Episode 35: From Depression to Purpose with Tuan Nguyen

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Tuan is first and foremost, a father and family man. While doing his best at that, he is an entrepreneur driven by fun, passion and the purpose of making the world a better place. Currently, he owns 3 businesses. HealthGenie.ca provides business advisory, marketing and leadership services to dental groups across North America. TuanNguyen.Space helps individuals ready to screw the 9 to 5 life to build a business and life in realization that legacy is important to them and their loved ones. Lastly, DudeBuddha.com curates life's greatest hacks and lessons from awesome biz dads to help other awesome biz dads who want a successful business and home life.

Tuan's initial volunteerism efforts raised over $1,000,000 when he was 25 years old for various charities and that led him to great business opportunities outside. He was one of 3 founding partners running a group of multi-million dollar internet directories including Canadiankiosk.ca, Autocatch.com, and HealthGenie.ca. He has delivered over 300 public speaking engagements including 3 TEDxTalks on volunteerism, entrepreneurship, leadership and marketing.

Tuan shares about getting out of a dark place after his divorce with his wife and what he did to get himself out of the depression in which he calls his "spotlight moment". 

Topics Discussed in this episode

  • Asian men and the inability to share their feelings

What you learn from this episode:

  • How to be a father first and business person next
  • What was Tuan's "spotlight moment" and to find your "spotlight moment"
  • How to get out of a dark place or depression
  • How Tuan went into a period of silence for 10 days in Bermuda to listen to himself and find his mission
  • The power of vulnerability 
  • Using flow rather than balance 
  • 3 step approach to overcome fear or anxiety

Getting in touch with Tuan Nguyen:

Tuan's email: Tuan@healthgenie.ca






Resources mentioned in this show: 

Pat Flynn

Hal Elrod

Jay Wong



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