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Selling the Couch - Melvin Varghese, PhD 3rd June 2021
277: 3 Powerful Reasons Every Entrepreneur Needs A Daily Hike (Backed By Science)

277: 3 Powerful Reasons Every Entrepreneur Needs A Daily Hike (Backed By Science)

What if I told you that there is something simple and free that most of us can do daily for an hour or less that yields amazing physical and mental benefits? Would you want to know what it is? Since the pandemic has forced us to take a closer look at our habits and make some changes, I want to share this life-changing activity that has become an almost daily habit for me. It’s hiking! Incorporating a midday hike several times each week helps me sleep better at night and stay centered for daily tasks. My inner “research nerd” got curious and took a deeper look at the intersection of hiking, mental health, and entrepreneurship, and I want to share with you what I’ve found.

You’ll Learn

●     Why hike? What are the benefits?

○     Hiking helps keep our minds sharp and agile.

○     Hiking helps us to focus better.

○     HIking can spark serious creativity.

●     If you’re a hiker, please share with the STC Community what benefits you’re seeing in your personal and professional life. I’m very interested to hear about your results!

Today's Podcast Sponsor: Headway

Show Sponsor: Headway

Headway is building a new mental healthcare system that’s rewired for access and affordability through innovative software. Patients are connected with therapists who accept their insurance, and providers can experience yet another way to expand their private practices. Headway helps patients find the therapist that they can afford, and they handle all the administrative paperwork for providers, making Headway the win-win choice for both patients and providers.

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Disclosures: Please note that all opinions are my own and based on my personal experience. Sponsors are acknowledged. Some links in the description are affiliate links where if you click on one of the product links, I’ll receive a commission at no additional cost to you. I use these funds to continue to create helpful content to serve our field. As an Amazon Associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases.

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