Jun 13, 2018
Do you feel trapped in the family business or do you think you may be contributing to a loved one feeling trapped? If so, this episode is for you. My guest is psychologist Dr. Michael Klein, author of Trapped in the Family Business: A Practical Guide to Uncovering and Managing This Hidden Dilemma. He released an expanded edition of his book this week.
In this episode, we explore the factors that can lead to someone feeling trapped. Dr. Klein introduces us to the idea of emotional handcuffs—those feelings of guilt, obligation, doubt and even love—that can make a person feel unable to leave something that is not a good fit for them. We discuss the importance of differentiating yourself from your family unit and how this relates to personal fulfillment.