224: Dr. Julie Gurner — Founder Mental Health 101

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"Imposter syndrome isn’t just a moment of self-doubt — it’s all-encompassing. It prevents founders from taking action, from taking a risk in the first place."

This week, Dr. Julie Gurner shares with me how high performers combat the challenges founders commonly face. She’s a performance coach and Doctor of Psychology. We’ll talk about dealing with imposter syndrome, burnout, how to deal with the avalanche of advice on Twitter, and why it is so hard for founders to cope with stress.

The blog post: https://thebootstrappedfounder.com/dr-julie-gurner-founder-mental-health-101/
You'll find my weekly article on my blog: https://thebootstrappedfounder.com

My book Zero to Sold: https://zerotosold.com/
My book The Embedded Entrepreneur: https://embeddedentrepreneur.com/
My course Find Your Following: https://findyourfollowing.com
  • (00:00) - How common is Impostor Syndrome?
  • (02:42) - How social media can impact your business
  • (08:00) - Vulnerability is not just a means of sharing negative feedback
  • (13:33) - Diversity & Building in Public
  • (17:54) - How to avoid falling into the Impostor Syndrome
  • (22:35) - The importance of taking incremental steps
  • (26:29) - Optimizing your business
  • (32:18) - The importance of meditation
  • (37:15) - The importance of having a routine that you enjoy
  • (44:02) - The problem with the word "expertise"
  • (47:43) - The importance of confidence in entrepreneurship
  • (51:07) - Incorporating philosophy into your own life

Creators and Guests

Arvid Kahl
Arvid Kahl
Empowering founders with kindness. Building in Public. Sold my SaaS FeedbackPanda for life-changing $ in 2019, now sharing my journey & what I learned.
Dr. Julie Gurner
Dr. Julie Gurner
Executive Performance Coach. Doc of Psych. Compared to Wendy Rhoades of Billions via WSJ. "Crown Yourself." Newsletter: http://drgurner.substack.com
224: Dr. Julie Gurner — Founder Mental Health 101
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