Startup Dad Headquarters Podcast: Father | Entrepreneur | Family | Leader | Coach







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Daniel Gefen just loves life and is a husband and father to three little ones. He's always been driven to better himself and help others along his journey. He started a call answering service and a virtual office business almost 7 years ago and fully automated it. As a result, the residual income allows him to focus his time on doing what he loves: hanging with his family, playing tennis, picking successful entrepreneurs' brains on his podcast and helping others achieve success. 

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Chris Guillebeau is the best-selling author of The Happiness of Pursuit, The $100 Startup and other books. During a lifetime of self-employment, he visited every country in the world, 193 in total, before his 35th birthday. Every summer in Portland, Oregon, he hosts the Word Domination Summit (WDS), a gathering of creative and remarkable people. You can connect with Chris on Twitter, his blog, or your choice of worldwide airline lounges

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"If You Stay Ready, You Don't Have to Get Ready!" Eric Thomas

In this Episode, I share two quick stories with you and in one of those stories I share how I received a FREE ticket to the Social Media Marketing World 2016 Conference in 6 days. 



  1. The Clock, The Mind, The Compass Guide
  2. The $100 Startup
  3. Born For This
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Michael Stelzner is the founder of Social Media Examiner, author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers and the man behind large events, such as Social Media Marketing World and Social Media Success Summit. He is also host of the Social Media Marketing podcast, founder of the Social Media Marketing Society and host of the weekly Morning Social Media Marketing TALK show. Most importantly, he's a husband and father to three beautiful young ladies.

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Top 3: #1 Single Biggest Struggle StartupDad Face

  1. Energy
  2. Focus
  3. Funding / Validation


A few answers to Question #1 on the Survey:

  • Managing my energy. A few years ago I would have said time, and as a father of 6, time management is still a daily challenge. But I've found that managing my energy and focus is really the only solution to time. I can separate myself and have all day to tackle ideas, but if my energy is low, it will be largely unproductive. Lack of energy is the hallmark of raising small children, the thing we parents all tend to have in common. If you're like me, you listen to something like The Miracle Morning and think - that's great - I could totally get up at 5am and take an hour or two to myself. And I did... for years. It's really not that hard once you get going and have momentum. But as a parents of young children again, we're often up at 11, 1, 3 and 5am feeding babies or soothing bad dreams. What's lost as a business owner is not necessarily time, but the energy the next day to make the most of the time I've been given. The juice to be creative, create content, and negotiate deals.
  • Knowing when to start working and knowing when to stop. The boundaries get blurred a lot with me. Also, sometimes I just don't "feel like" working and hanging with the fam is a convenient option to help me procrastinate.
  • I am brand new to being an biggest challenge is not knowing what I don't know yet or who. Coming from a large company, it was clear who the finance dept was... now I must build my network of talented/honest people to have that relationships with and this will take a lot of time and effort. Before I didn't need to know the tax code, now I need an understanding of it.
  • Focus and balance. There is a spectrum of "outside" influences they weigh on a successful father/husband/CEO. The Dad demands are just a few amongst the many. How do others deal with them effectively?
  • it's probably time and energy. i have a job/career at a global 100 firm. a family with 2 busy kids. it's hard to find time to take care of myself. take care of my relationship with my wife and kids. time to sleep and reboot. ugh.. 3 Ways Entrepreneur Parents Can Reclaim 2 Hours, Daily!

3 Ways Entrepreneur Parents Can Reclaim 2 Hours, Daily!


  • One Word… Compostable! – Savings: 40 minutes
  • Shut Off __________ (insert any mobile device). – Savings: 90 minutes
  • Wake up Before They Do! – Savings: Priceless

Read it HERE

  • Free Ebook: The Clock, The Mind and The Compass: The Ultimate StartupDad Guide to Mastering Time and Living Your Legacy. I’ll give you a hint: Mastering Time is an Inside Job.
  • Take the Survey

Call to action: 

  • If I had a weekly LIVE show on blab, let’s say I called it, The StartupDad Roundtable would you watch it? Would you ask questions and or jump on live with us? if so text, "roundtable" all one word to (647) 558-9895 


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Bryan Flanagan began his career as a delivery boy for IBM Corporation. A dream born in 1972 became a reality in 1984 when Bryan left the corporate world to pursue his passion for teaching and training.  Since that time, he has interacted with 4,096 groups, traveled 3,330,972 miles, and trained 731,451 people.  And, yet, he claims his future is still ahead of him!

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Scott Anthony Barlow is the Founder of Happen to Your Career, a company that helps you stop doing work that doesn’t fit, figuring out what does and then teaching you to make it happen! He has been helping people develop their careers and businesses for over 10 years as a Human Resources Leader, Business Development Expert, and Career Coach. With over 2000 interviews worth of experience from his HR career, Scott interviews others telling their story of finding work they love on the Happen to Your Career Podcast.  Scott and his wife Alyssa have 3 children and live in Moses Lake, Washington.

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With more than a decade of customer-facing service and traditional ad agency experience, Andrew Ledell launched Done For You Tech—the Digital Marketing Agency You Can Afford—about a year ago.

Andrew's mix of project management skills, unwavering commitment, online marketing street smarts, country boy charm and a deep bench of talented, creative team members make him your one and only choice when it's time to make your biz look amazing, both online and off.

Married with 2 Kids daughters 11 and 2...


Andrew's Website: Done For You Tech

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