Today, the All the Stuff gals Jen Turrell, Financial Personal Trainer for Women, Lisa Carpenter, Transformational Life and Nutrition Coach, and Lisa Sharp, Empowerment Coach and Clutter Expert, share their thoughts on mental health, and the ongoing stigma that keeps many from sharing their stories.
In the entrepreneurial world, there is a common stigma that in order to be successful you have to act like you have everything together. Fact is, everyone struggles at certain times, some more than others, without exception. Rather than being vulnerable and authentic, many entrepreneurs only show the successful side of themselves and their businesses, and deal with their issues in silence. This keep them in a terrible loop of feeling ashamed, overwhelmed, and alone. In fact, statistics show that among entrepreneurs, a staggering 30% suffer from depression.
Fact is, being open and honest about mental health issues with those that you trust, opens doors for fantastic conversations that remind us that we are never alone and it is not only OK, but cleansing to talk about it. And hearing (or speaking) the words “me too” can create strong connections that brings people closer together.
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You can find out more about our resident experts and their programs on their websites: Lisa Carpenter’s Program E.A.T!, Lisa Sharp’s The Blueprint Group Program, and Jen Turrell’s Money Matters Mastermind.