Kris Kluver is the Founder of Life on Your Terms, where he and his team of coaches provide couples talks, workshops, and retreats focused on applying the Life on Your Terms methodologies. He’s also the Author of Life on Your Terms: For Individuals: Defining What’s Next.
Kris has national and international speaking experience with groups ranging from university students to professionals. He’s also the Accelerator Board Chair for the Entrepreneur’s Organization.
Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:
- How Kris Kluver got the idea for Life on Your Terms
- What does a healthy and successful life look like?
- How Kris is helping entrepreneurs redefine success
- Do you have a life-changing goal?
In this episode…
Business owners are constantly striving for success. But the irony is that they have surrendered what success looks like to commercials or the scarcity mindsets of parents and peers. So, even when you’re doing well financially, you end up on that hedonic treadmill where you constantly move the goalposts.
Are you one of such entrepreneurs engrossed with growing their business and becoming successful but have lost sight of what a healthy, successful life looks like? What would your life look like if you gained clarity and started to live on your terms?
Listen to this Inspired Insider Podcast episode with Dr. Jeremy Weisz featuring the Founder of Life on Your Terms, Kris Kluver. They discuss what a healthy, successful life looks like, how to redefine success, and more.
Resources mentioned in this episode
- The Aspiring Solopreneur: Your Business Start-Up Bible by Kris Kluver
- Life on Your Terms: For Individuals: Defining What’s Next by Kris Kluver and Reka Kluver
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John Corcoran 0:22
Hey everybody, this is John Corcoran with Dr. Jeremy Weisz and this episode is a little bit different. This is a live interview that we recorded at the Global Leadership Conference from Entrepreneurs Organization, where some of the best entrepreneurs from around the globe gathered in Washington DC to share ideas and to learn about entrepreneurship. And of course, this episode is brought to you by Rise25, where we help b2b businesses to give to and to connect to their dream 100 relationships and partnerships helping you to run a podcast so that it generates a referral pipeline and ROI
Jeremy Weisz 0:57
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Jeremy Weisz here. We’re live at EO’s Global Leadership Conference is brought to you by Rise25. I’m here with Chris and Chris, I’d love to hear about your company and what you do.
Kris Kluver 1:50
Nice. Thank you very much for having me. So I am the founder and author of the Life on Your Terms series, online courses and virtual workshops.
Jeremy Weisz 1:59
Life on Your Terms. Where did that idea come from?
Kris Kluver 2:03
I live on the terms. It’s a long story. But But long story short is that I think, I think in a lot of ways, we aren’t necessarily, we’ve abdicated the what success looks like we’ve abdicated that narrative, we’ve given that away to the wine and advertising commercials to maybe the scarcity mindsets of our parents and peers. So even when we’re doing well financially, we end up on that hedonic treadmill, where we’re always moving the goalposts. And we’ve lost sight of what a really well rounded, healthy relationship looks like, what does success look like on our terms? And that’s the intention.
Jeremy Weisz 2:36
Do you have a camera set up in my house? Because that’s exactly what I do. I keep moving the goalposts so. So when you think about what is when you define what is a healthy, successful life look like? What are some of the things that, you know, from your perspective?
Kris Kluver 2:53
Well, I think the most important thing is that it needs to be owned by the individual. And take that holistic assessment. So there’s four areas, usually, there’s a tool I have called the balance wheel, which, you know, any of your listeners wanted, they’re welcome to hook up at life on hyphen, your terms.com. And I’ll give it to him. And, but But what it is, is, you look at four quadrants, you have a professional quadrant, you have a health quadrant, you have a resources, quadrant, time, talent, treasure, and then also relationship quadrant. But in some cases, you know, if you may be crushing it financially, but if that’s come at the expense of your relationships, or maybe your health, you can’t sleep, except for a handful of Xanax a night, I don’t care how much money you have, I work with people where we’ve actually built billion dollar market cap companies, I’ve had a bunch of companies that have had 8x exits. Money isn’t the solution. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. I love the inside love my my BMW is my second homes. But that’s not the only way to look at its success. And, and the reality is, is that once you start looking at success on a holistic level, maybe you take a look contraction that some of those but eventually start to expand and get bigger and bigger and bigger. And and when you start really living that and thriving. You become the most amazing best spouse you could possibly be the best parent, the best form mate, the best boss, best business partner, best leader, and everything starts to expand. And that’s what that’s what gets really energized and excited.
Jeremy Weisz 4:16
It sounds like because you also help people redefine success to in general, right? They come in thinking success is one thing. And when they talk to you, they realize that so much more. Well,
Kris Kluver 4:28
exactly for them for people across the board. I’ve got clients where you know, they’re they’re doing really well financially, but their health wasn’t where they wanted to be. I’ve got one in a medical space that’s doing incredibly well now and he’s running his first marathon. I have others where he’d lost some intimacy with the wife. They had young kids things were off, but but he realized that he needed to put intention behind them, you know, and start focusing on very simple things like like our sleep, putting intention with things being present with people and There’s dozens and dozens of tools and the whole life on your terms programs, helps people go through basically four steps, stabilize, visualize, strategize and execute. Stabilize helps us to start and assess where we are. Visualize what amazing can look like, where do we want to go? Strategize? How are we going to get there and then execute what’s the way we’re gonna hold each other accountable for it. But I hate to say it, I’ve come to come to believe that most entrepreneurs invest more time in their business, building a strategy. I think most entrepreneurs to be blunt, will invest more time in deciding where they want to go for vacation. And then they do on what a healthy well rounded life looks like. It is just because we haven’t had the tools. And that’s what this is about.
Jeremy Weisz 5:45
Kris, what kind of services do you offer? Because it sounds like there’s a couple things from hands on to digital. So tell people how can they engage with you on the different services you offer?
Kris Kluver 5:58
Okay. Yeah, thank you very much. So we’ve got multiple platforms. So there’s, there’s a whole life and new term series. There’s a fable, there’s workbooks for individuals, couples unemployed, I wrote a best selling book called The Aspiring Solopreneur. But then we have online courses that are self paced. Then we have online facilitated courses, we call it a date night, it’s meets two hours a night every two weeks over the course of two months. And then in some cases, I’ll do private, one on one with people or we’ll have people out to our retreat center. And I also have coaches that are available in other places. So it’s, it’s really whatever the person needs, my goal is to try and, and make it available to anybody. And if I can, can I give you my passion project with this. So my one of my main purposes for doing this is, is I have something that I call I teach people how to define a life changing goal, or an LCG. And to me, my life changing goal is to introduce a million people to a new way of thinking impacting countless lives. And through that, I started to transition my thinking about two years ago from a return on investment and ROI, to return on impact. And it’s my passionate plea, that if people are interested in this, that they engage with this and I’m gonna charge you for it. I want to make money with it. But I want to give away to three particular communities. I want to be able to give this away to like 90% for free, you gotta have some skin in the game, but to kids aging out of the foster system, our brothers and sisters transitioning back from the military into civilian life, and people who are currently incarcerated and transitioning back into the world. How can I help those people think differently? That’s my that’s my passion is to try and drive on that. So thank you for letting me roll on that.
Jeremy Weisz 7:44
So where can people find out more? Where should they go online?
Kris Kluver 7:47
They can go to lifeon-yourterms.
Jeremy Weisz 7:50
And the book they can find their two books are there.
Kris Kluver 7:53
the books are also on Amazon life on your terms of fable. And then there’s workbooks. It’s all under Kris Kluver KLUVER
Jeremy Weisz 8:03
Thanks everyone live from GLC.