Has Our Crazy American Hustle Turned Into the Unamerican Dream?

“I wanted the American Dream, and I told myself I was doing it all for my family. In reality, my family didn’t care what business I had. They just wanted me home.”

In 2004, Carlos Hidalgo called home to talk to his family. His 13-year-old son picked up the phone and scolded him: “You’re always at a hotel.” Then he hung up the phone.

Carlos knew something had to change.

So he changed … everything. He stopped chasing glory around the country, and started focusing on repairing his home relationships. He found what he defines as success, and, interestingly enough, he’s now found more “worldly” success than ever:

Carlos Hidalgo is the son of a Cuban immigrant, marketing veteran, a TEDx speaker, Founder & CEO of VisumCX & Co-Host of the #H2H series on B2B Growth, and now, author of The UnAmerican Dream.

Pre-order the book here.

On this episode, we discuss:

Carlos’s new book, The Unamerican Dream

Defining success

Taking care of yourself emotionally, spiritually, physically

How many of us sacrifice our relationships for work

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Posted on June 17, 2019 in B2B Growth

James Carbary

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James Carbary is the founder of Sweet Fish Media, a podcast agency for B2B brands. He’s a contributor for the Huffington Post & Business Insider, and he also co-hosts a top-ranked podcast according to Forbes: B2B Growth. When James isn’t interviewing the smartest minds in B2B marketing, he’s drinking Cherry Coke Zero, eating Swedish Fish, and hanging out with the most incredible woman on the planet (who he somehow talked into marrying him).

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