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Entrepreneurship, Balance & Betting On Yourself | Roger Whitney | Episode 77

Entrepreneurship, Balance & Betting On Yourself | Roger Whitney | Episode 77
September 21, 2015

Entrepreneurship, Balance & Betting On Yourself | Roger Whitney | Episode 77

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A Lot of people fall in love with the idea of being an entrepreneur more than the sweat and the work and the struggle it takes to make it work.Roger Whitney

The Startup Dad Journey Roger Whitney

Roger is the Retirement Answer Man and he believes you can create a great life that balances living well today AND living well tomorrow by have the right little conversations about money. Over the last 24 years he has worked directly with clients on this journey and shares the wisdom he’s learned on his weekly podcast, The Retirement Answer Man and his blog at rogerwhitney.com.

We could have the greatest product, but if people aren’t buying, it doesn’t mean a thing. Roger Whitney
Real Dads / Real Talk: Summary

Roger Whitney is a Startup Dad who shares his journey from pursuing success in his career, to building a financial cage, and finally realizing why it wasn’t enough.  Roger shares how he became the “Retirement Answer Man” and how he pursued his passion and purpose into a successful business twenty four years later.  Here is a snippet of what Roger shares in this episode:

  • The importance of family regarding his wife and two children
  • How financially downsizing was the best thing that happened to them
  • The importance of letting your side-hustle income build up as proof of concept before you decide to remove your steady income
  • His idea of actual proof of concept- Revenue first and then net income
  • A behind the scenes look into his business
  • The story behind his leap
  • Three things to do to plan for your retirement:
    • Think about the age you really want to retire
    • Not to focus on investment entirely for your retirement
    • Focus on your income and cash flow
  • The number one biggest mistake in managing finances – lifestyle creep.
  • His definition of success
The HandyMan Segment: Tips | Tactics | Tools
  • What’s your secret sauce? Tenacity
  • What is one time management tool? Calendar
  • How do you stand out above the noise: Build one friend at a time
  • Personal habit that attributes to your success as a husband, father, and entrepreneur: Willing to own my own mistakes
  • Manage Health: I invest in my health
  • Book every StartupDad should read from an Entrepreneur Perspective: Love Does
  • Book every StartupDad should read from a Fatherhood Perspective: Love Does
Resources & References Mentioned

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