This week on PTPTV, I met up with my friend Jack Hope, of Hope Plumbing, to talk about unconventional success.There is this idea of a “traditional” financial life and you may buy into it: a one-size-fits-all picture of success. The basic path of college, 9-to-5 work in an office, and eventually (hopefully) a successful retirement. Not only is this a limited view of success, it can also be a bad option for some people. If you’re just not interested or suited for post-secondary education, you can end up with tens of thousands of dollars of debt and a career you hate. I don’t want your financial life to ruin the rest of your life like this.
It doesn’t have to be this way, though. I come from a plumbing background—my father owned his own plumbing business. So this concept of alternative career paths isn’t unfamiliar to me. A bonus of this is I understand how an unconventional career doesn’t necessarily correlate with an unsuccessful financial life.
When Jack was last on my radio show, something really cool came out of that. A young guy was listening and heard Jack talk about his plumbing business and he decided to call him up. Next thing you know, this guy is now a part of Jack’s team and has seen a 45% increase in his earnings because of this switch.
To hear more on unconventional success, watch the episode above. Also, don’t forget to follow Jack @hopeplumbing on Twitter, or even join his team (especially you, Future Female Plumbers).
Peter Dunn a.k.a. Pete the Planner® is an award-winning financial mind and a former comedian. He’s a USA TODAY columnist, author of ten books, and is the host of the popular radio show and podcast, The Pete the Planner Show. Pete is considered one of the foremost experts on financial wellness in the world, but he’s just as likely to talk your ear off about bass fishing.