April 5, 2020

22 Marc Rousso on being a dad during personal bankruptcy

22 Marc Rousso on being a dad during personal bankruptcy

Marc Rousso has two children; his shares are uplifting and practical and they are very important as we are stuck in a downturn economy caused by the explosive global deceleration we are currently experiencing.

Marc built his business from nothing to a decent property company. As Marc and his wife had their first child, Lehman Brothers hit, he went bankrupt, lost his business and was left with $2.500.000 personal debt. Without a paycheck for five years Marc doubled down a new start, his family and being a Dad.

It’s amazing to hear how Marc managed to separate the huge anxiety he felt during this time and his role as being a Dad. The session is really powerful and Marc shares beautiful and important insights and tips. Marc wants to create a life without regrets and be the best dad he can be -  regardless of the situation. This was amplified by the sudden death of a dear friend who told him he wished he had spent more time with his kids.

Having felt more of a nuisance to his own father Marc is trying to be the dad he never had. As a family man and entrepreneur Marc has driven a lot of intentional choices such as creating a family friendly business or ritualising routines that have worked for him and his children.

The most powerful takeaways for me as a dad where:

  1. When times are tough, there is always that one part of life I can control: being a good dad.
  2. A successful life - and being a good dad for that matter - stems from the ability to wake up the next day and be a better version of yourself.
  3. Life has a time expiration. Learn to live a life without regret.
  4. Every night before bed they play GIN - a card game. For 15 minutes. An amazing way to connect on an ongoing basis.
  5. Carve out a dedicated stretch of intentional time with the kids every day where you are present and engaged.

Marc Rousso (guest):

  1. Marc's LinkedIn

Philipp Hartmann (host): 

  1. Philipp Hartmann
  2. Philipp Hartmann on LinkedIn

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