Noble Gibbens graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was an infantry officer in the Eighty Second Airborne Division. He's been a part of close to 10 business startups, and he likes to call himself an entrepreneur evangelist. He founded the 360 movement a year and a half ago to add value to hungry leaders and influencers in every area of life.
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Episode 195 – Noble Gibbens
[00:00:09] Welcome to Screw the Commute. The entrepreneurial podcast dedicated to getting you out of the car and into the money, with your host, lifelong entrepreneur and multimillionaire, Tom Antion.
[00:00:24] Hey, everybody, it's Tom here with episode 195 of Screw the Commute podcast. We have Noble Gibbens here. He was a military officer and he is an entrepreneur evangelist. And he started a movement about it. I'll introduce him to you in a minute. I hope you didn't miss last episode 194. We had NASCAR driver Jesse Iwuji here. I mean, what a guy. He's the only guy who is active duty in the military and a NASCAR driver. I bet you never heard that before. And it was a cool guy. You got to hear what he was doing in the car on the straightaways at one hundred and eighty miles an hour. Okay. If you missed that episode, that was 194. I hope you downloaded our podcast app if you didn't go to screwthecommute.com/app and it has instructions on how to download it, use all the fancy functions so that you can take us with you on the road, on your tablet or your cell phone. And let's say you were on a listen to a podcast and you got a call. Well, pause the podcast. You do your call and it starts right back up where you left off on the podcast. There's all kinds of stuff and you can save your favorite episodes, too. As a thank you for listening. You can grab a copy of our e-book, How to Automate Your Business. And just one of the tips in this book has saved me over seven and a half million keystrokes and allowed me to handle up to a hundred and fifty thousand subscribers and forty thousand customers without pulling my hair out. So we sell this book for 27 bucks, but it's yours free as my thanks for listening. And plus, got another surprise whitepaper for you when you're on the download page to get your e-book. You can grab this other white paper that people are gonna let you be surprised on what it is. But people are charging for five and six thousand bucks for the information in this document. And it's yours free for listening and you'll find both of those at screwthecommute.com/automatefree. Of course, everything we do, including all Noble's great stuff is gonna be in the show notes this is episode 195. So you go to screwthecommute.com/195 and it'll take you directly to his episode. All right, our sponsor is the Internet Marketing Training Center of Virginia, it's a distance learning school which teaches legitimate techniques to make a great living, either working for someone else or starting your own online business. And we just got approved by the Department of Defense for Military Spouse Program. You know, I live in the Norfolk, Virginia Beach area and military spouses have to take crappy jobs because everybody knows they're going to be leaving in a couple of years. Then they have to take another crappy job at the next place. Well, if they have Internet marketing skills, they can be portable. In fact, I had a military spouse intern, and she's in South Korea and still does work for me. So people don't care where you live if you have these kinds of skills. And we also give a ninety five hundred dollar scholarship to active duty veterans, military spouses, law enforcement and first responders, just as a thank you from me and the school personally in addition to the D.O.D. scholarship. So check all that out at IMTCVA.org. And if you're interested in the military's hit slash military and I'll give you all the details of that stuff.
[00:04:05] All right. Let's get to the main event. Noble Gibbens graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and was an infantry officer in the Eighty Second Airborne Division. He's been a part of close to 10 business startups, and he likes to call himself an entrepreneur evangelist. Perfect for this show. He founded the 360 movement a year and a half ago to add value to hungry leaders and influencers in every area of life. His crowning achievement, of course, though, is his family. He's been married to his awesome wife, Kathy, for over 22 years, and they're very active in the homeschooling community. They have an 11 year old daughter that they homeschooled with classical conversations. So Noble, are you ready to screw. The commute?
[00:04:57] Yes, sir.
[00:04:58] All right. Well, great, great meeting you. We we met through, I believe, a great patriot, Steven Kuhn. Right.
[00:05:07] Yes, sir.
[00:05:07] Yeah. And he was very excited to tell me I got it, you got to get Noble on the podcast. Just his name alone is is better than most of the people I have on. So tell everybody what you're doing now and then we'll take you back in and see how you came up through the ranks.
