Sherry Walling is a licensed clinical psychologist and the creator of ZenFounder, LLC, a trailblazing company that works with entrepreneurs and their families. They provide individual consulting, retreat planning, crisis management, and team consulting.
In recent years, her love of high-energy people and passion for health optimization has led her to focus on working with entrepreneurs, executives and other people with high-stress, high-intensity jobs.
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How Entrepreneurs Can Come Back Over the Edge and Get Their S#!% Together with Sherry Walling
Time stamped show notes:
[00:04] Sherry introduction
[01:24] “The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Shit Together”
[01:56] Internal skills
[02:11] Fragile egos and not being adept to keeping your emotions under a level of control or awareness
[02:56] The start of Sherry's journey
[03:52] Wanting to be a thinker and contributor to the world
[06:20] Practice slowing down in little doses
[06:49] We don’t prioritize these kinds of behaviors.
[07:43] Doing hard things but enjoying the journey
[09:04] Do something relevant and specific, useful, and valuable to meet your audience and market.
[10:50] Teach something meaningful.
[11:35] The number one challenge entrepreneurs face: seeing themselves as special snowflakes
[14:25] What do you wish everyone knew?
[18:26] Listen and pay attention to people and you can build any kind of business.
[18:46] What have been the biggest resources for Sherry?
[23:04] Understanding what people feel, what they need, and what they’re longing for
[23:13] Empathy is the number one trait that Brad sees in all successful sales people, marketers, and influencers.
[25:13] Get out there and get some exposure.
[26:10] Cultivating attitude, empathy, and altruism
[28:00] Anxiety and depression
[30:30] Having people in your life who can see what you don’t see
[32:34] Without giving room for ourselves to grieve, we risk the possibility of sadness accumulating into depression.
[33:24] Sherry would love to be a podcast guest and conference speaker to talk about mental health and entrepreneurships
Three key points:
- Bringing power into your work through building internal skills
- Being in service to others
- Mental health and entrepreneurship
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