How to Escape Startup Stockholm Syndrome

How to Escape Startup Stockholm Syndrome

The only thing worse than being taken captive is sympathizing and bonding with your captor. But what if our captors are our own beliefs and aspirations? A friend sent me a blog post that stopped me in my tracks. After reading Chip’s Wounded Entrepreneur post, I...

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Why Aren’t You Working “On” The Business?

Why Aren’t You Working “On” The Business?

In my twenties I was pretty rotten at dating. I’d go on dates and only reveal the parts of my personality I thought my date would be approve of. We’d hit it off, things would start to get serious, then as more and more of my true self began to bubble to the surface,...

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The Hungry Ghosts of Entrepreneurship

The Hungry Ghosts of Entrepreneurship

In many Buddhist traditions, a rather obscure metaphor is one of the “hungry ghosts.” Imagine a ghoul-like figure with a giant head and gaping mouth connected to a hunger-deprived and bloated belly connected only by a needle-thin throat. The image itself visually and...

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The two most transformative moments of my life

The two most transformative moments of my life

For the past 15 years, I’ve lived a rather wild and magical life straddling the worlds of business and spirituality. Working with amazing teachers from all over the world has allowed me to experience a completely new way of thinking; which has subsequently allowed me...

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Are you a procrastinator?

Are you a procrastinator?

Many of my clients say, “Can you help me not procrastinate? Will you help me be accountable.” To which my response is something like, “How would you like me to do that? Slap your hand through a zoom call when you don’t do your homework? Would you like me to make you...

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The super power of loving yourself enough to be hated

The super power of loving yourself enough to be hated

This weekend, I had the pleasure of doing some deep meditation work with a dear friend and spiritual brother. I’m not sure it’s like this for everyone, but for me to truly do my deepest and most powerful work, I have to share it with another person. It’s one thing to...

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Sold for millions…enter Post Traumatic Exit Disorder

Sold for millions…enter Post Traumatic Exit Disorder

A few days ago I was thinking about how entrepreneurship often manifests as a mental health condition and how the businesses we build will never be enough to make us happy. You can never sell a big enough deal, raise a big enough round, or have a big enough bank...

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What if entrepreneurship was a mental health condition?

What if entrepreneurship is a mental health condition?I work with founders and entrepreneurs every day that are working so incredibly hard to be so incredibly miserable. Even the ones running successful companies - worth millions - are often as miserable as the ones...

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