You can find thousands of podcasts on starting and running a business but very few on what you face on the personal side of things with your spouse, family, and sex life. Luckily there is a great podcast called ZenFounder that deals with these topics!
ZenFounder is hosted by Dr. Sherry Walling, she is a licensed psychologist with a very impressive resume (here). Her husband is an entrepreneur so she knows the life and she does an amazing job bringing forward the hard topics that can be scary to talk about publicly. Her husband joins her on the podcast and the dynamic is fantastic. I’ve learned so much, just yesterday I was listening to episode 152 on how to have hard conversations and came away with two things to try next time my wife and I talk.
What topics does she dig into?
- Founders in the Bedroom
- Dealing with Burnout
- The Magic Of Sleep
- The Family Side Of A Startup Acquisition
- Plus a ton of interviews with entrepreneurs on the personal side of things and their origin story (click to browse or listen).
I also took part in one of the ZenTribe programs last year. ZenTribe is an 8-week program where you do a weekly video conference led by Sherry plus ~8 other entrepreneurs. Each week has a specific topic and prep to do, and then you talk about what you are going through around that topic. It was a great experience and I highly recommend it. Sherry also has a book coming out called The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your S**t Together, I am looking forward to reading it :).