May 2, 2022
In this episode of “The Runway Decade Podcast”,
hosts and brothers Bill Bush and Pete Bush, advisors at Horizon
Financial Group; talk with guests Todd Barlow and Chris King
(entrepreneurs and Business Colleagues) about their early life and
their entrepreneurial journey in their 50s.. Episode
- 00:48 – Pete shares, both guests are his buddies and they both
are entrepreneurs, but they also collaborate in business together
in different ways.
- 01:39 – Bill asks Todd about his early life like where was he
born and where he grew up.
- 03:13 – Chris talks about his early days.
- 05:06 – Bill asks Todd about his successes and failures along
- 08:18 – Chris highlights that in his mid to late 20s, he
decided to take his stab at being a business owner and tried to
start his own business.
- 11:20 – Life in ‘50s is kind of a roller coaster, sometimes
higher highs, and sometimes lower lows, says Todd.
- 13:00 – Bill enquires from Chris about the ways he would have
- 15:45 – Chris shares that he decided to invest in his health
and the way he pours into his family and his relationships.
- 17:12 – Chris is a Co-founder of the Cajun Army which a lot of
people get confused with the Cajun Navy. There's only one Cajun
Army and there are a lot of Cajun Navy groups that use that
- 17:24 – They formed Cajun Army after the flooding in 2016. The
idea was to give people hope after natural disasters, shares
- 19:30 – Bill asks Todd, how they all met, how they all
interacted, and how they’re helping them in their consulting.
- 21:40 – We meet a lot of people, get connected, and try to
solve problems, says Todd.
- 25:19 – Todd has got some great relationships with guys who’re
in their 60s and 70s.
- 26:37 - Chris always tells his daughters and everybody around
the company that his plan is to work until he doesn’t make any
- 28:23 – Chris has no desire to stop working until he is just
mentally not capable of it.
- 32:03 – Bill asks Chris, what he would choose among exploring
the ocean, traveling to outer space, or visiting 50 countries.
- 34:06 – Todd mentions that he has got one assignment right now
and still working on it with a firm out of Boulder called ‘E
Source’ that was their latest acquisition.
3 Key Points
- Chris states that it’s been an avenue to focus on serving
people to not make the same mistakes that he made.
- It's a lot more about just connecting with people that can take
us from point A to point B quickly. If we know who to ask, and how
do we ask, we could get there, says Todd.
- Todd states that it's about setting some boundaries about how
much time one is going to go hard at it with work and how much time
one can give to some other people and causes and so there are some
- “I can remember having a craving for entrepreneurship at that
age where I would buy these junk bicycles.” – Chris King
- “I'm certainly very different from Chris, in terms of the
risk-taker; I'm a little bit more of a calculated planner, a person
who's going to take a calculated risk.” – Todd Barlow
- “I'm 50, in 10 more years. The next one is 60 that just sound
old.” – Chris King
- “I realized that I was slowly killing myself and it didn't
click for me until I realized that it wasn't me that I was hurting,
it was my wife and my kids”. – Chris King
- “It all started with this 11-hour boat rescue where we saw the
destruction and decided that we needed to do something”. – Chris
- “We have a common friend and I learned from him the shortest
distance between two points is wise counsel”. – Todd Barlow
- “Now spending a lot more time with folks in their 30s and 40s.”
– Todd Barlow
- “We'd have to go with Def Leppard...Guns N' Roses and I don't
know if these are the top three but these are three good ones”. –