“Everybody Loves A Hero”: Season 1 Preview

Released Thursday, 9th August 2018
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Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, those guys really have changed how we do things every day. Steve Jobs created something we didn’t know we needed with the iPhone. Richard Branson has disrupted multiple industries and inspired an entire generation to jump into entrepreneurship. And Elon Musk has literally reached for the moon and shot straight passed it.
They seem happy, fulfilled, and generally, say the same when they’re asked. People listen intently as they share their morning routines, what they look for in leaders, and how they evaluate opportunities.
These entrepreneurs and others like them have reached the pinnacle of achievement. They’ve climbed a level of success that most can only dream of.
Maybe you can have it all, or maybe not. Tweet This But for all their achievements, there’s one thing that all these entrepreneurs are missing. While there are all these great stories of entrepreneurs getting funding, creating amazing products, and sometimes literally changing the world, there’s always a question that’s sitting in the back of my mind, tugging at one of my greatest insecurities and deepest fears.
A fear that only gets worse when I realize that facing it might mean that we as entrepreneurs have to give something up that we’re really passionate about. But it seems like reaching the level of success requires letting go of something that’s even more valuable, something that songs are written about, and lives are committed to keeping — family.
Episode Hightlights
[0:00]  What I hear at the end of every workday when I come home for dinner
[0:54] The most successful names in all entrepreneurship–and what they are all missing
[1:57] What could being a successful entrepreneur cost me and my family? My greatest fear that inspired this podcast series
[3:02] The question on the table: Can you be a successful entrepreneur and still have a healthy, growing family life?
[3:21] Who wouldn’t want to be Batman? The heroes of entrepreneurship (and the sacrifices they have to make)
[4:28] Introducing the heroes of this podcast: the quiet, successful group of businessmen and women who, like us, don’t want to sacrifice family for career
Everybody loves a hero, and on some level, it's be…Tweet This Read Full Transcript
Philip: Special thanks to Dr. Jason Underwood at the team at Shelbyville Pharmacy for sponsoring this season.
Child: [inaudible 00:00:12]. He wants to give you a kiss.
Philip’s wife: Hey love.
Philip: That what it sounds like when I come home at the end of a work day. My family’s there, not only waiting for me, but excited to see me, reminding me about what’s important in life. Because when you’re an entrepreneur, when you go into business for yourself, those types of things like your family eating pizza on a Friday night, your friends grabbing lunch at your favorite spot, or your spouse offering a careful listening ear, those unquantifiable things are quickly pushed to the side when you’re working to create something from nothing.
Philip: Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Elon Musk, those guys really have changed how we do things everyday. Steve Jobs created something we didn’t know we needed with the iPhone. Richard Branson has disrupted multiple industries and inspired an entire generation to jump into entrepreneurship. And Elon Musk has literally reached for the moon and shot straight passed it. They seem happy, fulfilled, and generally say the same when they’re asked. People listen intently as they share their morning routines, what they look for in leaders, and how they evaluate opportunities. These entrepreneurs and others like them have reached the pinnacle of achievement. They’ve climbed a level of success that most can only dream of.
Philip: But for all their achievements, there’s one thing that all these entrepreneurs are missing. While there are all these great stories of entrepreneurs getting funding, creating amazing products, and sometimes literally changing the world, there’s always a question that’s sitting in the back of my mind, tugging at one of my greatest insecurities and deepest fears. A fear that only gets worse when I realize that facing it might mean that we as entrepreneurs have to give something up that we’re really passionate about. But it seems like reaching the level of success requires letting go of something that’s even more valuable, something that songs are written about, and lives are committed to keeping — family.
Philip: My name is Philip Devine, and my biggest fear is losing my family on my own entrepreneurial journey. The sounds you heard at the beginning with my kids running up to me, and my wife giving me a kiss when I come home, I don’t wanna give those up in order to be a successful entrepreneur, or at least that version of a successful entrepreneur. And who knows? Maybe I don’t have to. Maybe that’s a false dichotomy I’ve dreamed up. But if you’ve paid any attention to start up culture, or silicone valley, the message is pretty clear. When you start a company, especially a high growth company with outside funding, you put it all on the line. Your family be damned.
Philip: So that’s the question. Can you be a successful entrepreneur and still have a healthy growing family life? Welcome to Home For Dinner, a series focused on exploring that very question. Maybe you can have it all, or maybe not.
Philip: Everybody loves a hero, and on some level it’s because we aspire to be that hero. My four year old son is all about playing Batman and saving the day, and if I’m honest, I wouldn’t mind being Thor for a day or two. But if you take a step back, you realize that the things that made the hero heroic, the trials they had to go through, are usually pretty rough. Look no further than the brave men and women that serve our country. Oftentimes, the ones with the most medals have also experienced the most horrific things. Sometimes giving their life in the process. Like I said, everybody loves a hero. But I would venture a guess that it’s not always all that it’s cracked up to be.
Philip: Entrepreneurship in business also have their heroes, the Jack Welchs, the Steve Jobs, the Mark Zuckerbergs, the Jeff Bezos, and others. They write books, command massive audiences and dollars, and inspire entrepreneurs all over the world. But those heroes sacrifice the one thing that I, and I’m guessing you, aren’t willing to — our families. We’ll spend the next couple episodes with this Home for Dinner podcast, not just learning how other entrepreneurs have successfully navigated family and work, but also understanding when they were able to say no. We’ll uncover a quiet, but successful group of entrepreneurs. And hopefully, you’ll find a hero as well.
Philip: This is so much bigger than work-life balance. This is so much more than the next productivity hack. This is about helping you build a successful company and making it home for dinner.
Philip: Hey thanks for listening to this first episode of Home for Dinner. Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen, and leave us a rating and review so that other people like you can discover the stories of entrepreneurs who make it home for dinner. We’d also love to hear about your questions, struggles, and wins about entrepreneurship and family life. You can reach out to us on Instagram @homefordinnershow or email us at homefordinnershow@gmail.com.
Philip: Home for Dinner is produced by Devine and Company. This episode was written with help from Rachel White and Anna Tran. The sound was edited by Justin Medley. The music you heard in this episode came from Lee Rosevere and Madison Mueller. Special thanks to Dr. Jason Underwood and the team at Shelbyville Pharmacy for sponsoring this season. And I’m your host Philip Devine. See you next time on Home for Dinner.

Special Thanks for Shelbyville Pharmacy for Sponsoring Season 1 of Home For Dinner.  Check out their website, or see what’s happening on Facebook!

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