—Guest: Chad Bourquin
—Topic: Teaching Children about Money and Dreaming Big
Bethany and Ellie discuss the unscientific differences between caffeine levels in dark roasts vs blond roasts. They then talk about teaching kids about money, including their adventures teaching the children of Navy Seals. Ellie talks about her methods behind giving her children an allowance when they were young, while Bethany reminisces what rewards she would receive by being a military child.
Chad Bourquin, who owns three businesses, joins the Money Millhouse talking about his band, Dream Big Series, and how they developed. He touches on the Zone of Genius from the book The Big Leap and what that looks like for him, how he handles being an entrepreneur, and how he stays organized. According to Chad, it is really hard to go after your dreams if you are in debt and he touches on why it is so important to be financially responsible. And Bethany is happy to know that at the age of 27, she can still dream big.
Bethany and Ellie end the show talking about the 401K conference coming up, as well as their favorite conference—aka “The Disneyland for Finance”—Fincon. They elaborate on the Zone of Excellence and where they feel they operate. Ellie also discusses they ways she keeps her craft sharp, and Bethany remembers where she first learned the sense of professionalism and the spirit of excellence.
Chad began as a musician right out of high school, traveling and performing 4-6 nights a week for 5 years before it came to an abrupt end. Replaying his father’s words of “you can’t make a living in that industry” back in his mind, he decided to go do the responsible “real job” thing. He left music performance and thru a long around the horn path of becoming an agent, then a vitamin salesman, then owning an advertising company, he finally reached his end and made a decision to return to music with a commitment to climb to the top of the mountain or die on the side.
Chad has shown that with the right thoughts, right people, and right actions you can achieve anything, even in an industry that puts a huge focus on artists under the age of 30. Chad has made his living the last 6 years doing exactly what he loves everyday while raising 3 kids with his wife Tami. He has traveled all over performing concerts as a headline act, as well as teaming up with artists like Brother’s Osborne, Big and Rich, Lanco and many more for shows. In 2015, Chad and Big Time Grain Company performed for a crowd of 800,000 at the Royals World Series Celebration.
Chad has years of speaking experience with incredible testimonies of change. Whether you are in your youth and would like to start out on the right track towards your dream or you have reached a point in your life that you don’t want to run from your dream anymore, this message is for you. Chad will bring hope, even if you are not sure where to begin. But more than that, he will give valuable mental tools to accomplish anything in life you want.