Justin Jackson on Therapy for Entrepreneurs, Ego, and Coming Back from the Bottom

Adam and Justin talk about everything from parenting, to business building, to the things that hold us back as entrepreneurs, to why every entrepreneur should have a therapist, and literally everything you could imagine in-between.

Justin Jackson is no stranger to this show. Technically this is only his second appearance (check out his first time on TGM), but there are hours of recorded conversations floating around my hard drive.

I always enjoy talking to Justin. Despite how much we have in common, he always helps me see things from a fresh and different angle. And his episode was no exception. 

Every time we talk, it's like catching up with an old friend. And even though we only just met in person for the first time at MicroConf in Las Vegas, he is indeed someone I would consider an old friend.

Justin's career has spanned the gamut of the product, start up and SaaS worlds. He's an author, podcaster, educator and most recently a SaaS founder.

There's no bonus episode this week because I decided to release the entire conversation. At just over 120 minutes, it's a long one, but worth listening to.

Our conversation ranged from parenting, to business building, to the things that hold us back as entrepreneurs, to why every entrepreneur should have a therapist, and literally everything you could imagine in-between.

These are my favorite kinds of episodes, because there's so much to glean from a guy like Justin about life in general.

I hope you love it as much as I do.

Enjoy!

Show Notes
  • Min 25:05 - The power of podcasting
  • Min 38:45 - Why it’s important to evaluate what we’re putting out into the world
  • Min 53 - A surprising realizing about people
  • Min 67:22 - The time to get support is before you really need it
  • Min 71:12 - How Justin came back from bottoming out
  • Min 79:09 - Everything is a balancing act between chaos and order
  • Min 87:47 - How to move forward when everything falls apart
  • Min 92:45 - Why you're not winning
  • Min 101:08 - Ego is the enemy
  • Min 102:37 - The disaster of always running from discomfort
  • Min 125:52 - Maslow's hierarchy of needs for businesses
  • Min 128:47 - What if you had to completely start over?

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