No one with a logical head ever said, “I’m going to make a ton of money, then blow it all, just because I’m not happy to see if that brings me happiness!” Just doesn’t makes sense. Yet to be great, sometimes you have to literally make a ton of money to realize that many the most prevalent religion on earth. Just ask Erik Bergman, founder of Great.com who comes out of the closet today about moving from having “it all” to coming to terms with money doesn’t buy you happiness. What might also surprise you is how once he opened the closet doors of truth about his success and money situation, he also shares another coming out story that he’s rarely ever talked about regarding sex! This is a powerful episode about finding and living your truth on so many fronts!
Erik Bergman is a co-founder of Catena Media, a company that went from 0 to 300+ employees in five years. Under this journey Erik made more money than he will ever need in his life, but at the expense of burning himself out, as well as his both business partner and his fiancee that also worked in the company.
Now he has started the company Great.com. This time the focus isn’t extreme growth but rather well being, transparency, trust and flexibility for the team and where 100% of the profits will be donated to help the environment.