Buy Time

Jacob K. Mead

Welcome to "Buy Time," the podcast where we talk about your most important asset  time. I'm your host, Jacob K. Mead, I'm going to be sharing with you my personal journey of building my company Mobile Spot from $0 to $1 million in revenue in just 36 months. Most importantly i'm going to be sharing with you on how I discovered the critical importance of buying back time, something I wish I discovered sooner.

You see, I was that business owner who would spend countless hours in my business. We're talking 70-80 hour work weeks that never ended.

Thats when I decided I needed to do what was said to be impossible and "Buy Time."


In this podcast you're going to hear from numerous business owners that include CEOS from multi million dollar companies along with other executives. All of these people have one thing in common. They had to learn how to Buy Back Time!

While listening; I encourage you to think what you'd do if you had more time?

Are you ready to  make your business a time asset vs a time liability

First "Click +Follow or Subscribe "  then "Press Play" and learn the Buy Time Process!




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Episodes

Quest for Time Freedom: The Power of Passive Income with Chris Miles
Dec 7 2023
Quest for Time Freedom: The Power of Passive Income with Chris Miles
Ever wondered if your money is working as hard as you are? Join us on the Buy Time podcast where we promise to challenge conventional financial perspectives. Our guest, Chris Miles - the cash flow expert and anti-financial advisor, extracts the truth behind traditional financial advice and its shortcomings. He explains how his company, Money Ripples, assists clients in achieving time freedom through financial independence. This includes guiding them towards a work optional status where passive income takes care of bills and provides security during uncertain times.Dare to challenge traditional financial wisdom? This episode exposes the pitfalls of conventional financial advice and presents a compelling case for the pursuit of passive income and cash flow over mere wealth accumulation. Chris, drawing from his past as a financial advisor, offers unique insights on risk-taking and the importance of betting on one's abilities. He shares his transformational journey from being an advisor to exploring other successful ventures and the lessons learned along the way. In this episode, we also debunk the high risk equals high returns myth and explore the nuances of diversification. Chris warns against the potential downfall of continuous reinvestment in one's business without generating profit. He emphasizes that real value lies in investing in yourself and maintaining integrity in your financial dealings. We even discuss the tricky subject of charging appropriately for services and the effective management of funds for time. Tune in to glean valuable insights on achieving financial independence and time freedom. Don't miss out on this opportunity to redefine your financial mindset and reclaim your time!Until next time... Follow on Instagram @buytimepodcast Follow Jacob K. Mead on all the socials @jacobkmead
The Power of Empathy in Leadership: A Discussion with Patrick Yanke
Nov 23 2023
The Power of Empathy in Leadership: A Discussion with Patrick Yanke
We had the absolute privilege of sitting down with Patrick Yanke for a truly empowering conversation. With his military background and financial planning expertise, he brings a unique perspective to leadership that marries leading by example with emotional awareness. As an avid writer, he shared his golden nugget for aspiring authors - the key is to write about what truly ignites your passion.Our discussion took us through the turbulent but exciting world of business leadership, where we mulled over the indispensable role of nurturing future leaders. We chewed on the concept of servant leadership, fleshing out each element of the "A Servant Leader Cares" acronym. We also took a deep dive into the fears that leaders may experience when empowering their employees, and how this hesitation could potentially stunt the growth and success of their businesses.In our final stretch of conversation, we embraced the lessons on how to fuel growth within teams through effective communication, precise expectation setting, and constructing a culture of trust. Here, we underscored the critical role of empathy and emotional intelligence in leadership. We touched upon the importance of creating a work environment that values mistakes as learning opportunities. If leadership fascinates you or if you're just starting on your leadership journey, this episode is brimming with insights that can bolster your understanding of leadership in all its dimensions. Come, join us on this enlightening ride. Don't let this episode pass you by!Until next time... Follow on Instagram @buytimepodcast Follow Jacob K. Mead on all the socials @jacobkmead
NFL to Business : Marcus Ogden's Journey, struggles and transformation.
Nov 9 2023
NFL to Business : Marcus Ogden's Journey, struggles and transformation.
