Rob and Sherry talk about dealing with transitions. Pulling from their own current life transition they put together five strategies that can help people cope during the tough times that can arise.
Startup. Family. Life.
Rob and Sherry talk about some of the podcasts they are enjoying recently, and why they think they can be beneficial to the listeners. They give some detailed descriptions of these podcasts and point out specific episodes.
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One of the more popular episodes from the series, Rob and Sherry replay the interview with Hiten Shah, from their Founder Origin Stories series.
Sherry talks about one of the psychological theories she often comes back to in her interactions with founders. Its called cognitive theory, a focus on understanding how thoughts shape our behaviors. She gives some techniques that can help with the mentioned cognitive distortions that founders often deal with.
Rob and Sherry talk about the process of getting settled into a new place. They speak from their own experiences, making points that can help people deal with all different types of transitions in life.
Sherry interviews a listener of the podcast, Zach Kessin, about his struggle with self confidence. Zach shares the ups and downs about his startup and battles with depression. Sherry offers ways that he can get the support he needs.
Rob and Sherry continue their conversation about the struggles faced during Rob’s company’s acquisition. They talk about all the different elements that impacted them and the family and discuss what may lie ahead.
Rob and Sherry talk about Rob’s company Drip, being acquired by LeadPages, and the struggles they had to face during the process of the acquisition. Rob shares insights of the negotiation timeline and how it personally affected him, the stresses he had to deal with, and how it therefore affected the family. Sherry gives her side of the story and what she did to prepare for a possible move while not being able to make the news public.
Sherry interviews her 9 year old and her 5 year old about their understanding of how entrepreneurship and creativity fit together. They talk about some of their interests, hobbies, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Rob answers a listener question about how to foster and encourage entrepreneurship in children.