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The Running for Real Podcast

Apr 6, 2020

We all know the economic fallout of this virus is going to be huge, and many companies have already gone out of business, with many many more expected to not make it through the year. Rather than just cutting employees, this time, big, “untouchable” corporations have also gone under. And what about the small businesses out there, who are not sure if they can even make it through the year? When you and your family have sacrificed so much for your dream, it can be paralyzing to think of how to move forward.

Even if you have not lost a job or a business, you could still be affected by the fear of losing your job or business, being a college senior who is about to enter the working world with no prospects, or just someone who fears for the unknown nature of our economy. In addition to that, we all want to be there in the best way we can for those who are going through one of these tough life situations. This podcast episode features two parts, two interviews, with two experts who could address the different angles we may be experiencing this from.

The first interview is for those who thought they were in a safe, stable job, and all of a sudden, that is either gone, or at risk of being gone. A psychiatrist was the obvious choice for me to bring on the show, specifically one who works with clients who have dealt with issues like this before. Dr. Michael Dulchin of Union Square Practice is a board-certified psychiatrist with an expertise in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. He works with patients with a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, and attention deficit disorder, as well as relationship issues and work-related problems. Michael is also a runner, so he can speak to other areas of our lives too!

Changing our mindset, our approach, our mental state is going to be the best way to approach this. A financial expert could not really give advice for the destroyed self confidence that comes with these situations around losing a job. At the end of the day, our self confidence and belief in our skills and abilities will be what gets us a job, or secures the job we are already in.

The second interview is with business coach, Alli Worthington. Alli is here to give advice to the small business owners who find themselves in a very unsettling situation. Alli is a bestselling author of three books, speaker, podcaster, and business coach. Her goal is to help women reach the next level. Alli has helped individuals, small business owners, and Fortune 500 companies be more successful. Alli’s no-nonsense, guilt-free take on business, family, and balance lead to appearances on The Today Show and Good Morning America. As a small business owner myself, I feel this strongly, and knew Alli would be perfect for spinning perspective, and helping us to feel in control again.


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