Ever wonder how an ex-NFL player could successfully transition into a podcast host, best-selling author, and sought-after business coach? Meet Marques Ogden, intriguingly candid about his rocky journey from the glitz of the NFL to the brink of financial ruin and then, a triumphant resurgence. This episode is an incredible peek into his radical transformation, how he beat addiction, overcame serious money issues and reshaped his life, all thanks to effective time management and an unwavering discipline to live by a schedule. Marcus generously shares his insightful strategies, unveiling how he juggles his various roles without dropping the ball, pun intended.But this conversation isn't just about one man's journey. It's a treasure trove of wisdom about the power of alignment, capitalizing on strengths and balancing the personal with professional. Marcus provides valuable nuggets on identifying and aligning with the right people, understanding the value of a robust support system, and creating a cohesive strategy to maximize what you already possess. He also divulges his unique tips on creating a harmonious work-life balance without compromising on either front. So, whether you are an entrepreneur or just someone seeking motivation from a resilient figure, this heartening and enriching interaction promises to inspire you to instigate positive changes in your life. Tune in and come away enlightened!Until next time... Follow on Instagram @buytimepodcast Follow Jacob K. Mead on all the socials @jacobkmead
Understanding the Cost of Expansion: A Guide to Efficient Hiring
Nov 2 2023
Understanding the Cost of Expansion: A Guide to Efficient Hiring
Ever feel like you're drowning in work and wonder if it's time to bring someone on board? We're tackling that crucial question in this episode and more. We're unpacking the markers that signal it's time to hire, and the financial implications of such a decision. Remember, expanding your team doesn't just mean more hands on deck; it means additional costs, taxes, and benefits that need to be factored into your business budget. But don't fret, we've got you covered with handy tools and resources like Gusto.Running a business isn't just about the numbers, it's about the people too. How do you attract top talent? How do you nurture a team that feels valued and empowered? We're diving headfirst into these vital questions. Offering competitive pay doesn't just lure in skilled employees, it helps cultivate a team that's committed and motivated. We candidly discuss the sacrifices one might have to make, including forgoing your own paycheck. After all, investing in your team is investing in your business. We're also exploring the importance of having revenue-increasing processes in place to support your employees sustainably. So, let's roll up our sleeves and get into the nitty-gritty of hiring and managing your team efficiently. If you know a fellow business owner wrestling with these issues, share this with them - they'll thank you!Until next time... Follow on Instagram @buytimepodcast Follow Jacob K. Mead on all the socials @jacobkmead
Embracing Life after Cancer: Andrea Della Mura Drip Bar Adventure
Oct 26 2023
Embracing Life after Cancer: Andrea Della Mura Drip Bar Adventure
Imagine discovering a new purpose after surviving a life-altering challenge. That's exactly what happened to our incredible guest, two-time cancer survivor Andrea Della Mura. Andrea's story is a testament to resilience and reinvention, navigating the trials of chemotherapy and radiation, and emerging stronger, more determined, and with a surprising new passion - opening a drip bar in New York! This first-of-its-kind IV vitamin hydration company is Andrea's way of giving back to the community and sharing the health benefits that have been a lifeline for her and her family.Inspired by her own survival and the strength she found within, Andrea refused to let retirement signal the end, but rather the beginning of a bold entrepreneurial journey. The drip bar has not only played a significant role in her life but also the lives of her family, acting as the driving force behind this new venture. Andrea's passion for the benefits of drip bars is infectious as she details how they enhance the quality of life and wellness. Andrea's transformative journey from survival to businesswoman is a tale of resilience and determination, a true testament to the human spirit's incredible capacity to bounce back. Join us as we uncover this inspiring story, and who knows, you might just discover your next health secret from the remarkable Andrea Della Mura.Until next time... Follow on Instagram @buytimepodcast Follow Jacob K. Mead on all the socials @jacobkmead
Breaking Barriers and Mastering Time with Stacey Vanthuyne
Oct 12 2023
Breaking Barriers and Mastering Time with Stacey Vanthuyne
Ever found yourself stuck in a whirlwind of societal pressures, uncertain about how to carve out your own path? Our latest guest, Stacey Vanthuyne, a renowned performance consultant, coach, and speaker, joins us today to share her personal journey from leaving a corporate job and embarking on her own entrepreneurial venture. Hear her reveal the transformational wisdom she gleaned along the way, including uncovering the importance of aligning actions with values, breaking away from the toxic narrative of procrastination, and the power of saying no to the unimportant.As Stacey takes us through her journey, she shines a light on the often overlooked aspects of personal fulfilment and time management. Stacey deconstructs our habitual behaviors, emphasizing how they directly reflect on our external world. She offers practical advice on overcoming self-defeating narratives and understanding the alignment of our actions with our values. Stacey's insight into the influence of our thought patterns on our stress and anxiety levels is truly thought-provoking. Her compelling revelations prompt us to introspect our mindset and strive for a brighter, positive outlook.In the final stretch, Stacey uncovers the daunting topics of fear, judgement, and goal setting. Drawing from her own experiences, she shares how confronting the fear of societal judgement can be liberating and transformative. Delving into the dynamics of goal setting, she encourages us to set objectives that not only challenge us but also help us realize our innate potential. Stacey's conversation concludes with an important narrative around delegating tasks and understanding our strengths to manage our time more effectively. So, tune in to this inspiring conversation and allow Stacey's unique perspectives to guide you on your path to personal growth and effective time management.Until next time... Follow on Instagram @buytimepodcast Follow Jacob K. Mead on all the socials @jacobkmead
