Running a business and leading a family can be such a challenging aspect of life. Both require so much time and attention and although similar in a lot of ways, the way you lead professionally is not always translatable into leading personally.
My guest today is Steve Chou, the author of The Family First Entrepreneur. Today, Steve and I talk about not being a stranger to your kids, practical strategies for avoiding burnout and unnecessary stress, whether you should stay at your current employment or “burn the boats” when starting a side business, and how side-hustles boost confidence! A lot of these things I wish I would have learned a whole lot sooner.
“You need to ask for what you want in order to receive.” Tweet That— Steve Chou
My guest today is Steve Chou. Steve is an extremely successful entrepreneur making his way into the world of entrepreneurship by selling handkerchiefs online with his wife. What started as a way to make a few additional dollars, ended up becoming an extremely lucrative business and spring-boarded Steve into serial entrepreneurship.
He’s introduced thousands of people into the world of ecommerce and has been featured in Forbes, the New York Times, Entrepreneur, and MSNBC. And, his podcast, My Wife Quit Her Job, is consistently ranked in the top 25 marketing podcast in the world. Enjoy this one, gents!
“There is definitely a distinction between working hard and working smart.” Tweet That— Steve Chou
- The line between helping your kids and making them figure things out
- Building a business while not sacrificing the relationship with loved ones
- Being driven by ego vs being driven by service
- Knowing your purpose
- Ignorance contributing to Asian hate
- Everyone should have a side hustle
- Staying focused on one thing at a time
- Different approaches to outsourcing
- Weighing business opportunities against family time
- Getting your kids involved with the business
- Opportunities and drawbacks with AI
Have a Plan
We’ve all heard the phrase, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.” I agree but what about those who don’t even have a plan at all. Do they get “punched (so to speak) in the face” more often?
Yes. The answer is yes. If you’re tired of getting punched in the face every single year – or if you’re tired of running on the proverbial treadmill – let me help you make a plan. It’s called the Twelve-Week Battle Planner and it’s a tool that we’ve designed over 8 years of trial and error to help you produce maximum results in your life, and to deflect, slip, and counter the punches that come your way.
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