Paul Churchill is the host of the podcast “Recovery Elevator” which has been downloaded nearly 3 million times. He is also the founder of Café RE a group that helps alcoholics and those dealing with drug addiction build a community around recovery. He has currently been sober since September 7, 2014. 03:21 – Paul walks us through his story of heartbreak and explains how he turned to drinking to soften his inner turmoil 05:55 – Why become an investment banker when you can open a bar in Granada, Spain and blackout every night? 09:54 – Barely surviving his life in Spain, Paul returns to the States ultimately realizing that his excessive drinking was a problem 11:41 – His message he took from his first 12-step meeting was to convince himself he wasn’t an alcoholic and… game on! He began drinking on and off again until September 7, 2014. 17:59 – Is addiction and alcoholism an illness/disease? 21:51 – Paul reflects on what’s different in his current recovery verses his previous ones – he no longer relies on willpower to prevent him from drinking 24:40 – His sobriety date and the launch of his podcast are pretty close together – how has it affected his ability to refrain from drinking? 27:12 – When did doing a podcast go from a personal venture to a vehicle to help other people? 31:32 – Recovery Elevator’s community asked for meetups and other communal activities 34:18 – If you build it they might not come, so make sure they want it before you build it 37:34 – Paul’s favorite failure 41:46 – Can anyone really ever say, “I got this”? Paul’s answer may surprise you. 48:30 – What’s worse, drugs or alcohol? 54:08 – Paul shares his “worst memory” from drinking 58:00 – You might be an alcoholic if… 59:42 – Paul shares his advice for those who are struggling with addiction and people who are trying to grow their business. 1:01:53 – For more information on Paul Churchill Find Andrew on the Web: www.selfmade-coaching.com Join Andrew’s Facebook Group! SMCMastermind Paul’s Podcast, the Recover Elevator Apple Android Online: www.recoveryelevator.com Facebook: recovery elevator Instagram: recovery elevator Links to products: Asia Trip, and Recovery Elevator this August https://www.recoveryelevator.com/bozeman/ Books mentioned in this episode: Will It Fly?: How to Test Your Next Business Idea So You Don't Waste Your Time and Money- Pat Flynn Beyond the Influence: Understanding and Defeating Alcoholism- Katherine Ketcham In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts : Close Encounters with Addiction- Gabor Maté
Presenting a diver deep into TEDxVail talk with Paul Churchill and ‘She’. He will share his wisdom as it relates to all alcohol, addiction, recovery, and the opportunity that exists daily. Learn how alcohol is killing you physically, mentally and spiritually. In addition, he will share the services he offers at Recovery Elevator and the opportunities that are available to you. Embrace Life!
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