Staying sane as an entrepreneur is not always easy. In this episode, Rob talks with Sherry Walling to chat about the habits of successful entrepreneurs.
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[3:45] Habit #1: Have a sense of intentionality in how you work
[6:45] Habit #2: Focus- avoid Shiny Object Syndrome
[7:45] Challenge with focus is the shadow side of a great entrepreneurial strength
[10:15] Habit #3: Invest in relationships
[13:45] Habit #4: Have something else to care about
[15:45] Getting better sleep & ‘turning off’ after a day of work
[16:45] Habit #5: Be willing to take risks and make mistakes
[19:45] De-risking the small things
[23:00] Habit #6: Move quickly
Books Mentioned in the Show:
Touching Two Worlds (https://www.touchingtwoworlds.com/) by Sherry Walling
Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Sh*t Together (https://www.amazon.com/Entrepreneurs-Guide-Keeping-Your-Together/dp/0999651803) by Sherry Walling & Rob Walling
Why We Sleep (https://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Sleep-Matthew-Walker-audiobook/dp/B0752XRB5F) by Matthew Walker
Science of Sleep (https://www.amazon.com/Science-Sleep-What-Works-Matters/dp/022638716X) by Wallace B. Mendelson
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