In this episode of the 5 Leadership Questions podcast Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper talk with Dale Partridge, a serial entrepreneur and the founder of Startup Camp. Dale has started and grown numerous businesses but decided to sell those, simplify his family’s life, and go into the business of helping other aspiring entrepreneurs grow their businesses. The conversation cover what he learned through failing, the importance of mentorship, and more.
“I was unemployable . . . I had too many ideas and I wouldn’t listen.”
“It’s the most entrepreneur thing to list jobs they go fired from and say ‘those jobs just weren’t working.’”
“A good mentor will tell you have a booger on your face.”
“There are three ways to get to maturity the fastest: mentorship, marriage, and parenting.”
“So many leaders work so they can work more. We’re addicted to achievement.”
“A lot of leaders and entrepreneurs have a deficit of affirmation.”
“People will affirm your work all the way to the detriment of your family.”
“The way a person spends their money tells me a lot about their heart.”
“My past success doesn’t determine my future success.”
“Teach kids how to think, not just what to think.”
“Teach your kids they can choose how to feel.”
“Followers are volunteers, they’re not people you can force or buy to follow you.”
“There’s a difference between lying and misleading people but they are equally dishonest.”
“If you tell the truth there are never any questions that will come back and bite you.”
“It is freeing to tell the truth.”
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