SUMMARY ABOUT ME
S ociety starts with you is more than a motto, it is a way of life. To change society you must first change yourself.
Helping others to achieve their dreams has always been my goal in life. When I was younger I dreamed of becoming a child psychologist in order to help others deal with the strain of divorce. At the age of six I began working with computers which helped hone my problem solving skills. My third childhood dream was becoming a DJ which taught me an endless set of skills and really helped me break out of my shell.
FOURTH GENERATION ENTREPRENEUR
In early-2014 I left my family’s $100 million business in order to pursue my goal of helping others achieve their dreams. Following in my family's footsteps I became a fourth generation entrepreneur. Founding the Dreamer's Podcast in order to help others pursue their dreams has been an amazing experience.
Two Hundred and Thirty Episodes of the Dreamers Podcast, two books and countless memories later I have finally realized my dream of helping others to achieve theirs. These past two years have been filled with amazing interactions between visionaries of all ages. From business startups to after school programs I have been steadily expanding your dream platform to fulfill the needs of an array of dreamers.
I taught middle schoolers how to dream by providing them with the tools and training to produce their own podcast .
I have consulted with business owners on how to better utilize their resources, both technological human.
In 2012 I married Melissa, who in addition to being the woman of my dreams provided me with the confidence needed to achieve my goal of helping others. We have lived happily in our home in Clarksboro, NJ since 2009, which coincidentally is the house I grew up in. Living in the suburbs isn't for everyone, but for me it is where I love to live. Having enough space to play sports in the back yard, and enough space between me and my neighbors to play music as loud as I care to is a wonderful feeling.
March 16, 2016 is when Melissa and I will welcomed our first child into the world, Ava Grace Pardo. We couldn't be more excited to have a baby girl join us on our amazing journey of helping others. To celebrate this wonderful event, Melissa and I started up an audio documentary called Birth which follows us on the way to becoming first time parents.
Dreams can sometimes seem so far out of reach, seem like something you’ll do someday under the right circumstances, once you have your life just so. To some the idea of achieving your dream is as farfetched as winning the lottery. By interviewing people who are following their own dreams both big and small, Dreamers Podcast hopes to inspire you to take your own dreams, those far away ideas, and realize maybe they aren’t as unattainable as you might think.
- July 19, 2016
Being able to help as many people as possible has been my mission for much of my life. Giving talks to students and adults on figuring out which dreams they should follow is more important to me than just giving a lot of fluff and "Rah-Rah-Rah".
Writing has always been a passion of mine, but reading has never been my cup of tea. When I decided to write books to help other people, I decided they should be written for people who don't care to read. My own artwork is incorporated with only actionable words and fluff is not welcomed near my books.
In mid-2015 my "Joe Pardo's 31 Life-Changing Concepts" book was highly ranked on the Huffington Post for business growth!
I have always loved bringing people together. My roots in hosting big events started with my family’s multi- million dollar company bringing 1,000 customers a year together for a vendor show. As I got older I got into throwing DJ parties and LAN parties. My love of the podcasting community made it a perfect fit for him to throw my first podcasting conference in September 2015. This is where I incorporated traditional conference structure with outside the box sessions.
Lots of video courses exist on the internet for free and paid. I really hate fluff, so he decided to create video courses that are broken down into short bite sized videos.
Since I was little, I have always loved making films and I am happy that to get to make them today!
My interests are very wide when it comes to helping people, art and design. The following projects are ones that don't fit into any other category.