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How to fit home into hustle. How can you manage to have a happy family life while dealing with the madness of entrepreneurship. In this podcast, you’ll listen to fireside chats with inspiring entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and lessons learned in search of work-life integration.

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How to fit home into hustle. How can you manage to have a happy family life while dealing with the madness of entrepreneurship. In this podcast, you’ll listen to fireside chats with inspiring entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and lessons learned in search of work-life integration.

    EP. 17: How Kim Walsh-Phillips, CEO of Elite Digital Group, is Managing Happiness

    EP. 17: How Kim Walsh-Phillips, CEO of Elite Digital Group, is Managing Happiness

    I’m very happy to welcome Kim Walsh-Phillips to the Managing Happiness show! Kim is an incredible woman who has built a super successful business from scratch while raising her first daughter. Kim is an award-winning Speaker, Author, Podcaster, and CEO of Elite Digital Group. Get your daily dose of inspiration from her amazing story!
    Welcome to the Managing Happiness podcast!
    My name is David Henzel and I’ve been an entrepreneur for my entire life. I’ve built and sold my company, which seems to be the dream come true for most entrepreneurs. However, I believe my greatest achievement is that I’ve managed to create and maintain a balanced life with my wife and daughter through the stressful days of starting and running the business.
    In this podcast, you will listen to fireside chats with inspiring entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and lessons learned in search of work-life balance.
    About Kim Walsh-Phillips
    Kim Walsh-Phillips is an award-winning Speaker, Author, Podcaster, and CEO of Elite Digital Group, a direct-response social media agency. Kim has brought in more than a billion dollars through her clients with her laser focus on increasing their revenue through direct-response marketing.
    She is the author of “No B.S. Guide to Direct Response Social Media Marketing: The Ultimate No Holds Barred Guide to Producing Measurable, Monetizable Results with Social Media Marketing,” with Dan Kennedy.
    Kim also leads the top-ranked podcast, “Facebook Sales Strategies,” on iTunes. She resides with her very tall husband, who is often asked to get things down from the ridiculously tall cabinets in their house, and their two glitter-and-all-things-pink-obsessed daughters, Bella and Katie, just outside of NYC.
    Time Stamped Show Notes
    [00:15] – About Kim Walsh-Phillips
    [00:50] – In the first 10 years of running her business, Kim struggled a lot to find customers. She would go to networking events and always compromise on the price of her services.
    [02:04] – Kim had her first daughter Bella and couldn’t go to networking events anymore.
    [02:30] – One evening, Kim’s bank informed her they wouldn’t cover her overdraft and she relied upon it for her payroll.
    [03:15] – “I’m a woman of faith and I believe I was put in that situation on purpose so that something would change. I call it “my light moment”.”
    [03:40] – Kim couldn’t just go to another event and hustle, she didn’t have any funds or inheritance or VC funding, so all she could do was pray.  
    [03:53] – A friend gave her Dan Kennedy’s book No B.S. Direct Response Marketing and this changed her life completely.
    [04:27] – Dan’s book helped Kim increase her agency’s revenue 337% while working from home and taking care of her daughter.
    [04:55] – Kim met Dan in person and he was so impressed how she implemented his strategies that they wrote the No B. S. Guide to Direct Response Social Media Marketing book together. This is Dan’s best-selling book of all time.
    [05:25] – “My daughter’s birth not only was an incredible blessing because of the love and purpose it brought into my life but it also forced me to change the horror which was the way I operated my business.”
    [07:30] – “My mission is to multiply the mission of other businesses by giving them the opportunity to reach the world with profitable marketing. It’s focused on my Why being their Why.”
    [07:50] – Kim realized that her business’s success didn’t depend on her doing more of the same work. She had to change the way she operated her company.
    “It wasn't about me running faster up the mountain, or doing longer runs or getting better sneakers. I actually needed to find an entirely different path to get to the destination I was seeking. My goal and mission are to reach as many businesses as I can to tell them that story.”
    [08:25] – She h

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    EP. 16: How Tenko Nikolov, CEO of SiteGround, is Managing Happiness

