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

Better Conversations For A Better Life | Derek Olsen | Episode 98
November 9, 2015

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

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If the next five years of your life are the same as the last five years of your life, would you be OK with that?Derek Olsen
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The Startup Dad Journey Derek Olsen
If you are married, your spouse should have a say — if you’re miserable and your spouse doesn’t care, I would say that’s an issue. Derek Olsen
Real Dads / Real Talk: Summary

Derek Olsen is a ‘leaper’ startup dad who shares his journey with us that he also shares with his entrepreneur wife Carrie.  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 life 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
The HandyMan Segment: Tips | Tactics | Tools
  • What’s your secret sauce? Consistency
  • What is one time management tool? Do what’s important first
  • Manage Health: Not very well, I dont do a bad job, but I need to do better
  • How do you stand out above the noise: Be yourself
  • What is a habit that attributes to your success as a Husband, Father and Entrepreneur? Putting my family first
  • Book every StartupDad should read from an Entrepreneur Perspective: 48 Days to the Work You Love
  • Book every StartupDad should read from a Fatherhood Perspective: 48 Days to the Work You Love
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