Jan 21, 2020
Pat Flynn is the entrepreneur and founder behind Smart Passive Income, a best-seling author, and podcast host with 55MM downloads, but above all, he’s a family man. With his podcast getting over 55MM downloads, Pat has prioritized his wife and kids and is able to not only have his dream job, but to pick up his kids from school and be present every night for dinner. Pat’s philosophy revolves around transparency and creating solutions for people. He’s sharing his personal journey to how he got where he is and how you can build your dream business. Pat is filled with not only inspiration but practical tips and tools and he’s changing the way we interact with our SuperFans.
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Pat Flynn’s Journey To Becoming An Entrepreneur
Pat’s journey to becoming an entrepreneur started by accident. After going to school and becoming an architect, Pat was laid off from what he thought was a secure job. Not knowing what to do or having a clear path, he started offering tips online for architecture exams he’d taken and passed. He became the expert on the LEED exam in architecture and from there launched an ebook. It was in this that he learned people will pay for convenience.
Pat’s Advice On How To Balance Parenting & Being A Business Owner
Family life is of the utmost importance to Pat and his main objective when it comes to parenting is to not only balance it, but to involve his kids. Wanting his business to bring his family together is about having more time with his family. In addition to occasionally taking his son to speaking engagements, Pat openly shares with his children why he goes on business trips and who he’s helping. He asks their permission to go on a trip and explains why such a trip is necessary. Involving his kids helps them understand why he travels.
Pat Flynn’s 3 Steps To Building Your Dream Business
Pat shares his 3 steps on how to build your dream business starting with creating moments for people in order to turn them into fans over time. Next, provide small quick wins so that when someone finds you, they can do or have something immediately. Last, open up your factory door. Don’t be afraid to show people the insides of your business and build that human connection.
When people are involved in something, they are invested.