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    Nowadays, we’re all really busy: work, family, running our own businesses – and that’s on top of staying safe and healthy. Today I’ll be talking to a driver, railroad mechanic, podcaster – and a family man with 4 kids himself! We’re going to learn how he balances all of that while staying sane and enjoying what he’s doing. 


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    Intro to Alec Lace

    • Uber and Lyft driver on Jersey Shore
    • Has been driving for over 5 years
    • We’re going to talk about fatherhood and lessons he’s learned
    • Has 4 children, plus his job + driving + being a podcaster

    Driving for Uber and Lyft

    • Joined Uber and Lyft 5 years ago
    • Started driving as a taxi driver first at age 19
    • Uses driving for quick cash on the side
    • Uses driving to promote his podcast – advertising tool

    First Class Fatherhood

    • Talks to passengers about his podcast organically
    • Reads the attitude of the passenger – if interested, Alec will play an episode of his podcast
    • Helps that he’s had some famous people on the podcast, like Tom Brady!
    • Interviewed Tom Brady at the Super Bowl

    His Secret to Balancing Everything

    • Never start the day until he has it finished
    • Schedule it out and pre-plan the day
    • Knows what he needs to accomplish every day – key things that are important
    • Be present where you are – when you’re working, work. When you’re with your family, actually be with them

    Balancing Work + Family

    • When he was only looking to make money, he found himself doing things he didn’t want to do
    • Didn’t bring him happiness
    • Podcast at first didn’t bring in money – did it out of joy
    • Now it brings in income – and a book deal
    • Shift in philosophy and how he views things

    What’s One Thing You’ve Picked Up from Driving That You’ve Applied to Your Life?

    • Become a counselor to young people while driving
    • Enjoys being a mentor while driving
    • Communication skills – talking to thousands of people has honed his skills

    Outro

    • Big thanks to Alec for coming on the podcast and sharing his expertise on fatherhood and life!
    • Enjoyed chatting with him and appreciated the lessons he shared from his guests
    • Check out his podcast – he’s interviewed some fascinating people!

    Show Notes

    Harry Campbell

    Harry Campbell

    I'm Harry, the owner and founder of The Rideshare Guy Blog and Podcast. I used to be a full-time engineer but now I'm a rideshare blogger! I write about my experience driving for Uber, Lyft, and other services and my goal is to help drivers earn more money by working smarter, not harder.