    EP. 16: How Tenko Nikolov, CEO of SiteGround, is Managing Happiness

     
    I’m very happy to welcome on the show Tenko Nikolov, the CEO of SiteGround. SiteGround is a web hosting company powering over 800,000 domains of customers all over the world. How did Tenko manage to grow from a tech support agent to a CEO of the company? Find out in the next episode of Managing Happiness!
    Welcome to the Managing Happiness podcast!
    My name is David Henzel and I’ve been an entrepreneur for my entire life. I’ve built and sold my company, which seems to be the dream come true for most entrepreneurs. However, I believe my greatest achievement is that I’ve managed to create and maintain a balanced life with my wife and daughter through the stressful days of starting and running the business.
    In this podcast, you will listen to fireside chats with inspiring entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and lessons learned in search of work-life balance.
    About Tenko Nikolov
    At the age of 13, Tenko and a friend of his managed to hack into a large US corporation for fun. Instead of doing anything wrong, the two boys decided to inform the company about the breach and help it enhance its security.
    Within days, a representative from the company contacted the boys offering them money in return for their know-how. Money wasn’t of interest to the young hackers. They asked for a dedicated server and that’s how Tenko’s love affair with web hosting started.
    Tenko Nikolov was the 4th employee at SiteGround. He started working as a technical support agent back in 2004, while in his second year in law school. But one cannot resist true love when he meets it and for Tenko this was definitely the world of technology. Today, Tenko is the CEO and one of the masterminds behind the success of SiteGround.
    In addition, he’s a proud husband and a dad of two. When he’s not at work, he loves spending time with his family and taking care of his newborn baby.
    Time Stamped Show Notes
    [00:11] – About Tenko Nikolov
    [00:55] – Tenko started out as a technical support agent at SiteGround and made his way to becoming a CEO.
    [01:15] – SiteGround was founded in 2004 in a dorm room.
    [01:27] – “SiteGround was founded out of the desire to make it easier for everyone to build better, faster and safer websites without worrying about managing hosting.”
    [01:48] – SiteGround powers over 800,000 websites of companies of all sizes.
    [02:05] – Tenko joined the company a month after it was founded and became the CEO one year later.
    [02:50] – SiteGround has over 460 employees, growing with 100 people this year alone. The company has two physical offices – one in Sofia, Bulgaria, and one in Madrid, Spain.
    [04:02] – “We believe in giving a damn about our clients, colleagues, environment and about our mission to give hassle-free web hosting solutions to our customers. We’ve always been driven by curiosity and passion. Our purpose has always been to make an impact, and not just score and reach targets. We’ve always loved what we do and we take big pride in our work. We’ve always tried to deliver more than what is expected, more than just working web hosting.”
    [04:50] – SiteGround wants to change the stereotype of working at an IT company.
    [05:05] – “We know the importance of having fun and not taking ourselves too seriously. So, everything we do, we make it count. Our mission is to make both our customers and colleagues happy […] and to continue changing the web hosting sphere so that everybody can actually have a website.”
    [05:55] – Your values shouldn’t be something that you communicate only verbally. You need to incorporate them into the work environment and have people feel them.
    [06:30] – SiteGround’s first office was so crappy that Tenko had to keep a bucket in his room to collect the water falling from the ceiling. Despite all that, employees loved the atmosphere and didn’t want to mov

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    EP. 15: How Amber and Kai-Saun Anderson are Managing Happiness

