Inspire a Few by Giving the Most with Spence Sheldon
Today I had the pleasure of speaking with entrepreneur and owner of the Sheldon Restaurant Group, Spence Sheldon. Spence grew up in Kentucky as an active kid, then after college realized that performance would never take him to where he wanted to be. Spence learned the art of humility and servant leadership which led him to open his first successful pizza restaurant and eventually a not for profit Almost Home Clothing.
Let's dive into Spence’s story about how becoming the most humble version of yourself can inspire your team and everyone around you.
Things you will learn in this episode:
[00:01 – 06:57] Opening Segment
I welcome and introduce the guest, Spence Sheldon, to the show.
If you are put on a world stage and have 5 minutes to talk to people to remember you by what would you say?
"Love your neighbor” over race, color or creed
“Don’t take yourself so seriously”
Master the art of resting
If you could ask anyone in the world any question, dead or alive. Who would it be? What would it be?
Getting to ask Jesus, “why?”
What is a breakdown of your day?
Up at 6 workout at 7 - 8
Restaurant opens at 10:30
Close up and spend time with friends and mom
Stephen answers his own questions for his mother.
How can people follow you, support you, and connect with you?
See below for social links.
Final words from Stephen and me
"You do have a sense of pride opening a business, but the TRUE JOY is giving it away.” - Spence Sheldon
“How I get my troops to rally is I dive in. They’ve got to understand how much I care about them as individuals long before I ever care about a business.” - Spence Sheldon
“We all got ignored when we didn’t want to be, somebody didn’t listen when it would’ve been cool if they did, we didn’t get that compliment when it would’ve been awesome if that person gave it… If I can be that person for someone, I think I’ve won.” - Spence Sheldon