Cade Joiner, owner of the largest independent shredding company in the Southeast, talks to us on the show about the decisions and actions that led him to where he is now. It is a surprisingly simple story, but one in which he makes courageous decisions which, on the one extreme led him to leave his career and take a leap into the unknown, and on the other have him at home every night for dinner with his young family. His model of discipline and simplicity in life is all about developing good habits, and is one from which we can all learn.
Lessons from the Show
Cade talked to us about the steps that took him into a place simultaneously of business leadership and happiness and offered us many wonderful lessons that point us towards an authentic, happy and fulfilling life and career including:
- A commonality among successful people is that they do a lot of small things over a long period of time, they also read a lot!
- It’s easy to feel your life is scripted out, but it’s important to recognize that this script is not reality, and that you can accept you are miserable and be willing to make a change…which requires putting fear aside and being willing to step into discomfort;
- You have to want to make the decision to be with your family, to have dinner with your kids, to spend the evening with your girlfriend or boyfriend: and then you have to actually make and execute on that decision.
About Cade Joiner
One year after earning a BBA in Marketing from the University of Georgia in 2001, Cade founded Shred-X Secure Document Destruction. Shred-X is now the largest independent shredding company in the Southeast and in 2012 was named as one of the one hundred fastest growing businesses in the state of Georgia. Cade is the Chairman of the Executive Council of the NFIB of Georgia and a Vice-Chairman of the NFIB SAFE Trust PAC. The University of Georgia recently named Cade as one forty most distinguished UGA graduates under the age of forty. Late last year, Governor Nathan Deal appointed him to the Georgia Workforce Development Board as its youngest member. Cade regularly appears in the media discussing small business issues and has been featured on Fox News, CNN, and in the Wall Street Journal. Cade and his wife, Katie, and son, Cade Jr., live in Brookhaven. In his free time Cade enjoys traveling and watching college football and basketball.
This is episode # 177