CBD Businesses Owner Talks Business: An Interview with Paul Kaldy
Have you ever wondered who is behind
I’m sure you have heard that we are veteran owned if you have been to any one of our beautiful stores, but did you know that Paul served in the U.S. Navy for nine years? Paul was even a Golden Shellback which is an honor not every Navy veteran can boast of. While in the Navy Paul learned a lot about work ethic and leadership. He experienced many cases of good and bad leadership firsthand. And not only did Paul learn about leadership and how to work his very hardest to achieve his goals, but he also learned about himself and what kind of leader he wanted to become. While in the military Paul learned that what makes a good leader is not asking anything of someone that you wouldn’t do or have done yourself. As an employee of Paul, I can say he is nothing short of a great leader and he manages to stay humble all the while doing it. Transitioning from being in the Navy to being a civilian again was no cakewalk for Paul. There were a lot of difficulties Paul faced coming back home, one of which was getting used to working on an hourly wage instead of a salary wage. Paul was used to being on a salary in the military so he would get his work done as soon as possible since he went home when the work was done instead of at a set time. Hence readjusting to working on an hourly wage was so difficult for Paul that he decided to start his own business.
When we asked Paul what his biggest role model was he answered “I had many role models in my life and career including my family members and professional role models I had… But what’s important in looking for a role model is finding someone with positive qualities and developing them within yourself ” which is a very interesting answer because Paul is saying that when looking up to your role models you don’t have to just admire them when you can aspire to be like them as well by bettering yourself with one step at a time.
The most fun part of running
When at work Paul is a very reserved man and is very careful with his words which is an outstanding quality in an employer. Though if you ever want to see him let loose and make you laugh until your sides hurt. You actually can because Paul is a comedian and he does open mics for the time being, but who knows he might have his own Netflix special soon. Another admirable quality of Paul is that he is a man of no regrets. When asked if he would do anything differently with