Grant Baldwin felt burned out.
He worked as a youth pastor, which felt like a 24/7 profession. He had to attend student events held late into the night, which left him exhausted.
One night, he came home to find his wife crying. She told him that she felt like she had a roommate, rather than a husband, because he was gone so often.
So Grant did something drastic: he quit his job, with negligible savings, when his wife was four to five months pregnant.
(Editor’s Note: WAT?! Who does that?!)
For the following year, he waited tables and worked odd jobs, cobbling together gig-economy money while raising a newborn. During his rare unscheduled moments, he started crafting a new career for himself as a self-employed public speaker.
Today, Grant Baldwin is a speaker, entrepreneur, coach, and author of The Successful Speaker. He’s earned multiple seven-figures in speaking fees and has helped over 2,000 people become professional speakers.
He shares how he made his dream a reality in this episode.