[00:05:26] So first of all, I just want to thank you for having me on the show. Totally appreciate that. And also want to thank Steven Kuhn for recommending me. He's an incredible leader, influencer in the military community and the business community. I really appreciate that. So what I'm up to now, I am very active in a couple spaces, one in the home school community and also in you know, I started about 18 months ago a a personal growth tribe for people that are committed to growing themselves in every area of our lives. And it's called the 360 Movement Personal Growth Tribe on Facebook.
[00:06:08] And what the what's the actual address to it?
[00:06:11] It's Facebook.com and search for The 360 movement.
[00:06:16] And of course, we'll have that in the show notes.
[00:06:20] So. So was there the requirement? Is this a paid thing with what? How does it work?
[00:06:25] Great question, sir. So, no, it's not a paid thing. There are just a few questions to answer when you when you request access to join the tribe. And, you know, it really is people that are that are serious about about growing themselves personally and professionally in every area. One of the things that I noticed in my military career, in business career, I noticed there are a number of people that were financially successful, but not family successful, people that were professionally successful but not personally successful and vice versa. People that were family successful but not financially successful. And for me, my faith background, I'm a Christian and I'm like, well, man, I believe that God created us this big ball of mother world on. Why can't I be successful in every area of my life, not just one area. I want to set a good example in every area. And we've got a little girl who just turned twelve. I want to set an example, a positive example in every area my life for my daughter, not just one area. So I wanted to create a tribe, a community of people that we're serious about growing themselves in every area.
[00:07:28] So is there. So when somebody joins, then what happens is they're training in there or just the camaraderie or what?
[00:07:36] So there are a number. We've got videos. We've got interviews that I do with with folks. I love discovering people. There's a lot of articles, business articles, articles on different topics. There's a number of different hashtags that we've, you know, hashtag for on emotional intelligence, on leadership, on relationships, on mentorship, on personal growth, finance. This is a number of different areas as big rocks in life to help people really get traction. And so it's just a community of folks that share. You know, there's there's a verse, it's proverbs. Twenty seven seventeen is iron sharpens iron. So one man, one woman, one person sharpens another believer in that you are who you associate with. It's a cheesy quote. I'm a cheesy quote guy. But I feel like if you associate with people at or above your level, you'll rise to that level. And so I want to create a tribe of people that are aggressively going on themselves in every area of life.
[00:08:40] Ok. And that sounds great. But are you monetizing this or how do you actually make a living?
[00:08:46] So this is so. No, I have not monetized this. I also do as part of this 360 movement every couple months, I do webinars. And right now, they're free to free webinars. I just really wanted to add value. I got my start. I think you're going to ask about my how I got my start later. But so. So I do a couple every couple of months webinars on on, you know, important areas. I just did one. I had the chief growth officer of the Flow Research Collective give a talk on a keynote on the concept of flow or being in the zone. Some practical tips on how to do that. The one before that was on emotional intelligence. We've got one coming up on Building Your Story brand. So it's in my network. I was blessed with a really good network. I love people, people, my passion. And so I love sharing their stories, sharing their message, sharing a wisdom with my tribe and my audience. But at this point, no, I have not monetized it.
[00:09:42] So how the how do you make a living now?
[00:09:45] Yes. So a couple different ways. So I got my start, you know, early on, actually, when I was still in the military in the 82nd airborne division, in network marketing. So I got my my starting network marketing and really kind of cut my teeth in business, learned, learned, learned a lot of lot of great principles and stuff like that about business. And also just learned that I love business. And so since then, I have started a number of different I've been a part of a number of different startups, from medical imaging centers to medical imaging centers, a health and fitness center, executive coaching. So I had a venture leadership business I did with a couple of the folks, worked with another. One of my startup projects was with some special operations guys in the military. And then I also am very active in the homeschool community. So also help out an organization with I do a lot on social media, a lot with training, a lot of their leaders with social media and different aspects of being effective in the homeschool world, but also promoting the homeschool world and stuff as well.
[00:10:53] So so when you say you were involved in a startup, tell us what you mean by that. Were you an angel investor? Were you active in the businesses or what?
