Rich and Marcus are back with another freestyle episode. Today they’re doing a mid-year check-in and breaking down how they’re feeling mentally and emotionally in 2019 having both begun meeting with a therapist (Rich for 2 years; and Marcus for 2 months). They also touch on some new career and entrepreneurial changes that have been prominent in their lives.
- How to use anxiety, within moderation, to help you accomplish your goals
- Taking time to be proud of your accomplishments
- The risk of getting lost in expectation gaps caused by comparing yourself to others
- Journaling as part of your mental health and #SelfCare routine
- Taking a little extra time to figure things out when you get a new job
- How creating a user guide can help co-workers and teams understand you and work better together
- Why it’s difficult to enjoy the journey AND the destination, and what you can do about it
- It’s not about hitting all your goals its about having goals to hit
Key Takeaway: Your mental state has everything to do with dominating your career and building solid relationships with friends and family.
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Mentioned on This Week’s Show
- Quartz: Completing this 30-minute exercise makes teams less anxious and more productive
- Men Have No Friends and Women Bear the Burden
- Maybe You Should Talk to Someone: A Therapist, HER Therapist, and Our Lives Revealed
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