How To Lean On Your Best Self When Life Gets Hard with Brad Pedersen @ Pela

Imagine a stranger sent you a box of toys…

So many you had to hide them from your kids because it’s more than you’d give them on a Christmas day!

That’s the story of how I met Brad Pedersen.

Random chance encounter in the Air Canada lounge several years back.

We got talking. And then Brad dropped the question:

“Do you have kids?”

“I do.”

“Give me your address and I’ll send you a gift.”

Turns out Brad is a real-life Santa Claus.

He’s built a toy company that’s shipped billions of pieces of plastic around the world…

And now he’s the co-founder of Pela, a startup that creates phone cases that are 100% compostable.

But do you know the most inspiring thing about Brad?

He’s hit rock bottom, twice.

2 corporate bankruptcies.

Plus, he got married and had kids in his early 20s.

His family had to weather all the storms with him.

And yet he’s come through it full of life and is one of the most adventurous people I know.

If you want to see entrepreneurship done right, and how to overcome anything life throws at you, watch this interview!

It’s pure gold.

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Brad’s one of those people you need to talk to while holding your notebook.

He goes from metaphor to metaphor and if you’re not 100% focused, you’ll miss out. Here’s a little sneak peek of what we talk about:

  • Water In The Bowl Mind
  • The 1–3–1 Rule
  • The Ceiling of Growth
  • Raising Non-Entitled Kids
  • Juggling Crystal Balls vs Rubber Balls
  • Talent Density
  • 3 Things That Break In Every Business

Plus a lot more.

If you’re all about living a bigger life and squeezing every drop out of every opportunity.

That’s what you’re going to discover in today’s video.

Watch this interview, then watch it again!

(And leave me a comment with your top takeaway.)

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Dan Martell is a serial entrepreneur, an investor in 40+ startups like Intercom, Udemy, and Unbounce and the creator of SaaS Academy, helping over 500 B2B SaaS founders scale faster. He’s founded five SaaS companies and successfully exited three of them. If you want to scale faster without hitting the usual roadblocks, make sure to follow him on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn & Twitter.

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Originally published at on August 2nd, 2021.




I coach ambitious software founders | Award-winning angel investor / 5x founder with 3x exits | Speaker | Proud Father.

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I coach ambitious software founders | Award-winning angel investor / 5x founder with 3x exits | Speaker | Proud Father.

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