Ok… get ready because we get serious with Sherry Walling, PhD as she schools us on the importance of taking care of ourselves. She has no issue calling us out and telling us to stop being scared of our own shadows – dealing with our mental and emotional health is NECESSARY for every single aspect of our lives, operationally and home!
There’s a lot of us who are shaped by our environment and seeking support for something you are struggling with on or off the job can sometimes be seen as weakness, by others but more often, by yourself!
I would like to start looking at your mental and emotional health as an investment in your self, your family AND your job. Life and work is difficult enough on its own. You have to take care of yourself so you can take care of others.
You need to recognize that there is and will be an impact to ourselves, to our health and to our families. Being in communication and recognizing when there’s an issue, deal with it early!
KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM TODAY’S EPISODE:
BOTTOM LINE: IF YOU DON’T LET YOUR GUARD DOWN AT HOME BAD THINGS WILL HAPPEN!
- Logic based decision not an emotional based decision
- How to drop the stigma of mental health
- Invest in yourself! Don’t be a coward!
- Taking care of you is taking care of others
- Remember: If you’re not good – they’re not good!
- IT’S OK TO BE HUMAN!
- Exposure from your job begins to reshape your perception of possibilities
Sherry and I talk about the impact of our lives on those we love. Just in the simple nature of the way our brains now work can create a disconnect with those we love most. We sometimes don’t see them as “capable” or “aware” or fill in the blank.
Listen as Sherry calls me out on how I need to re-imprint my thoughts about how I see my wife. I share my own thoughts and would love to hear what goes on in your mind at times in the comments below AND in our Facebook Group!
Don’t miss Wednesday’s episode where we go layers deeper in to these issues and Sherry gives us some tools to help navigate these moments.
THINGS TO DO:
- Become the observer of your thoughts
- What is going on? What are you saying to yourself that you’re not sharing
- Start creating TRANSITION POINTS between work and home and home and work
- Take a moment to let go of the armor you’ve been wearing
- Learn to be open to receiving love, support and protection from others around you
- Give your partner, your friend, your people a 20 second hug
P.S. Let my wife drive, sit back and shut the f!*k up!!!!
I recommend you pick up her book: The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together: How to Run Your Business Without Letting it Run You
Dr. Sherry Walling helps smart people do hard things. Through ZenFounder, Sherry works with leaders and entrepreneurs around the world to tackle the common mental health and relationship challenges that go along with running businesses, and disrupting the status quo.
As a clinical psychologist, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, yoga teacher, podcaster and best-selling author, she draws from her professional expertise as well as her personal experience in the trenches.
Her best-selling book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Shit Together, combines the insight and warmth of a therapist with the truth-telling mirth of someone who has been there.
Dr. Walling has tremendous experience working with people who have high intensity jobs. She trained in the PTSD clinics within the Los Angeles VA system and did a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Center for PTSD in Boston. She’s worked with CEOs, first responders, surgeons, police officers and many members of the military to help support excellence at work and satisfaction at home.
When she’s not in the consulting room or hopping stages around the world; Sherry can be found on her paddleboard, swinging from the rafters pretending to be a circus performer, or ushering her three kiddos through an art museum in some fabulous city.