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Happy Tuesday everyone!  We have a great guest for our 50th show, Pat Flynn, entrepreneur, podcast host, and responsible of Smart Passive Income.

Pat Flynn views his utopia as being able to spend most of his time with his growing kids.  He and his wife have been asked by other parents and teachers at their kids' school how they both drop off and pick up his son from school.  Pat has made it a priority to build his work life around his family life, instead of what is typical of fitting in family time around work time.

Pat Flynn recently started adjusting to a morning schedule (he self identifies as a night person).  After speaking with Hal Elrod (our guest from Episode 42), Pat decided to move to a morning routine.  He recognizes the difference between setting an alarm and getting up for work verses setting an alarm and getting up for yourself.  It was difficult for Pat at first, but he adjusted and is now on a morning schedule.

Pat's experience with moving to a morning schedule reinforced a view he has about failing.  Similar to getting an 'F' on a report card for school, that doesn't mean you are a bad person, it just means you don't get it yet.  It is something you can work on, an area for improvement.

Pat Flynn also speaks about his gamification needs.  Thank goodness for gamification, it makes every day events into something with goals and rewards and more (or easier) incentive to do better.  Ben and Pat both use apps to monitor their sleep and Pat found one for meditation as well!

Pat left us with three valuable lesson:

  • Understand that failing is okay, it's a "not yet" situation
  • Connect with and build as many relationships as possible
  • Truly understand you have the power to do what you want

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As always, a special thank you to The Strand for our intro and outro music!

Direct download: 050_Interview_with_Pat_Flynn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am EDT