093 – How To Make A Living By Traveling America, with Heath Padgett

Heath Padgett

Have you ever dreamed of traveling cross country but were afraid it wasn’t the right time? If so, you’ll want to hear our guest Heath Padgett on today’s show. Heath quit his job at a software company and accepted a challenge to work in every state in the U.S!

Like many other college graduates, Heath was pressured to find a steady-paying job right after school. But after experiencing the typical 9 to 5 workday he realized water cooler talk wasn’t for him.

On today’s episode of How Did You Get Into That?, you’ll hear how Heath made the leap into entrepreneurship, and how you can too! 


  • When is it the right time to travel?
  • How to deal with the resistance you’ll face during a significant change.
  • Why it’s okay to fail at something new.
  • How Heath made money on a flight.
  • How can you acquire a sponsorship?
  • Are prototype stores the way to go?
  • How Heath’s adventure opened doors to a documentary and book.



  • Which means of cross country travel is the most cost-effective?
  • Which road is the best to drive in the United States?
  • The unexpected criticism Heath and Alyssa faced, and how they responded.

If you enjoyed this episode and want to hear a few additional minutes of the interview, Click here to get the exclusive bonus material.


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