Anatole Faykin on Getting Relationship Advice
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In Chapter 4 of 12 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, entrepreneur Anatole Faykin answers "At This Point in Your Life, Where Are You Seeking Advice and Coaching?" Faykin still finds himself asking his closest friends for advice. He finds the friends he has known a long while are able to understand where he is coming from and give him answers. Faykin finds this useful asking his friends about what it is like to settle down and start a family. Anatole Faykin is an entrepreneur in Chile.


Erik: At this point in your life, where are you seeking advice and coaching? Anatole: I still go to the same fount as I have in the past, and it's my best friends. I have a lot of respect for my close friends. They've accomplished a lot. They're interesting people. And they're the ones that I can ask tough question from--I guess off. That's--and that's important because there are some really wise people, but if you come to them without contacts, without them knowing who you are, you can't really ask them a tough question and get a good answer. But with my friends who have known me for so long, they can put things in perspective a little bit, and they understand where my question might be coming from. So--and nowadays, some of the tough questions are actually more on the personal side. I am in the second half of my 30s, and I'm still single and not married. And there are tough questions to ask in terms of settling down, how to settle down considering my somewhat jet-setting lifestyle. It's a big challenge, and so I've been trying to figure out these questions, and I generally talk to my best friends about it and to my parents, who have, obviously, known me the longest and have plenty of experience to set me straight.