[00:11:01] Yes. Great question. I know there's been a number of them that I have been a part of. So close to 10 of them. So I'll just start with the medical imaging centers. Well, actually, no. Let me start with the very first one was an outdoor fitness center kind of thing. It was in a little. My buddy was a real estate investors. He bought the property and then I was gonna be the sweat equity guy and I was going to put it together and run it, manage it. That kind of thing. And so I literally just left the military. I was an infantry officer and so used to jump out of airplanes and airborne ranger and stuff. And and then he said, okay, Noble, you know what? What do you think? I. When I met this guy, when my buddies did a mutual introduction, introduce me to him and and my first words out of my mouth was nice to meet you. You know what? What is the what is the biggest thing that you need assistance or help with right now? He says, I need someone to run a start a business for me. And so I say, okay, what what what kind of business or why I needed to be a fitness center. I want you to start a fitness center. I'd like you to start a fitness center and an outdoor. So it's gonna be a big giant outdoor swimming pool. It's got it's got a building up building there, which I've just bought two acres. And I need someone to make me put it together for me. So I don't know what what I was actually smoking at the time. That's good because I said, absolutely, I'm your guy. I'll make it happen. And you know it. A true Huntzberger fashion. I know nothing about business at this time. I only know how to jump out of airplanes and shoot stuff and blow stuff up. And then I said, so what? When does this thing need to be done? They said, well, you've got 90 days or so. So from that day forward, me, I would say my wife and I could. She helped me with it, too. We probably spent 14 to 18 hour days, seven days a week for 90 days to get this thing done.
[00:13:00] I wouldn't call that an angel investor exactly.
[00:13:04] No, sir.
[00:13:07] So then what? So you turned it over to somebody else to run it, then?
[00:13:11] Also in true entrepreneurial fashion. So we get so bold. We hit the beginning of summer and this was in North Carolina. And so we get up and running. We brought in palm trees like it was it was awesome. News as the rural neighbourhood, which which which was also part of the part of the problem. But anyway, you know, we we were set we started to sell memberships and that kind of thing. Well, here's what we didn't forecast was an outdoor swimming pool in North Carolina. There are only 60 days of summer is only two months of summer. And so it ended up raining 50 out of the 60 days of summer. And when the majority of your business model involves an outdoor swimming pool. It didn't it didn't go well. So we didn't sell a whole lot. So that business went literally went down the drain, literally. And so and so then boom, we moved into our next business venture. We started a mobile medical imaging center and I served in the same capacity. My real estate buddy did all the real estate stuff, put all the deal together. One of our other buddies is is a radiologist. And so he, of course, did all the the reading the medical side. And then I then I kind of helped put it put the whole thing that put the others, all this other stuff together. The hiring, you know, that kind of thing. And another guy who was attacking one of the medical imaging techs, who also was part of it as well. But in that way, all we did was we got a a tractor trailer, a semi tractor trailer, and we pimped it out with we had a ultrasound machine and there were an X-ray machine in there. You had a couple different modalities. And the plan was to park it, you know, two days a week at this medical clinic, two days a week at this urgent care, two days a week that, you know, kind of rotated around and that failed miserably. And so we we we parlayed it into a fixed site, medical imaging center. And for fortunately and that was in a little strip mall with some other businesses and stuff in a in a in a lower income, part of part of our our town that we were in little small mom and pop imaging center. And that ended up going going very well. We had that for probably about 12 years now was again, I was office manager. I was a sales guy. So I went and got drummed up all the business. I went to all the different medical clinics and talked to their their medical staff, physicians and so on. But our imaging center and stuff.
[00:15:50] And so what were you still part you were still in the trailer park?
[00:15:56] So that was our fixed site. So they're go to fix it. But yeah, the trailer we had to get rid of. We sold that. But then we got we got a fixed site, you know, physical building that we were operating out. And that one ended up in which we sold that we able to sell that after 12 years, right. As the medical reimbursement rates dropped and. And the bigger health care companies were coming in and purchasing purchasing up all the smaller companies and stuff. We were able to sell it. And, you know, and then live to fight another day.
[00:16:29] But you're learning you're teaching yourself all the time through this whole thing.
[00:16:36] It was it was one hundred percent, again, in for many entrepreneurs. Right. It was. You jump and then you build your parachute.
[00:16:46] Right. Right.
[00:16:48] That's exactly what it was. Each time, because both my my real estate buddy, our business partner and my radiologist buddy, you know, they they were they had full time jobs. So it's not like I could sit and ask them. Okay. Well, how does this work? How does that work?. It was literally, hey, this is what has to happen. Here's the outcome. Here's the objective. Go and go and make it happen.
[00:17:10] All right. Let's take you back. Were you an entrepreneurial kid?
