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Zen Founder: Startup. Family. Life. (@zenfounder)

Rob & Sherry Walling

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Latest Episodes

Episode 258: The Entrepreneur Personality with Michael Freeman

Sherry interviews Dr. Michael Freeman, a psychiatrist, psychologist, consultant and former CEO. Dr. Freeman has done extensive and ongoing research of collecting data on the mental health of entrepreneurs. In this conversation they talk about what he has learned over time in the mental health field about the entrepreneurial mindset. They discuss the biological and […]

42 min6 d ago
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Episode 258: The Entrepreneur Personality with Michael Freeman

Episode 257: Sanity Strategies for the New School Reality

Covid has forced parents into a unique situation in that whether you chose to home school your kids or not, its something everyone is now dealing with. Parents now have a higher demand on their time than ever before with this new model. Sherry and Rob talk about some of the best practices surrounding the […]

32 min1 w ago
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Episode 257: Sanity Strategies for the New School Reality

Episode 256: Post Exit Panic with Aaron Houghton

In this episode Sherry interviews successful entrepreneur Aaron Houghton. Aaron started his first business at age 17 and sold two companies to private buyers for $169M before his 30th birthday. Despite all this success Aaron realized he still wasn’t happy and in fact the years of growing his businesses took a toll on his health […]

44 min2 w ago
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Episode 256: Post Exit Panic with Aaron Houghton

Episode 255: So Much Bad News

Wildfires, hurricanes, civil unrest, Sherry asks the question: “How do we keep going when the bad news seems endless”? There is a real importance of returning and re-grounding to what is controllable to each of us. This sense of specific targeting a deep connection to your own self is a really helpful counterbalance to the […]

17 min3 w ago
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Episode 255: So Much Bad News

Episode 254: The Disciplinarian and The Nurturer

After a brief break from the podcast to put the finishing touches on her upcoming book, Sherry returns to talk about the balance between our internal disciplinarian and nurturer. Leaning into our own self discipline is important right now because there is so much chaos and disruption in the world and in our personal lives. […]

17 minAUG 21
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Episode 254: The Disciplinarian and The Nurturer

Episode 253: Time Travel and Mental Health

In these current times people are feeling nostalgia for a time before the pandemic, when you could give hugs, gather with friends, attend concerts, and just be in crowds. Looking back feels different than it did before covid as does looking toward the future. Sherry talks about mental health and our relationship with time. She […]

23 minAUG 7
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Episode 253: Time Travel and Mental Health

Episode 252: 5 Tools Rob Uses to Manage His Own Psychology

Rob takes over the podcast this week. He talks about 5 things he’s learned from over 20 years of entrepreneurship in dealing with his own psychology. He admits to making much more mistakes on the personal side than the business side of things and hopes this episode can be of service to anyone juggling the […]

21 minJUL 31
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Episode 252: 5 Tools Rob Uses to Manage His Own Psychology

Episode 251: The Courage to Be Disliked, a Conversation with Jonathan Stark

Sherry interviews Jonathan Stark, former software developer and author who is on a mission to rid the world of hourly billing. They discuss at length a book by Alfred Adler as it pertains to its application to entrepreneurs and mental health. The book talks about the basic theories that guide Adler’s work including the struggle […]

43 minJUL 10
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Episode 251: The Courage to Be Disliked, a Conversation with Jonathan Stark

Episode 250: On Mentors, Giving Back, and Catching Up with Rob Walling

Rob joins the podcast again to talk about his current endeavors. They talk about the effect the pandemic has had on the MicroConf conferences, TinySeed batch two updates, and overall stressors. They also discuss the idea of Rob entering a different phase of his career, from scrappy builder to more well established with a deeper […]

25 minJUL 3
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Episode 250: On Mentors, Giving Back, and Catching Up with Rob Walling

Episode 249: What Do You Want?

The current state of the world has caused a major shifts in our lives. There has been a shuffling of our businesses, financial situations, lively hoods, relationships and it has been leaving people feeling confused on what they want. Its a value question. what you do want? whats do you fight for? what will you […]

14 minJUN 26
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Episode 249: What Do You Want?

