Episode 26 // Financially Fierce Founder: Kendal Netmaker

Championed by our friends at Community Futures Manitoba

#FinanciallyFierceFounder, Kendal Netmaker, is one of our country's leading entrepreneurs from Sweetgrass First Nation. Founder of Neechie Gear and author of Driven to Succeed, Kendal's been named one of Canada's future business leaders by Canadian Business and Future 40 by CBC Saskatchewan, among others.

Despite numerous accolades, Kendal's success wasn't handed to him—he had to fight for it. Growing up on the reserve, surrounded by poverty, his childhood wasn't an easy one. Raised by a fierce, hard-working, single mother Kendal learned to make every penny count. However, reverberating throughout his home and community was the message, "life is difficult for people like us—we'll be struggling for a lifetime". This was the belief he grew up with until one exacting moment. changed his life forever.

Kendal's genius is his ability to change the narrative and transform his trajectory. If you're plagued by a story or a belief that's sabotaging your success, this is one story you'll want to listen to and learn from.

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Episode Timeline //

[00:00] Introduction of the episode

[01:40] Introduction of #FinanciallyFierceFounder, Kendal Netmaker

[05:37] Kendal’s early life and influence on his financials

[08:55] Mindset challenges and conditioning

[14:59] Learning about money management

[16:48] How Kendal changed his mindset

[20:45] Impact of Covid on Kendal’s business

[22:11] Importance of investing in education and how to choose where to invest