    EP. 15: How Amber and Kai-Saun Anderson are Managing Happiness

     
    I'm excited to welcome a female founder on the show! Amber Anderson is an extremely successful corporate executive turned entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of a strategy consulting firm, where she works side by side with her husband Kai-Saun Anderson. Amber and Kai have a lovely son called Kayson. What are the challenges of being a mom and an entrepreneur and how to achieve work-life integration? Find out from Amber and Kai.
    Welcome to the Managing Happiness podcast!
    My name is David Henzel and I’ve been an entrepreneur for my entire life. I’ve built and sold my company, which seems to be the dream come true for most entrepreneurs. However, I believe my greatest achievement is that I’ve managed to create and maintain a balanced life with my wife and daughter through the stressful days of starting and running the business.
    In this podcast, you will listen to fireside chats with inspiring entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and lessons learned in search of work-life balance.
    About Amber Anderson
    Amber Anderson is the founder and CEO of Kayson, a product management and strategy consulting firm in Phoenix, Ariz., and MORE, a community that helps entrepreneurs enjoy both family life and business. Amber brings more than 12 years’ experience in scaling organizations and managing all areas of the product and service lifecycle. She has created a portfolio that makes or saves her clients more than $1 billion per day.
    Amber has a background in business analysis, strategic planning, marketing, user experience and product management and growing successful companies. She started Kayson in 2012 to bring this expertise to the small and medium-sized business community. She has led multi-million-dollar projects for Apollo Education Group (formerly Apollo Group, Inc), Edgenuity (formerly Education 2020), The University of Kansas and more.
    About Kai-Saun Anderson
    Kai-Saun Anderson is the founder of Kai-Saun Photography, a professional photography company based in Phoenix, AZ that captures lifestyle images for entrepreneurs, businesses, agencies, and families.
    Alongside his wife, Amber Anderson, Kai-Saun has founded three businesses, including MORE. He is the digital creative director for MORE: the retreat and the lead photographer and photo editor for the MORE Movement.
    Time-Stamped Show Notes
    [00:11] – Intro
    [00:40] – Amber grew up in a working-class family in Chicago which taught her that hard work is the key to success. Thus, Amber always envisioned herself as a CEO or Executive of a Fortune 500 company.
    [01:22] – Amber thought that she had achieved the American Dream.
    [02:00] – Kai and Amber had been together for 12 years when they decided to have a child.
    [02:07] – Amber gave birth to their son Kayson prematurely when she was 31 weeks pregnant. The baby was in a coma for a few weeks. This was a turning point for Kai and Amber and they realized they had to shift their priorities in life.
    [03:21] – “I thought that I was going to slow down. I just felt like I had more time. I planned on it. […] But we just didn’t have the opportunity to do it.” - Amber Anderson
    [03:51] – Amber tried to go back to work after she gave birth, but she realized that she couldn’t be as good as she wanted to in both being a mom and a businesswoman.
    [05:28] – “For years, women didn’t have opportunities. Now we do have opportunities to grow and scale and do all these amazing things. Then motherhood comes into the picture and you realize you are the only one that can breastfeed. You’re the only one that the baby wants sometimes.” - Amber Anderson
    [06:23] – “I wanted to be a mother and not knowing if I’d ever have that experience again was something that made me think about what my priorities were and what was really important to me.” - Amber Anderson
    [07:43] – Have you clearly defined your ro

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    EP. 14: How Aaron Ross, Founder of Predictable Revenue, is Managing Happiness

    EP. 14: How Aaron Ross, Founder of Predictable Revenue, is Managing Happiness

     
    Aaron Ross is an extraordinary man, who combines the brilliant career of a best-selling author with raising 9 children! In this episode, he will share how having a big family is very similar to running a startup.
    Welcome to the Managing Happiness podcast!
    My name is David Henzel and I’ve been an entrepreneur for my entire life. I’ve built and sold my company, which seems to be the dream come true for most entrepreneurs. However, I believe my greatest achievement is that I’ve managed to create and maintain a balanced life with my wife and daughter through the stressful days of starting and running the business.
    In this podcast, you will listen to fireside chats with inspiring entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and lessons learned in search of work-life balance.
    About Aaron Ross
    Aaron Ross is the #1 best-selling author of "Predictable Revenue: Turn Your Business Into A Sales Machine With The $100 Million Best Practices Of Salesforce.com" (called the “Sales Bible of Silicon Valley”).
    He co-founded PredictableRevenue.com, a software & consulting company that accelerates outbound sales, based on the Cold Calling 2.0 outbound process that added $100M+ in extra revenue at Salesforce.com.
    He graduated from Stanford University, lives in Los Angeles with his wife and nine children, and (usually, but not always) keeps a 25-30 hour workweek. His latest book "From Impossible To Inevitable: How Hyper-Growth Companies Create Predictable Revenue" was released in February 2016.
    Time Stamped Show Notes
    [00:11] - Who's Aaron Ross?
    [01:45] - Aaron was already taking care of Jessica's children when they decided to get married and had their first baby together.
    [03:15] - Aaron and Jessica decided to adopt a child 6 months after their baby was born.
    [03:36] - "Most people have a lot of fear and anxiety about adoption."
    [04:07] - "It's not biology that determines whether you are a father or a mother." "Every kid is different whether they are biological or not."
    [04:32] - Jessica has 2 kids from her prior marriage, she and Aaron have 3 kids together and they adopted 4.
    "I never use the term "stepdaughter" or "stepson", it's always "my kids". That's part of my belief."
    [05:12] - Aaron never expected to have such a big family. He was open to life and it happened to him.
    "It's a ton of work. In some ways, it's like in business - you put a lot of work in and then you get a lot out."
    [06:28] - "There are way too many kids in the world that don't have stable families or loving parents."
    [07:18] - Aaron believes that education doesn't help as much as expected people who come from unstable families. Thus, kids having stable families is even more fundamental than education.
    [08:22] – Aaron shares that there were moments in his childhood and adult life when he felt lonely, which is part of the reason why he has such a big family.
    [09:03] - Having a big family is interesting and fun. There is a lot of diversity in Aaron's family in terms of ages and races and kids learn a lot from each other.
    [09:38] - Aaron and Jessica adopted their children because it felt right for them. They didn't plan for it or had some logic behind it. 
    [10:39] - "Just like in business, you can create your plan and your vision but you have to be open to how it unfolds because it's always changing."
    [11:15] - "One of our dreams is to have a farm with a bunch of kids." 
    [12:28] - Do you have any tips for new parents?
    "We just figure it out day by day. We just get through it. There is no way to make it easy."
    [12:52] - Aaron and Jessica adopted a baby whose mother was doing prescription drugs.
    [14:15] - What helps Aaron and his wife a lot is that they have defined well their roles and responsibilities. 
    [15:40] - "It takes so much effort to figure things out day by day. The more that you can have some kind of responsibilities, schedule, and plan, th