[00:17:14] No, sir. I was. I was not an entrepreneurial kid. My dad was an emergency room physician for 30 some years. My mom taught Spanish at Oklahoma University and I didn't have any entrepreneurs in my family. And so it wasn't until I did sports, I was I was athlete in sports, basketball, football and stuff. And then I went to West Point. And and typically, you don't join the military to make your own decisions. So, you know, a lot of it was funny. I've read a book called Bleeding Talent. And one of things he talks about is the military is amazing at attracting entrepreneurial talent, but terrible at keeping it. So one of the dynamics is once I met this this other successful West Point guy, he had he had real estate investment and he had and he had real estate investments and he had businesses. And he had a great marriage. He was just a wonderful guy. I mean, is there any chance you'd be willing to coach and mentor me in all those different areas, real estate, investments, business? And so he was fortunate he was open.
[00:18:20] I had guy to go through a little bit of Starbucks across and that that was actually the start of all of my network marketing journey into business. That's what kind of cut my teeth on it. But it was so it was actually meeting somebody. And the other interesting thing, I guess the one thing that did kind of help me out on my entrepreneur journey for me as a kid. I've always been passionate about learning. My dad and mom would come home after his twelve hour, 24 hour, 48 hour ER shifts and study one to two hours a night of medical stuff. And in the Bible. And that's right after he came back from work and I'm like man this guy is a learning machine. And so it just developed in me in an appetite to learn. And he would ask me questions like, I know, but what do you think about the meaning of life or what do you think about. Well, you know, all these different things, it's like it just gave me an intellectual curiosity that just kept kept with me. And, you know, as you know, sir, intellectual curiosity is not, in my opinion, very critical in becoming an entrepreneur.
[00:19:22] Yeah, absolutely. Yeah. You got a big stuff out like that without a formal training. You made the imaging center happen. You got you. You got punched in the face with the swimming pool deal. And that's typical. You just keep getting punched in the face and you learn how to duck.
[00:19:44] Or or or pick yourself up back off the floor.
[00:19:47] You get back up after a little groggy, but that's alright. So. So what keeps you motivated?
[00:19:57] Well, sir, you know. You know something else, too? Just talking about the whole. Because I love entrepreneurship and I love entrepreneurs. And that's actually one of the reasons why we chose to homeschool. Right. So for because what's fascinating and I didn't know about this stuff, I'm a public school guy and I've got a lot of public school teachers and friends and that kind of thing. But the bottom line is in I don't know, I'm making this percentage up, but in the majority of of of schools in America, they don't teach entrepreneurship to children. And so now I being an entrepreneur for 20 years, being a part of almost 10 different startups and that kind of thing, I'm I mean, I want to I want my kid. We want our kid to learn how to become an entrepreneur. And there's no schools that do that. So we're going to do it. So we decided to homeschool our kid. What's fascinating is now being in a homeschool world about seven years now, I would say, I've never done research on this or studied this. But just in my my little observation, it seems like I would almost argue 50 to 60 percent of homeschool families are some version of an entrepreneur, whether it's a little small home based business or a little crafts. Up to I've met some homeschooling families that are multimillionaires running huge companies. And it's been it's been a really neat journey. And it totally makes sense. Now, being a homeschool guy to is homeschoolers almost by definition are anti-establishment, anti-establishment, I'll bet. But they're there. Observe the masses and do the opposite. I want to I want to create my own path, chart my own course and stuff. And that's, again, totally entrepreneurial mindset. So it's a very it's a very similar fit. It's what keeps me motivated is now being in this world that I love again. I love telling people about, you know, we homeschool with classical conversations and tell people, regardless of how, you know, if you just if you value entrepreneurship, if you if you want to potentially promote entrepreneurship to your children. In my opinion, homeschooling is one of the best ways to do that, in fact, as part of our homeschool curriculum. One of the things that I love of doing is taking my daughter with me to go interview successful people like yourself. And we we sit there together, my daughter and I. And we'll ask you the successful entrepreneur questions and. And I love to be able to do that for her for parts of her homeschool journey.
