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Rich Moyer is up.
Who are you and what do you do? My name is Rich Moyer. I am the owner of multiple companies in which most I have partners. I grew up with 2 amazing young parents who raised us that if we ever wanted anything we had to work hard to get it. That mentality stuck with me and after getting into the golf world and becoming a PGA Professionally I quickly realized I wanted to work for myself. In 2014 I started my first company, I grew it very quickly and sold it in February 2017. During the summer of 2016 I opened the first of 3 homemade ice cream shops with two really good friends. The second was opened a year later and the third the following year. After selling my company I started Hoppin' Brands with my business Partner and opened our first location the end of 2017. We then opened our second location middle of 2019 and third location end of 2019. Our 4th location will be open February 2020. I also started a few other companies throughout the years in which most have failed, 4 to be exact. I have always been into real estate. Purchasing my first home at the age of 22 which has been an investment property for me for 8+ years and since I have purchased other investment homes and sold them and currently own fully or with partners 4 commercial properties.
What did it take / how did you get started? After I left the golf industry I got into outside sales and was told by the old CEO of Starbucks that "If you can sell you can do anything." He also said "Take the job that nobody wants". I ended up meeting a mentor which helped me start my first business. I took a leap of faith leaving a very well paid job at 25 years old to start my own thing. It was the hardest 3 years of my life but the most rewarding and has allowed so many great things to happen but it did not come easy. I worked from 6 am to 12am 6-7 days a week. I did everything from being in the field to bookkeeping, invoicing and collections (A/R). I didn't have a work life balance but I knew I what I was doing was going to give me the freedom I wanted.
What does the future look like for you and your hustle? My future now looks very fun and rewarding. Growing my current brands, investing, mentoring, helping others and enjoying life. The hard work I put in from 2014-2017 with my first business was my trampoline to where I am today. My hustle will not change but my lifestyle has. I've slowed down enough to understand the importance of working hard and enjoying life. There is no reason to work really really hard and not enjoy life and enjoy your family. When you are on your deathbed you will regret every second you did not spend away from work.
What drives / motivates you? My family, helping others and seeing their growth and success.
What advice would you give someone interested in doing what you do? If they are interested in what I do or just interested in working for themselves in general my advice is be patient, be passionate about your dream and have the right perspective on life (attitude) and you will be successful.
What has been the hardest part of the hustle? Balance - turning it off and spending time with the people that mean the most. My brothers best friend just died at 35 years old. He was not sick, he came home sat on the couch and never woke up. This really changes perspective on life and how we get caught up in the day to day "hustle" but truly we just need to be productive for so many hours of the day we don't have to work 16 hours 7 days a week.
What are a few resources that you'd recommend? I don't really read or listen to podcast. The biggest resource is yourself, not asking questions and working hard. If you act instead of ask you will figure it out then look back and say "that's how you do it". The other big resource I would recommend is surrounding yourself with like minded people, other business owners, mentors and people who have been through it. They will not only help you but they will motivate you.
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