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Russ Perry and Tony Grebmeier

Embracing Sobriety, Living in Truth, Leaving a Legacy, and more! – Russ Perry

How do you know it’s time to embrace sobriety? Is life really worth living, sober? What does it take to find meaning and live for something bigger than yourself? On this episode of BeFulfilled, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur Russ Perry. In his conversation with Tony, Russ opens up about his book on sobriety, how he learned to live in truth, what led him to start thinking about his legacy, the rollercoaster of life, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this powerful and eye-opening episode featuring Russ!

Suprise, you are a parent! Now what?

How would you respond to hearing the news that you are going to be, unexpectedly, a parent? Are you thrilled? Scared? Confused? Nervous? All of the above? On this episode of BeFulfilled, Russ Perry tells the story of when he learned he would soon become a father and how that impacted his life. One of the things that made this journey particularly tough for Russ is the fact that he didn’t grow up with his father in his life so the task of fatherhood came with no reference point. In light of this upbringing, Russ was committed from an early age to be the best father he could possibly be. Hear more about Russ’ journey and what he learned about himself and parenthood on this episode! 

The wakeup call of a lifetime.

Have faced that point in life where you found yourself at a crossroad? How did you respond to that challenge? Was it an easy decision that you’ve never looked back on or was it a heart-wrenching experience that you have regrets over? On this episode of BeFulfilled, you’ll hear from Russ Perry as he walks through one of the darkest points in his life and how he came out the other end. Facing deteriorating relationships, business challenges, and trying to succeed as a father, Russ was at the end of his rope. In this critical moment of his life, Russ had the opportunity to go through an exercise that challenged him to consider his legacy. Find out how this exercise impacted Russ and helped him to see life from a new perspective on this engaging episode!

Embracing sobriety.

Is there something in life that has it’s hooks in you? Seriously? Have the challenges and pressures of life led you toward addictive behaviors with alcohol, drugs, pornography, or even work itself? Do you have any plans to escape the control and negative effects of these behaviors? On this episode of BeFulfiled, you’ll hear from Russ Perry as he details his addiction to business, the hustle, and most destructive of all, his addiction to alcohol. While the journey for Russ was full of ups and downs, looking back he is immensely grateful that he embraced sobriety and started down a new path. Fueled by that transformation, Russ is passionate about  helping leaders like you do the same, that’s why he wrote the book, “The Sober Entrepreneur.” Learn more about Russ’ journey and the insights he has to share on this episode!

Finding the courage to live in truth.

What does it mean to you to live in truth? Does it mean being as relentlessly positive as possible? Does it mean owning your narrative and telling your story? How do you live in truth? On this episode of BeFulfilled, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur Russ Perry. For many, it’s not easy to live in truth but it’s critical to longevity, freedom, and fulfillment. Hear from Russ’ story about how embracing sobriety and getting the right people around him has helped find the courage and boldness to live in truth. You can tap into that same inspiration! Learn more about this episode!

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • [0:30] Tony introduces his guest, Russ Perry.
  • [1:25] Russ’ definition of success.
  • [2:30] What was Russ’ childhood like?
  • [8:30] Russ’ post-high school life.
  • [10:30] Surprise parenthood.
  • [15:30] The rollercoaster of life.
  • [23:00] Facing the wakeup call of a lifetime.
  • [26:00] How would you write your obituary?
  • [31:30] What is Design Pickle?
  • [35:00] Russ talks about working with John Lee Dumas.
  • [39:00] Why is Russ an authority on sobriety? Why write a book about it?
  • [43:00] Russ enters the Fulfillment Round.
  • [47:00] Having the courage to live in truth.

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