Episode 111 – Messing Up Success
Your dreams are finally coming true and you own and run a successful business, but now your family is suffering. “You don’t have to sacrifice your whole life to have a successful business.” In this episode, our expert Dave Ruel shares his personal experience and advice for having a successful business and still be able to put your family first.
“To be a successful entrepreneur, you pour your time, focus, and heart into your business. While this tunnel vision approach can lead to a very successful business, it may leave some entrepreneurs feeling deeply unsatisfied (even after decades of financial success) when they reflect on their life and sadly wish they could do it over again in a different way.”
– Jay Calgon
“Now that I have a thriving business I have come to realize that my family is being destroyed because of my lack of attention. How can I be successful in life and business?”
About Expert Dave Ruel
Dave Ruel is a former competitive physique athlete turned serial entrepreneur, author, speaker, and leadership mentor.
After founding and growing multi-million dollar online companies in the field of health, fitness and sports nutrition for nearly a decade, Dave saw the dark side of entrepreneurship gradually rob him of his freedom, leaving him burned out and unfulfilled.
For Dave, family always comes first! Refusing to conform to a broken business culture that promotes workaholism and non-stop hustle, Dave created sustainable systems for his life and business to reclaim his freedom without sacrificing the growth of his companies.
Fueled by his passion to help other entrepreneurs do the same, he launched Effic, an innovative leadership development company that helps busy entrepreneurs maximize their impact and freedom.
Effic’s systems, frameworks and tools, including the Effic Planner, are now used by thousands of entrepreneurs all around the world. Effic has also built a fast-growing network of Effic Certified Partners who teach the methodology on 3 continents, in countries including Australia, the United Kingdom, Norway, Canada, and the USA.
Dave lives on the east coast of Canada with his wife Karine and their two daughters.