March 10, 2020

20 Balancing life in business, family & personal growth (and dealing with an eight year old daughter) with Jeremy Ames

20 Balancing life in business, family & personal growth (and dealing with an eight year old daughter) with Jeremy Ames

Jeremy Ames is 42, married and has 2 kids. He lives in Idaho in the U.S. and is a serial entrepreneur.

Jeremy’s current business, Guidant Financial, has helped over 18.000 entrepreneurs put more than 4 billion USD to work, mainly in small businesses or franchises. In 2007, Jeremy was honored as the National Young Entrepreneur of the Year by the Small Business Administration.

I like this session a lot because it’s mainly just an honest chat between two dads. Jeremy says his main challenge as a dad is balancing his time to feed personal growth, his desire to build businesses and spend quality one-on-one time with his friends and family.

I was intrigued to hear his strategies and experience shares coming from such a high-paced, driven individual. Jeremy is a brave man at heart and we had a powerful and valuable conversation about love, family, relationship and self. Jeremy opens up about his own family challenges and how he manages to keep his marriage healthy.

The most powerful takeaways for me as a dad where:

  1. Do not let your own ego and sense of validation get tied up in how others perceive your kids.
  2. Do an annual trip with only one of the kids and yourself - kids decide where to go.
  3. It’s difficult to engage with kids over activities outside of your own bias.
  4. Keeping appointments is a superpower.

Lastly: please do get involved in our mission to facilitate family success: share two podcasts - any podcasts - that inspire you to be a better parent with two parents you love today. Enjoy this session!

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