Joe Pardo, wants to inspire you to burst that bubble despite the safety you think it provides. We discuss how to find yourself by designing your own work.
The more I do these interviews, the more I have come to realize that one of the most effective ways to get to know yourself and your capabilities is through work.
Joe left the safety of his family’s business to go out on his own to find work that was aligned with his values, needs and abilities.
And I recently caught up with Joe at the Podcast Movement conference in Philly and he told me he’s going back to his family business, but on his terms by starting a new franchise business for them.
Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:
- How Joe dealt with burn out after leaving his family business.
- Trying out different career options to see what fits for you.
- Start by figuring out what you don’t want to do.
- Joe shares the two biggest reasons why focusing on your sales won’t save your business. In fact, he recently wrote a book called, Sales Won’t Save Your Business.
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Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Practice self-awareness
- Purge your life
- Build your community
- Align your habits
How Joe Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: Around 5:00 – 5:30 am
- Core work activities + habits: 1) Creating content. 2) Reaching out and getting to know new people. 3) Meditating through running.
- Ideal work environment: Depending on the task, it could be in the morning or at night.
- Superpower: Bringing people together.
- Regains focus by: Listening to music.
- 90-day goal: To book up his Super Retreats.
“My goal is to bring the super out of people.”
“I want to help people that are stressed out from their business that, you know, maybe things aren’t as bad as they think.”
“I went to a few networking events and I got to network with some people and I got to figure out what I didn’t want to do.”
“You could still make the sale, but if your client or customer has a bad time, they aren’t going to come back.”
The number one struggle Joe sees business owners having is being too analytical, too left-brain, and getting stuck in that phase – to break out of that and move forward he advises:
1) Ask yourself, “how I do make this work for me,” rather than finding excuses to why you can’t do something.
2) Do an experiment to at least start taking action.