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David Thompson & Startup Dad Headquarters Logo

Today’s Startup Dad Episode "From Leap To Success In 6 Months!” with David Thompson husband and father of 4 (2 foster). 

A little bit about David and his WHY: "I was brought up to walk up the corporate ladder to achieve SUCCESS. So, of course, I did. I spent 10 years working very closely with one successful entrepreneur within his company, and I did climb the corporate ladder, and did achieve much SUCCESS. But I realized that I didn't want to commute 2 hours a day to make an above average wage. I believed that I could do that myself, by living out my God-given purpose and passion, which is Financial Advising. 

So, after putting it off for two years, I took pen to paper 2 years ago, wrote out what SUCCESS was to me, took a class to help me understand my purpose, and how to attain it, and then made a plan to make it happen.  And last October, I left a VERY stable career in Human Resources to help people attain financial happiness. And today, my business is beginning to take-off, and I'm excited to see where God takes us, but one of the greatest assets to this lifestyle has been the ability to take and pickup my kids from daycare, instead of dropping them off at daycare at 7am, and not seeing them until 6pm. 

To me, I am already 'living the good life'.  And, 6 months from now, a year from now, 3 years from now, life gets better...the wife quits her full-time job, etc."

Direct download: DavidThompson_mixdown.mp3
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Jia Jiang & Startup Dad Headquarters Logo

"…I was once 22 I didn’t do it. After graduate school I was 28, I didn’t do it. I got married, I didn’t do it. But now my son is about to be born and I thought to myself this is it! I lost my chance because I was too comfortable. And if I couldn’t do it as a young guy out of college, someone who just finished graduate school, how could I do it as a father.” by Jia Jiang
 
Jia is the founder of the popular blog and video series 100 Days of Rejection. A native of Beijing, China, Jia came to the U.S. as a teenager to pursue his dream of becoming the next Bill Gates. But despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed, and spiraled into a period of deep self doubt. Thus was born his "100 days of rejection" experiment, during which he willfully sought rejection on a daily basis --from requesting a lesson in sales from a car salesman which resulted in a no, to his famous request to get Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the shape of Olympic rings which resulted in a yes, with a viral video - over 5 Million to prove it. Jia’s story has been covered by dozens of news outlets, including Bloomberg Businessweek, Yahoo News, the Huffington Post, Forbes, Inc.com, MTV, and many more… Jiang holds an MBA from Duke University and a bachelor's degree in computer science from Brigham Young University.

 

Direct download: JiaJiang_Final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:21am EDT
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Darren O'Connor & Startup Dad Headquarters Logo

One Dad's journey to become a successful children's book author. 

"… I will go through a dip and that dip is the voice in my head saying that, you know what? You’re bluffing your way through life! Your not good enough and you really need to get a grip on reality and conform and go get a job!” by Darren O’Connor via Startup Dad Headquarters Episode 40 

Originally from Dublin, Darren currently resides in Ennis Co. Clare. Darren is a fresh-out-of-the-box dad to one screaming little boy. He’s on a mission to become the best dad he can be. 

His blogs and podcasts at askdad.ie are mostly about the positive things associated with becoming a Dad, while his hilarious tweets document his parent fails as a newbie.

Direct download: DarrenOconnor_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EDT
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