[00:22:19] That's absolutely great. You know, for years and years and years, I have said every day that I never met a home school kid that wasn't like the best kid ever met. But let me tell you an experience I had and see if you have any ideas. So I thought, this is great. So I put a Facebook ad in giving away a nineteen thousand dollar scholarship to my Internet marketing school it was only geared towards home school people in the Virginia Beach Norfolk area. A thousand people visited the the scholarship page and not one person applied. That just floored me, I couldn't believe it. And people said, you know, they're kind of a closed community and that, you know, you're an outsider and people try to sell them all kinds of junk all the time. So they probably didn't trust you enough. So. So but a thousand people saw the page and never not one application if one person applied they would have won.data one. So. So I'm talking to some other people. I don't know. Do you know Richelle Futch?
[00:23:31] No, sir.
[00:23:32] I was she was also introduced to me by Steven Kuhn. She's a military spouse of the year at Fort Bragg, and she's also a big advocate of home schooling. So we're going to put together a package and she's going to kind of Sherpa me into the community because, yes, this is perfect. I mean, for homeschool kids, because why would they want to go through all that trouble? I'm preaching to the choir here of teaching your kid all this great stuff and keeping them away from the bad influences. And then send them to a college that's going to teach them how to protest and put them in debt for the rest of their life, you know, so. So this is I mean, we have one girl. She started a month after she started she started making eleven hundred dollars a month on the side, running social media for several small businesses. And after two months, he was making $3000 a month and is preparing to quit her job, which was a menial job that her dad had spent $80000 on her college education and all she could get was this crappy job. So Internet marketing stuff and, you know, is portable. It's great for the military spouses of military families, but it's just perfect for home schoolers because, you know, they they after doing what you're doing to take care of your little girl, it just doesn't make sense to throw her to the wolves, to me, in a college setting. But I mean, you know, if you're going to be a doctor or accountant or something, you've got to go through the process. But they can be literally making money and debt free in no time. And so that's that's what I'm trying to push.
[00:25:14] No, that's excellent, sir. And, you know, thank you for doing that, because, I mean, that's excellent. That is absolutely the kind of thing that is is attractive. I mean, that's you know, to have that to have an opportunity that allows you to customize your life and yet create the schedule. And that's one of the one of the benefits of homeschool. We set our schedule. We have an austere life and our homeschooling reflects that. And that's a beautiful thing is we can still, because it's not it's not it's not quantity of time. It's quality of time that you're that you may think about it. How much time did I actually learn when I was sitting in class for eight hours a day with 30 other students and I was oftentimes I was the weak link in the class. So, you know, now that teacher to student ratio in my family, we just have a one kid is is little a two to one. You can't beat that ratio.
[00:26:10] All right. So what kind of with all the business experience and the 10 startups and fighting it out like that, you've got way more experience than an investor would really, because you had to fight it out and figure out how to make things work. So what kind of advice would you have for people either want to start a business or improve the one they have?
[00:26:31] That's excellent question, sir. So I would say for me, and it was funny how you went to that analogy, but before I said anything, it's entrepreneurs. So just so much think alike about fighting. I make the parallel between being an entrepreneur and being a UFC fighter or a mixed martial arts fighter, because as you know, as a professional fighter, they're not shocked or surprised when they get punched in the face. They know that's kind of par for the course as part of their experience. Even the greatest fighters in the world, Muhammad Ali or whoever the greatest fighters are out there. They even get punched in the face multiple times per round, let alone about the course of the entire fight. Well, I make that same argument case for entrepreneurs. Listen as an entrepreneur, you are your emotional toughness has got to be as big or greater than that even your skill set I would almost argue because I've had a lot of very skilled, very talented people that don't have the emotional fitness, the emotional endurance, the emotional stamina to endure the different punches and kicks, so to speak, that they're going to get in their entrepreneurial journey. And so for us, just another example for all of our home-schooling, I asked my my daughter almost daily, Alenna, how did how did you how did you fail today? And if she can't give me an answer we're gonna go and fail at something immediately, because as we celebrate it, I celebrate failure. That's awesome. I'm so proud of you for taking that chance and you failed five times. You know, keep the keep it up. So for me, you know, that's what the biggest difference is, in my opinion, between employer life and the entrepreneur life is how they view failure in an academic world from a from an American education. I was taught that an F is bad. Right. You get an F you get grounded, bring your grades up, all the stuff. What in the entrepreneur world, Fs are my professor. In my house we call it Professor Failure. How did you learn from what you fail at today? What did you learn from that experience? How can you approve of that experience? So I want to reframe and rewire my daughter's brain. That failure is a good thing. It's not a bad thing.
