Brad Hess: Do What You Love Rather Than Trying to Enjoy What You Do

Do What You Love Rather Than Trying To Enjoy What You Do

Brad Hess is a serial entrepreneur who started his first company at 21 and made his first million at 32. He founded Map It Track It, a real-time, location-based, tracking, reporting and intelligence gathering mobile application in the political, environmental, and door-to-door canvassing arenas. Brad discusses his previous business ventures and what they taught him, including what it was like to lose his entire business due to "taking his eye off the ball". He turns the idea of attempting to like what we do on its head and gives us the formula for shaping our business out of the ideas we are passionate about so that we can continually do what we love. Podcast: Play in new window | Play in iTunes


Validate your passion, be creative, know the limit of your risk, delegate what you can but don't take your eye off the ball.

Recommended Book: Decisive by Chip and Dan Heath

Next Step: Map your entrepreneurial decision out and figure out a way to test it out. Recommend using the lean canvas. Then figure out a way to take that first step so that you can continually do what you love to do. Recommend the course on lean startup - how to build a startup

Connect with Brad at and his current business Map It Track It


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Melinda Yeaman

Melinda Yeaman is an online marketing veteran of 15 yrs who unplugged from her corporate career path to become an entrepreneur and to live an authentic, passionate life. Her experience in graphic & web design, e-commerce, social and tech enables her to fuel success in her own brands as well as those of her clients and associates. As Co-founder of Outlier Magazine, Melinda hosts the Outlier On Air podcast and YouTube Series, where she interviews entrepreneurs from all over the world. She can be found Vlogging about local start-ups, planning Outlier's next move with her partners, helping other businesses with digital strategy, training others on branding and social media, or coloring on the white boards at St. George's co-working space, Outlier Labs. Family is Melinda’s driving force. Adventure, travel, art, culture and diversity add wind to her sails.