166: The Price of Pursuing The American Dream with Martin Sawa
Martin Sawa is a first-generation Ukrainian American, which comes with some issues regarding immigration. His parents escaped Nazi-ism in Ukraine to establish a life here and how he and his life then eventually navigated his way to San Francisco, where he became a player in the real estate market and became quite successful in commercial real estate. He was a self-made man but he came from humble beginnings. In his life, he had lost his wife; he descended into alcoholism, he had many other issues he had to face to come through that.
In this episode, Martin Sawa shared about the demands of his life and career and how it all came crashing down on him, and he had to rebuild his life. The book is called "The other side of success." It's an account of his experiences of moving from an emigrant to success, dealing with tragedy, and healthily coming through that.
He talks about how he was driven in his life. But he found spirituality. He found relationships. He found other things to get him through, hold himself out of addiction and personal tragedy to arrive at a state of peace, prosperity, and purpose. He's going to help us find meaningfulness in making money.
Episode 166 of The Beyond Adversity Podcast is a must-listen for you to explore the life of faith to respond to the adversities in your life. He also talked about aligning personal core values with your business values, how they need to be in alignment, and if they're not in alignment, then you got trouble. So determine and discerning your core personal values based on faith-based relationships, based on what you know is right, ethical things to do, and put them in alignment with your business practices.
"The Beyond Adversity Podcast with Dr. Brad Miller is published weekly with the mission of helping people "Grow through What They Go Through" as they navigate adversity and discover their promised life of peace, prosperity, and purpose.