Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey in personal development but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Orest Komarnyckyj, Founder of The Standard Academy, located in Las Vegas, NV, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

Many men who have had professional success have paid the price in their relationships with their wives and children. They have also lost their vibrancy and gotten old. I help men regain the intimacy they grave with their wives. I help men reestablish a father relationship. I help men regain their vibrancy. I work with successful businessmen aged 35 and up who are married and have lost their way but still looking for solutions.

Tell us about yourself

I enjoyed a prestigious career as a periodontal regenerative surgeon for 33 years before retiring in June 2018 to pursue new passions. Now, at the age of 70, I have taken on a new role as a Men's Life Coach and Podcaster. If you are interested in reestablishing your relationships with your family and regaining the vibrancy in your life that you used to have, you can use this link to schedule a short GET TO KNOW YOU CALL with me!

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

Seeing men who have lost hope regain intimacy with their wives. Seeing men reestablish a father relationship with their kids. Seeing me regain the vibrancy they had when they were younger.

What's one of the hardest things that comes with being a business owner?

You must be persistent and understand that often, you are working without seeing results. You need to accept that many challenges, some totally unexpected, will show up. You must be able to smother the doubt monkey that is always lingering there to cause self-doubt. You must accept the fact that it will take longer than you think!!!

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Pick something you enjoy.
  2. Model someone already successful in that area.
  3. Be ready to grind it out in the long term.

Where can people find you and your business?


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