2nd Guessing The Entrepreneur Path | Grant Baldwin | Episode 10
Grant Baldwin is a national speaker, author, and host of one of the top ranked business podcasts in iTunes called “How’d You Get Into That?” Today he continues to encourage and inspire people to find and do work they love.
- Husband, Father of 3 Girls
- Balancing Family & Business: You have to be really intentional about scheduling your time and your time with your family.
- Support of spouse: Made sure to involve his wife along the journey. Trust wife’s feeling and/or opinion.
- Primary Chores around the house: Washes his own clothes
- Youth Pastor To Speaker | Entrepreneur | Podcaster
- Quite his 9 to 5 when his wife was 5 months pregnant with 1st child.
- Wasn’t completely sure exactly the path he wanted to take.
- The catalyst that inspired his leap: 9 months of soul searching to figure out strengths
- Worked multiple odd jobs while building speaking business. “It was a rough season”
- Took about a year and a half before speaking business because a full time career.
- Failure, Doubt or Fear: “I think failure, doubt, fear happens everyday”
- Hardest personal sacrifice: Traveling and Time away from the family
- Private Health Insurance: HSA Plan – “Health is a financial benefit”
- Would you do it over again: Totally – “I love my life, I wouldn’t trade lives with anybody”
- Grant confessed that he has ZERO handyman skills
- What is one time management tip: Schedule everything from the time you wake up to the time you go to bed.
- Manage Health: I like to bike a lot and run a lot. Just plain exercising is boring. I like to exercise towards ago for an event (race, marathon, etc…)
- Book every Startup Dad should read:
- Rework by 37 signals – Work related
- Strong Fathers, Strong Daughter – Dad focused
- Grant Baldwin: Website
- Rework by Jason Fried and David Hansson
- Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters by Meg Meeger
- If I make a difference in everybody else’s life but if I fail as a husband and a father, I rather be a greater at Walmart, it’s just not worth it at the end of the day.
- “Anytime your wife has a feeling that she can’t really articulate and explain and you go against that feeling, typically it end up costing you money.”
- Don’t let health insurance deter you from being a startup dad
- “Who you are is more important than what you do”
- “If I make a difference in everybody else’s life but if I fail as a husband and a father, I rather be a greater at Walmart, it’s just not worth it at the end of the day.”
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