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#39 🇺🇸 Reclaiming our lives, mental health and balance | Andy Johns (Wealthfront, Facebook, Twitter)

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Contenu fourni par Axel Sooriah. Tout le contenu du podcast, y compris les épisodes, les graphiques et les descriptions de podcast, est téléchargé et fourni directement par Axel Sooriah ou son partenaire de plateforme de podcast. Si vous pensez que quelqu'un utilise votre œuvre protégée sans votre autorisation, vous pouvez suivre le processus décrit ici https://fr.player.fm/legal.

Don't forget to sign up to Axel's Bento 🍱 : www.axel.pm

In this insightful episode of "Product Squad," host Axel engages with Andy Johns, an esteemed former tech executive and mental health advocate. Andy candidly shares his journey in the high-stakes tech industry, highlighting the often-ignored intersection of mental health and professional success. From his early career challenges to pivotal roles at giants like Facebook and Twitter, Andy's narrative underscores the intense pressures faced by tech professionals.

A key focus of the conversation is the impact of childhood experiences on adult life, particularly in high-stress environments like tech. Andy opens up about his personal struggles with panic attacks and the broader issue of emotional pain in the industry. He emphasizes the importance of recognizing and addressing burnout, offering practical advice for maintaining mental wellness amidst demanding careers.

The episode also explores the role of morning routines in supporting mental health and the significance of aligning career choices with personal values. Andy’s experiences and insights provide valuable guidance for product managers and others in the tech sector, advocating for a balanced approach to professional ambition and mental well-being. This episode is a compelling call to prioritize mental health in the fast-paced tech world.

Highlights

[00:00:00] Axel introduces the podcast and welcomes Andy Johns, a mental health advocate and former tech exec.

Andy's Background:

[00:01:00] Andy shares his journey in the tech world, from early failures to success in companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Wealthfront.

Mental Health in Tech:

[00:04:00] Discussion on the challenges of balancing mental health with the demands of tech careers.

Personal Struggles and Realizations:

[00:09:00] Andy talks about his experiences with panic attacks and the impact of childhood trauma on his adult life.

The Culture of High-Performance:

[00:14:00] Insights into the prevalence of emotional pain and high achievement in the tech industry.

Recognizing and Handling Burnout:

[00:32:00] Andy provides advice on identifying burnout and strategies for maintaining mental wellness.

Morning Routines for Mental Health:

[00:38:00] Discussion on the importance of morning routines and their impact on mental health.

Re-evaluating Life Goals:

[00:53:00] Conversations about making significant life changes and aligning career choices with personal values.

Closing Thoughts:

[01:01:00] Final advice for product managers and closing remarks.

Where to find Andy

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewjohns

Andy's newsletter : https://cluesdotlife.substack.com/

Andy's website : https://www.clues.life/

  continue reading

66 episodes

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Manage episode 385190581 series 3436328
Contenu fourni par Axel Sooriah. Tout le contenu du podcast, y compris les épisodes, les graphiques et les descriptions de podcast, est téléchargé et fourni directement par Axel Sooriah ou son partenaire de plateforme de podcast. Si vous pensez que quelqu'un utilise votre œuvre protégée sans votre autorisation, vous pouvez suivre le processus décrit ici https://fr.player.fm/legal.

Don't forget to sign up to Axel's Bento 🍱 : www.axel.pm

In this insightful episode of "Product Squad," host Axel engages with Andy Johns, an esteemed former tech executive and mental health advocate. Andy candidly shares his journey in the high-stakes tech industry, highlighting the often-ignored intersection of mental health and professional success. From his early career challenges to pivotal roles at giants like Facebook and Twitter, Andy's narrative underscores the intense pressures faced by tech professionals.

A key focus of the conversation is the impact of childhood experiences on adult life, particularly in high-stress environments like tech. Andy opens up about his personal struggles with panic attacks and the broader issue of emotional pain in the industry. He emphasizes the importance of recognizing and addressing burnout, offering practical advice for maintaining mental wellness amidst demanding careers.

The episode also explores the role of morning routines in supporting mental health and the significance of aligning career choices with personal values. Andy’s experiences and insights provide valuable guidance for product managers and others in the tech sector, advocating for a balanced approach to professional ambition and mental well-being. This episode is a compelling call to prioritize mental health in the fast-paced tech world.

Highlights

[00:00:00] Axel introduces the podcast and welcomes Andy Johns, a mental health advocate and former tech exec.

Andy's Background:

[00:01:00] Andy shares his journey in the tech world, from early failures to success in companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Wealthfront.

Mental Health in Tech:

[00:04:00] Discussion on the challenges of balancing mental health with the demands of tech careers.

Personal Struggles and Realizations:

[00:09:00] Andy talks about his experiences with panic attacks and the impact of childhood trauma on his adult life.

The Culture of High-Performance:

[00:14:00] Insights into the prevalence of emotional pain and high achievement in the tech industry.

Recognizing and Handling Burnout:

[00:32:00] Andy provides advice on identifying burnout and strategies for maintaining mental wellness.

Morning Routines for Mental Health:

[00:38:00] Discussion on the importance of morning routines and their impact on mental health.

Re-evaluating Life Goals:

[00:53:00] Conversations about making significant life changes and aligning career choices with personal values.

Closing Thoughts:

[01:01:00] Final advice for product managers and closing remarks.

Where to find Andy

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewjohns

Andy's newsletter : https://cluesdotlife.substack.com/

Andy's website : https://www.clues.life/

  continue reading

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