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INspiredINsider Show with Dr. Jeremy Weisz features interviews with successful entrepreneurs, Ecommerce founders, & visionary leaders.

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Oct 25, 2016

Peter Rahal Cofounder of RxBar understands the need to overcome anxiety. His company manufactures whole food protein bars with a “No B.S” value proposition since the base of the bar only includes whole food ingredients like egg whites, almonds, cashews, and dates. They sell more than 175,000 bars per month and can be found in Trader Joe’s across the country as well as wegmans grocery, whole foods and many more. Find out more about his experience with anxiety as it relates to life and business.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [0:10] Jeremy’s introduction of this episode with Peter Rahal.
  • [1:25] What has been Peter’s lowest point in business?
  • [3:21] Peter’s proudest moments in business.

is episode…

Overcoming anxiety is something we all have to learn. On this episode, Peter Rahal shares a particular moment in his business where the stresses of his personal life crashed in while huge business difficulties were happening at the same time.

What would you do if you were in the midst of a product recall - actually buying back your product from your distributors - when you got the call that your father had suffered a heart attack? That’s the situation Peter Rahal faced at his “lowest point” in business. You can hear how he weathered the storm on this episode.

When Peter Rahal was leading his team through the voluntary recall of some of their products and he received the news that his father had suffered a heart attack, it was particularly difficult because his father was one of the reasons for his business start. The combination of the two issues - life crisis and business crisis - made the season particularly difficult.

If you want to become adept at overcoming anxiety you’ve got to learn to roll with the situations that come into your life. Peter Rahal’s experience when he got the news of his father’s heart attack caused him to recognize the need for a different response than most people typically to have. You can hear how Peter describes the challenge, on this episode.

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