Dave Lukas Chats with Adam and Kerry Anderson
186: Whole Life Entrepreneurship and How to Live It with Adam and Kerry Anderson
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneurs are Adam and Kerry Anderson. Adam and Kerry are at the forefront of helping with one of the biggest challenges entrepreneurs’ face - how to create a successful relationship with your spouse and family while devoting yourself to and building a business. In fact, their business is called Whole Life Entrepreneurship, because that is what it takes to succeed on all these fronts, a whole life approach.
Adam and Kerry help entrepreneurs and their families work through the side of entrepreneurship and family relationships that most don’t want to talk about or deal with that eventually causes major issues in their lives.
In fact, they started Whole Life Entrepreneurship because they went through major challenges with Adam building his global business and eventually selling it. Everything looked good on the surface, but it really wasn’t. Their journey to regain their relationship and learn to thrive as an entrepreneur family is full of amazing lessons that I can’t wait for them to share with you.
The journey for Adam and Kerry started when Adam was building an amazing company that he was desperately in love with. And unbeknownst to him, at the end of the day, it was causing a number of ripples across his life that he wasn’t aware of until he and Kerry reached a breaking point. He didn’t realize that he had been a whirlwind of destruction. His years of building the business took him away from the business.
This focus on the business created anger and resentment with Kerry. The business was the sun and the other things, like family, revolved around it. Their marriage began to fall apart. Adam was traveling a lot and they couldn’t work on themselves until Adam had a breaking point and after a few years of working deeply on themselves together, they made their ways through and created the life they really wanted.
What was the darkest point of your journey that you had to overcome and what kept you together through all of this?
What is Whole Life Entrepreneurship?
What are the different challenges that entrepreneur families face?
What are the things entrepreneurs should be sharing with their family?
What should the spouse or significant other be sharing with the entrepreneur?
At the 23 minute mark, Adam and Kerry talk about the board of directors for Family Inc.
What are the 3 C’s?
If an entrepreneur wants to implement Whole Life Entrepreneurship, where should they start?
Kerry, what are a few of the biggest takeaways from your book that could share with us?
Tell us about A.S.S.
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