Dec 6, 2016
It’s hard to be a generous person when you’re experiencing hard times. But Peter Awad, who Founded Import Auto Performance which he has grown to 7 figures, discovered that those are EXACTLY the times you need to practice generosity. Peter’s company, IAPDirect.com has been selling car parts online for over 15 years. He is also Co-Founder of Mission Meats that sells grass fed beef sticks and bars and they even donate a portion of the profits to organizations. If that was not enough he runs the Slow Hustle podcast showcasing the massive roller coaster that is Entrepreneurship. He manages to do all of this with 4 kids!
Peter Awad describes his hardest time in business as the events surrounding the Real Estate crash in recent years past. He lost a significant real estate portfolio, had to close down a business - in essence everything was gone. It was during those moments he learned that you have to be a generous person through and through regardless of the circumstances. You can hear how he learned this vital lesson as he tells the story on this episode.
The highest point in Peter Awad’s business career was strangely combined with his lowest point because of the lessons he learned about generosity and trusting God. His perspective now is that if you can’t practice generosity when you don’t have money it will be harder to learn when you do. Hear him explain it by listening to this episode of Inspired Insider.
It’s amazing to Peter Awad that the business ideas that he and his wife have come up with out of their own heads have actually become as successful as they have. It’s befuddling and amazing all at the same time. Peter is humbled to realize it and the knowledge of how fortunate he and his wife have been motivates him to press forward to be a good steward of the rest of his life as well.
When Jeremy questions Peter Awad about why he named his podcast “The Slow Hustle” he had plenty to say. Peter sees the relentless, slow progress that people make every day as the key to their success in life or business. It’s the intentional small steps of progress that add up to create a huge difference in the world. Peter explains it on this episode.
Intentionality is a big thing for Peter Awad. His mindset precludes any concept that things have “just happened” in a particular way. For example, he believes that people who say that they have “drifted apart” from their spouse are actually saying, “I chose to neglect my marriage” and they are getting what they focused on. It’s a very clear and hard-to-hear perspective that Peter unpacks on this episode - but it could help you tremendously if you take it seriously.
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