In one of our favorite episodes to date we had the pleasure of bringing on Erik Severinghaus a multiple time founder and current VP of strategy and development at Conexiom. Erik also has successfully scaled and climbed Mount Everest and talks about how that was easier then building a company!
Erik shares the stories of entrepreneurship that no one talks about. He is very transparent on the challenges of being a founder and how hard it is mentality and physically to be successfully. It is why in many cases, founders deal with depression and talks about how to create a better support system.
He shares the things he has learned that has lead him to launch his book, Be your own Everest: How to be a Resilient Entrepreneur, where he talks about these challenges and the best way to cope and keep driving your business forward. A super refreshing conversation that no one is talking about that I am sure people will enjoy.
In Today's Episode you will learn:
What are the biggest challenges of entrepreneurship
Why climbing Everest was easier then building a company
The dark side of being a founder and how it leads to anxiety and depression
How to create a more "real" founder ecosystem
His stories of climbing Mount Everest
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