Interviews Allen Baler

Published on February 26th, 2016 | by Chad T.


Allen Baler – 4Patriots

Allen Baler Bio

Allen Baler is an experienced entrepreneur and business professional having led successful businesses like the Easton Press and Danbury Mint. He is currently a partner at 4Patriots LLC, a small, Tennessee-based business that sells products and informational programs to help individuals become more self-reliant and independent.

Baler graduated from Harvard University with honors and used his knowledge and skills to successfully grow 4Patriots into a profitable, successful business in just a few years. Today, he resides in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife and three children.

What Do You Do in Your Spare Time?

When I’m not working, I’m most likely spending time with my family. Family has always been important to me and I’ve been blessed to have a loving wife and three wonderful children.

What’s Your Favorite Food?

Nashville is known for having amazing barbecue so I’d be lying if I didn’t include it on my list. That’s definitely a guilty pleasure in my otherwise healthy diet.

What Can You Look Forward to in the Future?

I’m looking forward to growing my business 4Patriots into a nationally recognized brand. Right now we are still fairly small, although we are growing substantially. However, as someone who believes that disaster preparedness is important for every family, I’m hoping to help 4Patriots become the “go-to” supplier for the most essential survival supplies.

What’s One Thing You’ve Learned Since Starting Your Career?

Time management is a skill that you have to master in order to be as productive as you can possibly be. It’s taken me several years to become as productive as I am now, and mastering time management has been key.

To add onto that, the key to improving my productivity was when I eliminated distractions. I don’t have a TV in my office, I don’t check social media, and I make sure to meditate so I have a clear mind when heading into the office. It makes a huge difference and I recommend it to everyone.

What’s One Piece of Advice you can Share With Others?

If you’re going to do something, do it right. Don’t do anything halfway or you’ll never make any progress. Even if something will take twice as long to do correctly, make the extra effort. In my experience, that sort of thinking is what prevents major issues down the road.

That said, there’s a fine line between taking things slow and wasting time. If you’re going to complete a task slowly, do so because you need to, not just because you’re wasting time or procrastinating. It looks bad to your client or employer and it benefits nobody.

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