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What’s Really Driving Your Ambition? | Darryl Lyons | Episode 73

What's Really Driving Your Ambition? | Darryl Lyons | Episode 73
August 31, 2015

What’s Really Driving Your Ambition? | Darryl Lyons | Episode 73

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I would never sacrifice my family over success and riches.Darryl Lyons

The Startup Dad Journey Darryl Lyons

Darryl is the owner of Small Business Big Pressure which is also the title of his latest book which has been endorsed by 2 NY Times bestselling authors (Dave Ramsey & Dan Miller), an NBA Hall of Famer, and 16 successful business owners.  Darryl’s business is considered one of the best places to work in San Antonio and one of the fastest growing companies in the city and he was recognized as one of the top 40 business people under 40 and the mayor of San Antonio named a park, the Darryl W Lyons Park, after his work helping to redevelop part of the city. 

The greatest opportunity in America is owning your own business. Make the decision to do it, then you have to do it. Darryl Lyons
Real Dads / Real Talk: Summary

Darryl Lyons is a startup dad who shares his entrepreneurial journey from a six figure income to owning his own business, and all the bumps in the road that got him where he is today. Darryl who is also a father to four children who range in age from 10 to 1, credits his supportive wife and most importantly his faith to his success.  Here are some of the the key topics that Darryl shares in this episode:

  • Defining success as making the most out of what you are given
  • Those who typically are unhappy with life, usually are not content or they suffer from comparing themselves to others
  • What is the true motivating factor behind what drives our ambition
  • The importance of having people around you to hold you accountable at keeping a balance perspective between ambition and seeking approval
  • Overcoming fear and anxiety during his journey
  • Struggling with self image, accidents, loss, and how to overcome
  • The importance of setting up separate bank accounts from business and personal
  • Finding the right path to your own entrepreneurial journey
    1. Figure out what you are good at
    2. Find out what your passionate about
    3. What’s your economic engine
  • The intersection between fatherhood and entrepreneurship
The HandyMan Segment: Tips | Tactics | Tools
  • What’s your secret sauce? Humility
  • What is one time management tool? Before I leave the office, I write down 6 important things I need to get done. The next day I tackle those six things first.
  • Manage Health: I eat well and practice Israeli Martial Arts
  • How do you stand out: I authentically live out who I am
  • Book every StartupDad should read from an Entrepreneur Perspective: Small Business Big Pressure
  • Book every StartupDad should read from a Fatherhood Perspective: Making Room for Life
Resources & References Mentioned

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