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Parenting, Entrepreneurship, and Raising Boys: Wisdom from Joe and Amanda Barton

Hey, Rainmaker! Stephen and Chelsey here, and we just had the pleasure of interviewing Joe and Amanda Barton on the Rainmaker Family Show. We met them through a mutual mastermind and were excited to pick their brains on marriage, parenting, and entrepreneurship.

Joe and Amanda have been married for 26 years and have four boys, and they shared with us their journey from working traditional jobs to becoming successful entrepreneurs. After boy number two arrived, they felt a strong desire for Amanda to stay home with their boys.

They took a leap of faith, cut their income in half, and Joe started his own business in internet marketing and digital publishing. Within two years, they were both working from home full-time, and their business took off.

As parents of boys ourselves, we were eager to hear their insights on raising sons while running a business. They reminded us to enjoy the crazy moments and flexibility that come with being your own boss. They also emphasized the importance of instilling values and convictions in their boys, and that everything you do before the age of four makes a big difference.

Even if you don’t have kids or sons of your own, their sage advice is something we can all learn from as high achievers and people who want more out of their life and business! 

One of the key takeaways from our conversation is the importance of intentionality. Whether it’s planning vacations, celebrating milestones, or budgeting, being intentional in your actions can make a big difference in your family life and business. They also highlight the importance of empowering children from a young age to manage and steward their own resources, teaching them the value of money and how to make it work for them.

We also learned about the concept of birth order and how it can impact personality traits. Overall, we had a great time talking with Joe and Amanda and feel inspired by their journey and wisdom. Thanks for tuning in to the Rainmaker Family Show, and we’ll catch you on the next episode!

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    Episode: minute by minute 

    • 0:04 Get to know Joe and Amanda Barton
    • 1:01 Joe and Amanda’s first step into entrepreneurship
    • 3:18 How Amanda decided to take the leap of faith in business 
    • 6:09 Some wisdom for raising boys and running a business
    • 9:04 Why parenting before age four is so critical 
    • 12:33 How every kid is unique and special
    • 19:07 How to instill abundant mindsets in your kids and tips for talking about money
    • 24:33 How to get a FREE coaching call with us!

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