Latest Episodes

Episode 258: The Entrepreneur Personality with Michael Freeman

Sherry interviews Dr. Michael Freeman, a psychiatrist, psychologist, consultant and former CEO. Dr. Freeman has done extensive and ongoing research of collecting data on the mental health of entrepreneurs. In this conversation they talk about what he has learned over time in the mental health field about the entrepreneurial mindset. They discuss the biological and […]

42 min6 d ago
Comments
Episode 258: The Entrepreneur Personality with Michael Freeman

Episode 257: Sanity Strategies for the New School Reality

Covid has forced parents into a unique situation in that whether you chose to home school your kids or not, its something everyone is now dealing with. Parents now have a higher demand on their time than ever before with this new model. Sherry and Rob talk about some of the best practices surrounding the […]

32 min1 w ago
Comments
Episode 257: Sanity Strategies for the New School Reality

Episode 256: Post Exit Panic with Aaron Houghton

In this episode Sherry interviews successful entrepreneur Aaron Houghton. Aaron started his first business at age 17 and sold two companies to private buyers for $169M before his 30th birthday. Despite all this success Aaron realized he still wasn’t happy and in fact the years of growing his businesses took a toll on his health […]

44 min2 w ago
Comments
Episode 256: Post Exit Panic with Aaron Houghton

Episode 255: So Much Bad News

Wildfires, hurricanes, civil unrest, Sherry asks the question: “How do we keep going when the bad news seems endless”? There is a real importance of returning and re-grounding to what is controllable to each of us. This sense of specific targeting a deep connection to your own self is a really helpful counterbalance to the […]

17 min3 w ago
Comments
Episode 255: So Much Bad News

Episode 254: The Disciplinarian and The Nurturer

After a brief break from the podcast to put the finishing touches on her upcoming book, Sherry returns to talk about the balance between our internal disciplinarian and nurturer. Leaning into our own self discipline is important right now because there is so much chaos and disruption in the world and in our personal lives. […]

17 minAUG 21
Comments
Episode 254: The Disciplinarian and The Nurturer

Episode 253: Time Travel and Mental Health

In these current times people are feeling nostalgia for a time before the pandemic, when you could give hugs, gather with friends, attend concerts, and just be in crowds. Looking back feels different than it did before covid as does looking toward the future. Sherry talks about mental health and our relationship with time. She […]

23 minAUG 7
Comments
Episode 253: Time Travel and Mental Health

Episode 252: 5 Tools Rob Uses to Manage His Own Psychology

Rob takes over the podcast this week. He talks about 5 things he’s learned from over 20 years of entrepreneurship in dealing with his own psychology. He admits to making much more mistakes on the personal side than the business side of things and hopes this episode can be of service to anyone juggling the […]

21 minJUL 31
Comments
Episode 252: 5 Tools Rob Uses to Manage His Own Psychology

Episode 251: The Courage to Be Disliked, a Conversation with Jonathan Stark

Sherry interviews Jonathan Stark, former software developer and author who is on a mission to rid the world of hourly billing. They discuss at length a book by Alfred Adler as it pertains to its application to entrepreneurs and mental health. The book talks about the basic theories that guide Adler’s work including the struggle […]

43 minJUL 10
Comments
Episode 251: The Courage to Be Disliked, a Conversation with Jonathan Stark

Episode 250: On Mentors, Giving Back, and Catching Up with Rob Walling

Rob joins the podcast again to talk about his current endeavors. They talk about the effect the pandemic has had on the MicroConf conferences, TinySeed batch two updates, and overall stressors. They also discuss the idea of Rob entering a different phase of his career, from scrappy builder to more well established with a deeper […]

25 minJUL 3
Comments
Episode 250: On Mentors, Giving Back, and Catching Up with Rob Walling

Episode 249: What Do You Want?

The current state of the world has caused a major shifts in our lives. There has been a shuffling of our businesses, financial situations, lively hoods, relationships and it has been leaving people feeling confused on what they want. Its a value question. what you do want? whats do you fight for? what will you […]

14 minJUN 26
Comments
Episode 249: What Do You Want?
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