 2 Kids daughters 11 and 2...

Andrew's Website: Done For You Tech

Feb 01 2016

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