Diann Wingert & Shulamit Ber Levtov , The Driven Woman Entrepreneur

Mental Health Challenges for Female Entrepreneurs with Shulamit Ber Levtov

08 Aug 2023 • 45 min • EN
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Today’s guest, Shulamit Ber Levtov is a clinical social worker who specializes in supporting female small business owners and who calls herself The Entrepreneur’s Therapist.  Shulamit started her own business in her fifties after a career shift left her searching for new opportunities. She discovered that entrepreneurship was not only fulfilling but also provided the flexibility and autonomy she craved.  In her work, Shulamit aims to change the conversation around mental health in entrepreneurship, helping women recognize their strengths, acknowledge their struggles, and build businesses that serve them holistically. Together we explore: - The isolation and stigma surrounding mental health in entrepreneurship - The discrepancy between the portrayal of entrepreneurship and the reality - The dopamine-seeking behaviors in entrepreneurship and its emotional implications - The significance of self-compassion and understanding in overcoming struggles Join us as we delve into these topics and more, and gain valuable insights about the intersection of feminine conditioning, mental health, and entrepreneurship. If you are a woman who identifies as an entrepreneur and is finding her mental health challenged by the stress and strain of running a business, you are not alone.  It is the nature of entrepreneurship and as women, therapists, and business owners ourselves, Shula and I wanted to discuss the truth of entrepreneurship behind the glamorous image portrayed on social media, there are a lot of women struggling with anxiety, depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, panic attacks, OCD and a pervasive sense that there is something wrong with them.  If you are reading these words, I want you to know that you are not alone.  Connect with Shulamit Ber Levtov beyond this episode:Newsletter: https://www.shula.ca/newsletter/7 Threats to Your Mental Health as an Entrepreneur: https://bit.ly/43MuE3VLinked In: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shulamitberlevtov/\Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the_entrepreneurs_therapist/ Mentioned in this episode:Michael Freeman/ECONA: https://econa.net/about/The E-Myth by Michael Gerber: https://bit.ly/454FrYgSpoon Theory: https://bit.ly/3KhasjGEmotional Labor by Rose Hackman: https://amzn.to/44ELQcK If summer is a little slower in your business, it’s the perfect time to turn things around before the fall rush. My short-term,  Boss Up Bootcamp options are only available during July and August. Kinda like summer camp, but without leaving home or S’Mores.  Find out more here:  https://bit.ly/43XxovI  then, schedule a free 30-minute consultation here:  https://bit.ly/3qrJ9YQ  For the time-crunched, or impatient, here’s the TLDL version: 00:02:02] Misleading portrayals of women entrepreneurs  [00:26:01] Mature women entrepreneurs...

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