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Episode Info: In this episode, Dave shares the mic with Gordie Bufton and Bradley Callow. Dave, Gordie, and Bradley met in Bangkok, Thailand for the Entrepreneurship Organization Leadership Conference. Gordie and Bradley are the founders of Rich Legacy, a business that helps parents bridge the gap in their relationships with their children. Tune in as Gordie and Bradley openly share about their own struggles with addiction and how this led to the heart of their business—equipping parents with the communicative tools they need to reach and love their children. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:33 – Introducing Gordie and Bradley 00:50 – Dave met Bradley and Gordie at the EO Conference in Bangkok 01:00 – Gordie and Bradley were speaking at the event on how entrepreneurs can build a strong relationship with their kids 01:09 – Their business is Rich Legacy 01:27 – Gordie wrote the bestselling book, Eluding Reality: A Memoir about Drugs, Psych Wards, and Reality 01:53 – Bradley shared the “psych ward story” at the EO Conference 02:21 – The setting was Gordie running on the beach 02:43 – There were searchlights and a helicopter running after him because he escaped from a high security psych ward 03:34 – It was a hilarious story, yet true story—although it was a serious situation when it happened 03:50 – This was a low point in Gordie’s life 04:13 – Bradley is a treatment specialist 04:20 – Bradley started using drugs at 11 years old 04:24 – That sent him into a crazy journey and rehab 04:46 – He started smoking marijuana 04:57 – He saw things not all 11 year olds see 05:14 – He had self-destructive behavior 05:23 – He was an alpha male, but was uncoordinated so he didn’t do sports 05:45 – Bradley came from a great family – which was the inspiration for Rich Legacy 06:34 – The pattern of parents thinking they are doing their kids good 06:41 – Bradley went to rehab at 26 and spent a year in different treatment centers 07:38 – Dave has 3 teenagers right now 08:23 – The problem with social media and self-esteem 08:39 – Not remembering how it was like when you were a teenager shuts a switch off 09:09 – Rich Legacy’s focus is understanding a child’s perspective 09:31 – When parents can’t remember feeling like a kid, it affects the way they interact with their children 10:03 – Like Bradley, Gordie came from a good family 10:07 – Gordie’s father is a bank executive in Atlanta 10:12 – Gordie was a straight-A student and a top youth golfer 10:19 – He was the perfect child until 17 years old 10:32 – At 17, he broke up with his girlfriend and didn’t know how to cope 11:00 – Instead of asking for help, Gordie resorted to smoking pot 11:31 – He started ecstasy and after a few months, dropped out of college 11:58 – He was using ecstasy enough to kill an elephant 12:04 – He continued using drugs and started selling out of his parents’ home 12:11 – His parents knew he was smoking pot, but th...
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