We had the good fortune of connecting with Matt Sweetwood and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Matt, have there been any changes in how you think about work-life balance?
My work life balance hasn’t changed over time because I don’t believe in the concept. We have things we need to accomplish in life. Balance in meaningless as the way to success is to simply accomplish all those tasks. I was a single dad (and sole parent) of five little children and was the CEO of a company that underwent numerous reinventions to survive. I had to care for my children and had to manage that business with 100+ lives depending on me. I had to keep myself in good physical condition to manage all the stress as well as complete all that was needed on a day-to-day basis. Work life balance is irrelevant. What is relevant is keeping yourself well-organized, in great physical shape, so you have maximum energy, and prioritizing all you must do to find maximum success and have a big life in the process.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Insurious: Valuable Equipment Insurance in 7-Minutes or Less! Having spent almost 30 years in the camera and photography business I have known that there is no product that provides photographers (musicians and sports enthusiasts too) with protection against theft and unexpected loss or damage outside the home or office. Whether it’s expensive camera equipment, musical instruments, laptops, golf clubs and much more, most folks don’t realize their homeowner’s policy won’t cover unexpected losses. So, at Insurious, we’ve created a new insurance concept that makes it extremely easy to get protected. We’re about to take the insurance industry by storm. Insurious was created with the vision that access to top-rated insurance products and licensed professionals should be easy. Our mission is to provide high quality coverage in 7-minutes or less, 100% online, through our super-user-friendly website. We believe that the process of protecting your most valuable possessions should be quick, efficient, and not require contact with a non-objective salesperson. We also believe that insurance policies should protect you against the events beyond your control and contemplate risks that most companies overlook or exclude entirely. Insurious offers protection through marketing relationships with the most highly rated insurance carriers in the world. We are supported by seasoned, licensed professionals to answer questions and assist when needs arise.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Come to Miami and enjoy: Day 1: Head to the beach: My favorite would be the natural beach on Key Biscayne. Most tourists don’t know about it and it was famously used as a set in Amazon’s hit show, Ms. Maisel. Day 2; A trip to the unforgettable Vizcaya and then a dinner close by at the brand-new Bellini’s in Coconut Grove. Day 3; Enjoy a stroll through the Design District, with its exclusive stores and then Head over to Wynnewood for dinner at any one of the trendy locales. Day 4: Golf and Dinner at the iconic Biltmore in Coral gables. Architecture and a Donald Ross designed course Day 5: Head over to Miami beach and rent out a enclosed poolside bed at the Fontainebleau and the head over to dinner at the impeccable Four Seasons Surfside. Day 6: Head to South beach, rent some bikes and ride the ocean walk. Dinner at the iconic Joe’s Crab Shack. Day 7: A visit to the Perez Art Museum and a walk around Bayfront Park and the Grab dinner at one of the amazing dines in Center City: Cipriani, Ill Gabbiano, Novikov, etc…
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I give a loving shout out to my five amazing and successful adult children who inspired me to write my #1 best-selling book, Leader of the Pack: How a single dad of 5, led his kids, his business and himself from disaster to success.
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