Growing up with Wealth, Entitled vs. Easy Kids & Why You Might Not Want Your Kids to Get a Job with Mike Ayala – Part 1

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He built a badass business and “made it” financially. Now he helps busy professionals and entrepreneurs find true freedom to live their best life…

Gents, as you know, one of the major pillars for Front Row Dads is Business Evolution—structuring our businesses so that we consciously choose to be family men with businesses, not businessmen with families.

That’s why I wanted to invite Mike Ayala on the show. Mike has a ton of experience building companies, one of which scaled to more than 100 employees and sold at a $12 million valuation.

I’ve also had the privilege of spending time with Mike. I’ve watched him engage with his wife and kids, and I can tell you that he’s one of the best dads out there.

In other words, he knows the difficulty of running a business AND managing a family….

He also knows how to create generational wealth that gives him and his family the freedom to live life on their terms.

I know this is important to Front Row Dads, but it brings up an interesting topic…

What happens to our kids when they grow up in a wealthy household? Are they destined to be spoiled and entitled?

That’s what we’re discussing in Part 1 of my conversation with Mike Ayala!

Mike Ayala PodcastHighlights – Part 1

  • Will your kids be spoiled if they grow up with wealth?
  • Why Mike’s kids weren’t allowed to work regular jobs before 18.
  • How to create an environment where your kids aren’t entitled.
  • Have you ever lost your sh*t at the kids? Be the thermostat, not the thermometer.
  • Creating generational wealth and continuing to experience life with your kids (and their kids!)
  • Why your kids need you more than ever as young adults.
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Mike Ayala Bio

Mike Ayala

Mike is an investor, speaker, podcaster and founder of Investing for Freedom who helps busy professionals and entrepreneurs find true freedom to live a life by design, not by default.

He’s currently the co-founder of Four Peaks Capital Partners, LLC and has over 22 years of experience in finding freedom by building teams and streamlining operations.

By age 24, Mike founded his first construction company and has been involved with over 2,000 projects totaling over $1 billion. Of the companies he started, most notable is the construction company that scaled to 100+ employees and sold at a $12 million valuation, making it an Inc. 2,500 Fastest Growing Company.

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