Ep. 107: Joe Pardo – Checking Back In a Year and a Half Later

Today we’re checking back in with Joe Pardo, my guest way back on Episode 25. He’s a NJ-based dreamer and has always believed that society starts with You, and that to change society, you must first change how you think.

In early 2014, Joe decided to leave his family’s $100 million business and pursue his dreams. Joe Pardo founded the motivational Dreamers podcast (www.howtodream.co) to build his platform around helping others pursue their dreams.

TWEET: “I’m doing things as a web director that I couldn’t do at other places.” @supoerjoepardo

Who is Joe Pardo?

How would you describe yourself? Joe calls himself “a realist who loves to dream and create things.” His innate love for business has played into his work for the non-profit Hopeworks in Camden. Unusual circumstances led to his becoming their web director, but Joe says it doesn’t really feel like a job because he’s able to give back. He loves helping the at-risk youth with coding skills, professional skills, and trauma care.

TWEET: “At what cost does #success come?” @supoerjoepardo

That’s not all . . . 

Most people don’t pursue the things that Joe does. He shares his candid thoughts about focusing on what he wants to accomplish and why. His work at Hopeworks is supported by the consulting work he does—his “day job.” Joe loves being able to give back by helping coach others.

TWEET: “Figure out what your lane is, and then take that to the masses.” @supoerjoepardo

Why you need to re-evaluate

How do you balance work, dreams, self-care, and family time? Joe admits that it isn’t easy to make the decisions necessary to protect your time. He shares tips about learning to prioritize, building boundaries, defining success, setting goals, and re-evaluating. This re-evaluation has to take place often! He says you have to do what you have to do in order to love and care for your family.

TWEET: “Little did I know I was auditioning for a #job I had no intention of taking.” @superjoepardo


  • [2:35] Joe’s 3rd book: repetitive art in word form
  • [5:14] How Joe describes himself
  • [7:40] Joe’s work with Hopeworks in Camden
  • [11:12] The power of building your own platform
  • [16:30] Joe’s daughter and family commitments
  • [18:55] Learn to prioritize and build boundaries
  • [23:10] The need to re-evaluate
  • [25:10] Two more books upcoming from Joe
  • [27:10] Re-investing in the business
  • [30:05] Sacrifices and adjustments
  • [31:20] The next year and a half??
  • [33:10] Joe’s nomination for the Business Podcast award
  • [40:00] Joe’s last words for listeners


Joe’s Website

Joe on Facebook

Joe on Twitter

Joe on Instagram

Joe on YouTube

Joe on LinkedIn


TWEET: “Do what you have to do in order to do what you love.” @superjoepardo

TWEET: “If I’m not working, then I’m not making #money—and that’s a problem.” @superjoepardo

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