Heath Padgett convinced his fiancé Alyssa to quit their jobs after their wedding, buy an RV and set out on the road for an extended 1 year honeymoon to live the RV life. His idea was to travel to all 50 States in their first year of marriage and along the way, find and work an hourly job in each state.
Heath’s goal wasn’t to document the plight of hourly workers but to explore how people find meaning in their work.
“It really set the stage for us to live a whole year in a constant state of discomfort.” – Heath Padgett on working an hourly job in all 50 states in 1 year.
Alyssa, without any videography experience grabbed a camera and began filming their adventures and it blew up and turned into the documentary, Hourly America. They were featured on CNN, Forbes, CBS and all of the others.
But what they also discovered was that executing on their idea was more difficult than they anticipated and half way through their mission, they almost quit. We talk about what happened and what drove them to continue.
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Since then, the honeymoon is in the rearview mirror but the road trip hasn’t ended. they have not stopped RVing and continuing to use their entrepreneurial spirit to fund their adventures and also solve their own problems.
They are living the RV Entrepreneur life and building a company from the road that solves one of the RVers biggest challenges.
Like most startup visionaries, they are trying to solve a very simple problem but the solution is more complicated than expected.
A shout out to Chip Sampson in Austin TX for introducing me to Heath and helping me get this interview set up. If you or you know of someone that pulled the ripcord to completely reinvent their life, contact gohuntlife.com
If you are dreaming of an RV entrepreneur life, check out episode 83 with Paul Kortman that explores him and his wife Becky’s decision to raise their 4 kids on the road RVing across Mexico.
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