The Passion and Provision Strategy for Building a Business With Profit,
Purpose & Legacy
By Kathryn and Michael K. Redman
The word evokes devil-may-care swashbuckling risk takers
launching out into the deep to find great riches. Books are
filled with tales of adventure and success by those brave souls
willing to face the unknown.
But there is a lot about entrepreneurship and starting a business
that isn’t talked about very much. For example, the failure rate.
Most businesses don’t make it to year 5. Many of the ones that
do survive have created a lot of collateral damage with the
owners’ health or marriage or friendships.
Most of us have been taught that the choice we have to make is
binary: money or fulfillment. Supposedly we cannot have both.
But Kathryn and Michael Redman, authors of Fulfilled: The Passion and Provision Strategy for Building a Business with Profit, Purpose and Legacy, say otherwise. It’s possible to have more than enough provision while still finding the fulfillment of pursuing our passion. In fact, they say one without the other doesn’t work at all. Pursuing a passion but not being able to keep the lights on is too stressful and is completely unsustainable. But so, too, is making banks full of money doing something we are not passionate about or compromises our health or relationships. That’s a recipe for burnout, or
“We want to get this message out to all entrepreneurs: you
can beat the business failure rate. It’s possible to run your
life and your business in a way that allows you to enjoy the
fulfillment of both Passion and Provision.”
So, what do we do?
The Redmans have a plan that works. It’s built around a holistic model with six interconnected areas, all of which must be healthy to win the day and achieve your ultimate goals:
Management and Operations
Marketing and Sales
Their powerful insights on how to manage each of these areas are drawn from decades of business experience, both good and bad. They have experienced the highs and lows of entrepreneurship and they have done so together, two people in love at the beginning of the journey who are even more in love today.
"We want to get this message out to all entrepreneurs: you can beat the business failure rate. It’s possible to run your life and your business in a way that allows you to enjoy the fulfillment of both Passion and Provision.”
Kathryn and Michael have a deep compassion for others on the entrepreneurial journey and they feel a strong obligation to share what they have learned. Fulfilled is jam packed with great stories, practical tools , and inspiring, can-do tales that every business owner will understand and relate to.
About Kathryn and Michael Redman
Kathryn and Michael K. Redman are sweethearts, best friends, and the husband-and-wife team behind Half a Bubble Out (HaBO), a marketing and business consulting firm.
They’re also founders of HaBO Village, a membership website which helps leaders build Passion & Provision companies, full of profit, purpose, and legacy. For more than 17 years, they have helped business leaders across the world grow their companies through marketing, business coaching, and leadership development.
Kathryn and Michael have both taught at the university level and are frequent guest speakers. They have also penned their recently published first book, Fulfilled: The Passion and Provision Strategy for Building a Business with Profit, Purpose, and Legacy.
They currently reside in their hometown of Chico, California, where they love going to work every day.
“Michael and Kathryn have pinpointed the areas every business leader needs to learn and develop in order to bring passion and profitability to their workplace. If you are currently
striving to find your purpose as an employee or CEO, this book will serve as the blueprint to
building not only the company of your dreams, but also a company where people will dream to
work. Both my work and personal life were reinvigorated by the passion and provision strategy.”
--Pablo Gonzalez, CEO Fidelis Insurance Brokers