We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrew Headrick and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Andrew, we’d love to hear about a book that’s had an impact on you.
I recently read Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones, by James Clear.

Being a work-from-home entrepreneur, I realized that there is this constant tension between what I want now (relax, hang out with friends, etc), and my long-term goals (build a successful company). And there is no external framework (eg a boss) to keep me on-track. So I needed to find ways to build structure in my day-to-day life and to help me stay on top of those longer-term goals.

As the title suggests, the book provides high-level principles coupled with incredibly practical steps to build good habits and break bad ones.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
I’ve started Kavira Health, which is a technology-enabled primary care clinic that serves patients through our mobile app, and in their homes. We sell the service to employers, who provide this as a completely free benefit to their employees, giving their employees access to free and unlimited, primary care in the form of on-demand telehealth and house visits.

The US has major problems with our healthcare system – most notably, rising costs and poor health outcomes. Preventive care can help solve both of these issues.

So our immediate goal with Kavira is to make seeking care as easy as texting a friend or ordering an Uber. Our ultimate goal is much greater – to reduce the friction associated with seeking preventative care, driving up the utilization of care, thus making people healthier and driving down costs in the long-run.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I live in Minneapolis, MN. There’s a great food scene: Martina, Colita, Bar la Grassa, Billy’s Sushi are all great. There are a number of fun breweries and distilleries too: Tattersall, Norseman, Skaalvenn. Obviously Minnesota is known for it’s lakes, and my favorite is Lake Minnetonka, located 15 minutes West of Minneapolis. Other highlights include: walking the Mississippi River, going to US Bank Stadium for a Vikings game, and seeing the Cherry on the Spoon at the Walker Art Center.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I appreciate my parents. For their enduring emotional support, ongoing inspiration, and for always lending a listening ear.

Website: www.kavirahealth.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kavira.health/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/68665680/admin/

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