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Change! Stop Being Average | Greg Barth | Episode 20

Change! Stop Being Average | Greg Barth | Episode 20
December 11, 2014

Inspiring Others To Get Past Their Fears & Find Their Purpose

Change! Stop Being Average | Greg Barth | Episode 20

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Inspiring Others To Get Past Their Fears & Find Their Purpose

Inspiring Others To Get Past Their Fears & Find Their Purpose

I was working a good job — but I was soft. I just didn’t have that umph! I noticed that enough to say to myself, I want a change. Greg Barth
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The Startup Dad Journey of Greg Barth

Greg Barth was feeling lethargic, uninspired and lacked a zest for life.  He made a decision and took control of his life starting in 2009.   He started a home fitness workout program, transformed his body and lost 25 pounds.  Those changes turned into a complete mindset shift for Greg.  When many others kept coming to him for help, he recognized the opportunity and began coaching them to create their own success.

From that point, he has continued to help others in numerous other ways.  He has built a team of other coaches across the country who all help people believe in themselves and start to live a more fulfilling lifestyle.

To take his message to more people, he started creating YouTube videos and created a blog (F).  Realizing how fitness represents a much larger picture than losing weight, he created another brand called The Life Of Now (www.thelifeofnow.com) and launched a podcast in May of 2014.  He interviews authors, motivational speakers, entrepreneurs and many others who simply have an inspiring story of overcoming struggle to create triumph.  The message of the show is to help inspire others to get past their fears and find their true purpose.  Are you ready to become a better version of you?

People don’t like to be sold, but they like to buy stuffGreg Barth
Family First:
  • Review family fun photo (image above) – Dad to two daughters, 9 and 13.
  • What does Fatherhood mean to you? Having a relationship with my daughters and having a mutual respect for one another.
  • Balancing family and business by: It’s a tough balance because right now I am recently divorced, so we are working out that transition. But, it’s mainly trying to devote time to spend with each other. Also, being involved and having deep conversations with them.
Along This Journey We Discuss:
  • I was always active as a younger child and even into college.  Life continued, had my kids, but I had a lack of zest for life, I was lethargic.
  • I was 38, just going along, I was doing the average stuff. I noticed it enough to say I want a change.
  • But, we don’t really change until something forces us to change.
  • The catalyst that inspired his leap A trigger went off when I saw these workout infomercials. I realized it was time to make a change.
  • Oct 5, 2009 I made the change and I never looked back. I lost weight, gained more confidence, did more public speaking, and did more youtube videos.
  • People began contacting me for help.
  • So I am doing a lot of coaching, and walking through with them regarding nutrition, etc.
  • One of my goals is to do a fitness video
If you don’t have a real purpose in what you are doing, the motivation will be goneGreg Barth
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Real Dads, Real Talk:


  • Failure, Doubt or Fear: You have to be ready for down days. The reason that you are doing it has to be stronger than those days.
  • Hardest personal sacrifice: I’m so driven now, its hard to sit down¦ I gave up a lot of TV.
The HandyMan Segment: Tips | Tactics | Tools


  • What is one time management tip? Lately, I have been using IFTTT.com- It automates simple task.
  • One book every Startup Dad should read- Rich Dad, Poor Dad and Crush It
  • Intersection between fatherhood and entrepreneurship – I see them very much blending in together. I want to lead by example. I want my daughters to see what I am doing, and I feel it’s important to keep them integrated in the process.
Resources & References Mentioned


The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step – Lao Tzu

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I’m not only the founder of Startup Dad Headquarters. I’m also a client – Follow along my journey as I progress and improve my skills both in interviewing: asking the right questions, extracting the tips, tactics and tools used by successful entrepreneur dads and in video production. This one is a little painful to watch but full of massive value 😉

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