Working in the family business is a pretty standard practice if you’re the child of an entrepreneur. I grew up working on my parents’ farm, for example.
But, what if your family business is running a funeral home?
In that case, they still put you to work in the family business. That was exactly what happened to Katie Radel when she was a kid. Her father was a third generation funeral home director. And just like with most family businesses, they put Katie to work there.
And while working at a funeral home is a pretty unusual job for a teenager, it ended up being a valuable experience that gave Katie incredible perspective for navigating difficult situations later on in her life––such as losing her mother, leaving a difficult marriage, quitting her job and starting two different businesses.
This is such a beautiful conversation about learning through adversity and discovering what’s most important in life. I hope you get just as much out of this interview as I did.
And be sure to listen all the way to the end in this one. I added in a new segment of rapid-fire questions that I think you’re going to love. Be sure to stick around for that!
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