On the very first episode of the #LatepreneurShow Aamar Khwaja founder of www.modgarden.com shares his latepreneur story of building a tiny farm, his plans to disrupt a multi-billion dollar industry and to feed the world.
“Life is too short not to do something meaningful.”
[02:00] Aamar shares how structuring mortgage backed securities on wall street was a souless existence.
[03:30] Aamar leaves his job and NYC to become a stay-at-home dad for 8 years.
[05:30] Aamar explains how he discovered how his health issues were caused from mineral deficiencies.
[08:04] Aamar’s perspective on what’s really going with soil and the food system.
[10:25] Understanding that traceability in food is a movement not a trend.
[11:30] Aamar explain his product, Modgarden (TinyFarm).
[13:15] How a “corporate dude” got the product designed?
[15: 25] Why cold calling is incredibly important.
[18:11] ‘Corny’ cliches come from truth and make a difference.
[24:23] Aamar tells us how much he’s invested so far to get to the first prototype.
[29:45] Funding & looking for VC. Also, Aamar discusses the golden rule to follow when borrowing money from family and friends
[30:31] Aamar and Paula discuss how living on the edge and full bladder decisions inspire creativity.
[34:43] How Aamar reconciles his current lack of cash with previous life of abundance.
[37:00] Life is too short to not do something meaningful.
[38:12] Aamar and Paula talk about how wisdom sets in when you’re 40 and that latepreneurs don’t have “nursing home syndrome”.
[40: 02] What Aamar brought to the table as an entrepreneur in your 40s and why he failed in his 20s. Got to pay your dues.
[43:28] What Aamar’s family thinks of his risk taking?
[47:00] How Aamar deals with the freak outs and fear?
[52:15] Aamar talks about how he starts his day and the meditation of coffee.
[56:11] Paula asks Aamar if he knew then what he knows now would he still become a latepreneur.
[57:44] Paula asks Aamar if he would have done anything different when he started.
[59:03] Paula asks Aamar if he plans to retire?
[59:52] Paula closes the show with the most important question, why is it not too late?
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The Shortness of Life
(de Brevitate Vitae) Quote by Seneca
“Most people…complaint that life is too short. To these bitter folk, life hurtles by like a runaway mare, so fast and furious that it is impossible to discern its meaning before it it too late”.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment Eckhart Tolle