The Founder's Foyer with Aishwarya: Founder's journal—habits & goals, focus paths, decision-making

Ft. Dr. Julie Gurner, Executive Performance Coach for C-suite leads. We chat all things required for founders & builders to focus on their strengths, explore new opportunities, introspect, and more

Hey everyone,

So glad to write the first edition of 2023! :)

With a new year setting in, most of us want to plan out our goals, look forward to high performance, and get ready to do our best form of work by either creating or shipping something live. As much as all the enthusiasm is intact, we’re sure we’d move past challenges, especially with decision making, doing the right/impactful activities, dealing with uncertainties and confusions. As founders and builders, channelizing our thoughts and plans becomes very important here, to get towards anything we look to achieve.

Dr. Julie Gurner is all set to help us navigate our decisions, take a balanced mindset, and stay true to our goals. She is a doctor of psychology and executive performance coach with nearly a decade of experience working with some of the world’s top tech and finance executives and teams.

In this video, Dr. Julie talks about the ways in which 'trusting the gut' can actually be a rational process of decision making unlike what most people think as an irrational approach. She also explains the two pillars— 'stakes' and 'reversibility' as a means to approach any gut feeling, whether it's picking the next idea you want to work on to the investor you're up to work with.

TFF Chat: Dr. Julie x Aishwarya

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Dr. Julie and I discuss about:

  • The (surprising) entry into tech and how it was very niche 

  • Working at a max security prison and comparing that with today's tech circles

  • Why extreme paths can hurt the founder journey

  • Double down on strengths and still grow into new opportunities

  • The role of adaptability for picking up new personalities

  • How to combat the competition in your market space

  • Why you can't win the game you're not playing 

  • The trouble in starting up and what to do

  • Dr. Julie's account of failed ideas and why they're important

  • Examples of entrepreneurs and unconventional attempts

  • What it means to "Trust the gut" and how that helps founders

  • The confidence game: playing different levels

  • Setting goals for 2023 and keeping 'em actionable 

Listen to our conversation as a podcast on:

TFF Chat: Dr. Julie x Aishwarya

Thank you, and have a great week ahead! :)