[00:28:46] Wow. That's amazing. Because, you know, on this podcast, I admit that I've been ragging a little bit on parents and and the young generation coming up who they do everything for them they can't stand any pressure. And one failure. I mean, I give the example, I have this crazy tennis I'm a tennis nut. And so I was doing a pickup game with this 14 year old that was on the tennis team. And I'm running him off the court pretty much. And he's getting mad, throwing his racket down and finally just walks off the court in his mother's chasing him. It's okay joey, It's okay. If I'd a done that when I was a kid, I'd be running laps until I was 40 years old. So it worries me. But boy, your daughter is going to be way ahead of the game because that's the whole thing, you know? And how do you remember that Mike Tyson saying, you know, everybody's got to plan until they get punched in the face. And it's what you do afterwards that the that tells what you're what you're made of. So we've got to take a brief sponsor break. When we come back, we're going to ask Noble what's a typical day look like for him?
[00:29:56] All right. So, folks, I'm down on my hands and knees begging you to check out a particular webinar or pass it on to someone who could use it. I mean, it has to do with higher education. If you're considering getting retrained because you hate what you're doing or you want a better life for yourself or your family, or maybe you have kids or nephews or nieces or even neighbors who are wondering if they should burn up hundreds of thousands of dollars and then end up broke with mountains of debt, no marketable skills. Well, you just got to watch this webinar. I mean, you got nothing to lose. It's take you about 90 minutes and then everything to gain from taking a little time out and watching this webinar. And this isn't just me hawking my school. Of course, I'm interested and want you to enroll in my school. But these are high level education. People talking about how screwed up the stairs, the screw metaphor for our show, how how screwed up the higher education system is. They just keep raising the tuitions and lowering the quality. In fact, there's a you'll see a something to really make you mad. They're artificially raising grade point averages and this is all documented that they're making students think that they're smarter when they're really not just to justify the higher fees all the time. This is really terrible. So check that out at screwthecommute.com and then click on webinars. And then if I can help you give me a call, we'll discuss the future of you or your children in the online world. So check all that out in the show notes at screwthecommute.com/webinars.
[00:31:36] Let's get back to the main event. Noble Gibbens is with us. He's the. Was the military officer and a serial entrepreneur, evangelist and the leader of the 360 movement on Facebook. So Noble. What's a typical day look like for you?
[00:31:54] Yes. Great. Great question, sir. So I wake up maybe around 0 8 and I start off first thing I do is is say a prayer. Thank God for the day. So my family let me be, as you know, let me be productive and effective in connecting with people and invited people. Then boom or bust out my Bible. I read a passage in the Bible. I called my spiritual seven point sixty two millimeter MO. So that, you know, just, you know, undergird me, you know, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. And then all as I'm getting getting ready, I put on some praise and worship music just to get my head straight, get the right headspace. And then my until then, my awesome wife gets up a little before me. She goes for a walk and stuff. Excuse me. And then come down. Come on. I'll come downstairs and then I'd like to to read. I'm I'm a huge, huge reader. I love reading. I read a ton and so I'll read a little bit which also kind of helps to frame a frame my my mindset. Right now I'm on a serious personal emotional growth journey, suffering a lot on emotional intelligence and emotional growth, that kind of thing.
[00:33:19] And then and then I'll get on. So I do a lot on social media, a lot of connecting in different groups. Not only homeschool groups, but the Vetpreneur tribe, for example, different different groups and I'll consume content and I'll create content. So I spent some time during the day doing that. You know, connecting with audiences and adding vital audiences are also creating content as well. And then at that point, somewhere in there, my my ah, awesome kid wakes stuff. And so behold, do breakfast hang time with with our kid and she'll start it. We'll do it. We read our Bible together, I do a little devotion and then she jumps into her her home school stuff. She's in seventh grade now. Brocks or for schoolwork and stuff. And then and then we read really that's kind of the recipe. And then by the time we even hit it raw, you know, the beautiful thing about working from home, I work from home and home schooling is we are like we get we have we tell what the what percent. So, no, I'm not a 1 percent financially, but I'm absolutely the 1 percent of the planet family time. I have more family time than probably just about anybody I know. And it's it I I am so, so thankful to to have had that opportunity and privilege, as you know, as an entrepreneur. It's just it's just such a such a tremendous blessing. And so then my daughter and I, we do jujitsu, Brazilian jujitsu. That's how I get my my PT and my my physical training, because I've noticed that my recovery time, the older I get, is longer.
