Madefor Perspective

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  • 4 actions to help improve mental wellness from Madefor's co-founder | Madefor
    | Founder Perspective

    4 actions to help improve mental wellness from Madefor's co-founder

    According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in five adults in the US suffers from mental illness. I have not been diagnosed with a mental illness, but I’m also not immune to the compounding effects of stress—running a startup from home, quarantined alongside my wife, 21-month-old twin girls, and new baby boy, has taken its toll.

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  • Join our free 21-day Mental Health Text Challenge! | Madefor
    | Founder Perspective

    Join our free 21-day Mental Health Text Challenge!

    In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we are inviting you to join our 21-day Mental Health Text Challenge to help improve your mental and physical well-being. You will receive 1 text directing you to do 1 small action centered around scientifically-backed practices that are proven to better your mental and physical health.

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  • Why our Madefor Members are our heroes | Madefor
    | Founder Perspective

    Why our Madefor Members are our heroes

    In my life, courageous acts may look small, but they’re meaningful these days. It’s turning off my phone before I walk into my daughters’ room, it’s starting the day with a bottle of water, it’s pulling away from work to step outside and move for a few minutes. These aren’t big things, but given the stress I’m under, it would be easy to skip them. Committing to these small acts makes all the difference.

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  • Don't fall prey to the
    | Founder Perspective

    Don't fall prey to the "finish line" mindset

    You’ve been through a lot this year. So much, in fact, that it’s easy to fall prey to a “finish line” mindset. It’s the perception that if you can just hang on a little longer—outlast the virus, the storm, the uncertainty—eventually you will cross a finish line and everything will be good again. But, if your happiness depends on the passing of a circumstance beyond your control, then it will always be just out of reach.

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  • Momentum: pick a direction and take a step | Madefor
    | Founder Perspective

    Momentum: pick a direction and take a step

    Science alone isn’t enough. In fact, rarely is a lack of information the underlying reason for a lack of progress. Oftentimes, something more is required to compel action—a story, an inspiration, a perspective that not only directs our attention but that also energizes us to move forward. Madefor Perspectives is a place where we deliver curated, relevant, and purposeful content from our Founders, Advisors, and Community-all designed to inspire you to see things from a different angle.

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  • How to make connections through shared experiences | Madefor
    | Founder Perspective

    How to make connections through shared experiences

    I was a boxer in college—not a very good one, but I had a hard head and heavy hands, which meant I could fake my way through most fights. Unfortunately, it also meant that every fight entailed quite a bit of “connection,” namely my head against my opponent’s fists. In fact, I used to joke with Coach Jim that my strategy was to break my opponent’s will by breaking their hands on my head. One fight in particular stands out, an invitational at the New York Athletic Club.

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