Today’s guest is David Bohl. I’ve always known David as the successful business man and family man with the big house on the lake, boats, cars, and was even well traveled. In everyone’s eyes, had it all. What he was behind closed doors was a shock to us all.
In today’s podcast, David B. Bohl reveals the inner turmoil and broad spectrum of warring emotions—shame, anger, triumph, shyness, pride—he experienced growing up as a “relinquished” boy. Adopted at birth by a prosperous family, Bohl battled throughout his earlier years to keep up a good front and surpass expectations as he tried desperately to fit in. An overachiever at everything he undertook, whether in sailing, academics, or life as a trader on the Chicago Exchange floor, he continued his search for happiness, often finding it in a bottle or pill, and ultimately becoming a raging and wealthy alcoholic.
His story inspires us all.
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