The biggest failure in today’s world is that we’ve lost our intuition. And when we stop listening to our gut, we start trying to make these intellectual decisions, and we’re just not effective doing that. – Micah Baldwin
Having your own business has its perks:
But in today’s show we bring to light what so many startup entrepreneurs try to hide:
Things aren’t always awesome.
Yet there’s so much pressure to pretend that we have it all together.
And sometimes, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Micah Baldwin has had an extremely successful career and is currently a mentor and advisor at several accelerators including TechStars, 500 Startups, and many others. He’s built 5 companies that have raised $350 million.
But what he wants people to know is that it’s okay to struggle.
In fact, it’s natural.
Do us a favor (because you’re the nice person your grandma says you are):
This episode is full of great stuff including:
- Why Micah hates the term “pursuit of happiness”
- A common misconception about depression
- The happiness algorithm (and three basic steps to apply it)
- Sleeping conditions that will improve your quality of sleep (and make you happier)
- What the real definition of email is (and why it’s not just about messages and inboxes)
- A little-known fact about enjoyment (that keeps many people from truly enjoying themselves)
- What negative visualization is (and how it helps you have the proper perspective)
- Why the imposter syndrome is a really big problem in the founder community
- The two ways to deal with adversity (and the biggest fault founders have)
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Thanks for listening!
Thanks for joining me for this episode! I really hope you enjoyed it and if you have any feedback, please leave them in the comments here, or on twitter @peterawad and @slowhustle. If you know someone that would benefit from listening, please share it with them.
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A BIG thanks to Micah for taking the time to chat!