5 Foundational Pillars for a Successful Entrepreneur Lifestyle, With Bob Schlegel

Filed in Podcasts, Previous Episodes on April 13, 2022

Being an entrepreneur isn’t a job. It’s a lifestyle built around one’s businesses.

Beyond the nuts and bolts of starting, growing, and running a business, it’s important to first build a foundation to ensure a meaningful entrepreneurial career. This means that budding entrepreneurs must assess their capacity for persistence, lifelong learning, entrepreneurial drive, and passion for pursing business opportunities.

Also added to those is the quality of their partnerships, because in business as in life, they are vitally important.  

Seasoned entrepreneur Bob Schlegel speaks from more than four decades of experience to instruct a new generation of aspiring business leaders on what factors to consider before they make their first sale or seal their first deal. His five foundational pillars will determine not only the level of success, but also the quality of life they can achieve. 


  • What five foundational pillars are needed for a successful life as an entrepreneur
  • Why it’s important in the beginning to define your values and principles as a business leader
  • How to determine whether to buy or build your first business
  • How to get familiar with your big competitors on the “keep your friends close and your enemies closer” theory (and you may want to buy them someday or vice versa)
  • How to weather the ups and downs of creating, building, and owning your own business — including being blind-sighted by a global pandemic 

Start creating your successful entrepreneur lifestyle by listening to this episode!

About This Guest: ()

Bob Schlegel and his wife and business partner, Myrna, came from humble roots in a small Ontario, Canada, farming community. Together, they launched their first family business, PeopleCare Heritage Centers, that grew to include 15 facilities in both the U.S. and Canada. Later, Schlegel and a partner launched Pavestone Company, which became the nation’s leading supplier of concrete landscaping products. The Schlegels sold both businesses and today are involved in a myriad of new enterprises and philanthropic endeavors. Bob’s new book, Angels and Entrepreneurs: A Lifestyle Formula for Starting Your Own Business and Riding the Rollercoaster of Entrepreneurship (SAVIO Republic, Feb. 22, 2022), shares the lessons learned from navigating the life of an entrepreneur.