TMBA624: The Emotional Toll of the Entrepreneurial Journey

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Today’s episode is all about an emotional journey that was born out of this very podcast, and the unique mental health challenges that entrepreneurs face.

Bunty SomRoy took a huge risk back in 2015 when he decided to volunteer at one of our Dynamite Circle events in Bangkok.

Since then, he has gone through many stages of the entrepreneurial journey; hustling as a freelancer, taking a job at a startup, and finally running a successful business of his own.

It wasn’t all wine and roses, though. Bunty encountered some harrowing mental health struggles along the way, and he joins us on the podcast this week to share his very personal story.

This conversation touches on many of our favorite topics as well, including why it’s important to put yourself in the room with seasoned entrepreneurs, how getting a job can be an excellent way to uplevel your business chops, and much more.

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Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • How a tragic loss encouraged Bunty to pursue an entrepreneurial life. (2:22)
  • The first steps that he took towards becoming an entrepreneur. (14:02)
  • Why Bunty chose to “burn his boats” and move to Southeast Asia. (22:27)
  • When Bunty’s mental health reached its lowest point. (33:37)
  • How a battle with Covid gave him the opportunity to step away from the day-to-day operations of his business. (44:02)

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Post a Remote Job
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
Let’s Talk High-Level Podcast Strategy for 1 Hour
Bunty SomRoy
Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Chris Reynolds
I Will Teach You to Be Rich by Ramit Sethi

Enjoyed this podcast? Check out these:

TMBA438: The Knowledge Gap vs. The Efficiency Gap
TMBA616: The True Cost of Burnout, Anxiety, and Entrepreneurial Depression
TMBA620: The Upside of Running an Agency

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