Often we see people at a certain stage of their career and assume that it was an easy journey for them to reach the point where everyone sees them as a big success. We see the end product but we are not always privy to the backstory.

Did you know that Steve Jobs cofounded Apple at just age 21? He hired a Fortune 500 CEO to run his business and three years later the CEO he hired… fired him! He left Apple and founded another company that Apple later acquired and Jobs became the CEO. Jobs would later tell people that one of the best things to ever happen to him was getting fired from Apple.

If we were to interview self-made millionaires, I would guess that at least half of them would tell stories of success, followed by failures, and sometimes multiple failures before finally becoming successful.

Today we are going to talk about that backstory with a business entrepreneur who has experienced both. Mike Hardwick, a pastor’s son, an owner and founder of Churchill Mortgage shares with us the intimate details of his success and failures as a businessman. A self-made multimillionaire, Mike is the owner and founder of Churchill Mortgage, a company located in 38 states that does more than a billion dollars in mortgages.

BOOK: Keep Chopping Wood: A Preacher’s Son Who Had It All, Lost It All, and Then Regained True Wealth

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Website: https://www.churchhillmortgage.com/
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Dr. Carol M. Swain is an award-winning political scientist, a former professor of political science and professor of law at Vanderbilt University, and a lifetime member of the James Madison Society, an international community of scholars affiliated with the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton University. Before joining Vanderbilt in 1999, Dr. Swain was a tenured associate professor of politics and public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Dr. Swain is host of the podcast Be The People, here on the America Out Loud Podcast Network. Passionate about empowering others to raise their voices in the public square she is an author, public speaker, and political commentator. Dr. Swain is the author or editor of eight books with a ninth forthcoming in 2018.