Self Employed Parent Podcast with Joel Bower

Hi and Welcome to the self employed parent podcast. I’m Joel Bower, the Self Employed Parent and 3 times a week, I want to show you the amazing lessons and techniques that not only gave me the ability to balance that delicate line between being a parent and running a business, but how to actually thrive in both. Also, why being an entrepreneur can the best thing you ever do for your family. In this show, I’ll cover business techniques great for parents, such as starting an Amazon business, dropshipping, and affiliate marketing to help parents make money from home. I’ll also talk to parenting experts and entrepreneurs about everything from parenting styles, small business ideas, and business opportunities to help you open up new worlds and get more time with your family. Join me as I show you how, you too, can have the best of both worlds!
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May 29, 2015


In episode 10, I answer questions about how to distance yourself from clients who bring you down without causing drama, how you can start up a business even if you are short on cash, and why you shouldn’t confuse being busy with being successful.

May 27, 2015

In episode 9, I discuss how to talk to your children about work related responsibilities that take time away from them - such as deadlines, meetings, and projects - in a way that helps them understand and clears up misunderstandings that may lead your kids to think that you don't want to spend time with them. 

May 22, 2015


In episode 8, I answer some important questions from viewers about how to tell when you’re getting stressed, how to manage a bad employee who desperately needs the job, and what you can do to help your family understand and support your need for time to yourself. I also go into managing a schedule and managing 360 reviews with your family.

May 20, 2015

In episode seven, I talk about something a lot of us don’t have much of anymore: time to ourselves. This episode covers why it’s so important for us to get downtime, how we can know when we need to take some time to ourselves, and how to do it when it feels like we’re up to our ears in work appointments and kids’ baseball games.

May 19, 2015

In episode six, I reveal the three major realizations I had that helped me break free from my 70 hour work weeks so I could spend more quality time with my family. The big secret? These realizations are so huge they could totally change the way you do business.

May 15, 2015

In episode 5, I answer questions about how to find time for our families inside of 60-hour work weeks, how to really tie your dreams to your family’s dreams, and how to talk to your kids about why you do the things you do.

May 13, 2015

In episode 4, we discuss how using a 360 review - where you let your children review your work as a parent - can not only help you improve as a mother or father but can also help you build a trust-based, communication-based relationship with your children.

May 12, 2015

In episode 3, we talk about managing family time and how to make sure your kids get the attention they need from you without it affecting your work. We talk about making and breaking promises and why you need to take time for you.

May 12, 2015

In episode 2, I cover how we can tie our overarching career dreams into our family’s passions and ambitions. Learn how to make your children understand the reasons you go to work and how it benefits them and their dreams.

May 11, 2015

Learn what Self Employed Parent is all about and discover what led me to the place I’m at now: from a struggling startup owner with no time for his family to a thriving, multi-business entrepreneur who never misses a game.

May 8, 2015

Join me, Joel Bower, as I show you how you, too, can have the best of both worlds! 

The Self Employed Parent runs 3 times a week, airing on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 

Monday and Wednesday's shows are either about my life and my experience on how I balance my business and my family and how I can win on both sides, or they're interviews with other entrepreneurs and parents who have their own unique experiences with business, family, and the balance of both. 

Every Friday is a Q&A to get back to the audience and make sure they're getting exactly what they need from the show. 

The Self Employed Parent Family is becoming an amazing community and I can't wait to move forward with you! 

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to let me know!