The vision behind Daddy Life has won a contest. DaddyLife.net is more than a blog and a podcast. It is a business tool for me that will help fullfil my goals. I have shared my long-term goals with close friends and family, but I have not aired it all out here on DaddyLife.net. You see, even with a very healthy salary and a Cadillac health care plan form the federal government, I am still not doing full-time what I love most. What I love most is helping people while spending time with my family. Specifically I like helping parents to strengthen their marriages and raise biblically responsible and God honoring children.
Late last week I read an email from Sandi Krakowski. Sandi creates million dollar businesses. She is an Internet marking guru who has built a business around helping other people refine and execute their plans for online business. I follow a handful of successful online business people who have turned their passion into a full-time career. Sandi’s email newsletter came to me dangling a carrot last week. She offered a 12 hour window for her community members to submit answers to three questions on her Facebook Page.
1: WHY? 2: WHY now? 3: What will your business do in the world in 3 years?
Now I had no problem answering the first question right off the top of my head. I am a big fan of the elevator pitch. That is what I would say if I had to explain the what/why of my business in 15 seconds or less. The other questions were easy also, but required a little more thought to come up with just the right words. Below is how I responded and the bold portion of the response is my 15 second elevator pitch:
Thanks for all your wisdom and encouragement. I appreciate the opportunity to win some valuable resources from you that will help me on my journey.
I am building a business as a speaker, writer, and coach for parents (Dads in particular) to rise above the level of mediocrity in marriage and parenting. I am doing this so that I can get paid to do what I love while I share more time with my family in the process.
I am building my business now because I have been inspired over the past year by people like you and Dan Miller (Author of 48 Days to the Work You Love). Why put off until tomorrow what I can do today?
There is no greater calling for a man than that of being a husband and then a father. Dad has a responsibility to love, protect, and provide for the family. I will help dads fulfill those responsibilities and more. The choices a dad makes directly affects the future of the family, the community, the nation, and the world. Over the next three years dads will be encouraged, equipped, and challenged to be the leaders of their families, lovers of their wives, and examples to their children. Parents around the world will rise above the level of mediocrity in the marriage and parenting. “Encourage one another and build each other up.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11
Thanks again for this awesome giveaway and opportunity to share my story!
This response landed me in one of six winning spots out of over 500 entries. And the winners were hand picked by Sandi and her crew. I think it is important to add that I have never paid Sandi a single dime for anything. I have been a quite observer of her awesome free resources that are available through her blog, newsletter, and Facebook timeline. The loot from winning this contest gets me a 1 hr CD containing business coaching, a one month membership to Sandi’s Inner Circle Membership, and an autographed copy of her book Read Their Mind: How To Hear What The Marketplace Wants And Build A Huge Business. (Amazon affiliate link)
As for how I will execute my plan, I am already producing podcast to help encourage, equip, and challenge me to rise above mediocrity in marriage and parenting. I do plan on offering free presentations on the subject of Internet and Technology safety for parents in the Charleston, SC area over the next six months. Local audiences will be my guinea pigs and resume builders as I prepare to get into parenting and home school conferences in 2013. I am alos working on some products that I plan to make available for sale on this site, at conferences, and via other methods.
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