Managing Your Mental Health When Living with a Chronic Illness or Disability + How to Turn Any Challenge into an Opportunity (With Adam Bremen, Keto Krisp Founder)

Dr. Caroline Leaf
4 min readAug 10, 2020

On this week’s podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing Keto Krisp founder and successful businessman Adam Bremen. This was definitely one of my favorite interviews, with the creator of my favorite keto snack bar! We discuss everything from finding the joy in life, how he overcame his disability, how keto changed his life and inspired him to start his company, why having fun in life andin business is so important, how to be a successful entrepreneur, his desire to celebrate and empower others to take charge of their health, how to build mental resilience when times are tough, what to say to someone who is going through a really tough time, and the power of learning to see the good in every situation.

Adam learned early on that life is about what you can do, not what you can’t do. Diagnosed at the age of 2 with cerebral palsy, he has learned to overcome numerous odds, including life in a wheelchair. Thankfully, he grew up with a loving and supportive family who encouraged him to never put limits on himself, and to always find ways to celebrate his life and the lives of the people around him.

This mentality drives his company, Keto Krisp. Going keto changed Adam’s life, helping him get in shape and take back control of his mental and physical health. Adam wanted to share his experience with the world, empowering people to take back control of their health and lives, which is why Keto Krisp focuses on great taste and clean ingredients. He truly believes that life is a gift and should be enjoyed.

How did Keto Krisp become so successful? What should you do if you are looking to start your own business? Adam believes that the foundation of any good business should be:

  1. Focusing on the needs of the customer. It is always important to listen to feedback from your customers and be aware of what they are looking for and the environment they are in. Ask yourself: what is the context of what you want to sell? Why do you want to do this? How will this improve your customer’s life?
  2. Learning from your failures. Failure always answers other questions. Never be afraid to fail. Every day, push yourself outside of your comfort zone. Be willing to take risks and put yourself out there. This is how you will learn and grow.

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Dr. Caroline Leaf

Mental health expert. I have spent the last 30+ years researching ways to help people manage mental health issues in school, work, and life: drleaf.com