4 Kids Under 8, Traveling the Country, Runs 3 Businesses, How?!


In Episode #306 Nathan interviews Peter Awad, host of The Slow Hustle podcast. Peter started an auto motor business in college and now runs two startups, as well as hosting an in-depth entrepreneurship podcast that’s been featured on the Apple homepage. Tune in to hear Peter talk about entrepreneurship with 4 kids, how he makes money from his podcast, and what you can learn from the way successful people manage their lows.



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Famous 5:

  • Favorite Book? – Bold
  • What CEO do you follow? — No
  • Favorite online tool? —Pomotodo
  • Do you get 8 hours of sleep?—No
  • If you could let your 20 year old self know one thing, what would it be?—I wish I had more confidence to do what I wanted to do

Time Stamped Show Notes:

  • 01:19 – Nathan’s introduction
  • 01:40 – Welcoming Peter to the show
  • 01:47 – Peter has a background in e-commerce
  • 02:30 – Peter generates revenue from his automotor business
  • 03:07 – Gross revenue in 7 figures, and gross margin of 20-30%
  • 04:22 – Started an unsuccessful startup which he tried to run for 4 years
  • 05:00 – Connections for Mission Meats were made through previous failures
  • 06:05 – Entrepreneurship is full of highs and lows
  • 06:40 – The Slow Hustle looks at the way that successful entrepreneurs manage their highs and lows and live a manageable life
  • 08:30 – Has hour-long interviews that dig into people’s lives
  • 09:20 – Show has 15 live episodes, and around 8-10k downloads per month
  • 10:30 – Producing quality relationships with interviewees
  • 11:45 – Just signed their first 2 sponsors
  • 12:45 – Sponsored by a law firm and by the Iowa Startup Accelerator
  • 13:16 – Sell an 8-show sponsor pack for $3k
  • 14:25 – Sponsor pack buys you a 60-second ‘sponsor spot’ of pre-recorded conversation
  • 14:40 – Around a $10 CPM
  • 14:59 – “It’s a labour of love for me…if I can cover costs it’s fine with me”
  • 15:20 – Connect with Peter on Twitter
  • 17:03 – The Famous Five

3 Key Points:

  1. Don’t be afraid or ashamed of failure. Your failures will set you up for future success.
  2. All entrepreneurs – even the most successful – struggle with managing their work and life, with fear of failure, and with emotional lows. You aren’t alone.
  3. Follow your passions and do what you love

Resources Mentioned:

  • Host Gator – The site Nathan uses to buy his domain names and hosting for cheapest price possible.
  • Freshbooks – The site Nathan uses to manage his invoices and accounts.
  • Leadpages – The drag and drop tool Nathan uses to quickly create his webinar landing pages which convert at 35%+
  • Audible – Nathan uses Audible when he’s driving from Austin to San Antonio (1.5 hour drive) to listen to audio books.
  • Show Notes provided by Mallard Creatives

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