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Mental Health in Business | What I Wished I Knew When Starting a Business



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Today I'll be sharing tips, tools and resources that have helped me care for my mental health while building my business.

After working for other businesses for 17 years, both in a private school setting and in the construction industry, I realized that I had to make some serious life changes when I started my business 3 years ago. I slowly began prioritizing my mental health and it has completely changed my life and my business, for the better.

Full disclosure - over the past several years I've also been healing my complex PTSD and learning how to successfully manage my depression and anxiety. With all that in mind, here are a few of the top tips, tools and resources that have helped me greatly along the way:

0:53 | The Power of Knowing Who You Are
3:29 | Honoring Your Core Needs
5:38 | Therapy is Good For Business, too
6:46 | Creating a Support System

Recommended resources:
1) www.score.org | a national non-profit based in the U.S., designed to help new, established and aspiring business owners launch and maintain their business. They provide 100% FREE mentorship, webinars, courses and other resources. They also host events and workshops that are free and/or low cost.

2) www.emergethriving.com | a growing library of wellness providers and resources - including free and low cost therapy programs.

Recommended books for healing (which directly impacts your personal well-being and professional success):
Healing Developmental Trauma, by Laurence Heller and Aline LaPierre. (https://amzn.to/3zgaRMn)
The Body Keeps The Score, by Bessel Van Der Kolk (https://amzn.to/3pIukCo)
When The Body Says No, by Gabor Mate (https://amzn.to/3sL3cED)

If you have thoughts on what has helped you to be well or to start your business please share in the comments below - thank you for watching!


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