Ep. 20 - Mike and Alyssa Kaeding - A Better Way to Live
Today’s guests, Mike & Alyssa Kaeding are married entrepreneurs who run a thriving apartment management company, Norhart, located right here in Minnesota. They are also parents to two young children. This pair of childhood friends have known each other their whole lives, but didn’t start dating until near the end of college. Soon after graduating, they began working together in Mike’s parent’s business before they even got married. Eventually, Mike & Alyssa completely took over the business from his parents after losing his father suddenly in 2015.
- Sometimes you have to get past your own ego to see the opportunities that are right in front of you.
- Your work-life balance will always be a work in progress...and that’s okay! Just make sure you continue to strive to find a better balance.
- Hire help sooner rather than later. Don’t run yourself into the ground trying to wear more hats than you can.
- Find your why, but also find out how to make it operational. Your why needs to tie into your purpose, mission, values, strategy, goals and habits.
- Give back to your local community whenever and however you can. Also, find ways to get your staff involved in these efforts.
- Let your partner be involved in the business at the level that is right for them. Your roles can be whatever works best for the two of you.
- Compromise. In your marriage and in your business, there has to be give and take. Make sure both of you are heard.
- Go deep, not wide. Be the best at what you do. Focus on what you do well and double down on that.
- Be clear about your expectations, but also be willing to adjust them.
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