How is guilt linked to anxiety? | Tim Walmsley CEO BenchOn | Ep 9
Starting a business has many challenges. One of the main ones Tim Walmsley faced was the feeling of guilt, which led to feeling anxious. A topic we dive deep into on this week's episode.
Welcome to episode nine of The Mind To Lead podcast. This week I had the pleasure of sitting down with Tim Walmsley, the CEO of BenchOn, the World's first, business only sharing economy platform for Talent.
Having sold his house to invest in himself, Tim and his wife Kate went all-in to make BenchOn work.
Four years later, BenchOn has now found market fit and is working with some incredible enterprise clients.
Tim is an ex-Army Officer, having served in the Australian Army for 15 years.
Being used to structure, Tim now manages his days while blending time with both his wife and children.
Key takeaways from this weeks episode:
- When is the right time to start a business?
- How does Tim work successfully with his wife, Katie, while maintaining a loving relationship?
- How feeling guilty led to Tim feeling anxious.
- What daily habits Tim does to ensure maximum productivity.
Questions I asked Tim:
(1:30) Welcome, and an introduction to Tim Walmsley.
(3:45) What did you go through to come up with the idea of BenchOn?
(6:50) Where is the business at now?
(8:55) There are a lot of people with side-hustle. What fears did you have when starting your business?
(11:35) I'd love to know more about the relationship between you and Katie (your partner). What advice would you give to entrepreneurs who work with their partners?
(14:46) How do you go about showing up every day as the best you can be?
(18:20) How do you go about chunking your day into manageable pieces?
(19:40) Are you an early riser? And do you do anything to get yourself into the right headspace?
(21:03) How important do you think it is to have the right mindset when you're starting a business when you're with your children when you're with your wife?
(22:25) There are a lot of people suffering from burnout, depression and anxiety, have you ever dealt with that?
(24:05) Are there any books or any practices that have helped you deal with the anxiety?'
(28:30) What does success look like to you?
(30:48) What advice would you give to people who are inspired by your story and where do they start?
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