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Money vs. 2 Years of Life: Surrendering a Profitable Business for Inner Purpose

Updated: Feb 26

Fast growing agency, high profitable revenue, powerful team, but missing key player... happiness. Should you keep working and ignore your inner feelings, or should you drop everything you have built to switch runaway and go for your dream? In today's episode, we talk with Gatis Zvejnieks, a co-founder and CTO of the augmented reality startup Overly. Learn about how Gatis traded money for two years of his life. How he lost all his happiness while driving a successful and fast-growing agency. Importance of listening to the inner voice. How Gatis overcame his fear of confrontation and what he learned from it. And why sometimes being unprepared can be good, whether it is going to India or selling all the furniture from your house? Listen to Inner Power Particles podcast on other platforms:

Overview of the topics: 00:32 Welcome Co-Founder & CTO of Overly Gatis Zvejnieks

00:54 Building a dream 10 years ahead of its time

02:01 Trusting the process: Overly’s decade

05:18 Growing agency to support product

06:00 What is Overly?

07:16 Fast growth, lost balance, missing happiness

08:22 Seeking support for redirection

09:16 Giving away profitable agency for free

13:04 Do you regret what you have done?

15:20 Feelings, emotions and entrepreneurship

16:57 What is Inner voice?

19:04 Self-searching in India

22:23 Building a good relationship with the co-founder

24:31 Imperceptible but dangerous: fear of confrontation

31:22 Back to basics with fresh mindset

32:26 How you can support Overly

33:47 Why bootstrapping might be the right way for your startup

36:59 How finding a mentor means finding time for yourself

38:41 Accelerator versus self-development program

40:10 Gatis secret of keeping momentum

43:56 Getting rid of everything to find yourself

Welcome to Inner Power Particles podcast. Here we talk with entrepreneurs and leaders about their challenges and lessons learned to improve their inner strength. We do this to share their journey and knowledge with you so that you can improve as a leader and a person. Resources: To learn more useful tools for CEOs and C-level managers ➡️


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