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The Process of Self-Discovery | Koy McDermott | Episode 74

The Process of Self-Discovery | Koy McDermott | Episode 74
September 15, 2015

The Process of Self-Discovery | Koy McDermott | Episode 74

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Motivation is not enough…motivation will get you started, discipline will keep you going.Koy McDermott

The Startup Dad Journey Koy McDermott

Koy McDermott is a motivational speaker and the founder of Leaders Inspire Leaders, LLC.  His company aims to empower individuals to uncover their purpose and live a more fulfilling life. During his weekly podcast Leaders Inspire Leaders, which can be found on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Podcast Charts & soon to be Spotify, those willing to become the best version of themselves will find tools to intentionally move toward their goals.


It is up to you to decide when you want to do it and then make time for it.Koy McDermott
Real Dads / Real Talk: Summary

Koy McDermott is a ‘leaper’ startup dad who has found his purpose helping others self discover their purpose. Koy shares his startup dad journey with us by giving us a glimpse into his business, but most importantly his relationship his with daughter. Koy shares these key points:

  • The importance of starting off his day right
  • The way he maintains his gratitude by journal writing
  • The importance of knowing the time you’re most creative
  • Being consistent with your time
  • How ‘the kick’ changed his life from employee to entrepreneur
  • How being good at something doesn’t necessarily mean you should do it
  • How to validate your purpose by examining what gives you energy vs. what drains you
  • The importance of knowing your true audience
The HandyMan Segment: Tips | Tactics | Tools
  • What’s your secret sauce? Perseverance
  • What is one time management tool? Write out what you want to get done the night before
  • Manage Health: I work out constantly and watch what I eat
  • How do you stand out from the noise: Creating your own voice, embrace your uniqueness
  • Personal habit that attributes to your success as a father and entrepreneur: Optimism
  • Book every StartupDad should read from an Entrepreneur Perspective: The Alchemist
  • Book every StartupDad should read from a Fatherhood Perspective: The Alchemist
Resources & References Mentioned

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