Cultivating Helpful Habits For Long Term Success

WITH Dr. Sherry Walling


Are you wasting precious time in your work as a business owner? Sometimes, even often, we get tired, distracted, or disconnected. Not taking care of our mental health as creatives often lead to wasted time, as well as many other issues. Today’s guest helps people like you and I find a place of tranquility and perspective so that their personal and professional life can thrive.

Dr. Sherry Walling helps smart people do hard things. She works with leaders and entrepreneurs to tackle the common and uncommon challenges that go along with the pursuit of an extraordinary life. As a clinical psychologist, speaker, yoga teacher, podcaster, entrepreneur, and best-selling author, she draws from her professional expertise as well as her personal experience. Her best-selling book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Keeping Your Shit Together, combines the insight and warmth of a therapist with the truth-telling mirth of someone who has been there.

Today, we’re talking about cultivating helpful habits. Sherry tells us why we can’t compare ourselves to the extraordinary outliers. Some super successful business-owners achieved their success through methods that would destroy the mental health of most people. For most of us, establishing a healthy work-life balance leads to better fulfillment.

Sherry recommends taking a step back so that you can get a comprehensive view of your life and business. This means not getting bogged down in minutia and details. Giving yourself time and space to reflect is one of the most important habits to build for long-term success. Sherry explains why a better-rested and joy-filled mind can be your best asset.

How can you add more joy to your life? Let me know in the comments below!

In this Episode

  • Building and nurturing habits to help you succeed
  • How comparing yourself to extraordinary outliers will ruin your productivity
  • What happens when we are calm enough to reflect on our lives
  • Whether more is better than less when it comes to the work you do
  • Why deep work is super important for creatives 
  • The undeniable importance of cultivating joyfulness


14:25“When you diversify yourself -- where you’re raising children, have a significant other, have a hobby -- it means that you are not 100 percent in any of those things. Nobody likes that, but it’s the honest truth and it is generally good enough.”
22:38“The more that we can show up as really present and not frenetic, the better decisions that we’re going to make, the better work we’re going to do, the fewer mistakes, the fewer ill-thought-through comments that we’ll make.”
38:56“Be thought-focused rather than task-focused. Prioritize the well-being of your mind over crossing things off the list.”
42:23“I train in the circus, so I have this whole other part of life that brings me a ton of joy. It’s really different than my day job. I have this part of life that is mine.”



Ryan Koral

Ryan Koral is an entrepreneur, producer and business strategist from Tell Studios, a video production agency with a big heart for authentic stories that build brands and inspire action. He’s a husband (mostly happily for like 16+ years), has 3 kiddos, and has an annoying – but infectious – laugh.

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