He was depressed. Then he cofounded a $100M bank for creators | Eric Wei - cofounder of Karat [VIDEO]
The Karat Podcast
Fri, June 30, 2023
Podchat Summary

Embracing Self-Worth and Personal Fulfillment: A Journey of Growth and Discovery

In this episode, our speaker opens up about their personal experience of feeling miserable and unfulfilled despite achieving external success. They share the journey they embarked on to find true happiness and fulfillment, which led them to seek therapy.

Initially, the speaker admits to feeling resistant towards therapy, unsure of how it could help them. However, through the process, they discovered a profound realization: their self-worth should not be tied to external validation and achievements. This revelation allowed them to shift their focus towards embracing their strengths and finding meaning in their life.

The importance of making choices based on personal values and desires, rather than conforming to societal expectations, is a key theme in this episode. The speaker emphasizes the need to break free from the mold and follow one's own path to fulfillment.

Navigating relationships with parents who have different expectations can be challenging, and the speaker shares their own struggles in this area. They also stress the significance of finding support from like-minded individuals who understand and encourage their journey.

Throughout the episode, the speaker acknowledges that personal growth is an ongoing process. They highlight the importance of seeking guidance from mentors and therapists to continue their journey of self-discovery.

Finally, the speaker vulnerably expresses their fear of being alone and the desire for unconditional support and validation. This raw admission resonates with listeners who may share similar fears and desires.

Join us in this thought-provoking episode as we explore the speaker's journey towards embracing self-worth, finding personal fulfillment, and navigating the challenges that come with it.

Original Show Notes

@erictway is cofounder of @trykarat and helped raise millions of dollars to build a better financial system for creators. Before Karat, he lived a really different life - he did product at Instagram, consulting at McKinsey, investment banking at Blackstone, and economics at Harvard. He also hated it. Listen to his story that he shared in a keynote given at Asian Hustle Network's annual conference! ---

Check out Karat at https://www.trykarat.com/ Follow Karat at https://www.instagram.com/trykarat/ Follow Eric at https://www.instagram.com/erictway/

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