Startup. Family. Life.

Sherry and Rob talk about the downside of good things. Sherry uses the example of founders experiencing growth and success in their businesses but it also causing disruptions. They talk openly about the reality that even really good things can still cause stress and what to do, and how to prepare.

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Sherry talks with Ed Finkler, CTO at Graph Story and chairman of Open Sourcing Mental Illness (OSMI) about his mission to help raise awareness, educate, and provide resources to support mental health in the tech community both for employees and employers.

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OSMI.Org

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Economic future

Sherry and Rob talk about ADD/ADHD and its prevalence in the founder community. They help inform people on what it looks it and when its considered a disorder versus just a behavioral profile.

ADD Symptoms:

  • Careless mistakes, difficulty attending to details
  • Problems with sustained attention
  • Difficulty following through on instructions
  • Does not seem to listen
  • Difficulty organizing tasks
  • Often loses things
  • Forgetful in daily activities

ADHD Symptoms:

  • Fidgets
  • Leaves seat in situations where remaining in seat is expected
  • Restless movement
  • Difficulty being quiet
  • “On the go” “driven by a motor”
  • Talks excessively
  • Blurts out an answer before a question has been completed
  • Difficulty taking turns
  • Often interrupts or intrudes on others

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MicroConf

In this episode Rob talks about why you should find a crew, how to find a crew, and why it is critical to your success as an entrepreneur. He shares how he has met his crew throughout the years and divides them into 3 different roles.

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Sherry talks with Karim Marucchi, CEO of Crowd Favorite, about the pains of ending a client relationship and how it can be an emotional challenge. Karim shares some past experiences ending a relationship with a client, how it felt, and his philosophies.

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Karim’s Website

Sherry gives an update on her families health problems and its impact on her schedule. She also talks about the importance of deep breaths and takes you through a breathing exercise to end the episode.

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Neuroscience News Article

In this episode Rob talks about “playing long ball”, thinking about as a founder or significant other of a founder, how to stay in this space for the long haul.  He highlights three points to achieve this and goes into details on each.

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With a recent cancer diagnoses of a family member, Sherry and Rob talk about some the ways they will be impacted including added stress, unknown schedules, and trouble planning future events. They give some strategies they will implement in order to help the family deal with the situation.

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