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    EP. 13: How Jon Vroman, Founder of the Front Row Foundation, is Managing Happiness

    EP. 13: How Jon Vroman, Founder of the Front Row Foundation, is Managing Happiness

     
    I’m very excited to have Jon Vroman on the show! He inspires others to Live Life In The Front Row™ by teaching the art of moment making. He is an award-winning speaker, #1 bestselling author of The Front Row Factor, fellow podcast host and founder of Front Row Foundation. Jon is a committed husband and father of two. In this episode, he will tell us how amazing it can be to live life in the front row.
    Welcome to the Managing Happiness podcast!
    My name is David Henzel and I’ve been an entrepreneur for my entire life. I’ve built and sold my company, which seems to be the dream come true for most entrepreneurs. However, I believe my greatest achievement is that I’ve managed to create and maintain a balanced life with my wife and daughter through the stressful days of starting and running the business.
    In this podcast, you will listen to fireside chats with inspiring entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and lessons learned in search of work-life balance.
    About Jon Vroman
    Jon Vroman is on a mission to show you how to Live Life In The Front Row™ through the transformative art of moment making. He is a social entrepreneur, committed husband, father of two, and an ultramarathon runner.
    Jon is the founder of the Front Row Foundation, a charity established in 2005 that creates unforgettable moments for individuals who are braving life-threatening illnesses. The organization empowers individuals to “live life in the front row™” by providing recipients a front row experience at the live event of their dreams.
    As an award-winning speaker, Jon has given more than 750 keynote presentations for many companies, organizations, universities, and associations. Jon brings a refreshingly effective and modern motivational edge that genuinely connects with his audience as he ignites their enthusiasm, and challenges their status-quo.
    Host of the popular Front Row Factor Podcast, Jon’s interviews help you strengthen your mindset, relationships, and environment so you can excel in every area of life. Jon is a fierce community builder who hosts live events including The Front Row Dads Retreat, the Speaker Trainer Experience, the Front Row Personal Transformation and Co-Creation Summit, and the Front Row Foundation Celebration.
    Time Stamped Show Notes
    [00:11] - Who's Jon Vroman?
    [00:45] - Jon telling the story of how he started the Front Row Foundation.
    The Jason Mraz concert
    The desire to give back to the community
    The 52-mile marathon
    The fear of sleepwalking through life
    [06:55] - David sharing a similar story about his motivation to start the Managing Happiness course and podcast. 
    [12:05] - Jon launched Front Row Dads in an attempt to make his world more harmonious, integrate work into his personal life and spend more time with his family.
    "I think a question all entrepreneurs need to be asking is: How can I lay out all the things I want to do; things I feel called to do; the ways I can make money as an entrepreneur and take care of my family? How do I want to contribute to the world? Lay all of them out and ask: How are all of them connected?"
    [14:10] - The moment when Jon realized he was putting more time and energy in his business than in his family.
    "Where is my Family Folder?"
    [14:46] - "I'm a dad, I'm a husband. That's what I actually do in life. When I'm not doing that I happen to speak and write and run this charity ."
    [15:05] - Jon got his priorities right.
    "I wasn't a speaker and an author who had a family. I was a family man who had a speaking and writing side thing."
    [15:29] - Many people say that family comes first but it's not true until their way of life reflects that.
    [15:58] - Jon is looking for success at all levels, but if he had to choose between being successful in business or being the best dad, he'd always pick the latter.
    [16:52] - Jon and David talking about The Four Agreements book.
    [17:

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    EP. 12: How Eddie Geller, CEO of Tinybeans, is Managing Happiness

    EP. 12: How Eddie Geller, CEO of Tinybeans, is Managing Happiness

     
    I’m very happy to welcome Eddie Geller on the show! He has been an investor and entrepreneur in the online world since 1994. He made a $15M exit in 2011 and now is the CEO of Tinybeans. Eddie follows his passion for helping parents raise their children for a living. He is happily married and has 4 boys. In this episode, he will share how to make every moment with your children count.
     
    Welcome to the Managing Happiness podcast!
    My name is David Henzel and I’ve been an entrepreneur for my entire life. I’ve built and sold my company, which seems to be the dream come true for most entrepreneurs. However, I believe my greatest achievement is that I’ve managed to create and maintain a balanced life with my wife and daughter through the stressful days of starting and running the business.
    In this podcast, you will listen to fireside chats with inspiring entrepreneurs who will share their experiences and lessons learned in search of work-life balance.
    About Eddie Geller
    Eddie Geller has been an entrepreneur and investor in the online world since 1994. Eddie was the founder and CEO of Unique World. A successful management consulting business that grew to a 100 person, $15m business before successfully exiting to a large US company in 2011.Since then, Eddie has been actively involved within the startup community and was the founding investor/director of LayPay.
    Over 2012, Eddie mentored the Tinybeans team and fell in love with the opportunity and decided to invest and become active. Through 2013, Eddie drove the commercial aspects of the business which enabled him to take on the CEO role in early 2014. Now he drives the organizational strategy, partnerships and growth prospects and has aspirations to create the largest nurture network in the world reaching 100M users by 2020.
    Time Stamped Show Notes
    [00:11] - About Eddie Geller and Tinybeans (an app and web platform that enables families to share safely the joy of their children’s moments and help their little ones grow).
    [01:25] - Eddie joined Tinybeans because he also felt the need to share the life of his children with his family in an easy and selective way,
    [03:00] - Tinybeans is a combination of a sharing tool and great content on child development tailored to the children’s age.
    [05:13] - The power of “firsts” in children’s lives - first steps, first tooth, etc.
    [06:45] - “I’d be surprised if Emma even uses Gmail, my children are older and they don’t even touch email.”
    [07:04] - “Email is like the fax of the past.”
    [07:43] - Parents can make their lives a lot easier if they define their roles and share their responsibilities.
    [09:36] - Tinybeans’ values - being humble, authentic, supportive and more.
    [11:50] - “We are all about the special moments. Every day is a special moment.”
    [12:26] – “If you are not stable, or comfortable, or confident, personally or in your family, you have no chance of being successful in business.”
    [15:06] - Eddie encourages his team to start every meeting with good news.
    [16:27] - Tibybeans’ mission is to help families through the journey of parenting.
    [16:59] - “Our vision is to build a very significant, large, trusted space for parents and families to access content, services, resources, personalized to the age of the child.”
    [18:15] - Do you make decisions based on your values? Do you say No to potential partners who don’t share your values?
    [21:30] - Eddie’s core principles - transparency, servant leadership, being adaptable.
    [24:20] - “Who Moved My Cheese”, one of Eddie’s favorite books on embracing change.
    [24:55] - The 3 types of people in business - gorillas, military people, police officers.
    [27:07] - Eddie telling the story of his consulting business Unique World.
    [31:25] - How do you manage to go through tough times?
    [32:53] - “You need to have a very strong relationship with

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