Reboot Podcast Episode #21 – The Pathless Path – with William Morrison

The Reboot podcast showcases the heart and soul, the wins and losses, the ups and downs of startup leadership. On the show, Entrepreneurs, CEO’s, and Startup Leaders discuss with Jerry Colonna the emotional and psychological challenges they face daily as leaders.

Episode 21 // August 14, 2015

I would love to live like a river flows, carried by the surprise of its own unfolding.


Bill Morrison

Bill Morrison

Founder and CEO, Constellation Behavioral Health

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Episode Description

The Pathless Path – the ups and downs, the hills and valleys, the ebb and flow, the roller coaster – there are many ways to describe the emotional journey of being an entrepreneur.  

There are also many, many ways we try to straighten out and control the journey. We look to “optimize” for the peaks and minimize the valleys But what if we’re looking at it all wrong?  

In this episode of the Reboot podcast, Jerry is joined by Bill Morrison founder of Constellation Behavioral Health, which offers specialized treatment programs for alcohol and drug addiction. With Jerry, Bill explores the deep and complicated connections between his purpose, his mission, the peaks, the valleys, and the fear of going off plan.

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Show Highlights

[bctt tweet=”“Shit happens not because you are a terrible CEO. Shit happens because shit happens.” – @jerrycolonna” via=”no”]

[bctt tweet=”“I describe our business as a combination of running a psychiatric hospital inside a Four Seasons.” -@wsmorrison4″ via=”no”]

[bctt tweet=”“The right tool for managing your anxiety is managing your anxiety.” via=”no”]

“Research shows that roughly half of people struggling with addiction have a co-occurring disorder, but of those that wind up in treatment it’s about 80%.” Bill Morrison

“One of the cool things about our business is that we are helping people with really serious illness and give them the tools to help turn their lives around to live more meaningful, productive, and happy lives.” Bill Morrison

“I am a recovering alcoholic myself, and have been sober for eleven years.” Bill Morrison

“So much of what I do is going back in time and saving myself at 38.” Jerry Colonna

“I wanted to bring a little bit of venture capital and entrepreneurial mindset to the behavioral health space.”Bill Morrison

“The really cool thing about addiction is you can see someone at their bottom and in 30-90 days you can see the lights of hope, inspiration, and meaning come back.” Bill Morrison

“Everybody wants to know what the roadmap for the next 12 months is, and the reality is we have no idea.” – Jerry Colonna

“Our clients are alcoholics and addicts at their bottom.” Bill Morrison

“If knowledge is power and you have a smart team then that is a power greater than yourself.” Bill Morrison

“Shit happens because shit happens because shit happens – that’s just life” – Jerry Colonna

“Shit happens not because you are a terrible CEO. Shit happens because shit happens because shit happens.” Jerry Colonna

Naming it, feeling it, being with it, exploring it, expressing the feelings, etc.” Jerry Colonna