[00:34:55] Wait, she starts choking you out?
[00:34:59] That's right. That's right.
[00:35:02] And so. So we. So we do Brazil jujitsu. And then a lot of times I'll have webinars in the evening or where I'm trained for doing going live on Facebook or, you know, putting out some sort of content in the evening. And then and then we'll hang out after all that. Then we as a family would use more hang time as a family. We'll play we'll play, you know, whether it's board games or read a book together or sit on the couch and watch a movie or something like that. And then and then it's, you know, also, before I go to bed, like to review what I've got when I did that day and then what I've got, you know, the next day.
[00:35:39] That's great. Now, is this your girl? Alena, is she doing anything entrepreneurial yet?
[00:35:53] So she's had three businesses already. She has had one, one origami business where you have one little origami business. Then she had another craft business with. That was her first JV. Little juke joint venture in little partnership with her. Her best friend had a little craft business. And then she also did a jujitsu event where she did it for kids. She did it hosting our local Jamsheed. We said, hey, here's the platform to build a website. She built the website and everything. And I think that was when she was 10. And so you're just already in it. But, you know, she's twelve and she's already, you know, done three little three little little business ventures and stuff and that, you know, nothing big or anything like that. But it's just for me. And the other part about about entrepreneurship is, is reps you just part of it is you just gotta get reps the more intentional failures that you can have in business. The failures have less impact, not less negative impact on you, and you can get better at learning. Because I feel like that's a big part about entrepreneurship, is be a more effective learner, because if you if you just fail for the sake of failing, which you're not learning, you're not evaluating your experience, evaluating those failures, you're never going to get better as an entrepreneur. So part of it, I feel, is really study your your journey language. She's. That's been part of it is just. Okay. And so how did it go? You know, what's been your experiences? What you learn? What's the pros? What's the cons? Just having those conversations with her. And, you know, she always says she's she's had those three businesses.
[00:37:32] Well, the reason I ask is because we keep our eye out for special episodes of Screw the Commute for special youth editions. And it seems to me she would be a perfect candidate. And and and just to tell you, I don't start the episode. Hey, Alena, you ready to screw? Don't do that for the kids. Yeah, I'd love to. Love to interviewer her. The whole story of the failure stuff is perfect. And very inspirational. So. So if it's okay with you and your wife, then we'll book a special youth episode for her.
[00:38:13] Oh, that's great. That's great. I'll talk to her. She's got a very different personality than me.
[00:38:20] Okay. You could be on with her. So anyway, that's on the table.
[00:38:25] That's great. Thank you sir.
[00:38:25] So thanks so much. You. Boy, I wish all parents could be be like you and your wife because you're going to be creating great, great young people coming up. And honest with you, I'm a little bit worried about the rest of them. So thanks so much for coming on, man. And tell him about the tell him the the tribe or whatever else. So what else do you have that they can participate in?
[00:38:52] Sure. So let me just share the mission. So let me give you my personal mission statement is to positively impact millions of people for the kingdom of God, to possibly influence influencers, to raise the next generation, be patriotic rural changers, to love the Lord, their God for their heart, mind soul strengthened body and to help hungry people identify and pursue their purpose in life. That's my personal five-fold mission statement. That's what drives my decision making process. The 360 movement mission statement is to change the world by changing your world by changing you in all 360 degrees. And how do we do that? By reaching a world, restoring brokenness, empowering leaders and influencers, affirming gifts, strengths, talents and superpowers, cultivating deep roots, harvesting long lasting legacy fruits or reach the world. And that is what the 360 movement is all about. So if you're serious about growing yourself, you're serious about adding value and contributing because we have a culture of contribution as well, not just taking but contributing as well, because I believe that God has given everybody gifts, talents, strengths and superpowers. And I want to create an environment that helps cultivate that those strengths inside people and help come alongside them so they can bring their gifts and their talents to bear on the world, because I believe that everybody is a solution to somebody else's problems.
[00:40:19] That's a very powerful way to end it up. So thanks again, Noble for coming on. For everybody else, go out there. Check the show notes. Get over there. Join the movement and go out there and fail. Fail, fail. Right.
[00:40:35] That's right. Thank you so much for having me, sir. Have a great day.
[00:40:38] All right, everybody. We'll catch y'all on the next episode. See ya later.
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