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#516: 72% Of Entrepreneurs Struggle With Mental Health: Proven Ways To Deal With This with Lori Gottlieb

November 17, 2022

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A renowned psychotherapist shares how to navigate the most difficult parts of being a business owner

I wholeheartedly believe that entrepreneurship can be one of the best gifts you can give yourself. It can bring you freedom to design your life the way that you want to, all while doing something that you love. 

But as you probably already know, if not managed well, the stress of being a business owner can really take a toll on you. On the daily, entrepreneurs deal with things like decision fatigue, loneliness, and burnout.

In fact, I recently read an alarming statistic that 72% of entrepreneurs struggle with mental health, and I’ll be honest — that number feels far too high, and a little close to home! 

It’s one of my goals to bring more awareness to this issue that affects so many people in business, and that’s why I invited Lori Gottlieb to be a guest on the show.

Lori is a renowned psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which now has a journal to go along with it. (Listen to find out how to get a chance to win one of these!) 

In addition to her clinical practice, she is co-host of the popular Dear Therapists podcast, and writes The Atlantic’s weekly Dear Therapist advice column. 

In this important conversation, Lori shares how to:

  • Find balance between vulnerability and being viewed as an expert
  • Lean on your own intuition more when making stressful decisions 
  • Tap into more acceptance and enjoyment when things change, versus fear 
  • Navigate loneliness as an entrepreneur

Plus much, much more! 

I’ll go ahead and call it right here — this episode is going to be a fan-favorite. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

Here’s a glance at this episode…

  • [04:54] Lori is a psychotherapist and a writer. Her latest book, Maybe You Should Talk To Someone, has real stories from Lori and her patients. Her podcast has actual sessions with advice.
  • [06:47] In her book, Lori shares what it was like for her to go to a therapist. She feels that the more we talk about things the less we struggle. 
  • [07:52] We have a place of knowing inside of us. Lori helps people to hear their own voice and be okay with not knowing the answers to the future.
  • [11:15] There are many stages of change, like precontemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, and maintenance. 
  • [15:08] You can't control everything. Embrace the uncertainty. 
  • [16:20] New habits become familiar when you keep trying even when you slip back. 
  • [18:48] We are journaling in our head all the time, we just don't notice what we say. Journaling helps us get clarity of our thoughts. 
  • [24:07] Therapy can help relieve some of the pressure of entrepreneurship. 
  • [27:15] Therapy and coaches have some overlap. Therapists are very action oriented and want to understand what will help you move forward.
  • [33:05] Lori has an upcoming TV series, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone which is based on her book.

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