Why Entrepreneurs Have To Practice Emotional First Aid w/ Guy Winch

In this episode, Cem & Wayne interview TED legend Guy Winch on why entrepreneurs, especially those starting out, have to practice Emotional First Aid in order to deal with rejection, guilt, failure, and other everyday hurts that come with choosing yourself.

What you’ll hear

02:35 – Who is Guy Winch?
03:30 – The realisation that someone wasn’t writing about emotional hygiene
06:45 – Is emotional hygiene starting to enter mainstream consciousness?
09:00 – How should we be educating children about emotional hygiene?
12:30 – What can we teach children to protect themselves from emotional wounds?
14:00 – Rejection does not respond to reason
17:25 – Do our emotional wounds make us more susceptible to emotional pain?
18:45 – Is social media and the likes of Tinder and instant gratification positively or negatively effecting our emotional hygiene.
20:45 – Are younger generations less empathetic?
22:30 – Failure distorts your perceptions
26:15 – How do we deal with failure?
31:05 – Do we rationalise things that aren’t even there to justify our failure?
33:30 – Why we should no when and when not to listen to our gut
34:00 – What are the dangers of loneliness?
36:30 – Why do people feel lonely despite being surrounded by a lot of people?
41:30 – Can we protect ourselves from the vicious cycle of emotional wounds?
44:30 – What are the most emotionally nutritious snacks out there?
47:15 – What’s the most powerful piece of advice you’ve been given and what’s the biggest load of nonsense you’ve ever heard?

Connect With Guy Winch


Episode Quotes

“If you can fill in the blanks, why would you choose to fill them in with something that diminishes you?” – @GuyWinch

“Entrepreneurship in general is an emotional rollercoaster no matter how you do it.” – @GuyWinch 

“Failure distorts your perceptions” – @GuyWinch 

“Give yourself the rest of the day to feel really bad and then in the morning, get back to work” – @GuyWinch

“Loneliness – as far as emotional wounds go – is one of the most dangerous” – @GuyWinch

“I think self-compassion is delicious” – @GuyWinch

“Don’t diminish yourself – plenty of other people will do that. Be your best advocate” – @GuyWinch

“There are so few things that we can’t achieve.” – @GuyWinch


Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts
The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships, and Enhance Self-Esteem The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships, and Enhance Self-Esteem


Guy Winch on The Art of Charm Podcast
Guy Winch on The School of Greatness


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