Hiring A-Players, Reducing Stress and Enjoying Life with Grant Baldwin

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Gentlemen, raise your hand if you’re working towards creating a better life for you and your family.

Now keep it there if you can honestly say that you regularly take the time to look back with gratitude and appreciate your successes.

I say we can always do a better job in that department. And today’s guest, Grant Baldwin, is a living embodiment of that practice. He’s super clear on his goals and runs a highly successful company. But he doesn’t stretch out to a point where he can’t show up 100% for his family.

Grant is a keynote speaker and founder of The Speaker Lab, a company that teaches speakers how to find and book gigs. During his 10+ years of experience, he’s coached more than 2,000 other people to become better speakers.

One mind-blowing fact he shared is that in the past year, zero people left his company. Yes, zero! That’s pretty incredible.

Naturally, Grant is someone from whom I learn a lot. He really opened my mind to what’s possible when building a business, and I’m glad I can share our discussion with you.

In today’s episode, we dig into his journey to becoming a professional public speaker, conquering the fear of asking people for help, and the hiring process that allows him to entrust his business to his employees without thinking twice.

Grant Baldwin Podcast Highlights

  • Learning from people 1-2 steps ahead of you is the fastest way to grow.
  • At one point, Grant did more than 67 speaking gigs in one year which led him to ask if he wanted a job or a business.
  • Learn to push past your comfort zone, but without pushing too hard.
  • How Grant made multiple seven figures without having a single full-time employee.
  • The biggest reasons why people love to work in Grant’s company.
“The business should support your life, not the other way around.” - @grantbaldwin Share on X “You have to find things where the challenge exceeds the skillset.” - @grantbaldwin Share on X “Hire the right people, and get out of their way.” - @grantbaldwin Share on X

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Grant Baldwin Bio

Grant Baldwin

Grant Baldwin is the founder of The Speaker Lab, a company that helps public speakers learn how to find and book speaking gigs.

Grant has delivered nearly one thousand keynotes to over 500,000 people in 47 states. He’s done small workshops as well as keynotes in front of 13,000 people. He’s earned over $2 million from 500+ paid engagements worldwide, despite starting his speaking career during the financial meltdown in 2008.

In 2015, he started his podcast, The Speaker Lab, which helps speakers find clarity, confidence, and a clear path to making an impact. He’s also the author of The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform.

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