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Trail Runner Magazine article, and inspiring others

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Trail Runner MagazineAs a small business owner, I hope my story inspires others to start their own business as well, or at the very least take a leap of faith and pursue doing something they love. It was people I viewed as mentors and other people’s success stories that inspired me to start Bearded Brothers.

I spent eight years in two different jobs that I hated. Not everything about the jobs as awful, but I never liked going into work. There was never a day where I woke up and said, “I’m excited about work today.”

Now, almost every day I wake up excited to go to work. Sure there are days that work is hard and you would rather be doing something else, but for the most part I look forward to Monday’s… and a small part of me is sad when my work week comes to an end.

As Bearded Brothers grows I hope my story will inspire others to great heights. I was recently interviewed by Trail Runner Magazine for a section called  ‘Entrepreneurial Endeavors: Lessons from those who had dreams and “ran” with them

The article talks a bit about how Bearded Brothers got its start, my training schedule as a runner, how I got into trail runner, and how rock climbing ultimately made me a runner.

Also I wanted to take a moment to point people to a few resources. I know there are a lot of people out there that are restless in their current job. Some of you flat out hate your job. Some of you might even think that, is just life and these were the cards I was dealt. Well, I’m here to tell you that is false. There is no reason you can’t have a job you truly love. Below are a few resources that helped me see my full potential, and inspired me to start my own business:

Dan Miller – 48 Days to the Work You Love
Dan Miller – No More Dreaded Mondays
Dan Miller 48 Days Podcast
Kent Julian Career Coaching (one of the smartest things I ever did)

Recent inspirational reads:
Dave Ramsey: Entreleadership
Entreleadership Podcast
Jim Collins: Good to Great
Jon Acuff: Start


About Caleb

I'm the co-owner/founder of Bearded Brothers, an organic snackfood company. I love ultra running, rock climbing and cycling. I'm also a vegetarian, passionate about health and well-being.