Using your strengths to revolutionize your business and buy back time
Sep 21 2023
Using your strengths to revolutionize your business and buy back time
What if I told you that focusing on your strengths could revolutionize your business and reclaim your valuable time? That's exactly what we're talking about today - harnessing your unique abilities to fuel your passion and drive your business to new heights. We'll peel back the layers of what initially sparked your enthusiasm to start your business, and identify those core strengths that are intrinsically linked to this passion. But we're not just stopping at strengths. We'll also delve into the importance of recognizing your weaknesses and learning how to manage them to your advantage.This episode is packed full of strategies to delegate tasks outside your area of expertise, saving you time and making you more efficient. I'll share my personal experience of outsourcing marketing to professionals, highlighting the importance of allowing others to shine in their respective fields. We're embarking on a transformative journey together, mapping out the path to success with our strengths as our navigational guide. Furthermore, we'll discuss the role social media can play in promoting your coaching business. I'll share tips on establishing your online presence and how to connect with me for further discussions and guidance. Get ready to take your business to new levels of success by leveraging your innate strengths!Until next time... Follow on Instagram @buytimepodcast Follow Jacob K. Mead on all the socials @jacobkmead
Turning Passion into Business: Teresa Davis's Journey Running West 40 Market
Aug 17 2023
Turning Passion into Business: Teresa Davis's Journey Running West 40 Market
Ever wondered how it would be to leave a steady corporate job and plunge headfirst into the entrepreneurial world? That's exactly what Teresa Davis did, and she's here to share her exhilarating journey with us. From maneuvering the challenging world of entrepreneurship to successfully running West 40 Market in Ankeny, Iowa, Teresa's story is a testament to passion and perseverance. She specializes in selling locally raised cuts of beef, pork, chicken, bison, lamb, and turkey, proving that you can indeed turn your love for supporting local farms into a thriving business. Teresa's unique story is not just about launching a meat market; it’s also about the importance of networking, building connections, and standing out from the competition. Delight in the inspiring tale of how her parents bought a grocery store to save it in their small town of Green Iowa, and how Teresa has harnessed the power of social media and online sales to reach customers far and wide. Find out how she transitioned her operations in response to the pandemic and managed to grow her business amidst the crisis. In the world of entrepreneurship, balancing work and family life is a tightrope walk. Listen in as Teresa shares how her three-year-old daughter has taught her to slow down, and the systems and automations she uses to stay on track. Discover how she navigated the challenges of managing her company without prior experience in accounting and HR, and how she’s learned to buy time by reaching out to experts. Lastly, hear about Teresa’s innovative strategies, from leveraging technology to outsourcing and delegating tasks, that maximize her time and make the most of her business. An episode teeming with insights, this is one you don't want to miss.Until next time... Follow on Instagram @buytimepodcast Follow Jacob K. Mead on all the socials @jacobkmead
Resilience: The Journey of Two Mothers Starting a Laundry Business Amid a Pandemic
Aug 3 2023
Resilience: The Journey of Two Mothers Starting a Laundry Business Amid a Pandemic
What happens when you combine two ambitious mamas, a laundry business, and the onset of a global pandemic? You get a story of pure resilience, innovation, and a business that continues to thrive despite all odds. That's what Claudia and Stephanie, co-founders of WeWash Laundry Co., bring to the table in this episode of the Buy Time podcast. Against all odds, they managed to launch their laundry business just six weeks before the world went into lockdown, and they're here to share their inspiring journey.Struggling to balance work and family life, especially during a pandemic, is no easy task. Claudia and Stephanie candidly share how they manage to juggle it all. From relying on the support of their partners to keeping exercise a priority, these mamas give us a masterclass in time management. They show us that it's not just about keeping the business running, but also ensuring there's enough time for family, a lesson many of us could learn from.This episode is not just an exploration of their past but also a look into the future. Claudia and Stephanie discuss their plans for expanding WeWashed Laundry Co., whether that involves franchising or opening a second location. But amidst all these plans, these two mamas remind us of the importance of taking time out to generate fresh ideas. With a firm belief that a balanced approach is key to business growth and success, Claudia and Stephanie are a testament to the power of combining passion, determination, and a dash of creativity. Tune in to hear their story, learn from their experiences, and be inspired by their unwavering resolve.Visit Wewash Laundry Co. WebsiteFollow Wewash @wewashlaundrycoFollow Claudia & StephanieUntil next time... Follow on Instagram @buytimepodcast Follow Jacob K. Mead on all the socials @jacobkmead