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MakingChips Seasons: Real Life of a Small Shop Owner with Ken Parent, 352

Tags: Published On: Mar 28, 2023 2:00:00 PM

Ken Parent keeps it real. Ken launched Parent Manufacturing in 2020 in the midst of the Covid pandemic. Navigating running a small shop and providing for his family hasn’t been an easy road. Instead of shying away from the reality of entrepreneurism, Ken shares the good, the bad, and the ugly on LinkedIn. The response has been overwhelming

In this episode of MakingChips, we chat with Ken about the realities of being a small business owner in Oklahoma. He shares why he went into manufacturing, what his hope for the future is, and how he’s inspiring the manufacturing nation to make chips. Because if you’re not MakingChips, you’re not making money. BAM! 

– Mike

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  • [2:28] The three root motivations: Respect, value, and approval 
  • [3:10] Manufacturing leader spotlight: Mike Rudy
  • [6:55] Learn more about Dennis Humphrey Ph.D. LCPC
  • [8:20] Where do our root motivations come from? 
  • [10:22] The part where we make Nick the guinea pig
  • [13:52] The Lean Setup Guide from ProShop 
  • [15:06] How do the “unhealthy” versions of these values manifest?
  • [19:23] How to use your root motivation to be a better leader
  • [24:20] Using someone’s root motivations to reach goals
  • [30:28] How to frame root motivations correctly with your team
  • [32:19] Get 25% off an annual Thomas™ subscription with code CHIPS25

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