Today we talk to Dr. Andrew Blackwood, a psychotherapist focused on family and marriage counseling, with particular interest in family of origin. He is about to release a book about how to craft the perfect apology. Andrew has kind eyes, a warm heart, and a whole lot of wisdom. He is equal parts compassion and call to action. Our conversation today is full of pure gold, and I know you’re going to love it.
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[2:19] Dr. Blackwood’s parents divorced when he was 13, but that wasn’t the main thing that led him to marriage and family counseling.
[4:46] The incidence of mental health challenges is particularly high in entrepreneurs, and that is often linked to family relationships.
[6:07] To what extent does our family of origin determine our destiny?
[6:58] Awareness is so important to our success in family relationships.
[9:08] What is the difference between worry and concern?
[10:13] Is parent/child conflict a natural part of individuation?
[13:23] Family dynamics influence, but do not dictate, identity.
[17:40] There are specific characteristics that help entrepreneurs forge their own path.
[19:21] Should we all be in therapy?
[21:32] The partners of entrepreneurs have a lot of added stressors. It is helpful, but not always possible, for them to know what they are signing up for.
[25:04] Making a genuine apology is an art.
[31:29] Health is intrinsically connected to growth.
[32:08] To take this month’s quiz about stress and adrenal fatigue at meghanwalker.com/entrepologyquiz.
[32:51] Dr. Blackwood’s morning routine includes exercise and devotional time.
[33:41] Dr. Blackwood enjoys reading non-fiction and just finished reading Dave Ramsey’s The Total Money Makeover.
[33:54] Dr. Blackwood doesn’t usually drink hot drinks, but he has a couple favorites for special occasions.
[34:15] Dr. Blackwood likes hanging out with his friends and family, and dancing.
[34:26] Entrepreneurism must be learned at some point, even if entrepreneurial tendencies are innate to a person.
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