Podcast Episode 023: Interview with Ryan Emge


In this episode of the Business Broken to Smokin’ Podcast, Lodestone True North’s Head Coach Mark Whitmore has a robust discussion with our guest, Ryan Emge. A successful business owner, husband, and father. PART 1

Links to Ryan’s companies:

0:00 Intro
2:01 Ryan talks about his business
8:45 Revenue blindness
34:16 Raising kids with the house project
37:50 Core values
43:30 Book reference – The Road Less Traveled, M. Scott Peck

“Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult-once we truly understand and accept it-then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters.” ~M. Scott Peck

48:00 Thoughts on self-discipline
49:15 Poem reference – Road less Travelled, Robert Frost
49:25 Book reference Discipline without punishment
56:00 5 books
   – Bible
   – Chesterton collections
   – Collective works pre-nicean church fathers
   – Paradise Restored by David Shultan
1:09:26 Book reference The Road Cormack McCarthy
1:16:00 Ryan shoutout to Mark
1:21:40 Lincoln Quote
1:25:18 P.u.l.s.e. Meeting People, Unearth, Lead, Scorecard, Execute
1:29:00 Family meeting
1:34:39 Movie Oblivion
1:35:25 AAR Meeting (After Action Review)
1:36:30The Huddle meeting
1:37:20 Family Dinner Time
1:39:28 Book Reference Grit by Angela Duckworth
1:40:27 Song Reference – The Highwomen, “Crowded Table”
1:47:51 Book Reference – Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Lapin
1:49:29 Recruiting Flywheel
1:55:55 Monitoring your Core Values
1:59:10 Book Reference The Advantage by Pat Lencioni
2:09:00 Teeing up the Story of Ryan’s dad, and business transition
2:10:52 Question for Mark from Ryan: Balancing Business and Family Life, prioritizing energy, bring life and fruit to work family and personal family – Answer S3
2:20:30 80/20 principle
2:22:18 Book Ref Steve Jobs biography
2:24:15 How does the family, marriage, and business all tie together before coaching them
2:27:00 Ryan shoutout to Mark

Music – The Living Years, Mike & the Mechanics
Book reference – The Road Less Traveled – M. Scott Peck
Book reference – Grit – Angela Duckworth
Book reference – The Advantage – Pat Lencioni


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Mark Whitmore is the Head Coach and founder of Lodestone True North, a dynamic firm of experienced business coaches who help entrepreneurs and managers get to their Land of Awesome.

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