In today's digital age, entrepreneurs and online businesses are on the rise. What happens as a result of this is that entrepreneurs more than anyone else can suffer the effects of burnout, anxiety and restlessness. This week's guest, Dr Sherry Walling who is a clinical psychologist and leader of Zen Founder where she helps entrepreneurs to tackle the challenges of founding and running companies so they can be more effective and productive. She's one of the first professionals to combine yoga with psychotherapy. In this episode you will learn:

  • How Sherry came into her work [5:40]
  • Why busy is a metric of success for entrepreneurs [7:00]
  • Alternative metrics to personal value systems [9:45]
  • Valuing happiness isn't soft [10:53]
  • When burnout happens [12:21]
  • How to allocate time to what's valuable to you [13:52]
  • The health costs of stress and anxiety [15:03]
  • Pro long stressed impairs your brain and capacity to deal with stress [17:09]
  • The concept of burn out and what it exactly is [19:19]
  • About her book on keeping it together [24:01]
  • Tension between highly individualistic and working with a team [27:31]
  • Maintaining personal relationships  [29:52]
  • Suggestion for entrepreneurs and their partner's date nights [32:36]

Connect with Sherry Walling:

---> Listen via YouTube at <---

On each episode of the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast, Robert Plotkin, co-creator of the “Hack Your Mind” series at MIT, explores the intersection between the practice of mindfulness & the use of technology in the modern age. Show notes can be found at Come back often & feel free to subscribe in iTunes or add the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast to your favorite podcast application.

Follow us on:

Subscribe to the Technology For Mindfulness Podcast via:

Music courtesy of Tobu - Colors [NCS Release]

The average cellphone user touches their phone 2,617 times a day.

The average cellphone user touches their phone 2,617 times a day.

Sign up to receive a free, 5 minute guided meditation that helps you gain control over your smartphone, instead of being controlled by it. 

You will receive our free 5 minute meditation soon!