Rebecca Dekker, Who’s Empowering Communities with Childbirth Resources – Smart Passive Income

Rebecca Dekker never planned to create her own business. Her business found her anyway. In March 2012, while on maternity leave after her second baby was born, Rebecca was asked to speak about her birth experience to a group of resident physicians training to become family doctors. After a traumatic hospital birth with her first child, she’d had a home birth with number two. Before the talk, the residents’ faculty advisor asked Rebecca if she could share any research to support the residents in their practice. So Rebecca sat down and typed up the research on a handful of common labor and delivery practices, created one-page handouts on each topic, and passed out copies at her talk. The residents loved the handouts, and asked for more. Rebecca was invigorated. She also wondered if anyone was doing something similar online—taking the research on childbirth, summarizing it, and making it understandable. She […]

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Brent Lacey, a Doc Who’s Helping Other Docs Thrive – Smart Passive Income

As a senior in college, Brent Lacey had already been accepted to medical school, and he was scheduled to start in the fall. But he didn’t know what kind of medicine to practice, or how to put his forthcoming education to best use. “I really felt like I just needed some direction.” So he drove to Yellowstone National Park and spent a week praying and meditating on his own. The time left him feeling “like I was being called into military service,” something that surprised Brent. No one in his family is military, and he hadn’t considered this path at all before that point.  He felt a strong calling, so he called up some recruiters, who told him the Navy was desperately in need of people. A Navy scholarship supported him through medical school at the University of Texas in San Antonio. After that he did his internal medicine and […]

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How Paul Collins Overcame Childhood Illness to Become a Successful Entrepreneur

How Paul Collins overcame life-threatening health struggles, became an English as a Second Language teacher, and used Pat’s teachings to develop a successful online business. Pat Flynn June 18, 2018 Welcome to our second SPI community member feature! On our SPI Facebook Group, we have over 40,000 amazing entrepreneurs across all stages of business, and I wanted to start highlighting some of the amazing work the community members are doing with their businesses here on the blog. Brendan Hufford, our Facebook Community manager, wrote this post to highlight Paul Collins, whose business focuses on teaching English as a second language. You can also check out Brendan and his work at his blog. And if you haven’t done so already, click here to join the Facebook Group and be a part of the community! “Why would anybody pay for this?” That’s a question Paul Collins asked himself as he was starting […]

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How Sam Priestley, the “Lazy Entrepreneur,” Climbed the Staircase of Success

Sam Priestley’s passive income journey started because he wanted to be his own boss. Inspired by Pat’s strategies, he’s built multiple businesses and is his own CEO. Here’s his story, along with his four steps to financial freedom. Pat Flynn May 7, 2018 Welcome to our second SPI community member feature! On our SPI Facebook Group, we have over 40,000 amazing entrepreneurs across all stages of business, and I wanted to start highlighting some of the amazing work the community members are doing with their businesses here on the blog. Brendan Hufford, our Facebook Community manager, wrote this post to highlight Sam Priestley, who is a lifestyle entrepreneur who lives in London. You can also check out Brendan and his work at Photo MBA. And if you haven’t done so already, click here to join the Facebook Group and be a part of the community! London entrepreneur Sam Priestley remembers […]

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